A local hair salon has given some tips for Sault residents to cut hair during this coronavirus pandemic as all the salons are closed.


While it is not recommended to give yourself a haircut at home, here are some tips to help it go more smoothly if you do decide to go for it.


Cathy Collins, owner and stylist at Salon C, says you first need to have the correct tools in order to have a successful at-home haircut.


“Wall brand clippers are what I would recommend if someone is going to invest in a pair,” she said. “Then, you’ll need a pair of trimmers for cleaning up all the edges and neckline. I would recommend you buy a pair of scissors for cutting hair and don’t use sewing, paper or any kind of scissors not designed to cut hair. For men, using the guard in the clippers will get a uniform cut versus trying to do scissors over the clipper. For women, try to comb the hair straight down and use the comb as a guide and cut below the comb trimming only what is necessary to get by until you can get back into the salon.”


Collins further elaborated for those with bangs to comb them straight down without tension or elevation and point cut into it in order to avoid a blunt cut line. Adding tension when cutting bangs may cause them to be too short of too much is trimmed off. The eyebrows are a good point of reference for a good length. She also advises clients to avoid using a towel when cutting as it will just get in the way and prevent you from doing a decent cut.


However, Collins also emphasized the importance and critical roles that hair stylists are to people.


“We know at this time when we can’t be there for our clients, we still want to help them keep feeling good about their appearance,” she mentioned. “Cutting hair definitely comes with experience but if someone is not too zealous, we should be able to easily whip them back into shape when we can get them back into our chair.”