Although we’d all rather treat ourselves to an afternoon in a hair salon getting an expert cut from the pros, desperate times call for desperate measures which means DIY haircuts have gone firmly on the to-do list.
But, before you whip out the kitchen scissors and start hacking away at your split ends, take a moment to get some expert advice. Because cutting your own hair can most definitely go wrong.
Guiding us through the ins and outs (or ups and downs) of cutting your hair at home is Victoria Beckham’s go-to hair stylist and backstage pro, Luke Hersheson. From the professional tools you’ll need, to exactly where to cut your hair in your house, and how to trim the back of your hair when you can’t actually see it, Luke’s got your DIY trim sorted. Consider that wonky bob avoided.
The Dos And Dont’s Of Cutting Your Own Hair
When it comes to cutting your own hair, let’s just say there’s a lot that could go wrong. Follow Hersheson’s dos and don’ts and your ends will be looking fresh (and even) in no time.
- Do try a virtual consultation – you can book with Hershesons and use the time for whatever you like – it’s 20 minutes and costs £10 which goes to the NHS. We’re on hand to help talk you though trimming your hair if you’re not confident on your own.
- Do cut your hair in the bathroom. Standing in the shower with a mirror is best – just avoid all carpets!
- Don’t cut your hair when it’s wet – when it dries it will bounce up which means you’ll end up with it shorter than you wanted. Cut it dry instead.
- Don’t cut across the ends of your hair in a straight line because a) you’ll never get it straight and b) it’ll look really chunky and blocky.
- Do trim less than you think – you can always take off more so only cut a tiny bit.