Posts Tagged ‘hair cut’

How to Cut Hair with a Weedwhacker

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

No, I didn’t really cut my son’s hair with a weed whacker – though it looks like it from most angles… Normally, I cut his hair with scissors.  Lately, he has been screaming bloody murder when I get near him with the scissors.  Oliver doesn’t seem to mind the electric clippers though, after watching Daddy cut his own hair with them.

This was my son 2 days ago.

This is only half the hair we ended up cutting.  I probably should have stopped at this point!

This is the after!  He wouldn’t let me get near his ears with the trimmer, so I’ll have to go clean those up with the scissors after he stops having nightmares.  The top is 1 inch long and the rest is 1/2 an inch. 

The hubby was shocked and a bit horrified from the sound of his voice when he saw the pic I sent him at work.  He says it makes Oliver look like a Vulcan.  He then asked me not to cut Evelyn’s hair…

I think that after a few days it will look just fine… I must say that it is much cooler for him now that the temps are rising.  The poor guy was always sweating with the mop from before.  As he grows, I might bring him to get it professionally cut someday, or maybe for a special event like his birthday.  Otherwise, this is the 7th trim I’ve given him since he’s been born.  That’s $175+ in our pockets.  With all that money saved, I can buy him a baseball cap to wear until his hair grows out a bit!  :-)

I can’t be the only one doing home haircuts out there!  Anyone have a hair raising story they want to share? 

For the Brave of Heart: DIY Haircuts

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

One way we save money is to have the boys’ hair cut at home.  My husband used to cut his own hair before he met me.  Now he makes me do it.  If you and your significant other aren’t a strong couple, then do not attempt home haircuts – it could really wreck your relationship!  Nothing says I love you like a 2 inch wide reverse mohawk down the middle of the head.

Now that the baby needs haircuts, I do his as well.  So far, I’ve done it twice in the last two months.

In my hair salon, I have a set of hair clippers with the different length attachments and a good sharp pair of hair cutting scissors.  A stool helps for the big guy as well as a brightly lit hallway mirror.  For the little guy, the first time I cut his hair was in the high chair and the second time while he was laying down on the changing table.  Laying down was way easier.  I kept him occupied with a toy and his body was still since he was laying down.  After I did the top and sides, I sat him up to trip up the back.

Is it worth all the work to cut my guys’ hair?  You bet.  A cheap haircut goes for around $12 in my neighborhood, plus $2 or $3 dollar tip.  Say it’s $15 (including the gas to get there).  My husband likes his hair nice and short on the back and sides and we cut it every 2 weeks – that’s $390 per year!  Say we cut the baby’s hair once a month – that’s $180.  By cutting both of their hair, we save $570 a year.  That’s a conservative $570 as nice quality cuts are much more expensive.

It takes a lot of practice and a very forgiving husband, but it is doable and saves us money.

Frugal Tip of the Day: Make sure you have nice sharp hair cutting scissors. Don’t use them on paper or anything but hair – keep them sharp!  It makes all the difference in the world.  Use a rat tail comb to separate the hair pieces.  Smooth the hair between your fingers and make the first cut at the length you would like.  Move on to surrounding pieces of hair and smooth those chunks between your fingers – INCLUDE a part of the hair that you just cut.  You will instantly have a guide to show you where to cut this chunk of hair. Continue around the head in the same manner.

Here’s Oliver’s first haircut.  He wasn’t too thrilled.  After a trim off the top, I snipped around his ears and he turned out adorable! :-)

by Needs a Haircut

Oliver was getting a little shaggy.

First Hair Cut“Hey…you don’t have food!  I’ve been tricked.”

Cute as a buttonCute as a button!

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