Put down the kitchen scissors.
As more people experiment with cutting their own hair at home, Sally Hershberger is offering up some advice: Don’t do it alone, and stay away from regular scissors.
“I recommend having someone else cut your hair instead of cutting it yourself. When I give virtual cuts, I always have two people involved: the client that wants the cut and their own amateur hairstylist,” the celebrity hairstylist told Page Six Style.
Just a few days ago, Hershberger virtually coached client Miley Cyrus and her mom Tish through a pixie mullet chop for the “Slide Away” singer.
The Hollywood hair pro also says that the right tools are necessary: “Sharp scissors will be your best friend! For anyone wanting to cut hair at home, please don’t reach for your kitchen shears! A dull scissor can cause uneven cuts and breakage, so a sharp pair will be best,” she said, adding that many salons are selling supplies online.
Hershberger, who is known for inventing the shag look in the nineties and counts Meg Ryan, Kate Moss, Jane Fonda, John Mayer and more as past and present clients, is adapting to the times and offering up her talents for charity as well during the coronavirus pandemic.
“My first virtual haircut was actually with Miley last month! She commented on my Instagram post that she botched her bangs while doing an at-home trim, so I got on FaceTime with her and walked her through a cut. We had a blast!” Hershberger tells us.
“Throughout the quarantine, I’ve also guided Lena Dunham through a shag haircut for Vogue and given Scott Tweedie from E!’s Pop of the Morning a cut as well. They were each super different looks, but all came out fabulously.”