Most people may not be courageous enough to cut hair at home. However, if you can’t go to a salon, due to a pandemic or otherwise, cutting your hair at home can be a necessary, but fun and rewarding experience.
Though you may not be able to achieve a sophisticated look, there are many simple styles you can do at home to keep yourself and your family looking fresh. Let’s take a look at some tips on how to cut hair at home!
Invest in a Good Pair of Shears
Even as tempting as it sounds, you don’t want to use the kitchen scissors for hair cutting. First, your kitchen scissors may have dull edges that cause split ends to your hair. Secondly, do you really want to use the pair of scissors used to cut chicken wings to cut your hair? If you want healthy hair and the best possible cut, invest in a good pair of razor-sharp shears.
Cut Less Than You Intend To
Remember that you can always cut more if need to, but the hair you already chopped off, you can’t add it back on. For those who try cutting their hair the first time, start small. Cut a little each time and fix it as needed. Also, keep in mind that wet hair always looks longer than dry hair. If you cut while your hair is wet, remember that whatever length you see, it will look a bit shorter when dry.
Get Someone Else to Do It If Possible
It’s a smart move to have a family member help you, especially when it comes to the back. Instead of pulling your hair to the front and guessing the correct length, get someone to cut the back for you. A couple cutting each other’s hair may turn out to be an interesting, and even fun, activity together. Additionally, letting him or her cut your hair shows a high level of trust in your partner.
How to Cut Women’s Hair
For those who have long hair, you can bring your hair to the front and snip at an angle if you want a blunt cut, or straight if you prefer a round cut. Cutting your hair into layers requires sectioning it according to existing layers and trim away one layer at a time. Complex styles should only be attempted after you have cut your hair a few times. For absolute beginners, stick to simple styles that are easy to fix.
How to Cut Men’s Hair
With just a hair clipper, you can easily cut your man’s hair at home. Of course, men can do it themselves if they want to, but it’s always better to have someone help them at the sides and back. Using the clipper blade, trim from the bottom to the top. Hold the blade at an angle to create an even fade.
How to Cut Children’s Hair
Children generally are less conscious of how their hair looks. When it comes to haircut time, most children just want to get it over with so they can continue to do whatever they are doing. With that being said, you will still want to focus while cutting your child’s hair. They can sometimes fidget making it a little more challenging at times. Regarding equipment, all you need is a wide-tooth comb and a pair of small scissors. Trim away small amounts from the ends of their hair and be careful while working on their fringe.
Above are some simple tips to help you cut hair at home. Would you like to take your skills to another level and even get paid to work in beauty? Have you considered cosmetology school? Check out the Cosmetology Operator program at Southern Careers Institute!
This article was published on: 07/23/20 4:00 AM
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