Many people have either started cutting their own hair, or have considered cutting their own hair over the course of the last couple years. There are benefits to cutting your own hair, from saving money as well as being flexible with your time and schedule as you are not trying to arrange hair appointments around your other responsibilities. Of course, you want to have a haircut that is as close to the professional experience as possible. Here are 3 tips to help you achieve the best quality haircut to look like a pro.
Learning And Developing The Basic Skills
With everything you do, whether it is schooling, learning a job, speaking a language, or cutting your hair, it is important to always start with the basics. When learning a new skill, in this case, cutting your hair, you don’t want to just jump in without preparation. Otherwise, you will have to deal with the aftermath of a less than desirable hairstyle for several weeks. Unless you are doing something as simple as a buzzcut, which even then still can be styled and cut in a cleaner manner, you need to learn a few basics to ensure that your cut is looking as fresh and clean as possible. You first need to establish the type of style you want to have in terms of a haircut. This will vary from person to person, depending on their unique hair texture and what styles are available to them. Not everyone has the same hair, so you might not be able to get the exact cut you want and have to consider being flexible. This can be done easily online, as there are many references to look through and pictures to choose from. Once you have a haircut in mind, you will need to learn how to approach that style, taking into consideration levels of hair you need to cut, the tools you use and how to handle them, how to make adjustments, etc. Understanding and learning the basics will ensure that you have a professional looking haircut.
Use The Right Tools
As discussed, there are many haircuts to select from when you are choosing a style you like. Varying haircuts will require different tools. The most common set of styling and cutting equipment will of course be a pair of scissors as well as clippers. However, there are more to consider outside just the basics. For clippers, you need to consider the guards and measurements, allowing you more control and to get a crisper fade when you are changing the levels. You also have clippers that are smaller in size for different purposes, like lineups or designs. For scissors, there are also different types you want to consider, from thinning scissors to sheers. You ultimately need to determine what style you are trying to achieve.
Many of the most popular styles in Australia, for example, involve the use of scissors as opposed to the use of clippers, as contrasted in more western style trends. It is important that you consider what style you are trying to achieve, and ensure that you have the tools to do the job. If you are shaving your head, you don’t often need to prioritize a top tier set of sheers, whereas you would want to consider investing in stylist scissors if your haircut or style will involve more
It Takes Time And Practice
The last major tip that you need to consider is that you should take your time. When you are learning anything, like cutting your hair, you need to take your time. It is more likely that you will make mistakes when you are rushing, and this is especially true if it is one of the first times you are giving yourself a haircut. It takes time to get comfortable with the tools of the trade, as well as the techniques required to give a haircut. Even professionals take their time to ensure they provide the utmost quality. And because you are giving yourself a haircut, you have to consider that it is much more difficult than if you were cutting someone else’s hair. Not only are you going to struggle with seeing angles, you will also have the difficult task of trying to cut your hair utilizing mirrors, something that takes just as much time to get used to. Take your time to practice and develop your abilities. This is how you will develop the skills to cut your hair faster and achieve your desired looks.
Cutting hair is a skill that people take a significant amount of time to perfect. It is a craft, and you have to approach it as one. Adjust your standards as you learn and cut your own hair. The more time you dedicate yourself, the better your style will turn out after each fresh cut.