Okay, here’s the tea. We’re not necessarily condoning cutting your hair at home, and, quite honestly, we don’t want you to cheat on your hairdresser. Not only will hair experts everywhere be incredibly dependent on your business once stay-at-home orders begin to relax, but there’s also a large margin for error your stylist would really rather you avoid altogether. (There’s a reason they’re the experts, after all.)
That said, since no one seems entirely sure when, exactly, we’ll be able to run back into the arms and chairs of our colourists and stylists, and since our hair has this annoying little habit of, well, growing, an at-home haircut might at some point become necessary. (Even if it’s solely for the sake of preserving your sanity.)
We don’t want you to walk into the abyss of at-home hair maintenance without ample support, so I reached out to my own hair hero (celeb hairstylist and co-founder of 454 North Salon Cervando Maldonado in Los Angeles) to get all of his and a few fellow stylists’ best at-home hair tips in one spot. Fear not—their easy-to-follow dos and don’ts totally have your back until you’re able to come back in. So without further ado…
“If you don’t trust yourself or are nervous about cutting your own hair, put the scissors down and ask your stylist if they can give you a FaceTime consultation and tips on how you can give yourself a trim,” Garcia advises.