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(@hanloveshair)
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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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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:02 am
(@Inquisitress)
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the pictures though, they were really helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:14 am
(@hanloveshair)
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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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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:16 am
(@missjoey)
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cant wait to see how it looks ๐Ÿ™‚ my hair is in need of a trim, think i might give i a go ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:22 am
(@Inquisitress)
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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 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Is it perfectly uniform afterwards, each layer the same length all the way around your head?

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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:26 am
(@hanloveshair)
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photos added

@inquisitress

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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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:35 am
(@Inquisitress)
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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 ๐Ÿ™

Love the finished result of yours by the way, it looks great ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:45 am
(@hanloveshair)
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thank you ๐Ÿ˜€ 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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Posted : October 14, 2012 12:47 am
(@Inquisitress)
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I might do, yeah ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you have any pics of your haircut from the back?

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Posted : October 14, 2012 1:10 am
(@hanloveshair)
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i will have my BF take one tomorrow or monday ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted : October 14, 2012 1:24 am
(@The_sunny_girl)
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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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Posted : October 14, 2012 6:42 am
(@hanloveshair)
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i sure can ๐Ÿ˜€
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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Posted : October 14, 2012 4:13 pm
(@KittyLost)
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I really like this! Looks nice but a simple way to do it.

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Posted : October 14, 2012 4:13 pm
(@PippaCarney)
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This is great thank you! Will have to give it a go when I need a trim!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Posted : October 14, 2012 5:44 pm
(@hanloveshair)
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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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Posted : October 14, 2012 7:36 pm
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