How To Cut Your Own Hair At Home

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
DIY haircuts can be disastrous. Many of us have a beauty horror story about those late-night, wine-fuelled baby fringes that quickly became a colossal hack job — snip by tiny snip — and required an emergency trip to your stylist, where you cried, grovelled, and begged for forgiveness.
But it's not all doom and gloom. With all hair salons closed during the coronavirus crisis, some have made their quarantine big chops to stylish bobs look effortless. Cutting your hair can be easy with a few at-home tricks that can save you from the hair walk-of-shame.
One, in particular, is so fail-proof that even a monkey with scissors could do it. I share it with my clients when they can't squeeze trims into their schedules.
As a hair pro, I'm cautious to condone extensive do-it-yourself cutting or colouring, but I have been trimming my own layers for years with this easy technique — and you can, too. This easy trick is perfect for helping keep your layers looking lovely as they grow out. Hey, we all know trimming your split ends is an absolute must.
If you can't get an appointment at your local salon once they reopen from 4th July, there's no harm in trying it yourself. Ahead, everything you need to know to trim your own 'do at home.