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20 Ways to Cut Your Own Hair at Home Instead of a Pricey Salon Visit

So, you are standing in front of the mirror wondering how to cut your own hair and have no regrets later. Or, possibly, once faced an unprofessional hairdresser and haven’t found your soulmate hairstylist yet.

Kids? Too much work? On a budget? The reasons women cut their hair at home differ, but the problem remains the same: sometimes we all need good video tutorials with strong instructions how to give yourself a trim (bangs, layers, split ends, etc.)

You really don’t need to book your hairstylist every time you need a trim. Our editorial team has made a research, and we are now sure that cutting your own hair is much simpler than it looks! See the instructions of this DIY haircut video compilation for major inspiration and read on for more tips on how to give yourself a haircut in simple steps.

The Main Rules of Cutting Hair at Home

First of all, to be calm, cut not more than an inch in 1 step, and keep hair straight before cutting (you may even flat iron it).

Secondly, to cut hair at home you will need a variety of tools:

– a cutting comb (the one with two sides, with wide teeth and fine teeth)

– a pair of thin, fine-teeth clippers or professional shears (regular kid’s or kitchen scissors can damage hair ends);

– a mirror to help you to cut the back of your own hair;

– safety pins to hold your hair out of the way during the process.

There are no strict rules on how to cut hair – dry or wet, in most cases, it depends on your hair type and structure (curly hair usually shrinks after drying). Do you remember how hairstylists used to cut your hair, wet or dry? Do the same.

Before we start showing you how to trim your own hair, we should warn you that there are a lot of things that can go wrong if you are not a professional. Be ready for force majeure situations. If you can’t keep calm (or want a major hair transformation), the best way to have a perfect haircut is to leave this to the experts. If you still want a DIY haircut – read on!

1. How to Cut & Trim Your Straight Fringe

Let’s start with the simplest haircuts. A long grown-out fringe is annoying. You either need to invent new ways to style it, or visit a salon every couple of weeks. Trimming your own fringe at home can save you a lot of time and money!

Here is a tutorial on how to trim your outgrown bangs:

This video shows how to cut bangs if you have a no-bang haircut right now:

Finally, here is a long bangs how-to:

2. How to Trim Your Curly Bangs

In this video, a licensed hairstylist will educate you on how you can cut any dead ends or create a quick curly bang hairstyle at home. There are a lot of expert tips explained in this video.

3. Cutting Your Own Split Ends

Do you have any questions about split ends, how to cut them and have a great haircut in the result? Then this video tutorial with helpful tips is for you!

4. Haircut with Long Layers DIY

A great DIY haircut tutorial, showing how to cut your hair in long layers evenly with hair-cutting scissors. All you have to do is to determine the length, add in the layers, frame the face and style hair with your usual routine.

5. Layered Ponytail Haircut How-To

With this tutorial, you will learn how to cut your hair with a ponytail method. You definitely heard a lot about it, but haven’t ever tried, right? Time to upgrade your skills! Moreover, this pretty girl shows how to cut long face-framing bangs.

6. Cutting Your Hair in Short Layers

Here are some quick tips to help you cut short choppy layers. You will love the way your hair has turned out. Spoiler: you will need to make 4 ponytails.

7. Long V-Shape Haircut Tutorial

This method is super easy! It starts with the well-known ponytail method and ends with face-framing. For those of you with more hair to work with this is a great guide.

8. At-Home Dry Haircut Yourself

This tutorial for thick straight locks can help you to solve the problem of expensive salon trims completely and thoroughly. Just look at how cute the final result looks!

9. Cutting Your Own Hair Shaggy

If you always don’t know how to explain to your hairstylist what haircut you want, just DIY! In this video tutorial, you can learn how to cut your curly hair into a cool shag.

10. How to Cut Hair into a Blunt Bob

A two-minute haircutting tutorial will help you to make the perfect blunt bob. Follow the steps and enjoy the result.

11. Angled A-Line Bob Haircut At Home

This type of haircut is flattering for all face shapes and is super-easy to recreate at home. You’ll be impressed by how well it befits you.

12. Easy Undercut Bob DIY

If you want to make something different with your hair or to make it more manageable, try to follow the instructions in this video. Here you will learn how to get a trendy fade bob.

13. Blunt Bob Trim for Natural Hair

There is a very simple way to have a blunt bob in just several minutes! However, it will work best on relaxed hair or straightened-at-home hair (you may use a flat iron or a steam styler). The no-heat method for natural hair is several videos below.

14. Cutting Your Own Curly Hair

In this video tutorial, you will find some tips and tricks on cutting your curly hair. Follow the technique and you’ll get marvelous results.

15. Step-By-Step Long Bob Haircut

Here’s a quick video tutorial showing how you should cut a lob. A few simple shear moves can really make a difference!

16. How to Cut Your Hair with Clippers

Watch this Youtube video if you want to cut a cute pixie. It shows how to get a perfect short-sides-long-top crop.

17. Taper Cut for Your Natural Hair

With so much knowledge on how to cut our own hair, in this video, you will find all the best tricks. These will help you cut your own hair without risking too much.

18. How to Buzz Cut Hair

Buzz cuts take an extreme amount of patience. But if you are ready to experiment with styling yourself, just watch this video.

19. Trimming Natural Hair Without Heat

Here you will learn how to trim natural, curly, coarse hair without using any hot styling tools. Watch this simple and quick no-heat method and enjoy the result!

20. How to Cut Medium-Length Hair

A classic shoulder-length haircut is perfect for any woman! The haircutting tutorial is explained step by step so you can learn to do it yourself easily.

We think that the best parts of knowing how to cut your own hair at home are that you don’t need to visit a salon so often, and you will save some time, nerves, and money. Were these 20 tutorials useful for you? Which one would you try? Do you visit a hair salon or maybe you cut your hair yourself regularly? Share your story with us! And welcome to the family of female haircuts pros!

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