How to cut your own hair
Cut Your Own Hair
You will need these tools to cut your own hair:
- A big mirror
- A hand mirror
- A sharp pair of scissors
- Hair clippers or electric razor
Step 1: Wash your hair, then towel dry it enough for it to stop dripping, but so that it is still wet.
Step 2: Brush your hair. Then part it down the middle (don't worry if the parting isn't completely even; this is not an exact science). Bring each half forward over your shoulder. Brush your hair so that it falls straight down your chest on either side of your head.
Step 3: Decide where you want to cut. Define the point in terms of some independent landmark on your body - remember that once you've cut one side it will curl up a bit and look shorter, so don't rely on it as a guide for the other side. If you want a long bob (just touching the shoulder), cut directly in front of each clavicle.
Step 4: Grab one half of your hair firmly (so that the top of your fist is just below the cutting point) and pull down slightly. When deciding the length to cut off, remember that if you leave only a half inch to an inch on your head you will have very short hair.
Step 5: Now cut it. It will most probably slide around a lot while you're cutting and look like it's going to look terrible. It is vitally important that you do not stop at this point, whatever you do.
Step 6: Now do exactly the same thing with the other side.
Step 7: Brush your hair forward again. Stop and look your whole head over. You should be able to see all sides of your head, top, left, right and back, by using the big mirror and the handheld mirror. Determine what you need to trim to even things up all around. If you do need trimming, this can be done with electric hair clippers or an electric razor.
And there's the new you :-)