Savvy Southerner: At-home haircut do’s and don’ts from an expert

Savvy Southerner

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Salons and barber shops are considered non-essential businesses and were forced to temporarily close after Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide stay-at-home order.

With beauty businesses unable to service clients, many people who are stuck at home are turning to self-care. Cutting one’s hair has become a popular topic of discussion on social media with people posting pictures of their triumphs and fails.

Melissa Weeg has been a stylist for 12 years and currently works at Soho Boutique Salon. She recommended people do their best to steer clear of the scissors and wait until salons are back to servicing clients. 

“If you can hold off… hold off,” said Weeg.

For parents who may be desperate however, Weeg provided some at-home tips for cutting a boy’s hair. “I would take a little trimmer, nothing too wide,” said Weeg. “Never go up with your trimmer, you just want to try and tap it.”

Melissa Weeg provides some at-home tips to cut a boy’s hair.

“Little girls – I would flat iron their hair first,” said Weeg, “and then just cut it straight across and whatever you think you need for a little girl, cut half of that.”

Stylist Melissa Weeg provides some at-home tips to cut a girl’s hair.

Weeg said Soho is selling product online and offering curbside pick-up during these times. For those in need of a root touch-up, she suggested two non-permanent products. One is similar to a powder eyeshadow palette and made by Color Wow and the second is a spray by L’Oreal Professional.

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