Reader Submission! DIY Rock n roll layers and 70’s shag bangs.

Reader Submission

Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 2.08.52 PM Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 2.09.01 PM HTHG reader Katie wants to share with us her fab rock n roll layers and 70’s shag bangs, done DIY using HTHG’s DIY haircut tutorial and bucket bangs. loving this!

Perfect little lady pony haircut.

marsycutMars 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.


DIY ombre and haircut with the CreaClip.

Reader submission!


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Here is a great DIY hair story about a bold and brave lady who wanted to update her look and empower herself by cutting her own hair. She canceled her salon appointment, and contacted me. She asked what I thought about a CreaClip and I had no idea what she was talking about. Turns out, the CreaClip is your best DIY hair friend. Find out more about it here! 
Here is what she said…..
“I went for the Schlob #5 but we used the Crea clip too.
1. Low ponytail cut then white Creaclip to even it out
2. Crown ponytail cut then Creaclip to even it again as Hubbie was freakin’ saying it’s all uneven but I later realized it’s the shag layers that he’s freaking over. My hair is super silky-straight after a dye so it’s odd because there’s not a big difference between the bottom and top layer (only 1 inch – I didn’t want a lot of layers…yet)
3. Blue Creaclip for sideswept bangs.
Styled with 3/4 inch curling iron but my hair never holds the curl – going to try your honey spray that you says gives grip. Also getting shea butter to make the coconut oil spray – I need body. The sea salt spray works but it really dries my already dry hair.
I have a feeling it’s a screw-up  due to my hesitation to get layers in the back but frankly I’m very happy with so that’s what counts. I can still ponytail because it’s not really a bob, it’s touching my shoulders – I felt better safe than sorry.

Phase 2, DIY ombre!

Screen Shot 2013-08-26 at 11.47.13 AMNext phase, DIY ombre! 

Next, she used my premium DIY ombre video. Here is what she says.

“I’m so so pleased with this Roxie, I used the Feria Ombre for medium to dark hair and your ponytail (teased) on top of the head. I had a facecloth on my head for the bleached ponytail to lie on for 25 minutes.

You are a generous genius! Wish I could meet you in person to thank you.


Here we go…(the back looks dry but it’s not at all, just needs to be curled a bit more). EVERYTHING you’ve taught me has worked beautifully.”

DIY haircuttery

Reader Submission!

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 5.40.39 PMHey! I wanted to show you a photo of how my hair is looking these days. There you go! That’s with no (professional) hair cut in 5 months. I have trimmed my bangs and the back twice now with your help. That’s so awesome for me! I absolutely love how the asymmetry keeps it looking soft and feminine. Who knew a badass hair cut like the “dragon tattoo cut” could grow out to be so perfectly girly? This is the first time I’ve grown it out in about three years. I always thought I couldn’t have long hair because it was too dry and unmanageable but now that I am ShamPHree-ing and not using heat tools or hair products I’m realizing my hair actually kinda rules ;] I was just holding it back (and frankly torturing it) before.

I’ve been debating finding a new stylist because the back of my hair is being awkward and I want to try funky bangs but I’m starting to think that I need to just trust my hair (the back especially) to grow out and be itself and be beautiful and maybe soon I’ll trust myself enough to try some crazy new DIY bangs. Thanks again for the help and confidence!

Erika, we think you look smashing!

Looking for a change in your hair style, routine, and outlook? Try DIY!

PicMonkey CollageHere is some recent testimonial from people who have gone DIY on their hair with HTHG cut and color video tutorials……

I have been overwhelmed with great feedback from people who are taking their hair and their families hair into their own hands. I am SO HAPPY to be able to share with people and help them empower themselves. Thank you all:)

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.16.12 PM” I love my hair after cutting it myself with HTHG’s choppy bangs video. I had a haircut that wasn’t working on me, come to find out all I needed was the right bangs and now I love it. Her video was funny, easy to follow, and I appreciated the DIY filming and production. She is a woman who has some great tricks to share and knows how o make it easy for a first time DIYer”-Tanya G, Pittsburg

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.15.43 PM“My DIY perfect layers and Ombre color looks perfect, and it didn’t cost me much at all. Now I know how to DIY it, I’m eager to try more HTHG videos.”-Genny T, Scottsdale

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.14.54 PM“My sister really wanted silver ends in her black hair, and we were afraid to trust anyone in our small town to do it right, so we DIYed it with HTHG’s Silver ends tutorial and it looks great!”


Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.15.59 PM“My husband went way up on the cool scale with HTHG’s Hipster hangover video. It was so easy, and it is his new go-to haircut. Thanks;)”

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.14.36 PM“I was so scared to take my son in for his first haircut, but his black curls were getting out of control. I found HTHG online and did the hairstyle for a wizard haircut on him and it turned out great. He looks precious, and he still has his curls. And it was my first time ever cutting hair!”-Jamie Williams, Texas

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.16.32 PMZooey bangs are my JAM! I do them on myself, and several friends too. What an easy trick!”-Emily C, Chicago

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.16.26 PM” I don’t know how I survived without The Shlob. It is the perfect haircut for my wavy, heavy hair. I even managed to texturize it myself and remove some bulk with the bulk removing video! And now my waves are almost curls!”-Valerie J, Northwest Arkansas

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 4.15.09 PM“I have foiled my own hair 3 times now with HTHG’s face framing foil video and it is so easy! It looks great every time, and I love that she took the time to link in the ins-and-outs of foiling for me before I bought the video. I felt very prepared to take the plunge, and it turned out great!”-Libby A, NYC


Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 5.05.30 PM” I was ‘stuck in hair, stuck in life’ until I got my HTHG custom consultation. It got me on the right track with a routine that worked with my hair type, and a focused hair goal to work towards. When my hair got long enough, I had my girlfriend give me the ‘hipster pixie chick‘ haircut and I am currently LOVING my hair.” -Dee P.  Pittsburg

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 5.05.44 PM” I have used HTHG’s ‘cut your husbands hair‘ video for several months now on my dude, as well as the ‘Hipster Pixie chic‘ on my sister. They both loved their haircuts! I have had so much fun trying out these tips and tricks and sharing them with friends” -Shannon D. Brooklyn, NY

” I do the ‘Perfect layers and ombre color‘ video on myself and at least half of my friends! We get together and drink wine and play with each other’s hair. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I love that I can afford to have great hair.” Phaedra C, Portland, OR

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