Cutting Hair At Home Tips
On this page I will try and provide you with some useful tips for cutting your hair at home. Many people are now taking up this option, rather than going to an expensive barber or hairdresser. The good news is that with just a little practise, this is a lot easier than you may initially think.
It can actually be a little daunting when you first start, so just take your time and do not get too scissor happy right from the start.
Tip No 1 – Get the Basics Right
All you really need to get started is a basic kit, that includes a set of hair clippers, a sharp pair of scissors, and a few simple attachments and you are pretty much good to go. After that just try and avoid becoming too ambitious, when starting out, and with a little patience, you will soon be able to master this process.
At the beginning, the biggest mistake that people make is to try and do too much. Never try to do an elaborate haircuts or styles when starting out as there are too many things that can then go wrong. Keep it simple to start, and as you get experience, you can then start to bring it altogether.
A typical hairdressing kit costs around £30-40 so it will not take lone before you start saving money on expensive haircuts at the barbers or hairdressers.
Tip No 2 – Have A Friend With You
It is a good idea when doing your first couple of haircuts at home to have a friend close by. A family member or a close friend can give you their opinion and help guide you to avoiding any serious mistakes.
You will not always need that but when starting out it is really helpful to have someone else to observe, and make sure that everything is going well. That also helps reduce the risk of making mistakes and avoiding any serious blunders.
They can also help do what we at the Emporium consider to be the most difficult task, which is cutting the back of your hair. Most people will want this to be straight.
The best way to ensure that is to have someone that you trust, do that for you. Now that may not always be possible, but if it is then always do that as it is tough to do this on your own.
Tip No.3 – Avoid The Drastic Cut
Never get too brave and go for a really drastic cut. The bottom line is that you can always cut a bit more off, but you can not stick it back on. Now that will take a little longer for sure, but it is better to take a little more time than have a disaster on your hands.
Many people make this very basic mistake when starting out, and they are then afraid to try it again.
At the beginning you don’t want to be trying to do layers, or any types of angles. Begin with a very basic cut and as you gain experience, you can then attempt the tougher types of hair dressing work.
Here are a couple of videos that I found when searching for some hair cutting tips at home. The first one is for men and the second one is for the ladies.
The danger is of course that when you buy clippers or scissors, there is a strong tendency to become trigger or scissor happy. Avoid that at all costs and just do one element of your hair at a time.
That way your confidence will grow and you will be able to start on the more advanced techniques. Of course all of this depends on how much hair you have to begin with, and the style that you are trying to achieve.
If it is a highly technical cut, then to be quite honest this will be really tough to do at home, and a visit to the hairdresser will be required.
There are many different hair styles available and all of the basic haircuts can easily be achieved at home.
If you require the more complex ones, then they need to be done by a trained and experienced professional. There is a price to be paid for that and it is certainly not a home type of job.