I often get asked the question: Who cuts your boys' hair? Each time I sheepishly raise my hand. I've cut their hair since forever and finally felt confident enough to share a 'how-to' after one of my hair stylist friends about fell out of her seat when she asked that very question and heard the response.
Zack was born with a head of hair like I've never seen on a white boy and I first cut it myself when he was 4 months old. Since then, that's just what we've done. In the beginning it was in an effort to save money, but now, it not only saves me $80/mo, but also the headache of appointments and waiting rooms. I can cut all 3 boys in about 30 minutes on a good day.
I'll tell you I've come a long way since I first started, but worst case scenario, your kid ends up with a shaved head every now and again. I suppose that was a risk I've always been willing to take...except Zack would literally lose his marbles if I messed up bad enough to require a shaved head. He's like Sampson and his hair is his power apparently. I still like to kid him every now and again that I've messed up and will need to shave it. It never fails to get a rise out of him.
A few tips if you're a first-timer:
1. I am not professionally trained and am certain this isn't the 'correct' way to do it. I just don't care enough to do anything about it and don't think you should care either.
2. Always cut a little longer than you think at first, you can always take more off. Take your time.
3. That being said, I use a 1 guard on my boys' lower part, blending up to a 1.5. You'll see this in the video, but not sure I gave the exact numbers I was using. You might start with a 2 guard if it's your first time.
4. These are the clippers that I use. The set comes with clippers, guards, comb and scissors. Everything you need to get started.
5. These are the blending shears I use and I can't recommend them enough, especially if your boys' have blonde or light colored hair. The trickiest part about blondes is that every cut shows, these soften up those transitions and you'll see how I use them in the video.
Hoping this helps you simplify your days too. Take your time and realize your first cut won't be your best, but with practice you'll get better and better! Be sure to tag me if you try it!
Hi, I'm Amy. When I'm not scouring the valley for the perfect new house, you can usually find me in the kitchen with a gaggle of kids. Chips, salsa and a Diet Coke are usually in hand.