I cut my own hair for the first time! :) I cut my girls' hair a few months ago, and it was SO easy that I thought, Hey, why not try cutting my own? I looked up some different methods online, and found three that I wanted to try, so I started long and worked up. (And no, I didn't change the color. It's all lighting and a different camera.)
1st method: After washing my hair, I combed it all straight up and put a ponytail in at the top (center) of my head. I combed the ponytail straight up, grabbed it as high as I could reach and cut about 8 inches off. I took out the ponytail and combed out my hair again, but didn't like it. It was layered, just like the "how-to" article said it would be, but the longest layer looked like I hadn't cut anything off. So I tried the second method.
2nd method: I flipped my hair upside-down and combed it all out, then cut straight across. I combed it all out (right-side-up again) and it was shorter, but still not right. On to the third method! (Good thing I started with REALLY long hair!)
3rd method: I parted my hair straight down the middle, going all the way down the back of my head, and pulled all the hair to the front. I cut some more length off to make it easier to manage, then cut both sides evenly at the length I wanted and made sure the two sides matched. I then pulled the top layer (all the hair above my ears) up out of the way and combed out the underneath layer. I cut it about 1/2 inch shorter, and combed everything down together. Done! And I like it! :)