1: 1. Choose the right tools: sharp scissors, comb, and mirror.

2: 2. Section hair into manageable parts. Start with damp hair.

3: 3. Trim small sections at a time for even cutting.

4: 4. Use a comb as a guide for straight, even cuts.

5: 5. Trim the ends first, then move to longer layers.

6: 6. Check both sides in the mirror for symmetry.

7: 7. Use texturizing techniques for layers and volume.

8: 8. Avoid cutting too much at once. Take your time.

9: 9. Final touches: style and refine your new haircut.