How would you like to save some money and cut your hair at home like a pro? It’s easier than you think, but there are a few essential tips that you need to know to do it correctly. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know to cut your hair at home like a pro! We’ll talk about the supplies you need, the steps involved, and how to create soft or blunt edges. Let’s get started.
Gather your supplies
You will need sharp scissors, a comb, and a mirror. It is also helpful to have someone else around to help you with this process. You can use a hand mirror if you don’t have someone else available. Consider using double-sided thinning shears to get a more professional-looking finish. They are not necessary, but they can be helpful. You will also need a cape or old towel to put around your shoulders to catch the hair.
Think about what you want to do and what you can do
Before you start cutting, you need to have a plan. What kind of haircut do you want? How much time do you have? What are your skills and experience levels? Consider your face shape and your hair type when deciding on a style. If you have never cut your hair before, it is probably best to start with something simple like trim or bangs. However, if you are feeling confident, you can try something more challenging like layers.
If you don’t have layers, you can shorten your ponytail
Start by putting your hair into a ponytail. If you don’t have layers, you can simply cut off the ends of the ponytail to achieve a shorter length. Remember to leave enough length so that you can still style your hair the way you want. Keep in mind that your hair will appear shorter when it is wet, so don’t cut too much off.
If you do have layers, start by using a front section to create a guide
If you have layers, you will need to be more careful when cutting your hair. Start by taking a small section of hair from the front and use that as a guide. Cut the rest of your hair so that it is the same length as this section. You can then use this guide to create layers throughout your hair. When you are cutting, be sure to hold the scissors parallel to your hair so that you don’t end up with uneven layers.
Cut vertically for a softer finish and horizontally for blunt edges
When you are cutting your hair, you can either cut vertically or horizontally. Cutting vertically will give you a softer finish while cutting horizontally will give you blunt edges. Experiment with both techniques to see which one you prefer. If you have never cut your hair before, it is probably best to start with vertical cuts. Also if your hair is very thick, it may be easier to start with horizontal cuts.
Using guides as a reference, take small sections of hair and cut
Once you have a guide, take small sections of hair and cut them. Be sure to hold the scissors parallel to your hair so that you don’t end up with uneven layers. If you are having trouble cutting straight, you can use a comb as a guide. Simply place the comb where you want to make the cut and then follow it with your scissors. Keep in mind that you will need to make more cuts if you have thicker hair.
Pointcut the split ends upward
Once you have cut all of your hair, you will need to point cut the split ends. This simply means that you will need to trim the split ends so that they are pointing upward. To do this, hold the scissors vertically and make small cuts into the ends of your hair. Be sure not to cut too much off, as you can always trim more later if needed. Split ends can be very damaging to your hair, so it is important to take care of them. They can also be very difficult to style, so it is best to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Now that you have all of the essential tips, you are ready to cut your hair at home like a pro! Just remember to take your time, be careful, and have fun with it. Who knows, you may even enjoy it so much that you decide to make it your new hobby.