How to cut your own hair beautifully at home
Was your last at home haircut a fail? Your next DIY haircut doesn’t have to go down the same road! With our tips, learn how to cut your own hair for a style you’ll be proud to show off.
UPGRADE YOUR TOOLS
Don’t use the kitchen or craft scissors. Our groom me hair-cutting kit has everything you’ll need: a pair of cutting shears, a pair thinning shears, a set of alligator clips and a pair of combs.
WATCH FOR COWLICKSA great DIY haircut requires you to look at your head with fresh eyes. Before you pick up the scissors, take the combs and plan out your attack. Look for cowlicks. If you know you have them, figure out a way to cut them–or avoid messing with them altogether. Skip layering if you have a cowlick at the top of your head and opt for a longer style, which will mask cowlicks.
If you prefer to wear your hair short, figure out a game plan to style them. Our give me life dry shampoo can add texture and loose waves made with our cordless flat iron or cordless curling iron can help mask cowlicks–great if you have more than one and perfect on short or longer lengths!
DECIDE BETWEEN WET OR DRY CUTTING
Do you have naturally straight or naturally wavy hair? If you have straight hair, perform your next at home haircut on wet hair. People with naturally wavy or curly hair should opt for a dry cut to avoid chopping off more than they anticipate.
Is your hair damaged or fine? Since hair becomes elastic when wet, it’s better to cut hair dry to avoid strands breaking or cutting off more length than you want.
Ultimately, whether you cut your next at home haircut wet or dry might just be up to personal preference. If you want to emulate a salon experience, grab a spray bottle! If you want to see immediate results, cut your hair dry!
Whether you want all-over layers or only by your face, think about placement and method.
Choosing how to create your layers is down to technique and tools. Both shears in the groom me hair-cutting kit can be used to create layers and movement.
Use the cutting shears to point cut alone or with the grooming comb to create soft layers and seamlessly blend layers. For the brave–or more skilled–stylist, thinning shears are a great way to create movement and cut weight out of thick hair. Overusing these shears is really easy to do, so make your cuts with caution and assess before going in on more sections.
Don’t forget to create movement with your bangs. Last year’s trendy curtain bangs are a great way to create dimension and are easy to style and will still be popular into 2021. They look great on straight and wavy hair worn loose or up in a bun or ponytail!
Show off, and share, your DIY looks with us by tagging us at @lunatabeauty or adding the hashtag #lunatabeauty!