Do it anon
I did it and it was so reliving and now I can finally live my little emo dreams
The worst thing that can happen is you fuck up your hair but unless you're balding/prone to losing hair you'll be fine because hair always grows back but in case you're extremely nervous about fucking up, buy a back up plan, aka a wig that you can wear for daily use (but i doubt you'll mess up that bad)
I'm not any sort of hair professional so take what I say with a grain of salt/caution. Everything I learned is via reference images and YouTube videos (which can be very useful)
How I start off is I style the way I want my hair to look, push bangs to the side I want it to face, put the side hairs on my cheek, just a general/basic shape and then I straighten it till it is flat.
My hair generally has alot of volume to it so I prefer to trim alot of that off to lessen the poofyiness of the style and make it more sharp/edgier.
If you have bangs the recommended height imo is a little below your eyebrows is how I do it personally because I like my hair in my face.
If you don't have bangs I would cut them into your hair. Makes it easier to style the hair style but I know some don't like them, that's just the way I personally do my hair.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.