For those working on a budget or for those who simply like taking care of things themselves, trimming your own hair is a great way to cut corners and save some money. Unless you are experienced with cutting hair, you may not want to do anything drastic yourself, but trimming your hair is relatively easy.
First, you will want to make sure you have a mirror set up so you can see the back of your hair. Most bathroom mirrors that are split into three different cabinets can be moved so show the sides and back of the hair while still providing a view of the front. One of the main reasons people decide to trim their own hair is when they have bangs. Bangs grow out quickly, so the haircuts begin to add up and the amount of money wasted is astronomical.
If trimming blunt bangs, cut straight across, making sure to cut evenly. Unless you want your bangs short, you should always cut them to your eyebrows if you are cutting hair when it’s wet. As the hair dries, the hair shrinks and will appear shorter. If you want a jagged bang, turn the scissors so that the very tip is pointing up and just snip at your bangs until they are at the length you wish. This is the generally the best way to trim your bangs because it prevents any odd angles and uneven lengths.
This is also the best way to approach trimming the ends of your hair as well. Unless you are extremely confident you can cut your hair straight across on your own, the best way to trim is to simply snip at the ends, especially the areas that need it the most. Most professional hair dressers use this approach when they cut their customer's hair because it keeps hair from having that blunt, freshly cut look.