Celebrity hair stylists give tips on how to cut hair at home as Brits face weeks of self-isolation

As many of us Brits are preparing to lock ourselves for up to 12 weeks as coronavirus continues to take its toll on the UK, some of us are facing the same worry: how are we going to get a haircut?

But before making the brave decision to pick up the scissors and give yourself a quick snip, you might want to have a little read below.

A team of expert hairdressers have put together a handy little guide on how to nurse your barnet from home.

One of the scariest parts about cutting your own fair is, of course, the dreaded fringe, and it's important to not cut it horizontally.

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Jamie Stevens, hairdresser to the stars, told Metro.co.uk: "If you need to take a bit of weight out of a fringe, use a point cutting technique, this is where you hold the scissors vertically and snip into the ends.

"Don't try and cut horizontally across your fringe, and avoid any style that requires blunt or straight lines.

"Be aware that if you pull hair taught and cut it, it will jump back up, especially if you've pulled it tight over your ears."

Speaking about split ends, he continued: "If you're just trying to keep split ends at bay on longish hair then keep it soft – we call it 'dusting' when we just remove the very ends to keep it healthy without taking off length.

"Part hair down the centre and push the lengths equally over each both shoulders, then pull the length of the hair on one side straight between two fingers with good tension (but don’t pull it at an angle) and snip with the point of the scissors into the ends.

"Keep the head straight, then do the other side and check they match."

According to Blush and Blow London hair stylist Ana Gomes, it is best to cut your hair when it is wet.

She said: "Section the hair in a middle parting from the hairline to the nape of the neck.

"Comb all the hair forward so it sits above the chest, tightly flatten the hair between your middle and index finger stop at your desired length and cut in a straight line.

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"Follow the same method on the other side, this should give you a slightly rounded one-length haircut."

But Ana advises against cutting your own hair at all.

She told the publication: "Ideally I would not recommend anyone to cut their hair themselves as it is impossible to achieve a completely straight haircut, due to the moving involved."

We'd better see if our dog's any good with a pair of scissors then!

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