Cutting Your Own Hair Isn't So Scary

February 06, 2014

Sanguine JAG-45B Black Hairdressing Scissors

I never thought I would cut my own hair, the idea terrified me. I have major trust issues when it comes hairdressers and since I only ever let two people anywhere near my hair with a pair of scissors, I felt there was no chance I would ever wield a pair of my own. I like my fringe short and blunt, something I didn't trust anyone but an accomplished stylist to achieve. Since my stylist left to work in another salon and I suddenly found myself without a car, I faced the unavoidable.

After reading a bunch of reviews I picked up these Sanguine scissors and once they arrived I just went for it; I didn't read any cutting tips, I didn't watch any tutorials, I just snip, snip, snipped and I didn't mess up. It's pretty easy. I've had a couple of scary moments and I have, admittedly, cut a wonky line once or twice, but that was easily corrected.

If you're thinking about chopping away at your hair I would definitely recommend purchasing the Sanguine JAG-45B Black Hairdressing Scissors. They're fiercely sharp, comfortable to handle, and a total game changer.

Top Tips.
Give yourself plenty of time, this isn't something that can be rushed.
Divide your fringe into two layers and cut the bottom one first.
Slightly dampen the hair so it 'sticks' together more, it makes it easier to cut.
Never, ever cut your hair wet. You'll end up with hair an inch shorter than you expected.
As you make a cut, pull the scissors back slightly so the hair stays in place and you can cut straight.
Buy a decent pair of scissors.

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  1. i've been cutting my own hair for about 10 years now, as a hairdresser ruined it years ago and i've never been able to trust one since. i suppose one day i may give in, but it'd have to be a highly recommended hairdresser for me to trust them.

    also, you just reminded me i was going to cut my fringe a bit shorter. love the look of those scissors!

  2. Gorgeously done - your hair is so smooth and pretty! I gave myself short bangs recently, regretted it at first, but now they're growing on me (no pun intended). (:

  3. My hair grows really fast so I generally cut my fringe inbetween cuts at the hairdressers mainly due to being a massive cheap skate! If I could cut in my layers and trim the length of my hair I'd not go to the hairdressers at all. Nice tip on the parting the fringe in sections - not thought of that! My hair is pretty thin so I'm envious of how thick your hair looks, and that serious shine!

  4. BohoVanity2/06/2014

    Your hair looks so perfect! I have too many layers in mine so I am afraid to cut it myself. I do trim my ends sometimes though xx

  5. It's still scarry but I learn how to trim my bangs so I don't need to go to the salon every month :)



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