A Barber’s Guide to Cutting Your Own Hair at Home


Whether you’re bored at home or strapped for cash, cutting your own hair can be tempting. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? But put those Fiskars scissors down, sir, and take pause. Unless you’re going for a full, uniform buzz cut, then we highly advise against cutting your own hair into something stylish. Remember bowl cuts? That’s exactly what happens when people are left to their own devices.

Yes, you can strategically snip it here and there to keep everything trim—and we’re going to offer you tips for exactly that—but please don’t undermine the professionals. They went to school for years and have shaped up tens of thousands of domes. Plus, how can anyone expect to fade the back of their own head, much less draw clean lines using a handheld mirror? The degree of difficulty is far too much.

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