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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    There are some more links here, at the bottom of the first post!

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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    This was my method of self-trimming.
    1) If you always part in the same place, leave your usual part, but part your hair straight down the middle in the back.
    2) Comb each half of your hair smoothly and evenly forward to join into a single ponytail just under your chin. Check to make sure all the hair comes smoothly forward; lumps and crossed-up hair will give uneven results.
    3) Now comb the ponytail under your chin straight down.
    4) Close a book (I use a child's hard page book) over your ponytail and slide the book down toward the ends until you get to the part that you want to trim. Make sure the book is even, not slanted. Cut straight across the hair protruding from the bottom of the book. Use the bottom of the book as your straight edge.

    Be conservative! Cut maybe half the amount you want to trim first, then release your hair and check it in the mirror. If you like the shape, repeat and cut again.

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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    This was my method of self-trimming.
    1) If you always part in the same place, leave your usual part, but part your hair straight down the middle in the back.
    2) Comb each half of your hair smoothly and evenly forward to join into a single ponytail just under your chin. Check to make sure all the hair comes smoothly forward; lumps and crossed-up hair will give uneven results.
    3) Now comb the ponytail under your chin straight down.
    4) Close a book (I use a child's hard page book) over your ponytail and slide the book down toward the ends until you get to the part that you want to trim. Make sure the book is even, not slanted. Cut straight across the hair protruding from the bottom of the book. Use the bottom of the book as your straight edge.

    Be conservative! Cut maybe half the amount you want to trim first, then release your hair and check it in the mirror. If you like the shape, repeat and cut again.
    Sounds good! I may test this method on my kid first, haha! My girls are due for hair trims
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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    Thanks spidermom, have squirrelled that info away

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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    Thanks Spidermom! I plan to trim my hair this week, and I want to try a U-shaped hemline.

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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    This was my method of self-trimming.
    1) If you always part in the same place, leave your usual part, but part your hair straight down the middle in the back.
    2) Comb each half of your hair smoothly and evenly forward to join into a single ponytail just under your chin. Check to make sure all the hair comes smoothly forward; lumps and crossed-up hair will give uneven results.
    3) Now comb the ponytail under your chin straight down.
    4) Close a book (I use a child's hard page book) over your ponytail and slide the book down toward the ends until you get to the part that you want to trim. Make sure the book is even, not slanted. Cut straight across the hair protruding from the bottom of the book. Use the bottom of the book as your straight edge.

    Be conservative! Cut maybe half the amount you want to trim first, then release your hair and check it in the mirror. If you like the shape, repeat and cut again.
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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    This was my method of self-trimming.
    1) If you always part in the same place, leave your usual part, but part your hair straight down the middle in the back.
    2) Comb each half of your hair smoothly and evenly forward to join into a single ponytail just under your chin. Check to make sure all the hair comes smoothly forward; lumps and crossed-up hair will give uneven results.
    3) Now comb the ponytail under your chin straight down.
    4) Close a book (I use a child's hard page book) over your ponytail and slide the book down toward the ends until you get to the part that you want to trim. Make sure the book is even, not slanted. Cut straight across the hair protruding from the bottom of the book. Use the bottom of the book as your straight edge.

    Be conservative! Cut maybe half the amount you want to trim first, then release your hair and check it in the mirror. If you like the shape, repeat and cut again.
    Awesome, thanks for sharing this method! I've had really uneven results the two times I tried Feye's method so I'm excited to try this next year.

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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    This was my method of self-trimming.
    1) If you always part in the same place, leave your usual part, but part your hair straight down the middle in the back.
    2) Comb each half of your hair smoothly and evenly forward to join into a single ponytail just under your chin. Check to make sure all the hair comes smoothly forward; lumps and crossed-up hair will give uneven results.
    3) Now comb the ponytail under your chin straight down.
    4) Close a book (I use a child's hard page book) over your ponytail and slide the book down toward the ends until you get to the part that you want to trim. Make sure the book is even, not slanted. Cut straight across the hair protruding from the bottom of the book. Use the bottom of the book as your straight edge.

    Be conservative! Cut maybe half the amount you want to trim first, then release your hair and check it in the mirror. If you like the shape, repeat and cut again.
    Ok, I tried this tonight and I have to say I am personally THRILLED with the results! Thank you Spidermom! ! I have been trimming/cutting my own hair for years and years now, but I could never quite figure out a good way to get a super even straight across style of cut, so when I saw this and knew I was due for a trim (it's been well over six months... I needed it!) I thought I may as well give it a shot with this– so glad I did! Thanks again!

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    I will be definitely trying this method next week when I straight trim my hair first time for myself!! Thank you!

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    Default Re: How do you trim straight across?

    I trim straight across for a blunt hemline.

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