When you want to get better at something you don't try it a few times, you KEEP trying to make opportunities to do it. The last time I cut @elijaha1's hair, his girlfriend @kaycmlartz came along and in the middle of his haircut I noticed that she looked like she'd be very photogenic, so I awkwardly complimented her and then offered her a free haircut to let me take her picture. I want to get better at taking photos, so, opportunity made. I want to start cutting longer hair more consistently, so, opportunity made. I lucked out when it came time to style her hair because @Sokolum had just stopped by, so she added some movement to this hair with a round brush. All I know how to do is blow dry hair straight (I took notes. Opportunity made).
Fades are fun, and I can cut short hair blindfolded (not literally), but here's my deliberate practice for this week. I hope you make an opportunity to try something out of your comfort zone. Try it soon and try it regularly.
Completely unrelated note, my phone has been broken for the past few days and I'm dyyying! How long have you ever gone without a phone? Did you survive?