About two years ago I decided I’d had enough of paying nearly $100 every time I went to the stylist every 6-8 weeks. Let me do the math for you—anywhere from $6-800 a year. So, I started growing my hair out. With a longer, simpler hair cut, I figured I could afford the chance at getting a cheaper cut. If someone really messed it up, I could have it fixed. And really, Scott prefers it longer.
Plus, I’m terrible at making hair cut appointments –or any appointments for that matter. What is it about calling someone and having to commit to a time??
For several months while I was growing it out, I used some Groupons to help with the money issue, but the scheduling issue still lingered.
In August 2012, I had my last professional hair cut. I started trimming my hair, following the stylist’s last lines. But soon, my hair was a few inches past my shoulders and started looking scraggly.
It was ‘do or die time.
Would I just be a grown-up and make the appointment and fork out the cash or attempt it on my own?
Oh, you guessed it, I decided I would try it. My hair is super thin and I had a few extra inches of hair so if I screwed it up, I’d go in and let someone fix it.
I am very happy to say that not only was the process doable, it was actually fun. Maybe I missed my calling. Nah, probably not. However, there was something extremely freeing about letting myself adjust my hair cut as I wanted. No money, no appointment. It’s totally working for me.
I followed this YouTube tutorial to cut a long, layered hair cut.
Is it perfect?
Probably not. Definitely not. But it works for me.
If you have short hair or super thick hair or curly hair, I can’t say I’d recommend this. Thin, straight hair is a benefit for once.
Have you ever cut your own hair?