How to Cut Your Own Hair Using the Ponytail Method
Nowadays, it's important to save every penny you can. Cutting your own hair is an easy way to save yourself a load of money. With the basic ponytail technique, it's not hard at all to give yourself a good haircut.
DIY Shoulder-Length Haircut: The Ponytail Method
If you have long hair and want it shoulder-length, just cut a little at a time to be sure you don't cut it too short. To begin, follow these simple steps:
- Gather hair into a high ponytail. How high depends on the layers you want (which I will discuss below). Always make sure your ponytail is center. Always!
- Make sure all the hair is flat against your skull and there are no bumps.
- Flip your head over and grab the end of the ponytail.
- Cut off the desired amount and remember to cut straight across.
Where you position the ponytail on your head determines what kind of layers you'll get. The closer the ponytail is to your forehead, the shorter the layers will be. If your ponytail is directly on top of your head, your layers will stay long.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.