Cutting men's hair at home can come with many challenges. Here is why you should avoid it.

Cutting Men’s Hair at Home

Let’s face it, life gets busy and budgets can get tight. But there are still a few things you should allow the professionals to handle, including cutting your hair. Here are just a few reasons why you should avoid cutting your own hair at home.

You Can’t See the Back of Your Head

It can be easy to forget about the hair on the back of your head, but that hair makes just as much of an impression as the rest. And if the hair on the back of your head is messy or uneven, the impression it will make won’t be the one you want. While you may be able to manage the front and sides decently, there’s little you can do about the back with any precision, even if you have the right mirrors.

Mistakes Can Show as Your Hair Grows

You may finish your DIY cut to find that the results don’t look half-bad…for now. Professionals know how to layer and texturize hair in a way that will continue to look good weeks afterward. But if you attempt your own haircut, you could notice some awkwardness emerging later on. This is especially true if you have a cowlick or if you leave too much length in the front of your hair.

You Might Hurt Yourself

It’s easy to forget that getting a haircut involves, well, cutting. Professional barbers and hairstylists are skilled at keeping clients comfortable during the whole process and know how to avoid poking or cutting people by accident. Since you’ll be trying to do everything yourself at much more awkward angles, the chances of injuring yourself are higher.

There Are More Factors to Consider Than You Think

When you attempt to cut your own hair, you may think you know what to do and how to achieve the look. But it’s quite a bit more complicated than simply shortening some parts of the hair or keeping some length in others. Skilled barbers know how to work with people’s face shapes, hair textures, and other unique factors you may not consider. Plus, they’re equipped with expertly maintained and professional tools you probably don’t have in your bathroom drawer.

You Could End up Bald

Hairstylists are used to handling all of their equipment and take care not to mix up clippers or accidentally use the wrong shears. Plus, they have a much easier angle to work with when cutting hair than you will if you’re trying to do it yourself. Because of this, you could end up shaving a large chunk of your hair out by accident, or simply find that you need to keep going shorter and shorter to fix your mistakes.

At the end of your DIY haircut attempt, you could end up with a buzzed head when you were going for something much different. Sure, you may have saved some money and a trip to the barber, but you’ll find yourself wishing you had just called the professionals.

Sport Clips Haircuts Central Mass provides quality haircuts to kids and adults at an affordable price in a clean, sports-themed atmosphere. Come for a haircut or beard trim, or enjoy our signature MVP treatment, including a neck and shoulder massage, hot or cold towel treatment and deep shampoo.

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