How to Cut Your Own Hair at Home (Without Causing a Disaster!)

"Layers and angles cuts are a bit tricker for someone who is brand new to cutting hair. Get a coaching from your stylist or consult YouTube — there are lots of great DIY hair videos, so find someone who has a hair type and length very close to your own to help navigate," Fitzsimons suggests.

What’s the Best Way to Cut Curly Hair?

For women with natural curly or coily hair, doing an at-home trim requires a bit of a different technique, says celebrity hairstylist Annagjid "Kee" Taylor, who works with Tiffany Haddish and KeKe Palmer.

"Try a 'rose cut,' where you separate your hair into four to six sections," Taylor says. "Take each section in your hands (so that your fingertips are touching your thumb). You'll be able to see exactly where your ends are hanging out and then trim them fairly precisely."

Even though you may want to enlist a friend or family member living with you to help, it's usually easier to simply part your hair down the middle and into four sections (like a grid) so you can reach all angles without making a mistake. "I think it's a better idea to do this yourself since you have a better idea of your face symmetry and how long or short you want it to be," Appleton says.

But Fitzsimons says if you really want a helping hand, it all "depends on your trust level." He continues: "Obviously, having someone else trim your ends is going to be a little easier from a dexterity perspective. But if you're quarantined with someone who doesn't feel comfortable trimming your hair or maybe started cocktail hour too early, think about taking it into your own hands!"

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