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Learn how to cut hair -- including tips on how to trim bangs and create volume -- from stylist Janet Waddell in these Howcast hair tutorials.
How to cut your own hair. I'm going to be honest, I'm not going to recommend this, but if in the middle of the night you have no option and you're desperate to cut your own hair, which just happened, I'm going give you a couple of techniques that might make that easier for you. If you're going to cut your own hair what I recommend is you always lift the hair up and point cut into the hair. Any time you don't do that and you cut the hair down and straight it's going to be very obvious that the lines don't marry into each other. So, you need to have a very soft defused, natural effect, and you get that by always lifting the hair up and cutting, rather than cutting heavy and down. Another thing when you are cutting your own hair, if it's anything to do with the fringe, always be on the cautious side, because your hair is always going to jump once it's dried. So, if you're cutting your hair wet, just bear in mind that you want to leave it about a half to one inch longer than the actual results. And that's some techniques for cutting your own hair.