Deanna’s been really missing her hairstylist, Chanel Sorensen, from Vertigo Style in Portland, Oregon. So she was surfing YouTube for some guidance and found Erikamari Rumore’s videos about easy ways to cut your own hair. We decided to go for it. We don’t make it look quite as easy as Erikamari, but we still think it turned out pretty good!
This technique is a two ponytail technique that anyone can do, no matter how much or how little experience you’ve had cutting hair.
Quarantine hair begone!
Click here for the video that inspired it all. Thanks Erikamari!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Fine tooth comb
Boar bristle brush
Scrunchies or fabric hair ties
Small elastic hair ties
Scissors for hair
Spray bottle filled with water
Using a fine tooth comb, create a straight part down the middle of your head.
Make two more parts in your hair with your comb, creating a “V” from the center of the top of your head to the outside of each of your eyebrows. Using a scrunchie or fabric hair tie, create your first ponytail with the hair you’ve gathered. Secure the hair tie right at the crown of your head, like you’re trying to be a unicorn for Halloween. Or, you know, just because you want to be a unicorn.
Take one of your small elastic hair ties and secure it on your ponytail right above where you want to make your first cut. This will become the layers that frame your face. You’ll want to cut this layer at the bottom of your nose, mouth, chin, or clavicles, depending on how long you want it to be. Cut your hair over a trash can to make cleanup easier.
Alternate using a paddle brush and a boar bristle brush to gather the rest of your hair into a ponytail that you’ll secure right on top of the smaller ponytail. You’re taking those unicorn vibes and just ramping them up! Make sure there aren’t any bumps in your ponytail. Bumps create unevenness.
Secure a small elastic hair tie on your bigger ponytail at the same place you cut your smaller ponytail. Cut your hair right below the elastic.
If you want a straight cut, you can take your ponytails out now. But if you want a little texture, try up-cutting right below the small elastics on each ponytail. This means that you’ll point your scissors vertically instead of horizontally and cut into the hair. This technique also leaves a little more room for error.
You’re done! Take out your ponies and vogue in the mirror. It feels good to have a fresh cut in quarantine!