DIY Hair Cut

I got my hair cut yesterday. Yup. 

Actually, I cut it myself. 

Don’t worry, I’ve been cutting my own hair for a while now. 

Paying for a haircut really stinks, so I used to have one of my sister, or Gabriel, cut my hair. But, I got tired of having such a boring cut, so I decided to try this.

It’s easy to do, low maintenance, looks nice, and best of all, it’s definitely frugal, so I thought I’d share it with you.

You’ll need a pair of sharp scissors, a comb, and something to catch the cut hair.

The first step is to brush your hair, then brush it over your head like so:


Then cut it off in a straight line. I usually use a comb to pull my hair down straight, and cut just above the comb. If that doesn’t work, try pulling it down with your fingers.


Can you tell I had some static in my hair in these pictures? 

I recommend only cutting a little at a time until you get familiar with how this cut works on you.


Voila! It’s done! I left mine pretty long because Garrett likes to twirl his fingers in my hair while he nurses…. and I’m a softy.

As far as care goes… Personally, I just wash my hair and let it air dry. I’m not a fan of blow dryers, hair gels or sprays. I could almost count the number of times I’ve had gunk in my hair on my fingers…. just sayin’.

How about you, do you have any frugal hair styling or cutting tips? Please leave a comment, I’d love to hear about them!

Thanks to my sister Johanna for taking all these pictures!

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  1. Good layered cut. Also can trim the front in a round-the-face pattern.

  2. It looks nice! I’ve been curious about doing it myself. Thanks for the tips.


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