It’s time to prepare for another semester of college – buying the books, school supplies, and all those dorm room essentials. But in the hustle of the new school year prep, you shouldn’t forget to prioritize your appearance by considering new back to school haircuts. After all, college is a significant time in someone’s life, and we understand the struggle of trying to balance studies, social life, and personal grooming. That's why we created the ultimate guide to help you achieve both the perfect hairstyle and top-notch grooming from the comfort of your dorm room. Here you’ll find our tips for some simple home haircuts, as well as our top haircare and skincare dorm essentials that will help set you up for a successful semester.
The Back-to-School Haircut
First things first, let's talk about that hair. Whether you've got luscious locks or a stylish buzz cut, a back-to-school haircut sets the tone for the upcoming academic year. The Cut Buddy beard shaping tool and hair trimmer guide is your best bud when it comes to shaping up your hairline and maintaining those edgy sideburns. For the guys looking to sport a trendy fade or classic undercut, using The Cut Buddy as a guide can help you create clean lines and precise edges without any mishaps. Ladies, don't worry, this tool is just as useful for trimming bangs or getting those subtle layers right. Trust us – it's like having a personal hairstylist in the palm of your hand!
DIY Back to School Haircuts: College Edition
We get it. College life can be demanding, and sometimes, you just don't have the time or money to hit the salon every time your hair needs a little trim. But you don’t have to worry – with a little courage and these helpful tips, you can give yourself a fresh haircut right in the comfort of your dorm room. Grab your trusty Cut Buddy products and let's dive into some DIY home haircut techniques!
1. The Trim and Tidy
For those with short or medium-length hair, a simple trim can do wonders to maintain your style. To achieve this look, start with clean, dry hair – wet hair can stretch, leading to uneven cuts. Then, use your Cut Buddy hair shaper tool, Original or Plus version, as a guide for shaping your hairline, sideburns, and neckline. For a slight trim on top, work with small sections at a time and cut in a straight line across your hair. Remember, it's better to cut less than to cut too much!
2. The Bold Buzz Cut
For those who rock the buzz cut, maintaining that edgy look is super easy. Start by attaching a guard to your electric trimmer – the size of the guard will determine how short your hair will be. Run the trimmer evenly across your head, moving against the direction of hair growth. Then use your hair shaper tool for those hard-to-reach areas, like around the ears and the neckline, to achieve a clean finish.
3. Bangs Trim
If you're sporting bangs and they've grown a bit too long, don't panic. Start with clean, dry hair. Comb your bangs straight down, so they're evenly distributed. Then hold your scissors vertically and make small, precise cuts along the bottom of your bangs. Don't cut straight across, as it may look choppy. Use your shaping tool and trimmer guide as a template to ensure the sides of your bangs are even, and you've got perfect bangs!
If you’re still not fully confident in your hair-cutting abilities, we recommend checking out our video gallery. Our collection of The Cut Buddy Educational Videos is full of step-by-step instructions for achieving the perfect home haircut. Our blog also has informational content that can help you when you’re just starting out. For example, our post Haircuts and Styles for Different Hair Types features our recommendations for thick, thin, and textured hair.
Back to Basics: The Skincare Essentials
All right, now that your hair is on point, let's talk skincare. College life can be stressful, and the last thing you need is a breakout before a big presentation. Stocking up on a few essentials for your dorm room can make all the difference in keeping your skin looking fresh and vibrant.
- Cleanser: A gentle daily cleanser is a must-have. Look for one that suits your skin type and keeps acne-causing bacteria at bay. Pro tip: Wash your face before going to bed to avoid clogged pores and wake up with a radiant glow.
- Moisturizer: Hydrated skin is happy skin. Find a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer that keeps your face soft and supple without causing any breakouts.
- Sunscreen: Yes, we know you're young and invincible, but sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
Maintain Your Luscious Locks with These Haircare Essentials
Your hair is your crowning glory, and you'll want to treat it right during those intense college years. Dorm life can be chaotic, but these haircare essentials will keep your mane in top shape:
- Shampoo and Conditioner: Invest in a good-quality shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type. Regular cleansing and conditioning will keep your hair healthy and manageable.
- Leave-in Conditioner: Busy schedules may not always allow for a full hair care routine. A leave-in conditioner can work wonders by keeping your hair moisturized and frizz-free on the go.
- Hair Styling Products: Whether you're going for a sleek look or a messy bedhead vibe, having a reliable hair styling product can help you achieve the desired style effortlessly.
Head Back to School with Confidence with The Cut Buddy
There you have it – the ultimate guide to rocking those back to school haircuts and keeping your hair and skin game on point. With The Cut Buddy by your side and these haircare and skincare dorm essentials, you'll be ready to take on any academic challenge while looking effortlessly stylish. Remember, college is not just about acing exams; it's about embracing new experiences and making memories that last a lifetime. So, get out there, show off your fresh haircut, and conquer the world with confidence and flair. And don’t forget to shop Cut Buddy products today so you can conquer this school year with confidence!