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How to Cut Your Own Hair At Home?


How to Cut Your Own Hair At Home?

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If your hair is getting long and unmanageable and you have no access to a hair professional because of the global pandemic, you have no choice left but to learn how to trim your own hair at home.

With the right tools and a bit of help from others, cutting your own hair at home can be both fun and easy. Here’s our guide on how to cut your own hair short.

The global Covid-19 pandemic had shut down all shops, including beauty salons, leaving people to wonder, “How to cut my own hair?” With summer in full swing and our hair becoming unmanageable day by day, a quick haircut may not be such a bad idea.

With a little bit of planning and a few simple tools, you can quickly learn how to trim your hair at home but before jumping to the hair cutting steps, let's answer some questions which you may have.

Is It a Bad Idea to Cut Your Hair?

Cutting your hair at home does require a skill set, which many of us do not possess. There is a reason why stylists spend years to get trained at styling hair and then gather years of experience in cutting hair professionally.

Moreover, stylists have certain fancy tools and equipment that may not be immediately available to you at home. Special scissors, clippers and specialized trimmers are not always that common in our households.

However, in the current times, where you don’t have access to your loved hair stylists, it may be a good idea to cut your hair or trim them at home. So before you cut your own long hair, do consider a few points:-

  • Do you need a haircut or can it wait for a few more weeks? If it can, then wait till your favorite hair stylist is able to serve you.
  • Do you have someone to help you out at cutting your own hair at home? Having help from your spouse or partner can help you achieve a neat trim.
  • Finally, although you do not need a host of equipment, a few simple gadgets can go a long way.

How Can I Cut My Hair Myself?

Cutting your own hair at home may seem like a daunting task, but with our easy-to-follow steps, you will be a pro at cutting your hair in no time at all.

1. To start with, oil and shampoo your hair to make it wet and manageable. Cutting long tresses is easier when they are wet. Dry hair can be trimmed for split ends but it is not suitable for a full-length haircut. Also, it is best to work with the natural hair texture. Do not use electronic iron straighteners or curlers before a haircut. They may ruin the natural texture of your hair.

oil your hair

2. Then, brush your hair with a comb and keep your handheld mirror and kitchen scissors handy. Ideally, you should have two mirrors – one in the back and the other in the front. This way, you’ll get a full view of both the front and the back of your head.

full view of head

3. Now that you have your equipment in place, start cutting your wet hair from outside to inside. Start with the areas on the back and on the sides, where hair strands are thicker and then move on to the middle of the scalp area, where the hair is thinner.

wet hair

4. Finish off your home haircut with styling tools like trimmers for a smooth and neat finish. Finally, blow-dry your hair to give it the style you prefer.

finish off with blow dry

Is it Better to Cut Your Own Hair Wet or Dry?

Cutting your hair wet is a far better idea than cutting it dry. Wet, moisture-laden hair is much more manageable than dry hair. Cutting your hair dry might result in uneven edges and awkward styling. In professional hair providers too, stylists first wet your hair either by shampooing it or by spraying it with water.

What is the Best Way to Cut Your Own Hair?

The best way to cut your own hair is by keeping in mind a few simple precautions:

  • Have someone help you out:Ask your spouse, partner or any other family member to help you out with the tricky areas, such as the temple areas and the back of your head.
  • Take frequent breaks:If you have long hair, it is advisable to cut your own long hair in parts. Maybe you could trim off the edges first, and have a look at how it is turning out before you move to other areas.
  • Avoid horizontal lines:Different hairstyle types require different techniques. Horizontal cuts are best for long hair, but for curly hair, vertical strokes are better. For a buzz cut go for trimmers or clippers.

How do I Give Myself a Short Haircut?

With limited movement due to the global pandemic raging across the world many places are still closed, which might tempt you to shave off your hair completely. But buzz cuts are not the only solution.

give myself a short haircut

You can give yourself a short haircut to escape the summer heat and also allow your hair some time to grow back. But there are a few things that must be kept in mind while going for a DIY short haircut:

  • Keep your clippers and scissors handy. Opt for clipper guards if you are a messy person. That would prevent you from accidentally harming yourself.
  • Long hair goes well with horizontal cuts in bold strokes. For short curly hair, try to section your hair in parts and go for short snips till you achieve your desired look
  • It is always better to cut a little less than you had originally intended. This is because you can always come back for more chopping. But, unfortunately, the reverse is not possible.


Summer heat coupled with a pandemic is playing havoc with our hairstyles. With a little bit of caution, the right tools and help from your family members, learning how to cut your own hair at home can be both fun and easy.

Would you rather suffer from a mane of unruly hair, split ends and awkwardly shaped tresses or learn how to cut your hair with a few easy and simple steps? We answered this question through this blog. Another question that people ask is that: How can we get a complete hair loss treatment in the comfort and privacy of our home?

The answer lies in the revolutionary AHS Home Program. It is the world’s most powerful laser technology and treatment program for safe, effective hair retention and hair regrowth in the privacy of your home. It is a painless procedure. Our hair regrowth treatment includes only 20-minute sessions per week in the comfort of your home.

Our AHS Home Program combines the FDA cleared Advanced Laser Helmet with convenience, comfort and ease of use. Our program helps our clients in not only restoring their hair, but also regaining their confidence and self-esteem.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS UAE

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Mr. Mones Jbour, Regional Head of Strand-by-Strand CosmeticTM

Mones Jbour stands as a testament to the artistry of hair and beauty. Though his academic roots lie in electrical engineering, his heart has always been captivated by the transformative power of hair. Embracing this passion, he embarked on a journey with Advanced Hair Studio, becoming a luminary in the Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic™ realm—a unique, patented non-surgical hair restoration solution that emphasizes artistry and individual style.

Launching his career in 2002, Mones pursued an in-depth education in hair and beauty. By 2004, his name was synonymous with excellence in the industry. His distinctive artistry earned him the title of 'Top Hairstylist' at the esteemed Yas Island brand in Abu Dhabi. His pursuit of perfection led him to the L'Oréal Academy, where he specialized in color and later took on roles as a trainer and branch manager.

In 2015, Mones brought his unique flair to Advanced Hair Studio. After intensive training at the AHS headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, he quickly ascended to become the regional trainer and technical head for the Middle East and Subcontinent. His dedication to continuous growth and innovation saw him attending numerous workshops and seminars, ensuring that Advanced Hair Studio remained at the forefront of hair artistry and style.

After further refining his expertise in quality control during a 2017 training session at AHS headquarters, Mones embraced roles as QC Manager and Head of Product Development. His ethos? To always push boundaries, refine skills, and remain at the pinnacle of hair replacement artistry.

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