7 Tips How to Cut Your Hair Like a Pro

2. Think about what you want to do and what you can do.

  • If you just need to shorten your ponytail or cut split ends, and you have straight hair, a little goes a long way. Analyze the basic traits of your current haircut and then skip directly to point 3, keeping in mind that it’s better to cut half a centimeter less than what you had in mind. That way your stylist will also still have enough length to work with in case something goes wrong.
  • If you have a layered haircut, or wavy or curly hair and you want to lighten up your cut and create movement, start by analyzing your current haircut and the movement of your hair, then go to point 4.
  • If you’re thinking about doing an extreme makeover, think twice. Evaluate whether you have the skills and/or boldness to do it yourself. If you decide to go for it, think about what cut fits you, rather than how good a cut looks on others. Also, keep in mind that some cuts might adapt easier to your hair type, face type, or even body type.
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