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Using ponytails when cutting hair is a fantastic trick that I like to share with beginners, to create great looking haircuts and color techniques that look professionally done. When strategically placed, they are very controlled ways of sectioning, elevating, and directing hair all at the same time to work within a haircut, taking out the stress and confusion of subsectioning. A perfect short cut to fabulous hair.
Check out my Ponytail techniques category for some fun ideas!
Mars is growing out her hair. Her white blonde, spider-webby hair. I don’t argue with her, but I occasionally insist on trimming her up. Recently, she needed a good shaping. Here is how I did it.
Without taking length off, I reshaped her hair using 2 simple ponytails .It turned out swingy, sophisticated, and perfecto.
First ponytail was all the hair, brushed tightly and secured in the middle of the crown of the head. I combed the pony straight out to 90degrees and cut 3 inches off the ends.
Next pony was the whole front section of the hair from behind each ear across the top of the head. I secured a tight ponytail exactly where her horn would be if she was a unicorn ( which she basically is) and held the ponytail straight out at 90degrees from the head and cut 2 inches off the ends. BOOM! for more DIY ponytail cuts, check out this post.
I am in love with this haircut. This is what I will do when I decide to finally cut my hair. It is so modern and feminine and soft and edgy at the same time. I appreciate a haircut that doesn’t look too perfectly done. They tend to grow out beautifully.
The asymmetrical shlob works best on thicker hair with lots of wave and curl. It is an easy haircut to DIY!
This haircut that I did on Kim started out with a simple side ponytail, I pulled the holder down to the ends, and cut straight across the ends, removing about an inch and a half of length. This created the shape of the haircut. Then I went through and texturized the ends a bit, and layered her a bit more. This can be done by gathering the hair into an even higher side ponytail near top of the head and cutting off the ends.
Ever thought about cutting your own hair? Have you tried it? It is really fun and liberating but it can also be intimidating and a flat out mess. Enter, the Ponytail Cut. The beauty of the ponytail cut is that it brings all the hair to one place for you to cut, keeping it neat and straight forward. And, depending on where the ponytail is on the head, you can created many different shapes and effects with the cut.
For a beginner hair DIY-er, definitely start with a ponytail cut. For more on Ponytail Cutting and Coloring for the beginner DIY-er, check out this category.…..
On that note, Lovely people, I present to you 5 DIY haircuts to try today.
A practical yet creative hair solution for the brave and bold. 5 strategically placed ponytails cut off to create 5 different awesome haircuts.
I started with my fantastically brave and excited model, Meleah. Her hair was unbelievably long, and she had been cutting it herself using HTHG’s perfect layers DIY haircut. Her hair is thick and straight, but these haircuts can be used on any hair type.
*The amount of hair cut off the ends of the ponytail determines the length that the cut will be. We removed about 3 inches with each ponytail cut. If you want the same effect but with shorter length, remove more from the ponytail.
Make a ponytail at the front of the top of the head, off center. Like 3 inches above the ear (Parietal ridge) on the side that you part on. Cut the ends off. Let your hair down and check out your awesome layer-y asymmetrical part, with heavy face framing, and a shy side. It almost looks undercut but it’s not.
Killer hair cut. My personal favorite from this series.
DIY haircut #5. Mid-length layered bob.
The Shlob, if you will. But a longer version of it. This haircut involves 2 ponytail cuts.
Make a ponytail right at the nape.
Cut it off to the length that the ends will barely rest on your neck.
Let it down, and cut the dropout off the bottom to straignten up the line.
Now put all the hair in a ponytail at the center of the crown. Cut the ends off. This will add layers and tons of texture an movement to the bob.
HTHG had a really fun couple of hours today with Meleah, AKA Scarlett Knuckles. I needed a long haired model to let me demonstrate 6 simple yet super sassy DIY ponytail haircuts on. She just happened to be waiting for an excuse to cut her long gorgeous hair off.
This is her before and after. In between these two haircuts, there were 6 unique DIY haircuts. As in, we put her hair in a perfectly strategically placed ponytail and had her cut off the ends of the ponytail, 6 times, for 6 different super style-y hairstyles.
Great DIY haircuts for HTHG readers are happening!! Keep your eyes out in early January for this killer fun hair post that will inspire you to get all your friends together, grab your shears, and have some fabulous DIY haircutting fun. Because I love you and I can’t possibly not share with you this awesomeness.
This mermaid-y hair look is something out of a lonely sea captains acid dream. It makes my mouth water. It is an orgy of color against a natural canvas. Contrast to the max, and a water-works explosion on the head. I could go on forever in this sea of tropical splendor.
I’m feeling to dreamy right now to write it all down, but you are in luck! I have made you a video. And I will share with you my photos. This is a divine color knowledge whispered from my mouth to your ear. It’s okay if you share it. It is too good not to share.