Not quite up to a salon visit yet? Then it’s time to don a cape for your self-directed haircut!
If your last haircut was a quarantine cut and it didn’t go so great, we’ve got a few tips below to make your next cut one that you won’t regret!
Know your noggin
For a better haircut, take some time to evaluate your head. Figure out if there are any areas where you’re prone to cowlicks–those are areas where you’ll have to pay close attention and adapt your cutting techniques.
Comb your hair to figure out where your hair lays naturally. Want to give yourself some bangs? Training bangs to lay where you want can be hard, so it’s important to know how much to cut and where. This knowledge will let you know which techniques you’ll need to learn or which hairstyles to avoid to sideswipe disaster.
Couple this with some basic knowledge on your hair’s texture and type will help influence a better cut. Knowing this you’ll be better able to figure out if it’s a good idea to cut wet or dry, whether to add layers or keep hair blunt.
Sharpen your tools
If you gave yourself a cut last spring and you used scissors you already had, that was likely the problem. A great cut requires sharp scissors. Not only will sharp shears cut through hair effortlessly, it will also allow for a quicker cut.
Blunt scissors will give ragged first cuts and make a haircut take longer. Adding insult to injury, blunt scissors may also create split ends. Best to swap your kitchen scissors with hair shears.
The hair-cutting kit has two pairs of sharp shears for cutting and thinning out hair–a complete set for an elevated self-directed haircut!
Separate and section
Cutting too much at a time is one way to ruin a haircut’s potential. It can create uneven cuts and a lot of frustration. Use the alligator clips in the groom me hair-cutting kit to section hair off.
Keep hair to 1” sections or less while you cut to ensure that it’s as even a cut as possible!
Upgrade your skills
If you’re a beginner it’s important to know that techniques can be learned. If you know something, like texturizing, might be out of your reach it’s important to find a resource. YouTube, Instagram and even TikTok are great hair resources along with sites and links from stylists and salons!
Style it right
You can have a great haircut but feel off if you just don’t know how to wear it. Our cordless convertible curling wand or cordless flat iron can help you on the days you can’t just wash and go! And don’t forget the hairspray!
If inspiration is as flat as your hair, use our give me life spray to give a bit of lift and texture. Our make me last dry shampoo is also a great choice if you’re having a hard time styling hair post-workout!