The Technique: A Home Stylist and Former Part-time Hair Model Shares Her Secrets

Posted by Bel. The time is 8:05pm here in Wellington, NZ.

To be honest, this is not a technique of my own concoction, but rather one taught to me by my dear friend Heather. However it has served me well over the years, especially in recent times when a trip to the hairdressers is just too much to face.

I know most salons offer to trim your fringe for free between visits, but I mean, really, who does that?! Isn't it so much more rewarding to take up the snips in your own grasp and feel the power surge through your follicles!

As you can see, I was in severe need of a trim and so decided to employ The Technique. Simply, you hold the scissors vertically, so all cuts are made parallel to the hair shaft. This may seem counter-intuitive, but your locks do get scythed away - just in a far less dramatic fashion, as anyone who has unintentionally hacked their fringe to Bettie Page Land will relate.

Demonstrative video of me in action (only 1 minute long, chill your beans):

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You will note at about 30 secs in I am running my fingers through my fringe - this is to shake out any hair that has been cut already - it is ESSENTIAL to do this often, otherwise you will cut more than you intend and the whole operation is futile.

Here is the end result:

Sexy face FAIL haha.

Another tip is to try and not get renegade hair in your bouquet of flowers either, that is kind of gross.

3 thoughts on “The Technique: A Home Stylist and Former Part-time Hair Model Shares Her Secrets”

  1. Thanks for yr comments, ladies :D

    One other thing is that I use my super-sharp sewing scissors, which are about half a foot long - I thought that was a bit too 'horror movie' for public consumption!