This is the last guide you’ll ever need to start cutting your own hair at home. Why? Because it covers everything you need to know:
- what tools to use,
- the secrets about cutting long hair,
- pitfalls to avoid with short hair,
- what to do if you make a mistake,
- and much, much more.
We’ll even take a look at how you can eventually make money from your newly acquired skill. Ready? Let’s get started …
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Can I cut my own hair?
Cutting your own hair at home is cheap and easy, and can be a fantastic way to extend the lifetime of your haircut — or even avoid going to the salon altogether.
It gets better:
An average haircut, depending on the location and type, can run you from $15 to as high as $150 or even more! On a yearly basis, this really adds up.
What’s the secret to saving thousands every year that so many people have already discovered?
Cutting your own hair.
In fact, saving money is one of the most popular reasons people cut hair at home. What do you think are the other reasons?
Why do people trim their own hair at home?
I looked at the popular subreddit /r/CutYourOwnHair for answers.
Here are a few reasons …
- It saves a ton on your cut as well as your family’s
- you can get a haircut whenever you like, even at night
- hairdresser’s ideas won’t be forced on you
- no small talk with the stylist
- being able to articulate to the barber exactly what you want
- valuable skill to have, allowing you to make cash on the side
Here’s how to take advantage of this great saving idea yourself:
In this massive guide, I’ll explain my personal techniques to cutting my own hair. We’ll delve into secret tips and sometimes unusual tricks that helped me and many others maintain a smart hair cut for 0 dollars.
It starts with the right tools. Here are my personal recommendations …
Self hair-cutting tools
The tools you need to cut your own hair will pay for themselves in a few months. This is why it makes sense to invest more upfront, especially so if you’re planning to also cut your family’s hair.
Don’t make the mistake of getting a cheap pair of clippers. I’ve heard of hair clippers dying in the middle of a cut, with the poor owner left to their own resourcefulness. In this case, putting on a hat!
What tools do you need? Here are the top picks: