Collective gasp! She does what? Yup, this post really is entitled how to cut your own fringe and yes I really do cut my own fringe at home, in my bathroom without the aid of a trained hairdresser. Ommmv, I’m going to hair hell aren’t I? Truth be known, I hate sitting in front of a HUGE mirror for hours on end having my hair cut, I just can’t take it, so I cut my fringe at home and occasionally go to the salon to get the rest chopped. That being said the last time I went to the hairdressers was in September and before that it had been about 18 months.
I’d like to apologise for these photos, I was fresh from the shower so make up-less and wearing nowt but a top and knickers. Schexy.
How to cut your own fringe
1. Wash your hair as normal.
2. Towel dry your hair to get a lot of the moisture out and section off your fringe. I clip the rest back so it doesn’t get in the way.
3. Brush through your fringe with your comb and feel around the sides to make sure you have it all sitting on your face.
4. Take all of your fringe in your hand and comb through again, bringing the bulk of it into the centre of your face, making sure it is straight with no out of place kinks.
5. Holding the bottom of your fringe pinched between your thumb and index finger, extend it out in front of you and twist (twisting the fringe gives it a more balanced, framing look – a less blunt look – if you’d like it to be blunt I’ve found it’s easier to use this method and then work into the sides little by little afterward so it isn’t too wonky) the end making sure you’re not holding your hair too tightly otherwise you won’t be allowing for that little bit of bounce fringes have once dry.
6. Chop through the twisted hair about 1/2cm below the point you’d like your hair to fall. Snip any stragglers.
7. Let go of your twisted hair, give it a good fluff up with your hand to get rid off any loose hair then brush through with your comb again.
8. Trim any obvious missed parts then give it a good dry with the hair dryer.
9. Even up with your scissors once fully dried.
How to cut your own fringe – tips
- Keep a spray bottle of water and a small towel to hand in case you need to wet your hair again.
- Stand a good distance from the mirror so you can really judge the length
- Do not attempt when drunk. Promise?
- If you like a choppy fringe (like mine) wait until it is dry then take 1/2 inch thick chunks and chop tiny little snips into them.
- I keep a big powder brush in a pot with my scissors and comb, it’s perfect for knocking off the little hairs.
- Try to do it outside or over a sink, it’s much easier to get rid of the hairs that way.
- Get yourself some hairdresser scissors. They don’t have to be posh ones, mine were only £7-8 from Boots but they’re just MUCH better than chopping away at your hair with a pair of Ikea kitchen scissors.
Are you brave enough to trim or cut in a fringe at home?
P.S. If it goes wrong, don’t blame me. But y’know, do send me pictures so I can laugh.
P.P.S. I’m really rather embracing the
grey metallic hair now.