Easy DIY Haircuts

Trimming your own hair at home can be an excellent way to maintain its health and reduce stray locks. This video presents a simple DIY haircut method that works for all textures.

Remember, cutting wet will cause your hair to appear shorter when dry. Take your time when cutting, and snip with caution!


Cutting layers into a straight or one-length cut can give your locks some dimension without needing to visit a salon. A pair of quality scissors and mirror are required, and it is best to do your hair when damp; it makes for easier precision cuts without drying out or changing shape afterwards.

Carli Bybel provides this DIY haircut tutorial on YouTube to demonstrate how to add layers to a long bob or lob by sectioning and tying each section with hair elastics, followed by making angled cuts into the length of her hair in order to create face-framing layers and remove dead ends.

This technique works on virtually every type of hairstyle from lob to mermaid lock. If your locks are longer than a bob, try adding point cuts with thinning shears for a lighter, softer appearance.


Professional salons may be your ideal way of cutting hair, but cutting it yourself is also possible with just basic skills, quality tools, and some patience. Check out Vivi Konig’s YouTube tutorial designed specifically for curly locks for guidance from beginning to end including styling tips.

First, brush and comb your hair before creating a neat middle part with a rattail comb. Next, tighten each side into low pigtails before using an elastic to hold strands together. Finally, cut away dead ends using scissors.

This technique is ideal for curly or wavy locks as it provides face-framing layers while simultaneously getting rid of dead ends without having to straighten your entire head. Just make sure that when clipping, only do so when your strands have dried completely – this ensures an even haircut and does not look too short!


Pixies, commonly found in folklore, are mischievous creatures similar to fairies or sprites that appear in groups to cause minor mischief and play tricks on humans by leading them astray at night or stealing babies.

If you have a short pixie cut hairstyle, this tutorial can help you trim it at home using shears and separating clips. She will also demonstrate how to detangle and smooth natural locks for a more precise haircut.

She will also show you how to cut curtain bangs, an eye-catching style that draws focus to your face and is easy to maintain if you follow this tutorial. All it requires are quality clippers with various attachments in different sizes for use when cutting curtain bangs – and be patient while working slowly in order to avoid over- or undercutting hair or shifting its direction too quickly – along with an extra set of hands-free mirrors for better viewing purposes.


A three-way or handheld mirror with adjustable magnification may prove helpful while cutting. Also crucial are sharp scissors, an effective hairdryer, and sturdy clips or scrunchies to hold back hair during this process.

Brown suggests using a fine-toothed comb to detangle and smooth disobedient strands before each cut, and suggests doing this wet rather than dry as this will leave your locks longer once dry, helping avoid uneven cuts and dead ends while maintaining a healthy appearance between salon visits. A hair serum or oil can help seal in moisture to lock it in while also reducing split ends.