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Thank you MNers, I have just cut my own hair and it looks

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JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 19:30:44

frigging awesome!

I used a method from this thread and then something similar to trim the back.
I did have same length below shoulder hair and now it is all layered and light and pretty.
And it took 10 minutes in the kitchen with a brush, hairband and some scissors!

expatinscotland Thu 16-Apr-09 19:32:19


I need to do mine.

Women's hair cuts are well and truly a rip off. They really are and I go without because I don't like being ripped off.

iMum Thu 16-Apr-09 19:39:09

Did you put the ponytail in the centre of your head?

southeastastra Thu 16-Apr-09 19:41:04

i did my fringe it's a bit odd grin guess i need proper scissors not nail ones

badgermonkey Thu 16-Apr-09 19:41:54

I'm soooo tempted. I only want to take a bit off and I've done it before but DH thought I was going mad.

Pennies Thu 16-Apr-09 19:46:04

Pic pls!

BitOfFun Thu 16-Apr-09 19:52:19

Yes, we need pics!

JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 19:52:48

I did 2 ponytails. One on the front to the side (like in the video) and another on the top of my head in teh centre.
That way I have a 'styled' layered fringey bit (the shortest bits hit just above my chin) and then the back has lost a load of the scraggy bits as well that were missed with teh first cut.

MuffinBaker Thu 16-Apr-09 19:52:49

10 minutes?!?!?!??shock

JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 19:53:17

I am waiting for them to copy over from my phone!

JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 19:54:58

Yup. I actually did it twice. I did the forn bit earlier this afternoon.
Put hair in ponytail, chopped about 2 inches off and then cut into it.

Then after I put DD's to bed I decided the back looked ridiculous and scraggy so I did that too in teh same way (although with a bit more contortion...grin)

SoupDragon Thu 16-Apr-09 19:56:38

No way would I cut my own hair.

expatinscotland Thu 16-Apr-09 20:04:30

What scissors did you use?

I really can't be arsed blowing £30 for someone to spend the same amount of time they spend cutting DH's hair down the street for £8.

mileniwmffalcon Thu 16-Apr-09 20:05:16

pics pics pics!

JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 20:06:44

But Soupy, as expat says, haircuts are a complete rip off.
I can't justify spending 30-40 quid to make my hair look pretty when that would feed us for half a week.
I only get my haircut on my birthday as DH bungs me money to spend on myself on hair, massage etc, otherwise I refuse to pay it myself.
I have been thinking about it for a few weeks though and chickening outgrin

JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 20:09:32

Pics are coming!

I used my kitchen scissorsblush and cut it into the bin.

DH has just come home and after squinting at me suspiciously has asked if I have done anything to my hair.
he does say that it does not lookas if I did it myself though, which is good (He has never lied to spare my feelings.....grin)

expatinscotland Thu 16-Apr-09 20:12:06

I agree, Jack. Plus, EVERY hairdresser I've been to here cuts it way too short for my liking because I'm over 35. Short hair doesn't suit my face shape.

Seriously, I don't know why they charge so much and expect people to keep paying for that every 6 weeks or so in this recession.

Divvy Thu 16-Apr-09 20:14:03

The pony-tail hair cut is wonderful!

macherie Thu 16-Apr-09 20:33:46

Good for you! I've been cutting my own hair for years, and get lots of compliments on it.

People think I still go to the (very expensive) hairdresser I used to go to. I used to watch very carefully what he was doing, and it paid off.

I tear pictures of haircuts I like from magazines, study them carefully, and ta-da!

Cutting hair is NOT rocket science wink

JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 20:42:52

okay, bear in mind disclaimers for not sleeping/no make-up/grumpy toddlers etc etc.

Before Note the scraggly ends, ncie!

Front ponytail then I chopped this much off the end (about 2-3 inches) and cut into it about another inch or so to feather it.

After and again (plus make-up...oh the vanitygrin
(Note toddlers disctracted by telly in background...)

and this is the side view after I did the back I did this ponytail right on the crown of my head and tipped my head upside down over the kitchen bin to cut it. I do nt recommend this unless you have emptied the bin already <boak>

So easy!

claireybee Thu 16-Apr-09 20:45:06

Looks good!

NotmyELFtoday Thu 16-Apr-09 20:45:41

This is why I have a hairdresser for a sister. Cuts and colours my hair for free, I just pay for the dye. Could cost me approx £50 in the salon.

JackBauer Thu 16-Apr-09 20:49:59

envy notmyelftoday.


EyeballsintheSky Thu 16-Apr-09 20:50:48

I want straight hair. I'd love that cut

BitOfFun Thu 16-Apr-09 20:51:37

JB, that looks FANTASTIC!! You should be really chuffed!

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