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How i cut my hair :)
« on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:02 AM »
This is just how i do it, hopefully helps someone. Feel free to ask any q's
The benefit of this method is its very quick and adds/maintains layers instantly with no fuss and worrying about the back of your head looking like a ducks bum.

my 'tools'
normal scissors -- mine aren't anything special something like the ones linked below
thinning scissors -- ditto

http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Essentials-Basic-and-Thinning-Scissors-Twin-Pack-T53-_1038189/

First of all, i always start with straight or straightish hair. Brush or comb through and the put up in a very high ponytail by turning your head upside down.
Make sure that it is practically on the top of your head and that its smooth without bumps, don't worry if our fringe doesn't go in.
Remember if your hair is curly and so you choose to use wet hair it will appear longer than the end dry result so be careful.



(at this point my hair is sitting about an inch below my collar bone)
I cut about two inches off initially. I recommend starting small like this. Then take the hair down and get a look to see if you need to cut more.







At this point my hair is blunt and fluffy at the ends like a kabuki brush! I decided i wanted some more off so went for it again.




When you take your hair down brush or comb through to remove loose hairs then concentrate on using the thinning scissors to take some of the blunt weight out of your hair. There is not much rhyme or reason to my technique when doing this. i just snip until it looks good.

A word of warning though. As i said the benefit of cutting your hair this way is layers are added instantly and you don't have to worry about being able to cut them yourself. However, if you cut too short you will be left with very short layers and longer ends like a strange mullet. This has happened to me and can be rectifed with some tactical snipping.

I put toner on after so im waiting for my hair to dry before i add the picture of the final result.
Oh the suspense....lol i'll be like half an hour tops


here you go



turned out a little shorter than i would ideally like but it will be fine in a few weeks and thank god all split ends gone!!
 

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Re: How i cut my hair :)
« Reply #1 on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:14 AM »
I am so gutted that I did this wrong when I tried it last weekend. My ponytail was too far back and very likely not tied tight enough, so it kept slipping. I was also shocked at how thick it still was after having just shaved roughly half of it off. I struggled to cut it straight across too, and it ended up too short in the back and really long in the front. I guess practice makes perfect, though; once it's grown back to a point, I shall try again :) Thanks for the pictures though, they were really helpful :)
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« Reply #2 on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:16 AM »
no problemo it really is just practice. thankfully i have always favoured choppy messy styles so anytime i've made a mistake i've just turned the scissors upside down and snipped away to even it out in a pointy feathery style if you know what i mean :S
 

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Re: How i cut my hair :)
« Reply #3 on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:22 AM »
cant wait to see how it looks :) my hair is in need of a trim, think i might give i a go :)
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« Reply #4 on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:26 AM »
no problemo it really is just practice. thankfully i have always favoured choppy messy styles so anytime i've made a mistake i've just turned the scissors upside down and snipped away to even it out in a pointy feathery style if you know what i mean :S

I think so, yeah. However for my own hair I will probably be skipping the thinning part and just leave it all blunt, I actually like blunt hair :o Is it perfectly uniform afterwards, each layer the same length all the way around your head?
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« Reply #5 on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:35 AM »
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basically it will take the same amount off all around so if you have existing layers they will remain only be cut shorter as your ends are and so produce and even result. also it can be use on completely un-layered hair to add them. i think that makes sense
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:45 AM »
Glad to hear that, for myself I much prefer uniform haircuts. Despite my new hairstyle, I actually cannot stand A-line cuts on myself, so I can't wait for it to grow longer ASAP :(

Love the finished result of yours by the way, it looks great :)
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« Reply #7 on: 14 Oct 12 / 01:47 AM »
thank you :D when is grows a bit you can cut off the front to even it out. I'd love to pull off blunt straight ended hairstyles but they make my head look like a pyramid.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 14 Oct 12 / 02:10 AM »
I might do, yeah :) Do you have any pics of your haircut from the back?
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« Reply #9 on: 14 Oct 12 / 02:24 AM »
i will have my BF take one tomorrow or monday :)
 

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« Reply #10 on: 14 Oct 12 / 07:42 AM »
Very nice haircut. I do the same technique except i bend over cause i have longer hair. Can you make a fringe one as well? I am afraid to cut my fringe and i don't look good without one
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« Reply #11 on: 14 Oct 12 / 05:13 PM »
i sure can :D
there's a couple of people on youtube (and i'm sure here) who are way better than me at hair cutting so i will add a few links later tonight.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 14 Oct 12 / 05:13 PM »
I really like this! Looks nice but a simple way to do it.
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« Reply #13 on: 14 Oct 12 / 06:44 PM »
This is great thank you! Will have to give it a go when I need a trim!!! :D
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14 Oct 12 / 08:36 PM »
its really good for a trim.
i just took a lot more off this time as i have been using bleachbaths and wanted to get rid of any damage.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 14 Oct 12 / 09:01 PM »
Pretty Pebbles! ;)

I use New image cutting comb by Sally's to hold mine at the bottom. it is basically a comb with a rubber gripper to help squeeze the hair.  So you can hold your hair at different angles too.

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« Reply #16 on: 14 Oct 12 / 09:16 PM »
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Re: How i cut my hair :)
« Reply #17 on: 15 Oct 12 / 08:21 AM »
If you were cutting longer hair, would the shortest layers be longer than you ended up with here?
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« Reply #18 on: 15 Oct 12 / 01:21 PM »
They would appeare a bit lower and more close to each other (at least that's how it appears on my hair - it's halfway between my bra and waist).
If you want to make more layers, after you do the technique that the lovely hanloveshair showed, you can seperate the lower part of your (half or so, depending where you want the layers to start) and you simply do the same method with the rest UPPER half of your hair. (I hope i make sence)
In that way you create more layers on the upper part of your hair).
Give it a try by cutting as less as possible the first time for test to see if you like it and if you have curly hair (like i do) make SURE you streighten it first, otherwise you might have messed up results.
I hope i helped somehow :)
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« Reply #19 on: 15 Oct 12 / 01:25 PM »
yeah that did make sense thanks, i'll give t a go :) thanks
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« Reply #20 on: 15 Oct 12 / 03:47 PM »
sunny girl is exactly right. cant stress enough though take hair off little by little to end up with a good finish. even going slowly this wouldn't take more than 20mins.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 21 Mar 13 / 01:06 AM »
I do this too! but it leave it blunt and have longer layers so the shortest layer is past my ears. :D I never go to a hairdresser now. I've been doing it for about 18 months. I also cut the longest ends to neaten it up by putting it in a low pony tail, pull the band down close to the ends and snip off about an inch then I put it into low piggy tails and do the same again with my head tilted a little bit back to get a slight U shape. (hope that made sense ..eek) Great post!
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« Reply #22 on: 11 Jun 13 / 10:10 PM »
I've cut my own hair for ages and I always get compliments on it. Hairdressers tend not to listen to what I want them to do haha :)
 

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« Reply #23 on: 11 Jun 13 / 10:15 PM »
I know the feeling about hairdressers not listening! Recently had the most awful fringe cut ever!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 11 Jun 13 / 10:17 PM »
I've cut my own hair for ages and I always get compliments on it. Hairdressers tend not to listen to what I want them to do haha :)
This. I use this method to cut my hair and havent been to the hairdressers since. they always seem to cut too much of
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