For some reason none of my kids liked getting their hair cut in a shop when they were young. That is an understatement. They all hated it! At first I tried to reason with them and find ways to make it appealing, but I was unsuccessful. Even bribes didn’t work.
Then I realized that cutting their hair at home wasn’t that hard and I was saving a couple hundred dollars a year. So I stopped trying to coerce them into having it cut by a professional and embraced home hair cuts.
My tips for cutting kid’s hair:
Instead of a cape, I use one of my husbands old dress shirts. I put it on backward on my child and buttoned it down the back. I stuff a hand towel around the top, so that hair doesn’t slip into the gap at the neckline.
I usually have my kids sit on a stool outside. This allows me easy access to all sides of their hair. This also prevents hair clippings from getting all over the house when someone walks through the pile on the floor.
I give my kids a lollipop while I am cutting their hair. They can’t pull it out to complain or hair will get on their lollipop. Evil, yes I know, but it works.
I try to catch as much of the hair as I can or at least deflect it with my hand, so it doesn’t fall on their face. But some times it still does, so I have a couple of damp wash cloths ready in advance. I let my kids hold one over their face when I am cutting the hair in front. I have a couple extra in case we have to wipe any hair that is bothering them off their face.
I used the same technique as in this tutorial to cut both of my boy’s hair. It uses a combination of clippers and scissors. I think it produces a very clean and neat cut. I have even used this technique on my husband.
Basic Hair Cut for Girls (Medium or Long Length)
For many years I cut my daughter’s hair using the techniques listed below.
I gave my daughter a straight cut across the back of her long hair and then trimmed her bangs. I had to cut her bangs every 6 – 8 weeks, but I could go longer periods of time between cutting the back of her hair.
If you have to go to a salon, use these tips to save money on haircuts.
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