Last time I was too chickenshit to cut my own hair. I even considered it on my blog here (sorry, only in German) but then I went to the hairdresser anyway…
Now, being frugal and all and being in the most expensive city in the world, I decided to just go for it and cut it. I watched a youtube video to mentally prepare for it and then *snip snip snip* DONE! 😀
For cutting hair, you need special scissors, because normal ones are not sharp enough to cut hair. I got two and an introduction on Japanese to how to cut your hair, because it was a set. In the end I only used one of them for the method I chose. The scissors in the picture are two different kinds, one is for plain cutting, one can also thin your hair a little and makes it kind of fluffy and irregular in length.
Then I thought that I would need a comb (at the top) to put my hair into parts before cutting it, but I didn’t use it after all because I found a different method, so I only used my normal hairbrush (on the right). I put my hair over my head, then put it together with the hairbands and then cut it off. 3 minutes and a pretty nice result. But see for yourself.
Please ignore the toothbrushes and stuff, that’s how a place looks that’s shared by many different people 🙂 I am kind of amazed how with this simple method the layers worked out. Then I braided it and let it dry a bit and so I got a kind of “perm” too. …maybe I get a different picture for you later, because it might be too dark. But I think it’s worked out nicely.
Cost for this in a Japanese hairsalon: 150 Dollars
Doing it myself: 20 Dollars (scissors and comb)
Fun I had doing it: priceless 😀