Everyone loves to save money and what better intermediary to cut out then your hairdresser? We pay them to wash, cut and blow dry our locks, which is something you can achieve on your own at home without having to fork out a double figure sum every time you go to the salon. It may seem a tad daunting at first, but if you are someone who subtly changes their look rather than going from long hair to bob-cuts, then you could potentially be saving plenty of cash in the long run.
Before you even think of putting a dent in your hair, you will need to make a little investment on some quality hair dressing scissors of the same standard professionals use (see Roo Beauty to get an idea of styles and prices). With a number of cute and stylish designs to pick from, your snazzy pair of hairdressing scissors will likely become your new best hair-friend and should not be used for any other purpose.
Another item that you will need, but will not necessarily need to purchase, is a mirror for getting a clear look of how the back of your hair looks.
Tips For Cutting Your Own Hair
If you are a beginner then there are a few things to bear in mind when cutting your own hair. You may be feeling ambitious to make it to this stage to begin with, but try not to choose a complicated style to recreate. For your first go, it could be worth getting a friend who has steady hands to even out the back for you.
The saying ‘slow and steady wins the race’ was more than likely coined by someone who was cutting their own hair for the first time, so take it in small sections at a time and don’t rush. Having a practical demonstration for the look you want to create is perfect for newbies, and you won’t get more self-hairdressing advice anywhere than on YouTube. With plenty of tutorials from layering your own hair to cutting your own fringe, you will have the perfect reference to work with.
Don’t Forget To Dye Your Hair At Home Too
You could settle for just saving money by cutting your hair, or you could reach for the stars and do your own dye jobs. There are a number of home hair dyes for you to pick from, but hairdressers would love you to believe that failure is imminent unless you go to them and splash the cash.
Despite this, there are a few scenarios where you should not burn the bridge to your hairdresser, the first one being if you want to become a blonde-haired person. It can be tricky to successfully dye your hair blonde if you have natural darker hair, and finding the right shade for your complexion is another headache that makes a hairdressers advice worth the hefty price tag.
Haircuts are a massive money guzzler, so saving money by doing the styling yourself is an excellent investment that will leave you with extra cash to spend and a good home hairstyle too.
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Laura Watson is a former hairdresser who believes the industry needs to reduce the amount it is charging in order to retain customers.