Top home hairdressing hacks

With the hairdresser’s closed and looking like they will be for some time, many people have resorted to a DIY cut and colour. But if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, here are some top resources to help you avoid a haircut disaster.

Brad Mondo

Stylist to the stars, Brad Mondo, has been flying the flag for quarantine haircare with a series of self-help videos on his YouTube channel. The ‘How to do your hair at home’ playlist includes cutting tips and follow-along tutorials for both men and women, with great guides for colouring and bleaching your hair.

Plus, if you want to see what not to do, his ‘Hairdresser Reacts!’ videos are a cautionary tale and hilarious to watch.


In these uncertain times you can always count on the BBC for some good solid advice. But did you know they’re a great place to learn how to cut your own hair? Long, short, curly or fringed, Radio 1 Newsbeat has it all!

Ask the professionals

Most hair clipper manufacturers have created some great content to help those in need of a trim during lockdown. Because let’s face it, most of us have no idea where to start! First things first, you’ll have to navigate their websites, so here are the Braun and Wahl guides, although we’re pretty sure the techniques are universal anyway.

Lifestyle magazines

‘How to do a home trim’ has been a hot topic for the websites of lifestyle magazines for a couple of weeks now. Here are a few of our favourite articles for you to check out:

- Good House Keeping: How to cut your own hair - Cosmopolitan: Alex Chung cuts her own hair - GQ: How to cut your own hair

Cut each other’s hair

Are you in lockdown with family or housemates? Do you trust them? A lot? Then how about letting them loose with some scissors to shape up your hairdo. Here are tutorials for 3 basic styles:

- Men’s short back and sides, curly on top - Men’s short back and sides, straight on top - Women’s one length haircut

Remember, if things go wrong it’s not the end of the world. Hair grows. Colour fades. And you can always wear a hat!

  • SMARTY Team
  • May 21st, 2020