Friday, 19 August 2016


1. Blow-dry hair and style as normal. This is a safety precaution, as hair tends to look a little longer when wet, so once it's dry it could look like you have taken too much off.
2. Position yourself, hairdressing scissors and cutting comb at hand, in front of a mirror with plenty of room and good light.
3. For a full fringe, comb the hair from the underneath, keeping it as close to your face as possible (this is to ensure an even finish) and leave about a centimetre between the comb and the ends.
4. Angle the scissors slightly to help reduce the length and weight and “point cut” the ends of the fringe following the shape your stylist did on your last appointment.
5. To point cut, use the last centimetre of the scissors and finely chop into the hair.  Be cautious and do this millimetre by millimetre, constantly checking in the mirror and repeating the process to make sure you don't take too much off.
6. For a side fringe, follow the same steps as above, but rather than combing the hair downwards, comb in the opposite direction of where the fringe normally sits.
7. Then following the previous shape your stylist created, point cut the ends.
This guide is also from the team at Headmasters (thanks guys), and if you’re feeling a little less than confident, remember you can always pop in for a free fringe trim.
A final word of warning from Gareth: “Trained professionals make their job look easy because they have been trained to do it, so always seek professional advice. All too often people make mistakes on their own hair (cut and colour), and the future cost of correcting it is much higher. We offer free consultations at any of our branches, so speak to a stylist about any advice on colour and cut to suit your face shape.”
We’ve got it Gareth. Scissors at the ready—we’re going in.
Would you try cutting your own hair at home? Tell us in the comments!


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