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Common Mistakes Of Haircutting

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Think you can give yourself a quick trim right in your very own home? Hey, it saves money so most people think why not do it? It’s one of the easiest ways to save money, especially when some salons charge forty dollars just for a haircut. This may be one of the smartest ways to get a great look in a small amount of time for a small price. But watch out, at-home styling has its con’s to go right along with its pro’s.

When you try cutting your own hair, you are definitely a brave person. Cutting someone else’s hair may be a bit easier but even doing this can be a risk for you and for the person you are cutting. There are so many common mistakes people can make by cutting their own or someone else’s hair that they know. From angles to lengths, it is evident that some people aren’t as talented as their hairstylist and should probably leave it up to the stylist to complete the task. If you remain confident that you can do it yourself to save money, be sure to read these tips before you begin.

To assure yourself that you will do a great job, you should carefully use your shears in the ways that will keep your hair in good shape. Begin by making sure your shears are as sharp as possible. Those who cut their own hair often assume that it’s fine to use a pair of hair scissors that haven’t been taken out of storage in a year or more. Using a dull blade is one of the worst thing to put your hair through. If the shears aren’t quite sharp enough for use, you should contact a silversmith right away to ensure the best cut possible.

After your shears are in great shape (as far as sharpness goes at least) you can begin trimming. But it’s not safe to start cutting your hair in a horizontal line straight around from ear to ear. You must know the exact technique for trimming hair so that the ends will end up even when you finish. The worst thing to do is tie your hair into a ponytail and chop it off where the ponytail holder is. This will not give you an even cut and can be extremely hard to fix.

To learn the proper ways to cut and/or trim hair, don’t be afraid to ask your hairdresser. You won’t offend him or her by telling them that you like to touch up a few spots on your own every once in a while to save some money. Just ask how you should do a certain technique to get your hair to look just like they cut it. They should let you know whether or not the technique is difficult to perfect, so if they don’t warn you, be sure to ask so you can perform the job just right.

The next time you want to touch up your hair’s ends, be sure to refresh your memory on the things to remember. The angle you cut your hair at is so important so that you get a nice straight cut and none of the ends wind up uneven. Don’t forget to ask for any secret tips from your hairstylist too. She knows everything about hairstyling so she’s the best person you could ask for pointers from. Finally, the most important part of trimming your own hair: updating your shears. If that means buying a whole new pair of hair scissors, then so be it. If they just need a quick sharpen, contact a silversmith and see how ¬†you can get the hair scissors into tip top shape. After all, this is your hair and you want it to look better than any other hairstyle!

 

How to Braid Hair

May 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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There are many types of braids, most of which you yourself can do at home. We are forever pulling our hair back into a messy bun or a ponytail. Try something new, try braiding. There are outside braids, inside braids, reverse french braiding, I could go on and on. I will tell you how to do a regular braid:

Step 1: Add some gel or mousse to your hair while still damp and then blow dry your hair. You want your hair to be as smooth and flat as possible, try using a straight iron to get all flyaways down.

Step 2: Separate your hair into 3 even sections. Place the left section between your left index finger and thumb, let the middle section hang free and place the right section between your right index finger and thumb. This will start the process of braiding.

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Step 3: 3Grab the middle section with your right middle finger and pull it so it passes behind the right section. Extend your right thumb and index finger so that portion of hair becomes the middle section.

Step 4: Use the left middle finger to pull the middle section behind the left section. Extend or straighten the left index finger and thumb to make the left section become the middle section. Pay close attention to the smoothness and tension of your hair sections.

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Step 5: 5Shift the portion of hair hooked in the right middle finger so it sits between the right index finger and thumb. Repeat the process, then shift the portion of the hair hooked in the left middle finger so it sits between the left index finger and thumb

Step 6: Continue until you achieve the desired length of the hair braid. Make a tighter, more compact braid by pulling the middle section into a horizontal line as you pull it to the right or left. For a loose, or longer looking braid just shift the middle section to the right or left, letting it remain in a straight line.

Step 7: 7Tie off the ends of the hair braid with a covered rubber band.

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Till next time Good Luck,

niki

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