During this period of confinement, going to the hair salon is not considered to be a necessity, and rightly so. Despite our lives being put on hold, our hair is still growing regardless… So what can as our hair grows, and our hairstyles are losing their shape? Well, the sensible advice would be to not try anything drastic with your hair, and just tidy it up a little - this video being a strong argument for this: How Not To Cut Your Hair At Home. Although, that being said, surely this period of confinement is a great time to try a new hairstyle. In this article we have curated a few of the best tutorials for DIY haircuts, for different lengths, styles and colourations.
is a great source of inspiration for many things, and it is absolutely perfect for checking out different hairstyles. You will find hundreds of pictures of Women’s Hairstyles
and the latest Mens Hair Trends
Other Sources of Inspiration
Virtual Hairstyling Apps
Before you get started with any tutorials, you may want to virtually try out a haircut
, or hair colour. With these two Oréal Professional apps, users can virtually style and dye their hair - without any commitment. Browse through countless haircuts, hair styles and hair colours to find the one best suited to you.
Style My Hair
Style My Hair
is available Online
, where you can use your webcam, or upload photos to work with from your PC. You can also download it for Android
Garnier Colour Match
allows you to virtually try on different hair colours in real time. You can access it online
and upload a photo or use your webcam. Alternatively you can download it for Android
Haircuts for Women
Here are a selection of YouTube haircut tutorials for Women
, or just for long hair
. There are links to the specific tutorials, and also their respective channels, because a number of these accounts have more than one tutorial available to watch.
If you are in quarantine on your own, most of these are designed to be done on yourself. But if you are fortunate to be confined with someone else, some of these haircuts may be easier with an extra pair of hands!
Haircuts for Men
Generally Men have shorter hair than women, and as such, the following selection of DIY hairstyles for men
is catered around shorter hair, and anything above shoulder length. For longer hairstyles you can see some of the above tutorials for cutting, trimming and texturing longer hair.
Haircuts for Children
If you have children at home during the quarantine, you may also be looking for helpful tutorials for cutting your children's hair
. This could possibly be easier than cutting your own hair, but only if they sit still!
Now that you’ve cut your hair, you may be tempted to dye it. If you want to test out a new colour, you can use one of the virtual hairstyling apps mentioned above to get an idea of what a specific hair colour would look like on you.
Once you have decided on what colouration you would like to do, have a look at one of this hairdressers guide to colouring hair at home
with Brad Mondo
If you are looking for something less permanent, Good Dye Young
offers vegan and cruelty free, semi-permanent hair dye that will last 4-6 weeks (the perfect amount of time for a global quarantine!). There are a number of tutorials on their YouTube channel.
Hopefully you will have been able to find inspiration for your next haircut and are going to have a go at cutting your own hair! Good luck!
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