Synopses & Reviews
Save money and create flattering haircuts for yourself, your family, or your friends with this easy-to-follow guide filled with styling tips and techniques and packaged to stand conveniently on the counter as you snip! Have you ever wanted to cut your own hair or someone else’s, but were afraid to try? Or maybe you've been cutting hair at home for years but could really use the advice of trained professionals to improve your technique?
This unique book is filled with step-by-step instructions on how to cut styles for men, women, and children. Every type of hair is covered, too—straight or curly, thin or thick, long and blunt, or short and layered. Specifically designed for the home hairstylist, all of the cuts are fully illustrated and presented in easy-to-follow, clear language. It's the book that takes the fear out of haircutting!
How to Cut Your Own Hair includes ten basic cuts with dozens of variations, so you'll find a cut here for every member of the family. Created by three sisters, two of whom are experienced hairdressers, it features insider secrets of the pros, such as how to choose the right haircut for your face shape and hair texture and which tools to use to create the look you want. Each chapter includes tips, informative sidebars, even quotes from celebrities, hairstylists, and more.
Have you ever wanted to cut your own hair, or someone else’s, but were afraid to try? Are you tired of paying salon prices to cut your child’s hair? How to Cut Your Own Hair (Or Anyone Else’s!)
has all the tools you need, including illustrations and step-by-step instructions, to create your own easy-to-do, flattering, and stylish haircuts for yourself, your children, and your friends.
How to Cut Your Own Hair includes:
15 basic cuts, plus variations, for women, men, and children including blunt and wispy bangs; long, straight hair; long, curly hair; the layered look; the bob; the buzz cut for men; long and short hair for kids; and many more.
Tools to determine face shape and hair texture in order to select the most flattering cut.
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrated instructions for every haircut.
Styling tips including how to use a blow dryer, curling iron, and flat iron to create great looks.
Insider information on natural hair-care products and the best ways to care for your hair.
Tips on how to make cutting kids’ hair quick, easy, and stress-free.
About the Author
Claudia Allin is an expert colorist who specializes in fixing cut and color mistakes.Marsha Heckman is the author of four books, including Bouquets. She has written how-to articles on crafts and cooking for numerous magazines and books. She lives in San Francisco. Cathy Obiedo worked at the famous Organic Hair Care Center in Mill Valley, California, and in 1978 she opened her own salon, Cambiar, in San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Part One: Getting Started
Chapter One: Find your best style
Chapter Two: What you need to cut hair Part Two: Women’s Hair
Chapter Three: How to cut your bangs
Chapter Four: How to cut long, straight hair
Chapter Five: How to cut long, curly hair
Chapter Six: How to cut short, straight hair
Chapter Seven: How to cut layers
Chapter Eight: The quick layered cut
Chapter Nine: Tips for drying and styling Part Three: Men’s Hair
Chapter Ten: The layered men’s cut
Chapter Eleven: The buzz cut Part Four: Kid’s Hair
Chapter Twelve: Trimming kids’ bangs and cutting hair Part Five: Hair Car
Chapter Thirteen: Natural hair care products