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.
3. Blue Creaclip for sideswept bangs.
Phase 2, DIY ombre!
Next 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.”
Hey! 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!
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:)
” 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
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“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!”
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“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
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