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Old 02-18-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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I never used to get the haircut that I wanted. I've been cutting my hair for about 5 years now. I let my hair grow out longer and just recently cut it into long layers. I like it better than any haircut I've ever had.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I never used to get the haircut that I wanted. I've been cutting my hair for about 5 years now. I let my hair grow out longer and just recently cut it into long layers. I like it better than any haircut I've ever had.
I'm impressed that you can cut your hair, let alone into long layers, without hairdressing training. Prior to hair school, I couldn't brush out my hair on my own... & no, I'm not kidding. That's the reason I went to hair school... I had a HUGE learning curve.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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Unfortunately I've had way too many hair stylists do what they wanted versus what I wanted so I am the only one that cuts my hair now. I've been cutting it for probably at least 20 years with a few exceptions.

The only exceptions have been when I would see a woman on the street whose hair I love and would ask her for the name of the stylist (This would usually be a few years after my last butcher job). But when they do my hair it NEVER turns out close to anything I asked for and most times they chop off my hair to my shoulders (or shorter) which is something I CLEARLY tell them NOT to do but I get the "put your head down" and then I hear a big CHOP!! Why do hair stylists do this??? I have to be able to put my hair in a ponytail so short hair is NOT an option for me!!
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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My Mom always cut our hair and her haircuts pretty much sucked.

So I was attempting to trim it myself in high school. Whacked off a bigger section than intended. By the time I was done repairing it, I had the cutest haircut.

Never could get it the same again - neither a professional, or on my own. And my Mom never touched my hair again!
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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I always have because of the same reasons as you.
I'd bring a picture to the hair stylist of what I wanted; I always walked out with something other than what I asked for.
I stopped going. Whether my hair was relaxed or natural, I cut it myself.
It's really short and natural now, so I or my son can cut it with clippers. But I may let it grow out a little into a longer, short curly fro. Then I may need to find someone who can work with my hair and cut it the way I want.
There are some really good Youtube videos that show you how to cut longer hair.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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My stylist actually was the one who taught and encouraged me to trim my own bangs in between visits. I had followed her when the salon I met her at closed, and it went from a 10-minute drive from my work to a 40-min. drive from my house, but she's that good. My hair grows incredibly fast, and she knew I wouldn't be making the trip for my frequent bang-trimming needs, so she taught me how to do it myself so I didn't go nuts in between visits. I've done it when it's been crisis-level (had my first date with my now-husband, but couldn't make it out to her shop in time for the date), but it makes me nervous. I prefer not to do it myself, but I can if I need to.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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But when they do my hair it NEVER turns out close to anything I asked for and most times they chop off my hair to my shoulders (or shorter) which is something I CLEARLY tell them NOT to do but I get the "put your head down" and then I hear a big CHOP!! Why do hair stylists do this???
I have quite literally never experienced this. I certainly wouldn't return to a stylist who gave me a completely different cut than I asked for.

I don't really sweat haircuts, though, because my hair grows so quickly that if I don't like it, it's grown out in two weeks. The downside is that, if I DO like it...it's grown out in two weeks.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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My Mom always cut our hair and her haircuts pretty much sucked.

So I was attempting to trim it myself in high school. Whacked off a bigger section than intended. By the time I was done repairing it, I had the cutest haircut.

Never could get it the same again - neither a professional, or on my own. And my Mom never touched my hair again!
Oh the memories! My Mom cut mine and my sisters hair when we were kids too. I have her to thank for all those cringe worthy school pictures. The pixie haircuts with the dorky, super short, uneven bangs!

Then when I was in junior high I wanted long hair, so she forced me to get perms which she did herself. The rollers, those torture pin thingy's, the huge pink hair dryer you had to sit under , and the smell. And the perms never took on my hair, which was a blessing!

Thank God when I got in high school she didn't bother anymore. Today I will cut my bangs, which are long, but I go to the salon and get the rest of my hair cut.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The major reason I cut my own hair is I work the night shift, sleep every day from 9a-5p, and most of the barber shops in my neighborhood are open during those hours. I live in Las Vegas, a 24-hour city, with 24,000 nightshift workers, and where are the barber shops open to us night shift workers that are open all night?

I do a hi-low fade, 3-2-1 with the shears, and I do a pretty good job doing it, haven't had any complaints yet!
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I used to, but now I found a lady who has a small shop and cuts it for $10...it looks better than my attempts
were so I treat myself every few months...my hair is shortish, I trim the bangs, around the ears, and my neckline
in between visits...
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