Have you tried using the salon finder? That's how I found my salon and I'm really happy with it.
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When you cut your hair, your curls won't be weighed down as much so you shouldn't have any problems. I say go for it!

IMO, cutting your own hair in the back is too hard. Unless you're a straight across cut like in the videos, I think it would be almost impossible to do it well.

When I did the ponytail method, most of my layers were on the top and front. The back of my head was just one layer and it was pretty straight.
Originally Posted by Saila
Thank you! I ended up giving in and going to a salon, where it would just take them 20 minutes to do what might take me a lot longer.

I got an inverted bob, which looks cute and will be cool for summer! I have layers on the sides too.

It was interesting because to start the cut, she combed all of my hair to the back, as though she was pulling it into a low ponytail, and made her first cut that way--just like the ponytail method in the video!