Not all cuts that happen in the privacy of your own home need to be regrettable, however. While we don't recommend going from super-long hair to a short, architectural cut using craft scissors and a hand mirror, you can trim split ends (and even go slightly shorter) without causing a mess that needs to rescued by a pro.
There are a few at-home tricks that could 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 these tips with my clients when they can't squeeze trims into their schedules, and I am breaking them down ahead. Read on for everything you need to know about snipping your own strands at home.