Alex Keating posted how to cut bangs (This is how I cut mine instead of cutting straight across. They look much better, except you should pull the hair from the middle of your head instead of from the side like in the picture) to his -hair tips- p.
How to cut your own hair using 5 different ponytail ideas! This is amazing This is pretty much what the stylist did at my last expensive haircut. only not ponytail holder, but the principle is still the same.