Always Visit a Salon for Your Routine Haircuts

When you are faced with grown-out bangs and dreaded split ends, you may feel the urge to snip away at your own tresses, but, as convenient as it may seem, this is never a good idea. Any at-home haircut is usually doomed for failure, regardless of the ever-increasing amount of how-to videos you are bound to find on Instagram and Youtube.

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You know the type: A beautiful girl takes a pair of shears to her own head, and just as soon as you start to cringe, lovely, perfectly-shorn layers drop down and frame her fully-made-up face. A few snips, and then simple, quick, and affordable perfection.

But, don’t be fooled. Hair trimming is not an easy skill to acquire, and these videos only serve to drive home the urban legend that proper hairdressing can be performed by untrained laypeople. Truthfully, most of these social media personalities are only trimming off dead, over-processed ends, giving the on-camera appearance of the formation of crisp layers. You shouldn’t buy what they are selling. Hair
trimming and cutting should only be attempted by trained professionals in a salon environment. Here are a few reasons why you should never cut your own hair and always count on a salon for your beauty needs:

An Acquired Skill Set Is Needed

Cutting hair is a trade, and like all trades, it requires serious skills acquired after years of schooling and training. These professionals have to be licensed and in order to get such documentation they must pass several evaluations. Stylists are also consistently updated on new shaping and styling techniques as new trends come and go over time. They are a treasure trove of knowledge and know the tricks of the trade that most of us are not privy to. That is why they are paid well for their services – they have trade-specific skills.

Cutting your own hair also requires skills that regular hairdressers don’t even have to consider, such as a talent for ascertaining your own reflection and understanding the difference between what you are seeing and what others see. But, you will also need to know the basics, such as knowing enough to never cut hair dry and in thick sections. This is akin to sawing wood and can cause a whole lot of damage in the long run.

The Right Tools For The Job

Some DIY-ers may actually be naturally skilled. For example, they may be hairdressers themselves with a keen-enough eye to practice their trade on their own selves, however, one thing that most home-haircutters tend to lack is access to the proper tools. Nail scissors, kitchen shears, or any other dull blade (yes, kitchen shears are often much less sharp than haircutting scissors) are only going to damage your vulnerable tresses. You can fray or split the hair’s ends, causing severe damage that can lead to over-correcting, and over-correction can lead to too-short bangs, lop-sided locks, and other embarrassing hair-related disasters. This means that you will eventually have to head to the salon that you avoided in the first place. Only this time it will be to fix the mess that you inadvertently created; usually with a much shorter, different-looking ‘do that you originally intended!

Your Dominant Hand Only Reaches So Far

We all have a more dominant hand. This is the preferred hand that we write with daily. While stylists also have a preferred hand, they can easily guide said hand back and forth to each side of your head in order to properly cut and style each side with equal care. However, when you are cutting your own tresses, this is simply not an option for you, and the side of your head that shares its half of the body with your dominant hand – well, it isn’t going to look as crisply styled as its contemporary, no matter how much preening you do!

In conclusion, putting aside the time and money needed to get frequent salon haircuts can be annoying, but the alternative can most definitely be worse. Hairdressers like the trained professionals at Dorca’s Dominican Beauty Salon know what they are doing and will ensure that your hair is not only left undamaged, but will appear as beautiful as you intended it to the first time you walked in. We teach you how to style your hair in a myriad of ways to extend the life of your chosen cut between trims. We also sell a plethora of styling products for your every need, so your hair will look salon-fresh for weeks after your appointment. So, come in and make an appointment with one of professional stylists today! Cary and Raleigh NC residents know that Dorca’s Dominican Beauty Salon is the best salon in the area for the trendiest cuts around.

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