Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Days: Day 28 - Hairway Robbery

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I have 3 boys...well...technically 1 husband and 2 boys.  Haircuts used to cost us a small fortune.  I don't even know what they charge anymore, but we were spending at least $30 a month in haircuts...not including me.  Now I imagine it would be more like $45 or more.

Funny Cat: Bad Hair Day

Finally I decided to try my hand at cutting my own man/boys hair.  I invested in a set of clippers and proceeded to weed-wack my oldest son's hair and add 2 "parts" to my hubby's hair that he'd never had before!  I had to take Tyler to get his hair fixed, which ended up being buzzed (could have done that myself!)  Soooo...I put down the clippers, watched a bunch of videos on You Tube and switched to scissors.

Fortunately my boys were little and very forgiving.  I thought hubby would never let me near his hair again, but he was a good sport about it.  I started on the youngest and cut a simple style and didn't do too bad.  By the time I got to hub's I was practically an expert.  Each time I cut their hair I got better at it.  Everyone of them has very different hair.  I still use my clippers for trimming so they were not a waste of money.

Recently my oldest son needed a haircut.  I was very busy with canning, homeschooling and some projects, so I kept putting him off.  Finally he said that he would go get his haircut in town because he knew I was really busy, but he would rather not because he liked the way I cut it.  Well don'tcha know I got out my scissors and gave that boy a haircut then and there.  After a compliment like that, how could I not?

You can save big cutting your own families hair.  I used to just trim my own mid-length hair, but now I get it styled by a friend for very reasonable amount.  Based on what my friend charges per haircut, I save at least $45 a month, or $540 a year.

Here are a few You Tube videos to help you get started.

Here is a video for using a new type of scissor that I would like. The video shows basically how I cut my guys hair too.

Here's another product that looks great, especially for girls hair. I've don't own, nor have ever used it, so I can't comment on the quality or use of the product.

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