Normally, it is always our best advice to go to a professional stylist for any kind of haircut or hair coloring, but when it comes down to it and you have to DIY yourself, there are a few steps you can take to make the process a bit easier to do at home.
Celebrity hair stylist Sunnie Brook proves it doesn’t need a lot of resources either. All you need is a towel, a wide and fine-tooth comb, scissors, a scrunchie and fine mist spray. Once you’ve collected those, check out her very useful game-by-game for cutting your own hair at home.
Step 1: Collect the right tools
Put a towel on the surface you cut over to make cleaning up super quick and easy. Pick up your comb with wide and fine teeth. Brook says the coarse side gives less tension, which is great for wavy or curled textures. You also need good scissors so that it slides through and does not chew your ends. The main goal is to open your hair around your face, add some movement and remove dry ends while maintaining the length.
Step 2: Make a guide on dry hair
You need to cut dry hair so you can see the shape. Wet hair isn’t the best indicator, Brook said, because it stretches. Create a front guide by taking the super tiny pieces on both sides. Use your ears to cut them out. Turn the part where you want to cut it, take the scissors and cut it. That gives the hair more of a tapered end rather than a blunt end. Remember that if you have wavy or curly hair, less is more because your hair will bounce.
Step 3: Cut into small sections
Go little by little – you don’t want to cut too much. Then use a scrunchie or a hair band to stick up the back half of your hair. Keep cutting the front part of your hair from top to bottom, towards the floor.
Step 4: Continue to the ends
Don’t forget to check if the sides are on the go, even by bringing both ends side by side in front of your face. When you’re done with the front, take out your ponytail. Part your hair on both sides and cut vertically in the ends. This softens your blunt ends and adds a little more movement.
Step 5: revive your hair
You’re done! Use a facial spray or fine hair mist to revive the hair and see its shape.