Monday, August 12, 2019

How to do a DIY 70s shag
Farrah Fawcett haircut yourself
in a few easy steps.

70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut



How to do a DIY 70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut yourself in a few easy steps.



Watch me, 'Handy Lady' transform my daughter's hair in a few minutes.

Her hair dominated her look and personality, but not in a good way. People only focused on her long blonde hair and not on her. She, also, had become totally enamoured by her hair to the detriment of everything else in her life. It took ages to wash and dry, was very hard to style, was very knotty, was often left in a boring low ponytail that pulled on her scalp and started to cause traction alopecia and was very badly sun damaged after living in Spain.



She's a very active girl and often out on her bike and I wanted her to have a hairstyle she didn't need to fix back and one she could forget about. I wanted her to be able to just jump out of bed and not have to even think about her hair, but I also wanted it to suit her face. She has curly hair but the length and dryness had killed off all the curls. I knew that short layers all over her head would make her hair spring into natural curls.

70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut


Although I blow-dried it for the video, we've since discovered her hair styles itself into the most amazing 70s shaggy mass of bouncy curls with a fringe that naturally lifts up and parts. She wakes up looking like she's just been to the beauty palour!

70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut




Her hair looks darker blonde now as all the sun-bleached hair has gone, but it now looks much shinier and the colour suits her. I always think each person's natural shade is the perfect one for them as is their natural texture. I wish more young women realised what amazing hair they were born with and, instead of spending a fortune on straightening and colouring, just found the right cut for their individual hair and face.
70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut




You can give yourself this 70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut yourself at home in a few simple steps. Brush your hair into a ponytail at the top of your forehead. Put two more hairbands onto the ponytail to mark the line where you want to cut. I put the bands above and below about 11cm but I will do it at 10cm next time. At this length, you will have a fringe that pulls down to the end of your nose. If you have thick hair with natural curl it will lift up a lot once layered with the one cut. Get the length right as you won't be able to trim more off. It's impossible to trim off from this thick stump of hair....you'll have to wait a month. Make sure you cut the ponytail off straight or it will be difficult to correct.

70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut


Cut the hair with sharp scissors if you have any. Mine were actually quite blunt, but I managed to hack it off. Once the ponytail is cut off, neaten the stump and round off the edges. You could probably cut it off with trimmers. Let the hair down and shake it out to see how well it frames the face. Then, you need to trim the fringe. Pull down to the nose the fringe area. It doesn't have to be perfect. Nip it together with your fingers and cut it to the end of your nose or a bit higher. Then thin it slightly at the ends using thinning scissors or diagonal cuts with normal scissors. This part isn't essential.

70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut


Next, you need to part the hair at the back and comb each side to the front. Comb it flat onto the chest area from the back. Then cut straight across at the length you want. I cut this length two times until the bottom edge thickened up just enough. I think it was about two inches I cut off. Check each side is the same....and that's it! Three easy steps to achieving a DIY 70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut at home....yourself! Or you can get someone else to do it for you or, best of all, you can do it to other family members of friends to make them look amazing and save them a fortune.

70s shag Farrah Fawcett haircut


Don't forget to watch the video to see how to do it and see more of the before and after photos.