Before and after!
Before recession hit, I used to go to an excellent hairdresser. He claimed that he was not only a hairdresser, but an artist and “visagist” as well. Of course, all this craftmanship had its price. A simple cut cost as much as 100 euro. He did what he said however, and was great at cutting my somewhat difficult hair.
I wanted to cut back on this cost, and I tried many different hairdressers. I paid in between 7 and 50 euro, but my hair always looked like a five-year-old had a go at it. Really. Not kidding.
Cutting your own hair… a bit of a risk, isn’t it?
I started wondering… If I cut it myself, I can’t mess this up any more than this- and I wouldn’t have to pay for it. But I always hesitated. My best friend is a kindergarden teacher and always mocks my inability to cut in a straight line. She attributes this to the fact that I refused to crawl when I was little. I started walking immediately. (I can only imagine how annoying that must have been for my poor mother 🙂 ) My friend claims that affected my motor skills… She’s a biatch but I love her! Anyway, if I can’t even cut paper, can I risk cutting my own hair?
Two years ago I was travelling for a couple of months, making it even more difficult to get a decent hair cut. When I arrived in Wellington, I immediately bought hairdresser’s scissors. My first attempt at cutting my hair took place at a campground with a hand mirror. Needless to say that first attempt was not one I want to remember.
When I got home I tried it again, after doing some research and having a decent mirror. This time things went a lot more smoothly!
I have medium to fine wavy hair. It tends to react badly to products and turns limp and flat or dry. I’ve had many different styles (short/long/shoulder length/spiky/choppy/conservative/…) but I like a hippie, flowy look the best.
As I don’t really use products, I need to cut in volume.
The cutting part
It’s a bit disgusting, but the best time to cut your hair is if you haven’t washed it in a few days, so if it’s not really greasy but not looking its best either (it depends on your hair how long that takes)You need to cut when it is dry, because otherwise you can’t predict how your hair will behave once it’s dry!
– Take the front part of your hair you want to make into a fringe.
– Tie back everything else
– Flip the front part to the opposite side of where you’d like it to fall
– Twist your hair (once!)
-cut it parallel with your parting line
-you’ve got yourself a fringe!
Now take the top layer of your hair. Pull it to the front with the use of a comb or your fingers.
You can do the same thing with different parts of your hair, just make sure both sides are still even (unless you’re going for an asymmetrical look, which I totally support!). The more parts you cut it in, the more layered your hair will be.
Make sure the top layer is the shortest (d’uh).
Take the top layer of the back of your head. Lift it so it is vertical (use a comb)
Result after washing
I’m a happy hippie!