Honestly, I should be telling you to stop cutting your own hair, but I know you won’t listen. It’s too tempting and fun. Instead, I want to help you out so you don’t end up looking like the Barbies you jacked up when you were a kid. Why listen to me? I went to cosmetology school . . . so there!
- WET YOUR HAIR! Dry cutting is overrated and if you have any wave or curl, it won’t be even unless it’s very wet.
- Only take off a little length at a time. Hair is longer when wet so it will bounce up when it dries. Also, this gives you a little more room to even things out if you mess up.
- Don’t guess! Use your fingers as a guide to the length you have already cut. If you don’t see your guide, don’t cut!
- If you are planning to cut a larger section (or thicker), part your hair. Don’t hack the whole section at one time. Cut small, thin sections. This will keep you from looking like one of those Barbies we talked about earlier . . .
- It doesn’t have to be perfect. Even professionals don’t get it exact. There is no magic trick to get a perfectly straight cut. It just takes practice.
- Once you walk away, DON’T COME BACK! Obsessing over what you have just finished is the very thing that causes a lot of those emergency salon appointments! Once you call it quits, leave it alone for good.
Okay, Zohan. Go get beautiful.