How to Cut Your Own Hair (Or Anyone Else's!): 15 Haircuts with Variations

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2008 - Reference - 96 pages
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Save money and create flattering haircuts for yourself, your family, or your friends with this easy-to-follow guide filled with styling tips and techniques and packaged to stand conveniently on the counter as you snip! Have you ever wanted to cut your own hair or someone else’s, but were afraid to try? Or maybe you've been cutting hair at home for years but could really use the advice of trained professionals to improve your technique?

This unique book is filled with step-by-step instructions on how to cut styles for men, women, and children. Every type of hair is covered, too—straight or curly, thin or thick, long and blunt, or short and layered. Specifically designed for the home hairstylist, all of the cuts are fully illustrated and presented in easy-to-follow, clear language. It's the book that takes the fear out of haircutting!

How to Cut Your Own Hair includes ten basic cuts with dozens of variations, so you'll find a cut here for every member of the family. Created by three sisters, two of whom are experienced hairdressers, it features insider secrets of the pros, such as how to choose the right haircut for your face shape and hair texture and which tools to use to create the look you want. Each chapter includes tips, informative sidebars, even quotes from celebrities, hairstylists, and more.

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About the author (2008)

Marsha Heckman is the author of four books, including Bouquets. She has written how-to articles on crafts and cooking for numerous magazines and books. She lives in San Francisco.

Cathy Obiedo worked at the famous Organic Hair Care Center in Mill Valley, California, and in 1978 she opened her own salon, Cambiar, in San Francisco.

Claudia Allin is an expert colorist who specializes in fixing cut and color mistakes.

Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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