Scrolling through your social feeds, you’ve probably seen a friend, or even a celebrity, cave in and give themselves a quarantine haircut. Hell, I did it for Dallas and Cashton!
You might even think ‘that doesn’t look that bad. Maybe I can do it.’ But let’s pump the breaks. You don’t want to be walking into work if they open things back up tomorrow looking like you got into a fight with a weed whacker. Here’s some expert advice on dealing with all sorts of hair right now:
Should you cut your own hair? The short answer is ‘hell no.’ Hairdresser Keri Daniel says she feels “sorry for all the stylists who, after this, will be dealing with a lot of DIY disasters.” But if you simply can not wait for some reason, Daniel highly recommends you make an investment into the proper tools to get the job done.
Check online for a decent pair of hairdressing scissors, cutting combs, and even some razors. Even a professional would struggle to get a good result using the kitchen scissors.
Fringes. If you’re rocking a fringe look, remember to cut upwards, not across, using just the tips of the scissors. Use a wide-tooth comb, pulling the hair down to the eyebrows and then lifting it slightly. Also, some prayers couldn’t hurt.
Get some help. It’s time for you and your roommates or loved ones to get closer than you ever have before. While you might be able to pull off a cut by yourself using the bathroom mirror and finding the perfect angle for your phone to see the back of your head, it’s probably easier just to turn the scissors over to someone you live with.
If you’re looking for more tips on hair, check out more advice from The Guardian!