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  • September 10, 2015
  • By Sabine


Today, I decided to cut my hair. As much as I love routines and consistency, I was ready for a change. After watching numerous tutorials on DIY haircuts, I decided to go with a lob ( a long bob). It’s neither short nor long… just what I wanted.



One last “before” selfie before I did the cut.


YouTube has some great tutorials on how to cut your own hair.


I took off nearly eight inches.


Next, I added a few long layers.


I haven’t had hair this short since I was in my twenties. I think this hair cut is modern and fun yet still classy. I can still curl my hair or put it in a bun or pony tail. I guess it’s a good thing to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. Anyway, I am very happy  with my new cut.

By Sabine, September 10, 2015
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  • SLly
    September 10, 2015

    You did a great job! I think it looks updated and you look younger, which to me is always a plus! You really look beautiful, and I’m not just saying that either. I’m impressed.

    • sabines
      September 10, 2015

      Aww… thanks, Sally for the sweet comment. I really appreciate it! It’s really not that hard to cut your own hair. It sure saved me money and time, and I am happy with the end result. 🙂

  • melodys100
    September 10, 2015

    Mo you look so beautiful and so much younger!

  • Cheryl
    September 16, 2015

    DIY haircuts are a great idea. I do S&D on my split ends but leave the bimonthly trims to my guy to get the splits I can’t get as well as keep the ends neatly trimmed. I save hundreds over the salon and I always get my hair cut as I want versus what the stylist wants.

    • sabines
      September 16, 2015

      Hi Cheryl. I totally agree with you. You can save lots of money and time doing it yourself. The way I see it, it’s only hair. It keeps growing back.:)

      • Cheryl
        September 24, 2015

        Yes it does grow continuously. But it always seemed to take forever to grow after I had gotten it cut too short by a scissor happy stylist who would say it’s just hair, it will grow back and then expect a tip on top of the $50 they charge for a haircut. I do stress too much on how it looks at times, but I know women that spend over $200 to get their hair cut and colored at one salon visit, and frankly I could not afford that in my budget and I wouldn’t even if I could. So yes it is just hair, but it is my hair on my head, it is very personal to me and that is why I only let my guy trim my hair. He listens to me and he won’t get scissor happy as he loves my hair long nearly as much as I do. And I really like getting my hair cut for free.

  • Mary-In the boondocks
    September 17, 2015

    It looks very classy! And it frames your face nicely! Congrats on stepping out of your comfort zone!

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