Take it from me. Your hairstyle says a lot about you. From your classiness, general organization, taste, to your preferences, people can pick up so much information about a person just by looking at them. And that’s why, we (men) often prioritize keeping our haircut looking fresh, trendy, stylish, and sometimes, unique.
Unfortunately, we live in a busy world nowadays. Therefore, free time is becoming more and more limited; hence, it’s precious. This is why a lot of guys often end up procrastinating their visit to the barbershop. So, what do you do when you want to maintain an awesome haircut without having to visit your barbershop every week? Quick answer: start doing DIY self-haircuts at home.
Trust me – a lot of men are doing it these days. And DIY haircuts have proven to be quite beneficial; not only in saving time and effort but also in cutting down the cost of getting and maintaining a decent hairstyle. Now, if you’ve been having the same issues and would like to give this solution a try, here are three simple steps you should take to achieve a proper DIY haircut:
Step 1: Gather the Right Tools
Get this - tools make all the difference. Having the right hair cutting accessories not only simplifies your work but also guarantees you a better DIY experience. Anyway, the most important tool for home barbers is often the hair clipper. I recently read a very informative post on the best hair clippers for men by WiseBarber.com and learned quite a lot about choosing the right haircutter.
Aside from the hair clipper, you’ll also need things like:
- Hair clipper guard combs.
- A barber cape.
- Combs and brushes.
- Clipper oil and a detailing brush.
- Pair of scissors.
- Sectioning hair clips for anyone with long hair.
- Hairstyling products.
- And a clean towel.
Once you get all these items, you’ll be ready for step two below.
Step 2: Learn About How to Do a Self-Haircut Quickly
Let’s face it. Learning new stuff is quite easy nowadays thanks to the internet and its unlimited supply of information on just about any topic. To learn how to cut your own hair at home, all you need is to Google it. Then, read through the first few pages that pop up and you’ll be all set to give DIY haircuts a try.
There are millions of web pages and video tutorials out there you can use to learn how to go about self-haircutting; including this home haircutting guide by wikiHow.com. But, the easiest way is always to watch a video tutorial. And that where sites like YouTube come in. There you can choose from thousands of videos that explain how to do any type of haircut. All it takes is a simple search of the haircut keyword you are looking for.
For example, “How to do a pompadour hairstyle?”
Step 3: Give It a Try!
Once you are confident enough that you’ve learned the basics of cutting your own hair and chosen a good haircut to start with. You can put that knowledge to the test. Now, if you choose to do this, here are a few important tips that will come in handy:
- Don’t expect to ace it on the first go. Practice makes perfect; it will take a few tries before you can master DIY haircuts.
- Ensure your tools are clean and the clipper is oiled before beginning the haircut. This ensures you get a smooth and hassle-free haircutting experience.
- Lastly, for a uniform haircut, make sure you comb/straighten your hair before beginning the cut. Also, you’ll have to cut against the grain of your hair to achieve an evenly-sized haircut.
Learning how to cut your hair at home is quite easy. Obviously, your first few tries might not be as good as a professional haircut. But, everyone has to start somewhere, right? Even the best barbers started with a few flawed haircuts before perfecting their skills.
And the best part is that once you master doing DIY self-cuts, you’ll not only enjoy convenience but also get more time to do other more important things.