Arcade wrote: »
I've never been to the barber in my life, my dad used to cut it when I was a kid and eventually I started cutting it myself, it was a bit of a challenge at first, doing everything in reverse using 2 mirrors but now people always tell me it looks like I went somewhere expensive to get it cut...start cutting ur own shit, its easier, cheaper, you can cut it how you want it, not how some random hair dresser see's fit, just take your time with it so you wont fuck up eventually it'l be easy and take you no more than 30 mins a month or whatever....
how long is your hair anyway? post a google image of something ur hair looks like...if its short enough, use clippers for the back and sides and scissors for the top until you get comfortable enough to use what you want...if its long then it should be really easy to cut it with just scissors...or buzz it...I did for the first time a couple months ago, it took a bit of getting used to but I love it now.
Arcade wrote: »
I don't think it'l be hard at all, esp if what you mainly want to do is cut off the split ends, just take your time, don't rush and do small portions at a time, once you get used to it you can do it fast but for now, go slow and start on one side, and move towards the other, don't just cut randomly all over the place...
also, when you cut...this might be difficult to explain.
if you take a lock (sp?) of hair...don't cut it perfectly straight, cut it on a bit of an angle...if you want more of a layered look, which I'm assuming you do from the pic you posted...and do the sides and top first so you get a bit used to what your doing before you move towards the back and every movement you make is in reverse if your using 2 mirrors, which you should be otherwise you wont be able to see whats going on back there.
Blunderful wrote: »
Thanks! That's a big help. And I guess if I fail the first time, I can just shave it. Hopefully if I take my time and do what you say that won't be necessary though.
One last question - how do I cut my fringe/bangs? I just want to cut it so it's not in my eyes. Just the same as the rest of my hair - one bit at a time and at an angle?
Arcade wrote: »
if your hairs that long and you fuck it up to the point where you have to shave it then your blind, lol i dunno...that wont happen, if you fuck it up just cut it a bit shorter so its even.
and the front depends on what you want, if you want it to be even with your eyebrows, then cut it all in one go...even if you want it sort of on an angle, one side of your forehead more visible, do the same...
but if you want it more like ringos then cut in parts, but I wouldn't use your fingers or a comb to hold your hair in the front when you cut it, just let it fall and cut away...
if you want it to be a bit feathered, (ill use hair over your ear as an example) then let your hair fall and grab a bit of it, leaving most still covering your ear and the rest in your fingers, comb..and cut that bit your holding a bit shorter. (this applies to your whole head)
also...wash your hair and dry it, blow dry it if you have to before you cut so as your cutting it you'll see what it will look like when you have your hair clean and styled how you normally wear it...cut it when its wet or dirty and it'l look different after a shower and you might not like it...
meta wrote: »
Ive cut my own hair for a couple of years now. Its really easy if you just buzz it, looks good, clean, and easy to maintain. Not to mention its free.