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05-17-2012, 07:16 PM
I don't have enough hair to put into a ponytail, but how about those of you that have longer hair? Would you try this:


05-17-2012, 07:23 PM
typical Daily Mail article, making a huge fuss over nothing.

The woman's hair looks great - but of course it does, she was supervised by a celeb stylist every step of the way :lol:

my little pony
05-17-2012, 07:35 PM
i know a girl who cuts her own hair sort of like that. she hangs upside down and cuts it. it helps that she has freakishly healthy looking hair and she's gorgeous. it drives me crazy how little she spends to look amazing.

Bev Johnston
05-17-2012, 07:35 PM
It's tempting...... I guess I could always :slinkaway off to the hair dresser if I mess it up too much.

05-17-2012, 07:36 PM
I've cut my own hair for a year now. It's not too hard, but I was so nervous the first time. No one ever asks where I got it cut which means it isn't amazing but it isn't bad. I used to pay $20 at local hairdresser that used recently graduated trainees and before that $40 at a regular salon.

I do it differently than the article. I put a dollop of conditioner through dry hair so it's not fly away or wavy, and then into a ponytail. Move the elastic gently down and then move the hair over one shoulder so I can see it, trying not to disturb anything. Snip or cut how much I want. Undo the ponytail. Divide hair into two loose pigtails. Snip any grossly uneven parts from each side. Undo, wash out conditioner. Takes about 10 minutes for the whole thing and costs nothing. I control it so am never disappointed.

Now, I've never done bangs. I would imagine those would be a nightmare to cut the first time if one doesn't have them. Then easy to do upkeep.

I haven't had bangs since I was a young child. I found them annoying then, and so never bothered to have them again.

05-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Her hair looks awful in the after picture! I've seen people who cut their hair well before but she's not one of them :lol:

05-17-2012, 08:08 PM
I've done it similarly for a couple years - my daughter's as well. It didn't look like that though -it was layered but not choppy. It looked more like her before picture. :D

Then I decided to go with shorter hair and pay someone to do it. As for my daughter...she gets hers cut where I go but just 2x's a year. She has long hair with layers so it doesn't need a lot of fuss.

Adding - I didn't do it to save money. I did it to save time. I hate being in a salon. I hate making appointments. I hate the wait. I hate sitting in the chair and I hate strangers touching me. :P My new girl is great though - she does a traditional Japanese scalp and upper body massage that is firm and fantastic with every haircut. If you are going to touch me it might as well be worth it. :D

05-17-2012, 08:20 PM
I do this all the time! I use the same method to layer it.

05-17-2012, 08:29 PM
I don't do layers, I just put it in a ponytail and whack off the dead ends. As my hair's LONG, and I consider any cut you have to maintain more trouble than it's worth, that's all I need anyway.

05-17-2012, 08:39 PM
I saw something similar in a Glamour magazine many years ago. Instead, you brush all your hair to the top of your head and then put the rubber band around the hair. I tried it once. It looked okay, but it wasn't easy to keep the hair even while using the scissors to cut it off.

05-17-2012, 08:54 PM
I would never cut my own hair. It curls tighter on the left side than the right side, so it is important for a stylist to recognize this and figure out how it impacts the final cut (since they cut wet, but it curls as it dries.)

That said, there is no need to save money at a salon. I get my hair cut every 2 or so years. I can handle the $50ish it costs.

05-17-2012, 10:30 PM
My mom used to cut my hair. I put a kibosh to that when she messed up majorly and one side was 2 inches shorter than the other. :shuffle:

I get my hair cut maybe once a year now, although it's currently coming on two. I keep saying that I'll donate it (done it twice, last time I had my hair cut was for hair donation), but I kind of like it this long. :lol: I just snip off the split ends for now. It's something to do when you're bored. :lol:

But I have super-thick Asian hair that looks pretty good when I roll out of bed, so I'm not really complaining. :o

05-17-2012, 10:55 PM
I've cut my hair this way for years. It's not a money issue, I just can't be arsed to go to a salon. :coffee:

05-17-2012, 10:58 PM
I've never done anything but upkeep on bangs when I was a teen. I've let non-professionals cut my hair when it is long. I wouldn't do it with short hair though. Shaping short hair definitely takes talent and practice, and you can't hide a bad haircut with a ponytail.

05-18-2012, 12:17 AM
While tempting, don't think I would. My hair is longer, but ultra thick, coarse and curly. I'd probably make a mess of it.