I am not a professional so if you do decide to try this yourself, please be careful and I am not responsible if it anything goes wrong.
The style I go for is graduated from the front to back and graduated layers. I also always cut my hair dry so I can tell how it will look as I cut. I also always cut in an upwards direction into the hair, not straight across.
How I cut my length
- I part my hair in the centre and divide my hair into 4 sections. (Parted down the back and then across from ear to ear so you will have 2 sections at the back and one on either side).
- Grabbing just 1 of the back 2 sections, pulling down and slightly towards my face, then trim and stray hairs/split-ends.
- Repeat this step on the the other section at the back.
How I cut my layers
- Except for my fringe I take the top section of hair, pull it straight up above my head and cut off any uneven hairs. This will be a guide for all of the other layers, ensuring an even hair cut all over.
- Taking the back section and pulling outwards on a 90 degree angle, I then snip any stray hairs (use the shortest piece as a guide for all of the layers, cutting any hairs off that is longer than this piece).
- Taking sections and moving around the whole head, repeat the step above.
- Now taking the front 2 sections (one at a time) pull the section across your face and cut straight up from the smallest piece. This will create those face framing layers. Repeat on the other side.
Have you ever cut your own hair? Will you give my tutorial a go?