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The Ponytail Shag and Other TikTok Trends You *Probably* Shouldn’t Try

The urge to DIY is real, we know.

And while some styles are perfectly safe to try on your own, there are a few trends we recommend you stay away from. We’re looking at you TikTok. From the viral ponytail shag to criss-cross curtain bangs, do-it-yourself videos are taking the social media app by storm. But viewers beware – these trendy self-trims are not for the faint of heart. Cutting your own hair is definitely a no from us, especially when it involves literal kitchen scissors.

Read on for the 4 TikTok hair trends you shouldn’t even think about trying.

1. Ponytail Shag

Absolutely do NOT try this at home. Piling all of your hair in a high pony and just chopping off the top is a sure-fire way to get a totally uneven chop. And with harsh ends too boot. Definitely not the shag of your dreams. See a professional for a quality cut instead.


@luciaversprillei tried cutting my hair with that ponytail trick for the “shag cut” and worked pretty well! ##shagcut ##shagcuthair ##wolfcut ##fyp ##foryoupage

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

2. Criss-Cross Curtain Bangs

Alright, can we stop with the self-trimmed fringe? If blunt quarantine bangs weren’t bad enough, DIY curtain bangs are all over social media. Avoid this trend like the plague. Actual face-framing fringe it tough to cut. A stylist approved trim will give you the 70s aesthetic you crave.

@stylesuzi##hairtransformation ##notaphoto ##curtainbangs ##curtainbangtutorial ##curtainbangshaircut ##curtainbanghack ##fyp ##haircuttransformation

♬ SugarCrash! – ElyOtto

3. At-Home Mullet

A layer-intense cut should probably be handled with a little more care than you can give it at home. While this DIY crop turned out pretty good, so much can go wrong when you’re feathering of your own free-will.


@coolmadsgamesim probably gonna cut more tmrw but i tried my best 😭 ##haircut##mullet##shorthair##05

♬ telepatía – Kali Uchis

4. Ponytail Crop

Like the ponytail shag you should just steer clear of this TikTok trend. Going from long locks to a baby bob is tough enough as it is. Why add kitchen scissors into the mix and complicate things further?


@rosegoldzebraReply to @zzhansee yeah❤️ ##asmr ? ##haircut ##tutorial ##transition

♬ original sound – kay-anna

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