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Would you dare cut your own hair? Pro tips for a perfect at-home trim

We'll leave major hair chops to the experts, but small trims or bang updates can be done in the comfort of your own home. One of our own Ambush Makeover hair experts, Arsen Gurgov from Louis Licari salons, shares the secret to a pro-level haircut you can do on your own.

How to cut long layers

  1. Your hairbrush matters! Make sure to invest in a great one, like a Mason Pearson.
  2. Lean your head forward and flip hair, making sure it's centered on your head.
  3. Gather the ends and cut straight across. When you flip your head back over, you'll maintain the length but add a few flattering layers.

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How to cut your own bangs

  1. The trick is to use the right cutting tool. Pinking shears, the special hair scissors with teeth, will help achieve a look that isn't too blunt or harsh.
  2. Most people instinctively keep their chin down when cutting, but try to fight that urge and keep your chin up for the most accurate trim.
  3. Use the pinking shears to create a feathering motion on the way down.

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How to cut your child's hair

  1. For starters, have your child stand while you sit so that you are at eye level with their hair.
  2. Section the hair into three parts with the center falling down the back.
  3. With his or her back to you, have him or her look down to the belly button and cut the center section straight across.
  4. Have him or her face you and look to one side to cut a side section. Then do the same on the opposite side and your set!
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