How To Cut Your Own Hair At Home If You’re Really Desperate For A Trim
It’s Day 24 of quarantine—you’re starting to lose track of what day it is, you’re struggling to stay productive (which you don’t always have to be), and your slightly longer hair has become noticeably unmanageable. You won’t be heading out anyway so there shouldn’t be a problem with having a couple of bad hair days. Or maybe you want to finally try sporting longer hairstyles like many of your celeb idols do (Here's a guide for the kind of long hair that would best fit your face shape). For some, though, growing their hair out isn’t an option, especially not in this heat.
Haircutting is best left to the professionals, so if you can wait it out, it's best to do so. But if you really, reaaally want to chop off your 'do, we’re left with no choice but to DIY our haircut for now. If you’re desperate for a cut, here are guides from YouTube that would hopefully be of help:
If you can, ask someone you trust to do it for you.
If you’re not too confident about cutting your own hair, ask someone at home to do it for you. Preferably, it’s someone who has steady hands and who you believe is reliable when it comes to the art of cutting hair.
Here’s a video of Hollywood hairstylist Jen Atkin doing a simple fade on husband’s hair. Your mom or your brother may be no celebrity hairstylist, but virtually learning from one may just bring out their potential.
What you’ll need based on Jen’s video: a spray bottle with water, hair clippers, brush, comb, scissors, thinning shears
Jen starts by spraying some water on her husband's hair. She then starts with the hair clippers, using a short blade all through out. In a straight line, Jen starts by doing an up-and-out movement up until the temple and works in the same pattern around the head. She then switches to a #2 guard to fade and blend to the top part of the hair with the same up-and-out movement.
Otherwise, watch online tutorials to see how to properly work with your hair-cutting tools.
If you ~must~ do it on your own because you trust no one else but yourself to touch your hair, at least look up tutorials on YouTube to see how other people are doing it. Here's one that features an actual hairstylist giving tips for guys who are left with no choice but to DIY their haircuts. It also has a mini explainer on hair clippers at the beginning of the video to help you better understand the essential tools before putting them to use.
Fair warning: hairstylist Tiffany Van Goey mentioned in the video that if you're not prepared to buzz off all your hair when things go ABSOLUTELY wrong and unfixable, then don't try attempting to cut it yourself. If you just want to buzz off hair around your ears for a more refreshing feeling, Tiffany says to just comb your hair over your ears and just trim around your ears with a simple beard trimmer. That's the safest, hairstylist-approved do-it-yourself project you can do for now.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend