So I Cut My Hair.. Myself.

Hahaha, just the thought that I did that makes me laugh in disbelief. What was I smoking?!

So yes, a couple of weeks ago after uhm-ing and ah-ing over extortionate hair salon prices, I was, by chance, skimming over Style Suzi's YouTube videos when I came across this one - How To Cut Hair Layers. I was inspired.

Necklace from JewelRhi

And this is what I ended up with. Suzi's instructions are really easy to understand, and she adds some logic to what hairstylists do when they cut your hair. With this in mind, I adjusted it to add some big ol' layers. I hardly had any layers from the last time I got it cut, and I was really in the mood for drastic, layered hair that will accentuate what is left of my perm from ages ago. So now, my shortest layer is just around my chin area, to my longest hair which is about armpit length when dry.

It was scary, but I was enamored and almost liberated with the feeling of doing whatever I'd like with it. I always find myself not really knowing how to describe the style I want, or looking at the mirror at a hairsalon thinking, "Wish she'd snip that bit off.. oh that snip was a bit much.." and picking at all these little things that seems so miniscule that I didn't wanna bother the stylist with. You see I've never been blessed with a hairstylist I feel completely comfortable with, so until I do, it felt really nice to think something and be able to do it, and sculpt it into a shape I liked. It obviously isn't a replacement for going to salons, but it's not bad if you're a bit low on dosh or feeling like the stylists you know don't really get you! If this appeals to you, Suzi's tips will make sure you don't go too crazy! (Not gonna lie, a bit scared of the comments I'll get from hairstylists on this post! :P)

Have you ever wanted to cut your own hair?
Has anyone else done it? XD

Now I just need to master highlighting.. somebody stop me before I regret it lol.

<3yu

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  1. That looks brilliant, well done! I've always cut/dyed my own hair until recently when I've felt it was easier to hand over the £40 than hold my arms above my head for hours getting it how I wanted it. I've heard that Hair stylists say you should try cutting your hair yourself (presumably because it grows back and no real damage is done) but not dyeing your hair yourself (because you can burn yourself and damage your hair I guess). I think you should have no problems with a few highlights though, start with a few subtle ones ;)

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    1. That makes so much sense! I've been afraid to go back to the salon to get what I did tidied up a bit but I'm afraid they'll be like, "what happened to your hair?!" :P

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  2. good job!!!!! i always cut and dye my hair myself!!! it's not so scary once u start snipping!!! the first snip is prob the scariest!!! hahah!

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  3. ARE YOU MAD WOMAN?! was my initial thought when i read the title of this post and now im just jealous because you did such a good job :P xx

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  4. Good job, from what I can tell! You have really pretty, thick hair :) I have cut my own hair before to mixed results, but now I definitely cannot cut it because a supershort pixie shows ALL flaws!

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    1. Aww thank you Sarah! Yeah I imagine pixie cuts are difficult! I'm jealous you can pull it off though!

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  5. wowzers really good job, initial thoughts crazy girl but youve done good girl x

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  6. You're not mad Yu, the last time a professional cut my hair was over a year ago now, and before that it had been 2 years! I just have never been able to find a hairdresser that understands what I want (even when shown photos) or doesn't want to give me a bob!

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    1. I should've just gotten you to do it Suzie! :P

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  7. I used to cut my own fringe (I once gave myself one when I was drunk haha!) but I've never dared touch the body. You've done a great job though! I wish I was brave enough to try it, it so nice that you feel empowered doing it.

    Heather xo
    Audreyfleur.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thanks Heather, you should give it a go! :)

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  8. Woah you have courage woman! Crazy! And it looks amazing to boot! I wish I had the balls to do something like that!

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm sure you do, go on! ;)

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  9. I've always wanted to learn to trim my hair but always too scared I'll mess up, plus I don't own any proper hair scissors so I'm also scared of damaging my hair by using the wrong scissors. You are brave and it looks great : )

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  10. You have done a great job! I always cut my own hair but not brave enough for layers I don't think :)

    But as you mentioned... your hairdresser just has to 'get you' and sadly like you I haven't found any that do, so I'm now fine and more comfortable with cutting my own hair.

    Fee x

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    1. Aww thanks Fee! Yea I find it really annoying that I haven't found THE hairstyler.. but hopefully I'll get more and more used to doing it myself :)

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  11. My heart skipped a beat when I read the title of this post, but it looks absolutely incredible! I think there's a stigma about cutting one's own hair ... it seems as though you're putting that to rest.

    It looks lovely!
    ♥ Jessica

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  12. It looks amazing, you did such a good job :) x x x

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  13. Wow that looks great! I always do my bangs but haven't mastered the layers yet, I might have a go at it now! Thankfully my hair is so thick it all just blends in anyway.

    Emily x
    http://joyinastrangeplace.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should! Thick hair is definitely safer to have ;)

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  14. Looks great, I only cut my bangs myself -- back when I used to have bangs. I dont like going to the salons I feel like I always come out with something I didnt want lol

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes I totally agree! It's hard to find a stylist you are on the same wavelength as! :)

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  15. I'm glad you did a great job! haha. I don't cut my own hair any more >> i've had some...bad incidents.

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    1. Aww :( I hope I don't have any of those.. LOL!

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  16. I wish I could just snip my own hair off but I haven't really got much so if it went wrong I'd end up with a pixie crop! You on the other hand have lots of gorgeous hair! Good job missy

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    1. Aww thanks Emma! Haha yeah I'd be scared to cut yours, but you do like it short! :P

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  17. I spent lots of time watching tons of YouTube tutorials on how yo cut your own hair and I finally did it somewhere last year and since then, I never went back! What's the point to go to a hairdresser/stylist and pay them only to be left disappointed and sad at the look of your hair? My favorite video is the one from Rose Russo but I also enjoyed the one that inspired you. Isn't it so easy? And I agree with you, totally liberating!

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    1. So true, I must check out that video! Thanks for the tip! :D

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