Cutting your own hair isn’t as complicated as you might think and most people are far too frightened of it–even if you do screw up, you can
|always have it fixed up by a proper stylist later, no big deal. Today I’m going to show you how to cut your own hair first, if you’re a girl, second if you’re a guy with medium-length hair, and last, if you’re a guy with short hair (or you want short hair). The first thing you’ll need are the right tools, and if you’re reading this then this is|
probably the first time you’ve done this so you’re not sure if you want to keep doing it or not, in which case I would just get an inexpensive hair-cutting kit like this one if you’re a guy, or a good set of styling shears like this one if you’re a girl (those two are the bestselling ones currently on Amazon).
How to cut your hair in layers (for girls)
This is an exceptionally well-done video, I was really impressed with this girl especially considering the fact that she appears to be all of about 17:
How to cut your hair at medium length, for guys
I put this one in because he cuts his hair a bit longer than the guy in the video below who only uses a trimmer, whereas in this video he has to use scissors and a trimmer, plus it’s just good to have multiple perspectives, it helps you learn faster:
How to cut your hair short (buzz cut aka high and tight) for men
And all you need here is a good quality electric trimmer, some patience and this video. This type of cut is also what would be considered a military style cut, and if you are in the military this cut would keep you well within regulation, even if you’re a Marine (the Marines require the shortest cut):
Additional Resources and Further Reading
If you want a good book on the subject, I’d recommend you check out Scissors and Comb Haircutting: A Cut-by-Cut Guide for Home Haircutters.
You really need to have a look at this page at HairFinder.com where they’ve got a bunch of different hairstyles listed and then instructions on how to cut each one of them, very cool.
ProHairCut.com is of a similar vein, and they also have a very active forum where people upload pictures of themselves with various cuts and styles.