Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cutting Boys Hair 101


Learning to cut your boys' hair is EASY and will save you tons of $$$$$$

All it takes is a set of clippers from your local beauty supply store.  They start at about $25 and last for years.  It's nearly fool proof!  I say nearly, because it is fairly easy to learn, but there is one caveat...

You have to pay attention.

That seems simple, but a long time ago (before I'd honed my haircutting mojo) I cut a straight-up bald spot in my brother's hair.  

I had already finished his cut and it looked pretty good, so I was just trimming up his neck.  But I noticed a spot on the back of his head that I'd missed and thought, I'll just run the clippers back over and cut those stray hairs.  Unfortunately -- with no attachment (because you have to remove it to shave the neck) -- I shaved a bald rectangle out of the back of his head!  

Well, my brother wasn't pleased, nor was he ready to embrace a cue-ball head, so I had to take his cut pretty short and he used a dark eyeliner pencil to draw it in until it grew back.

Don't let this story scare you, it really is easy to do.
Miriam

6 comments:

  1. You make it look so easy! I'm gonna borrow my sisters clippers and try it. Thanks.

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  2. Thank you so much for this post! I have been trying my hand at cutting my boys' hair for the past couple months and was about to give up because I have a terrible time fading. This last time I just used a 3 all over their heads because I was so tired of it being so uneven. Poor little burr headed boys...I'm so excited to give this a try!

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  3. I found this video on youtube. It was so helpful. Just wanted to let you know it worked out great.

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  4. So glad I found you! My son has this young mans head... down to the swirl in the back. Can't wait to try it tomorrow. Up until now I have been putting on the #4 guard and doing the entire head, I'm excited for my son to have some style... now to get him to sit still while I use the clippers-he's ticklish.

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  5. thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much i can not express to you my gratitude towards you right know.

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  6. Thank you! I have 3 boys and cut my husbands hair, I have been doing pretty well but wanted to figure out how to leave the top a lot longer and blend it in that helped a ton!!

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