Do you have a haircut horror story to share? Who hasn’t returned from the salon or barbershop sighing in frustration? You went in looking like a shaggy dog and emerged like a poodle on a groomer’s first day.
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If you don’t want to risk your ‘do to the stylists at the local bargain salon, why not forego the visit altogether by cutting your hair at home? You don’t need manual dexterity to do the job solo — you can recruit help for the parts you can’t reach. You’ll enjoy a higher degree of control over the outcome, and who knows? Maybe you’ll decide to start a side hustle as a barber.
Tools You Will Need for the Job
Before you attempt an at-home haircut, you need to gather your supplies. You’ll want to make sure all of your instruments get sterilized, too. Even if you live with the person who will help you with your new look, you should avoid sharing razors, even towels, to reduce the risk of infection. Germs can enter through the tiniest nick.
The right scissors help you create the look you desire. You also need to keep them sharp because dull blades will result in a butchered cut. You can find a variety of hand grips — shop around if you have arthritis to find one that doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable. Don’t use these tools for anything else except for cutting hair if you want to keep them at their peak of precision.