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How to Cut Your Own Hair

Can't get to the hair salon during these trying times? No worries! You can learn how to give yourself a trim with these easy to follow steps!
Course: Hair Care
Cuisine: Haircut
Keyword: hair care, haircut


  • Hair elastic
  • Scissors


  • Start off with dry hair and make sure your hair is nice and frizz-free.
  • Tip your head upside down, brush your hair forward and gather it into a nice tight ponytail that will start right at your hairline in the center of your head.
  • Figure out how long you want your first layer to be. Will it end at your chin or at your cheekbones? You decide! Measure the distance of where your ponytail starts on your forehead to where you'd like the cut to be using a comb.
  • Pick up that ponytail and hold it firmly between your hand. Grab your scissors and cut away at the point that you measured. Just cut straight through! Don't worry about cutting it straight or uneven – we'll get to that in the next step!
  • Next, still holding your hair in your hands, change your grip on your scissors and point them directly at your head. Start snipping away at the ends in short, fast moves until your ends look like a shaving brush, fluffy with no harsh lines.
  • Pull your hair out from the ponytail and voilà, you've successfully cut your hair!