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How To Properly Cut Your Own Hair Between Class

Whether it’s a trim or a Barnard Chop™, you, too, can change your hair in the 15 minutes before your next class.

As we continue our lives in quarantine, we’ve all had the urge to try new things with our look. Here at Bwog, we respect your decision and if you are sure you want to go through with this, we’d rather you follow these steps so we know you’re safe. 

Going into this I wanted to cut my hair a lot more than I did. With that being said, these instructions can be applied to however much you want to cut (or trim) off. 

(Disclaimer: Bwog is not a licensed hair professional.)


  • 2 or 4 elastics
  • A comb
  • A straightener
  • Scissors (preferably meant for cutting hair, otherwise you risk getting split ends)
  • A trustworthy family member (optional)


  1. Part your hair as you normally would and straighten your hair completely so you end up with an even cut.
  2. Divide your hair into two or four sections and tie them off. My hair is really thick and there’s a lot of it, so I had to do four. When you tie your hair with an elastic, hold your hair straight down and make sure it doesn’t bend when you let go, otherwise, your cut will turn out choppy.
  3. Make sure that the ties are even. It helps if a family member can double-check for you. 
  4. Chop it off! There are two ways you can do this: the recommended way is to flip the end of the section of hair up, hold your scissors upside down and cut downwards at the ends. This makes the ends a lot smoother as opposed to option two, which is to just cut your hair at the bottom of the elastic straight across.
  5. Remove the elastics.
  6. If you go with option two in step 4 (and if you have a trustworthy family member), have them cut the ends with an upwards motion to smooth out the cut. 
  7. Congratulations! You’ve cut your hair just in time for your 2:40.


Scissors Beat Paper But Also Your Hair via Public Domain Pictures

Hair via Bwog Staff

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