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Re: Cut my own hair today :)
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2016, 01:27:20 PM »
i tried it but messed up and had to buzz cut it lol that sucked. i will just keep paying $20 every 3 months and let that be my guilty pleasure.

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« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2016, 06:50:12 PM »
i tried it but messed up and had to buzz cut it lol that sucked. i will just keep paying $20 every 3 months and let that be my guilty pleasure.

See my pic on the previous page!  The nice thing was it took 2 months before I needed to cut it again AND no shampoo or hair products for at least a month!  Saved me at least $50.  The fancy side benefit is that everyone at work found me interesting for the first week after the buzz, I didn't even need a better personality (that'd cost waaaay more than $50)!

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« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2016, 11:16:34 AM »
I pulled the trigger on a $30 Crea clip from 'Zon. I have long, straight, baby-fine hair, and just wanted a blunt cut that went straight across at the bottom. I went on Youtube and studied the Crea clip examples for cutting your own blunt cut hair. When I did mine, I thought it was a little awkward...not quite as simple 1-2-3 as the videos make it look--but still fairly easy. I used my Wahl clippers to trim the hair off following the line of the Crea clip. The first time, I somehow ended up with one side not quite getting completely trimmed--had a one-inch longer piece--so I put the clip back on and did it again. This time it came out good, I thought. I washed, conditioned, and blow-dried my hair, and have to say it looks great.

I can get my hair cut at the beauty school on the corner for $6.00, but the students can be very slow, and my hair never looks the same way twice. By doing it myself, it is faster and more convenient, and I was really surprised at how nice it looks.

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« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2016, 11:46:16 AM »
I pulled the trigger on a $30 Crea clip from 'Zon. I have long, straight, baby-fine hair, and just wanted a blunt cut that went straight across at the bottom. I went on Youtube and studied the Crea clip examples for cutting your own blunt cut hair. When I did mine, I thought it was a little awkward...not quite as simple 1-2-3 as the videos make it look--but still fairly easy. I used my Wahl clippers to trim the hair off following the line of the Crea clip. The first time, I somehow ended up with one side not quite getting completely trimmed--had a one-inch longer piece--so I put the clip back on and did it again. This time it came out good, I thought. I washed, conditioned, and blow-dried my hair, and have to say it looks great.

I can get my hair cut at the beauty school on the corner for $6.00, but the students can be very slow, and my hair never looks the same way twice. By doing it myself, it is faster and more convenient, and I was really surprised at how nice it looks.

Nice! I was amazed at how easy it was to use as well. I've had my hair cut by students but it was never that cheap, and they do take forever. I ordered a knock off of the crea clip online after reading about it here and used it for the first time yesterday. My hair is very long and straight and was growing out unevenly from the last haircut I got last September before our wedding. A straight cut seemed the easiest so I asked DH to cut a few inches off straight across. We were both amazed at how quickly he was able to cut the hair with a pair of sharp hair scissors. He has never cut my hair but was laughing the whole time for some reason. The level on the clip was very convenient for him too, as I did not question whether or not it was even :) There were a few strands that were a little longer but they were easily cleaned up with another pass using the smaller blue clip since it seemed to hold my hair in place better. Overall I was very impressed with the minimal effort and results. It took all of maybe 15 minutes to cut about 4 inches off, including vacuuming/cleanup of all the hair. Definitely will have to experiment with different angles using the clip next time.

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« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2016, 03:12:08 AM »
I was amazed at how easy it was to cut my own hair. Though mine is in a pony tail 90% of the time so it is probably less of any issue if its slight uneven.

I just did it following this ponytail hair cut guide

http://springmountainliving.com/diy-layered-haircut-for-medium-to-long-hair/

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« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2016, 06:48:13 AM »
Just be careful to choose a method for layers if you want layers, or for blunt cut if you want a blunt cut.

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« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2016, 07:17:18 AM »
what a neat idea! Husband does it already, but he has no hair - baldy coot

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« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2016, 08:12:43 PM »
I was terrified to try to cut my own hair, but I watched about 20 youtube videos until I found the one that looked (a) like what I want and (b) easy enough for me to not screw it up.  The first time I tried it, my hair was long enough that if I messed up, I could still go somewhere to get it fixed and not be stuck with awkwardly short hair.  But lo and behold, it worked beautifully!  I haven't paid for a haircut in a couple of years now, and probably won't ever again.

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« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2016, 07:26:16 PM »
I've been cutting my own hair for years - and it shows! (Just kidding, ha ha. I do a good job but I wear a hat quite often, too.) The hardest part is standing in front of the bathroom mirror holding a small mirror in back of my head so I can see what I'm doing. I figure my $35 Wahl hair clippers have saved me nearly $500 in haircuts I didn't have to pay for. Well worth the little bit of trouble every two or three weeks. Wal Mart sells electric hair clippers. Next to the electric razors.

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« Reply #59 on: April 27, 2016, 08:20:44 PM »
My wife has been cutting my hair for about 2 years now. She does a REALLY good job too! First few times were a learning curve (after watching the barber/youtube several times). Now she does it in under 10 minutes, and I don't have to drive down to the barber/wait to have my hair cut!

My only advice, cut off a little bit at a time when starting - you can always cut more, but you can't put it back on (learned the hard way! ;D)

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« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2016, 05:29:44 PM »
So I really liked my long, fine, straight hair with the straight blunt cut edge that I did with the crea clip. I decided that I was tired of jaw clips and bungees though...sick of putting in my french braid or bun...whatever. Just wanted it shorter and simpler to wash and dry, and a style that didn't require much fa-doodling with it.

Long story short, I whacked off several inches using the crea clip, my Wahl clippers, and my hair-cutting scissors. I had to do it twice, and do some careful cleaning up with the scissors, but I ended up with a really great-looking, blunt-cut, short bob. I made a mistake in washing my hair first and trying to cut it slightly damp--I thought it would give me more precision, but what happened was the crea clip kept sliding down and almost falling off my hair. So I'd recommend what I did previously--cut your hair dry,  when it is just about ready for a wash--then after you cut it, wash and blow dry.

I am really happy with this cut, and when I walked into the schoolyard to pick up a kid, one of the teacher's aides said, "Oh, did you get your hair cut? It looks great."  Score!

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« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2016, 07:21:33 AM »
I just took about 6 inches off my hair over about 3 days, using the pony tail method.  I wanted to be careful to not cut it too short, so I took a little off each day until I was sure about the length.   

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« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2016, 02:19:17 PM »
I've been doing this for about 2 months.  I used to pay to get it cut every 3 weeks.  Now that I do it myself I cut it every week.

It's easier for me to do this because the length doesn't change.  Plus I never get the "hey you got a haircut!" comment from people.

Clippers paid for themselves the first time I used them.

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« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2016, 08:39:48 PM »
I've been cutting my own hair for about 3 years now. Its a lot easier than it seems (granted cutting hair in the back is a bit tougher). The first time I tried it, I was a bit nervous, but now its no big deal.

Before I started cutting my own hair, my mom used to cut my hair. I don't think I've been to a barber in about 7-8 years and I don't think I'd ever go back.

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« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2016, 03:48:33 PM »
I managed to cut my hair as well as my 6 year old daughter's (who has CURLY hair) and my 10 year old son's (who emphatically did not want a buzz cut, more's the pity) over the weekend. And the husband has been buzzing his own off for years. That's a chunk of change. 

I'm thinking about getting some thinning shears, though I'm not sure how difficult they'll be to use on myself. I have sort of a shoulder-length, messy inverted bob, but the hair in the back gets so thick and heavy. I figure I'm still ahead enough on cost that if I totally screw it up I can go somewhere to have it fixed.

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« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2016, 06:37:31 PM »
Not quite cutting my own - but my husband cut my hair using a crea clip for the first time yesterday! We had previously tried the ponytail method and it didn't *quite* work for me. Crea clip was perfect. And it only took five minutes!

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« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2016, 07:41:58 PM »
Not quite cutting my own - but my husband cut my hair using a crea clip for the first time yesterday! We had previously tried the ponytail method and it didn't *quite* work for me. Crea clip was perfect. And it only took five minutes!

The ponytail method doesn't *quite* work for me either. Do you have fine thick hair also? I wonder if the crea clip is the way to go. When I was doing the ponytail thing it just felt like the edges were pulled too "long", and that it needed to go more straight across if that makes sense.

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« Reply #67 on: May 21, 2016, 08:12:14 PM »
Not quite cutting my own - but my husband cut my hair using a crea clip for the first time yesterday! We had previously tried the ponytail method and it didn't *quite* work for me. Crea clip was perfect. And it only took five minutes!

The ponytail method doesn't *quite* work for me either. Do you have fine thick hair also? I wonder if the crea clip is the way to go. When I was doing the ponytail thing it just felt like the edges were pulled too "long", and that it needed to go more straight across if that makes sense.

I do indeed have fine thick hair! And wavy. It's difficult to cut, for sure. I'm happy with the results from the crea clip :-)

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« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2016, 12:31:16 AM »
Not quite cutting my own - but my husband cut my hair using a crea clip for the first time yesterday! We had previously tried the ponytail method and it didn't *quite* work for me. Crea clip was perfect. And it only took five minutes!

The ponytail method doesn't *quite* work for me either. Do you have fine thick hair also? I wonder if the crea clip is the way to go. When I was doing the ponytail thing it just felt like the edges were pulled too "long", and that it needed to go more straight across if that makes sense.

I do indeed have fine thick hair! And wavy. It's difficult to cut, for sure. I'm happy with the results from the crea clip :-)

Awesome! I'll give it a go I think, my hair type sounds fairly similar to yours.

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« Reply #69 on: May 23, 2016, 09:18:25 AM »
Well done everyone!

I was always too cheap to go to a really nice salon (I have a short pixie-ish cut) and was never happy with my cut from the cheap hair places. So I started cutting my hair a couple years ago when we got more serious about upping our savings rate (my husband cuts the back). I also cut my husband's hair (with scissors) and groom my schnoodle. The schnoodle cut is by far the hardest and takes the longest, but the $40-60 savings every 5-6 weeks is worth it. And I count it as bonding time with my dog. :)

And from reading this thread I am convinced I need to watch more youtube videos and get some thinning shears!

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« Reply #70 on: May 23, 2016, 09:36:52 AM »
I managed to cut my hair as well as my 6 year old daughter's (who has CURLY hair) and my 10 year old son's (who emphatically did not want a buzz cut, more's the pity) over the weekend. And the husband has been buzzing his own off for years. That's a chunk of change. 

I'm thinking about getting some thinning shears, though I'm not sure how difficult they'll be to use on myself. I have sort of a shoulder-length, messy inverted bob, but the hair in the back gets so thick and heavy. I figure I'm still ahead enough on cost that if I totally screw it up I can go somewhere to have it fixed.

I just got some thinning shears and tried them on myself last night. Sounds like my haircut is almost exactly the same as yours, and I found the thinning shears really helped remove some of the weight and give it a bit of texture. I don't think they were difficult to use at--after cutting, I just sectioned my hair and piece by piece, took a few chops on the last 3 or 4 inches.

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« Reply #71 on: May 23, 2016, 10:30:20 AM »
I just got some thinning shears and tried them on myself last night. Sounds like my haircut is almost exactly the same as yours, and I found the thinning shears really helped remove some of the weight and give it a bit of texture. I don't think they were difficult to use at--after cutting, I just sectioned my hair and piece by piece, took a few chops on the last 3 or 4 inches.

That is awesome to hear. I ordered some.

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« Reply #72 on: May 23, 2016, 04:19:54 PM »
I received two more compliments this week from people who are not even barely acquaintances, but who know who I am somewhat. In other words, there was no reason whatsoever for them to compliment me on my hair...but they did. Score! It may not work for everybody, but the crea clip, Wahl clipper, and haircutting scissors combination has been such a help for me...in terms of saving money, yes, but also in terms of convenience and time-saving, and in getting the "look" that I want. (Now if I can only learn to groom the dog...lol.)

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« Reply #73 on: May 24, 2016, 11:28:40 AM »
Have not been to salon since December 31 (I just remember it was New Year's Eve). Did a cut and color then, probably 150. Yes, 150 USD.

Have been cutting my toddler kids' hair to save time and money and had been working up the courage to do my own. I finally did it yesterday using the pony tail method. Looked good yesterday, but did a few snips this morning to further even it up. Honestly, I never really liked my hair even with the countless hairdressers I have seen - my hair just does its own thing - so there is no marginal difference in me doing it myself.

My husband is horrified that I was thinking about doing it, but he even thought I did a decent job and is impressed. My goal was basically to make it look as similar as if I went to  a salon and I think I succeeded.

It probably took me less time to cut it myself then actually getting JUST the appointment scheduled since my former salon has a finicky receptionist who is not responsive. Maybe 10 minutes plus a few minutes of clean up? I have shoulder length hair, now trimmed to below my chin. It's perfect! I will give it a few months and do it again. At this point, I am inclined to say that I am done with paying someone to do my hair. This was more convenient, easier, and of course, with a pair of scissors that I had purchased 1+ years ago for my kids' first haircuts. Plus, I hate making small chit chat.

You guys are the best!  Thanks for posting your own stories to give me courage to do it.

If anyone is on the fence about doing it themselves, try it first. It will grow back if you seriously screw it up. Or, you can wear in bun or pony tail.

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« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2016, 04:39:48 PM »
Finally did this yesterday with DW, and it turned out pretty well. I will need a few times to prefect the method. The last straw was when the "stylist" spent about 3 minutes cutting my hair the last time. It took some fumbling around with the mirror, so I may try to do it on my own next time. The neckline and around the ears seem to be the most difficult for me.

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« Reply #75 on: May 30, 2016, 06:23:04 PM »
I've cut my own hair since January and I couldn't be happier. I started with blunt cuts but have graduated to layers (thanks, YouTube!). I have thick, coarse hair that is wavy and holds a curl well. Most mornings I use the flat iron to tame the frizz and curl the ends, so even if my cut isn't perfect no one can really tell. What I don't have is a pair of nice scissors. I use whichever pair I can find, but it might be time for an upgrade.

Last time I went to a salon was in November. It was recommended by a friend and only $30 compared to the $60 I paid at my old salon. During the "consultation", I explained that I was a new customer and what kind of cut I wanted. She was touching my hair during this time to ask how long I wanted it, etc. No biggie. Then the hairdresser surprised me with an unannounced scalp massage before washing my hair. I was so weirded out. No warning, no conversation, she just put some oil on her hands and stared kneading my head. I am not ok with that. I don't really like being touched by strangers and I don't like having my hair played with, so it was a special kind of torture. Never again.

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« Reply #76 on: June 09, 2016, 10:15:16 AM »
I have been cutting my own long layers for the last year thanks to you brave folks and yesterday took a bold step and let DH cut a bob for me.  Asymmetrical cut short in the back, longer in the front, using the ponytail method.  Not too shabby!

He was terribly nervous about it but did a terrific job, and now he has hooked me up with a stylish and more importantly cooler cut for summer.  Hoping to con him into doing the next trim so he can practice and don't ever have to go back to a salon again...bwahahaha!



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« Reply #77 on: July 08, 2016, 09:52:05 PM »
Going to cut husband's hair tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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« Reply #78 on: July 09, 2016, 07:32:58 AM »
Shortened up my short bob with my crea clip yesterday--this was the third crea clip self-haircut for me, and took just a few minutes. A little snip or two with the scissors afterward, holding the hand mirror up so I could see the back and clean up a couple of stragglers, and it was done. I did make sure my hair was one day overdue for a wash, and was kind of sticky from the hot weather, to make sure the crea clip stayed put in my very fine hair. Then I washed it well and did a blow dry, and it looked great. The natural silver color is really working for me, with the youthful cut and reasonably youthful, anti-granny clothes. Score again. Good lord, when I think of the money I've wasted in salons for cut and color, I just cringe.

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« Reply #79 on: August 27, 2016, 03:56:20 PM »
I have been wanting to cut my own hair for awhile now... but have always been afraid I would mess it up and have to show up to work with a shaved head and a lot of questions from my coworkers. I have the typical men's crew cut/spiked hair so I guess a shaved head wouldn't be that big of a difference but regardless the fear has kept me from doing it.

I go into Great Clips for my normal haircut last week and they confirm that the wait is going to be 75 minutes due to being short-staffed so I respond that I will be back later in the week. I spent all week convincing myself I could cut it myself FOR FREE . I've been paying a little more attention to how they cut it recently and watched a couple youtube videos this week to see if it would make me feel more comfortable.

The plan was to cut it Friday night/Saturday morning with the worse case being that a buddy comes over to help fix my mistakes or I walk into Great Clips in shame and ask them to fix my self-haircut gone wrong. Well, I cut it this morning, and it turned out just fine. It took a little while, especially the back of my head but I am sure the more I do it the better I will get at it. I was afraid of going too short so its a little longer than normal after a haircut but that is just fine.

It's small but a good reminder to always challenge myself and not be afraid of the unknown, which is something I struggle with.

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« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2016, 01:53:48 AM »
Ha.  Guess I'll chime in and say I did this the first time today.  Didn't turn out too badly, either.  The back will take some practice.  ;)

Ever since having to leave my original barber, I've been annoyed at the lack of quality in what should be a very simple cut.  The last few years I've thought I could do it myself but didn't trust my own hand.  No more.  It's very liberating to know I can get more or less what I want without having to explain it multiple times and have the guy redo it, only to be just moderately satisfied at the results.  At least now, if it looks bad, I know that I got what I paid for.  And, it really doesn't look that bad.  In a week or so, the back will have grown to hide the inexactness of my first attempt.

Happy cutting . . .

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« Reply #81 on: August 30, 2016, 02:24:26 PM »
I got the generic creaclip and watched a YouTube video with a South Asian girl doing her hair in 3 layers and the end result was way better than expected!

I usually get about 10 inches cut, then wait a couple of years, then do it again, because getting haircuts is boring.

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« Reply #82 on: August 30, 2016, 03:59:45 PM »
This looks like a good place for a little anecdote.  Last week my father paid to get his hair cut for the first time since 1970!  My mother had been cutting his hair for the last 4.5 decades, but she's no longer able to do it (medical issues).  Anyway, that's a whole lot of $ he didn't spend on haircuts.  And one way that he's going to be spending more money in retirement.

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« Reply #83 on: August 30, 2016, 09:57:50 PM »
I've always preferred cutting my own hair; I don't really like strangers touching me. One of the revelations I got from the MMM posts was that I never, ever had to go to a salon again. Ever. Before, I'd go once every year or two just because I felt somehow it was important to do, as a grown-up and professional. Now I sheepishly see how silly that was.

I've cut my own hair on and off for years. It's not fancy, but it looks fine.

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« Reply #84 on: September 01, 2016, 11:40:43 AM »
I started the ponytail cutting a year ago, just to get be through to the next professional cut.  I used How To Hair Girl's guide.  Mid-length layered bob.

I liked it so much that I never went back to the professional.  I especially love that my semi-curly hair just looks great with nothing but air drying. 

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« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2016, 12:10:32 PM »
I've been happy with my crea clip short angled bob, and continue to get compliments on it. What's been bothering me, though, has been the longest pieces on both sides, closest to my face. I wanted them a little shorter, but just could not get the crea clip to create shorter "corners" for want of a better word. So I took a long deep breath, let my hair go two extra days without washing, (to make the clips stick in there better), and combed my hair very carefully so it was straight and neat all over. I trimmed it as short as I absolutely could using the crea clip, the Wahl clippers, and my haircutting scissors for neatening. Those "corners" were still longer than I wanted. I took out the shorter crea clip that is meant to be used for cutting bangs, and which I've never used.  I combed my hair out very carefully again, (used fine tooth comb, not a brush) and positioned the "bangs" crea clip in the hair on one side of my head,  very carefully cutting the "corner" off using scissors. I made sure that the clip was even with the back section of my hair, so the two lengths would blend. That worked fine and it looked great. I did the same thing on the other side, but found I was having trouble cutting with scissors in the mirror on the opposite side of my body. (Don't know why, just couldn't do it.) So I used the Wahl clipper on that side. Everything turned out fine--I now have a straight bob that is approximately one-inch longer than earlobe length, and cut very bluntly, so it makes my fine, thin hair look much thicker. Another score. And it will be easy enough to grow back the "corners" if I want.

The feeling of independence and knowing I can make my hair look exactly the way I want are priceless.

Tips: Do this on dry, dirty hair, so the clips stay put. Pick a time when there are no distractions. Pick a time when you are not tired or in a hurry.  Don't do anything too radical, to leave room for neatening it up or trying again if you've messed up. Work in a good light. Take your time.

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« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2016, 03:34:04 PM »
That's badass! I asked for a Crea Clip for Christmas last year and haven't been to a salon since, but in my case, my husband cuts it for me using the clip. It's such a hassle going to the salon, not to mention expensive. I don't plan to ever return.

I use a crea clip to cut my own hair.  I use it with a shaver instead of scissors.  I just run the shaver across the hair sticking out of the clip.  It is faster and even-er than scissors.  I don't think that I could cut my own hair with out it.

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Re: Cut my own hair today :)
« Reply #87 on: November 01, 2016, 05:04:42 PM »
Great thread, and you all have inspired me to take the plunge. I used to get infrequent cuts at a salon for $70 a pop, but last time I was there about 7 months ago, the hairdresser started in on me about some MLM scheme "miracle water" stuff, and I was really angry about her taking advantage of me basically being a captive in her chair to sell me $30/ounce snake oil.

So I decided I was done there....And it was too bad because I liked her and liked the job she did. But I've since been out of work and living on reduced income, so now the point is moot. I do love this forum for questioning some of the expenses we think are "necessary" or that we can't try doing ourselves. Of course we can! It isn't dentistry, it's hair.

My husband has been clipping his own hair for years, and just branched out to doing our 14-year-old's, so now it's my turn to take the plunge. I'm going to get one of the creaclips, but can anyone recommend good scissors? Might as well invest in decent scissors.

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Re: Cut my own hair today :)
« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2016, 07:39:35 PM »
Yeah, I've been cutting my hair on and off for many years now. I used to get it cut professionally once in a while, but never really liked the process.

I do love this forum for questioning some of the expenses we think are "necessary" or that we can't try doing ourselves. Of course we can! It isn't dentistry, it's hair.

Same, RedwoodDreams.

But these crea clips -- I never heard of them before. I looked them up, and I don't get it. How are they better than just holding your hair between your fingers to trim it?

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Re: Cut my own hair today :)
« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2016, 07:55:18 PM »
Nice to see this thread! I did the same today. I used to have the cutest pixie cut that admittedly took a lot of skill to cut with all its wispy layers, different lengths around the side, etc. However, after 4 years of it (and the 100$ monthly bill it came with!), I grew tired of it, and have been growing out my hair again. For anyone who has ever done that, you know how painfully awkward that looks for at least half a year. Well, I had arrived at the accidental-mullet stage, and was contemplating getting a hair cut. Decided today to just chop off the back part myself, to hold out for a few more months at least for a professional cut. It was looking so bad already, I had little to lose, haha. In the end, it looks better now for sure! Glad I did it. I might get a nice, proper cut to shape my hair once it all reaches chin-length, but that can wait a few months. I won't go back to the monthly salon cuts for sure.

Kudos to the OP with curly hair! I imagine it must be much harder to cut right than my barely-wavy hair.

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Re: Cut my own hair today :)
« Reply #90 on: November 03, 2016, 09:46:08 PM »
Yeah, I've been cutting my hair on and off for many years now. I used to get it cut professionally once in a while, but never really liked the process.

I do love this forum for questioning some of the expenses we think are "necessary" or that we can't try doing ourselves. Of course we can! It isn't dentistry, it's hair.

Same, RedwoodDreams.

But these crea clips -- I never heard of them before. I looked them up, and I don't get it. How are they better than just holding your hair between your fingers to trim it?

With the crea clip, it holds all your hair at one time, and you get a perfect line. Also, you can cut along the clip with the Wahl clippers, which I find is easier and quicker than scissors. It makes a nice blunt cut. I think holding your hair in your fingers would work better for a fluffy, layered, "piecy" look, but I'm no beautician, so don't take my advice on that.  : D

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Re: Cut my own hair today :)
« Reply #91 on: November 03, 2016, 10:24:30 PM »
actually curly hair is easy... largely because mistakes are hard to see :) but also because curly hair is so variable that it is very rare to get a professional cut that you don't have to tweak later at home anyway. I've been cutting my hair for over a year now, encouraged by misc threads here, YouTube vids, and because my stylist went on maternity leave. To start my hair was long enough to do the ponytail method (for length, with tweaking for shape) but I've gone too short now and do it mostly by feel and look. I've always been very happy with my results but the convenience would be worth any number of bad hair days.

Also my mother and sister, who wouldn't hesitate to tell me to see a professional if they thought my efforts weren't up to par, have been reluctantly impressed. I suspect one of them will be taking up scissors herself in short order.

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Re: Cut my own hair today :)
« Reply #92 on: November 05, 2016, 12:26:46 AM »
I, too, have been cutting my own hair for a few years now.