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How to Cut Your Own Hair

January 3rd, 2013 Personal Finance

As you've no doubt realized, paying someone to cut your hair can be a bit pricey. Even the most basic touch-up is going to run you about $20. Why let someone else do the work when cutting your own hair requires just a bit more practice? It may seem like a ridiculous idea, but within one or two attempts you'll have the technique down pat. Of course, if you're a lady with a more intricate hairdo, you may want to stick with your current stylist. However, men and women who aren't looking for anything too flashy may want to consider cutting their own hair. All you need is a pair of scissors, a trash can and a bit of courage.

Give your hair a quick rinse and towel off, leaving it a little bit damp. This will make the cutting process easier. The next thing you should do is grab a tuft of hair right in the front and cut it off. The first cut is always the hardest, and once you've removed such a large chunk of it, you'll have no choice but to keep going. Simply continue doing this, working your way down the sides of your head. Try to snip at a uniform length. You can flatten out your hair and use the scissors to quickly take down any strands that stick out.

The back of the head can be a little tricky, but you should be able to handle it with a hand mirror. Hold the mirror to the back of your head and carefully start to shorten it. Work slowly and in sections.

Wash your hair again, style it as usual and there you go! A fresh 'do without having to spend a buck. And if you're dissatisfied, don't worry too much. The thing about haircuts is, they grow on you.