Many women have tried (and failed) at cutting their own hair. It always seems like a good idea at first, right? But more often than not, that ‘oh, I’ll just trim a little off my bangs’ turns into an emergency trip to the hairdresser.

When times are tough, or you’re just in need of a little maintenance in-between visits to the salon, we came across some handy tips on New York Daily News from hairstylists on how to successfully pull off cutting your own hair?

Here are some tips from the pros if you plan on taking scissors to your own hair. Just remember, you get what you pay for:

1. Don’t wet your hair.

2. Forgo the long, professional scissors and use tiny scissors instead so it’s easy to handle and see while cutting.

3. Don’t expect perfection.

4. Don’t drink and cut. Cut your hair while sober for better results (obvs.)

5. Cut only what you can see. Never use a mirror to cut the back.

6. Keep your same style. Never try a new style on your own.

For more tips on cutting your own hair, head to New York Daily Newa or listen below for more!


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