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Today I cut my own hair

And it came out good! I watched a few YouTube videos for technique ideas. I am so happy I saved myself the stress (I hate getting it cut, I’d rather visit the dentist) and about $100. Who knew it was so easy

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Re: Today I cut my own hair

Wow. You must be very talented and have long arms! Good for you.

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I do that too! I hate going and hate getting disappointed. One day I just watched and thought, I could do that!

And I must say, my cuts have come out better then when I've gone to any salon, expensive or cheap.(If I do say so myself!) And I get compliments.

I try different things.

I've watched videos and also my neighbor who used to be a hairdresser said you can do this for a simple and quick result-

put hair in a ponytail-turn head upside down and cut the ends of the ponytail.

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"
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I have no talent at all! I put it in two pony tails, banded the ends and snipped below the bad. Then I had to work on the back part by brushing it straight up and snipping it between the fingers. I’m shocked it wasn’t a giant disaster.

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@on the bay wrote:

I do that too! I hate going and hate getting disappointed. One day I just watched and thought, I could do that!

And I must say, my cuts have come out better then when I've gone to any salon, expensive or cheap.(If I do say so myself!) And I get compliments.

I try different things.

I've watched videos and also my neighbor who used to be a hairdresser said you can do this for a simple and quick result-

put hair in a ponytail-turn head upside down and cut the ends of the ponytail.


I totally agree, I’m always disappointed by the mediocre job they do. Tired of wasting all that money to look so so. I’ve tried so many stylists and must have a curse on me they all stink and they cost so much. 

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I've been cutting my own hair for 25 years and love how it looks.  I create the style, tinker with it as needed, and enjoy being my own stylist.  I get compliments on my hairstyle very often and asked where I get it done.... Ha.  My very own bathroom!

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I like too that I can control the look and the results!

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Same here.  I've been doing this off-and-on since my 20s - and that's (OMG) about 50 years.  And for the last 20-30, it's just been me.

 

It seemed each time a hairdresser cut my hair, I'd have to "fix" it.  Not to mention letting it grow since they could never understand the phrase "1/2 to one inch" and never failed to interpret that as 2-3 inches.  

 

I call it going to CHEZ MOI!   I love my stylist.  Woman LOL 

 

(I take the credit when it looks good; and the responsibility when it doesn't.)

 

Just fyi, for most years it's been between chin and shoulder length, often with long layers, plus bangs.

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Re: Today I cut my own hair

Ex Hairdresser here ... from the 60's ....yes I used a metal teasing

comb on my clients ... Yikes .....I aways have to tweek something

when I have stylist do it .... also ... I show them a photo of a do a

would like and it looks great when I leave the salon .. but I can

never do it the same myself and never seem to get the same hair

do again ... not to mention the price ....

 

I have very fine hair .. so if I wear it short like I like its a cut every

6 weeks and it adds up ....so I do cut it myself ....

 

Also ... I think some medications I am taking are effecting my hair ..

or maybe its just being 72 !!!!

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It seems we've all discovered the great reasons for going to our favorite stylist!🥰

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"