We have some interesting needs now in this situation. My hair has gotten pretty long. I was already overdue for a haircut, but since my hair was already long, it’s not a huge deal.
I have family and friends whose hair has gotten to near-top knot state. But with barbershops here closed, there’s not much they can do.
The wonderful Joshua Gray-Heim of J.Co Salon & Blo’Dry Bar in historic Downtown Fayetteville partnered with the Military Family Advisory Network to create a tutorial to cutting men’s hair. I just finished watching it and learned:
- It is definitely more complicated than I originally thought.
- There are a lot of things you can do to avoid messing things up. Conversely, this makes it easier than I thought it would be!
Josh is the perfect teacher because he was a Barber and Styling Instructor at Paul Mitchell. You can watch along while he teaches someone in the video how to cut hair.
His analogies are on point. I never knew scooping ice cream could help me with my haircutting skills. (Does this mean I have free license to eat ice cream? You know, to practice).
You can check the video out below. He talks about different styles, how to do a fade, how to tell how long the hair would be, and how to avoid accidentally giving a grandpa haircut. He can help you achieve a near-perfect DIY haircut!
If you ever find yourself in Fayetteville, NC, he does both men’s and women’s hair at his studio: https://www.jcosalonnc.com/services
But until things open back up, good luck with your DIY haircuts at home!