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To think I can cut my own hair

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RosaDeZoett Thu 09-Nov-17 15:14:39

Well, just my fringe mostly.... Like, how hard can it be?? 😂 Any tips before I start hacking away?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 09-Nov-17 15:15:57

Wet hair stretches obviously so cut very little at a time as it will bounce up when dry

TheKnackeredChef Thu 09-Nov-17 15:16:08

Yes. Voice of bitter experience here. Don't.

Clandestino Thu 09-Nov-17 15:16:35

Watch few Youtube tutorials. Remember if the hair is wet, the dry hair will be much shorter. Take really sharp and smallish scissors.

timeforabrewnow Thu 09-Nov-17 15:18:07

Go for it. I've cut my own twice now (all the way round the back too) and it looks good.

Watched a load of you tube videos first and bought some hairdressing scissors off Ebay. Sectioned it all out to do it properly, and put layers etc in too.

Coloured it myself too, reckon I've saved at least £100

PanPanPanPing Thu 09-Nov-17 15:18:54

Does anyone remember the MN haircut so popular a few years ago?!

It worked well if you followed the instructions and did it properly. But I do recall a few disasters which were posted!

onemorecupofcoffeefortheroad Thu 09-Nov-17 15:20:31

I've always cut my own fringe and my OH cuts the rest of it for me.

I only go to the hairdressers for highlights.

It gets shorter once it dries so I tend to dry cut it. I put the rest of my hair behind my ears so I can't accidentally snip into the non fringe bits.

Justbookedasummmerholiday Thu 09-Nov-17 15:20:32

My neice cut her own fringe as a dc. The entire left side only - up to the scalp!! grin

Nikephorus Thu 09-Nov-17 16:31:31

Only take a tiny bit off the fridge at a time. Like, really tiny. I cut my own hair & a few times I've decimated the front by accident, thinking I was only taking a bit off. blush

milkchocolatx5 Thu 09-Nov-17 16:33:15

YouTube it. full of videos. I never go to the hairdresser and DIY cut instead

FinallyDecidedOnUserName Thu 09-Nov-17 16:35:51

Ooooooo @PanPanPanPing is there a link?

speakout Thu 09-Nov-17 16:39:52

I often cut my hair, have done so for years.

It's my hair.

CMOTDibbler Thu 09-Nov-17 16:41:18

Yep, I do mine

formerbabe Thu 09-Nov-17 16:51:50

Use proper hair dressing scissors if you do.

MuseumOfCurry Thu 09-Nov-17 16:52:33

I'd cut my own fringe bangs if I had them.

Proceed with caution!

Afreshstartplease Thu 09-Nov-17 16:53:28

I used to do my fringe all the time when i had one! Its easy tbh just take little bits off at a time.

Amanda27365 Thu 09-Nov-17 16:55:30

Don't do ittttttt!!!!!!! angry

CuppaSarah Thu 09-Nov-17 16:55:34

I always cut my hair, it's easy...but I would never cut a fringe. I'm not brave enough.

MammaTJ Thu 09-Nov-17 17:00:03

I always do my own. I do the MN haircut, but I have a fringe cut in too. I also colour it myself. I have saved a fortune!

dangermouseisace Thu 09-Nov-17 17:01:27

I thought that most hairdressers will trim your fringe for free, if you get your hair cut there...so fringe trims in between cuts IYSWIM. My hairdresser does it, and always says he'd rather people came in than tried to do it themselves at home.

Swizzlesticks23 Thu 09-Nov-17 17:05:04

DO NOT FROWN whilst doing it

I've done this before and ended up with a lord farqar fringe.

Chrys2017 Thu 09-Nov-17 17:06:07

Your hairstylist will probably do a free fringe trim for you in between cuts—most do.

PanPanPanPing Thu 09-Nov-17 17:08:20

It took me a while to find it, Finally, but here we go www.mumsnet.com/style-and-beauty/home-beauty-treatments. But you do need your hair to be reasonably long.

gingerbreadmam Thu 09-Nov-17 17:11:10

Cut it whilst dry and use proper hairdressing scissors.

Once you have cut it to the length you want hold it between your fingers then cut up into it vertically to soften it.

But yeah your hairdresser will likely do free fringe trims.

SleepingInYourFlowerbed Thu 09-Nov-17 17:12:49

I've done the "MN haircut" (it's actually just a well known DIY haircut) a few times and it's fine. I do have very long hair though. And no fringe.

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