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This is my youngest son, Owen. He’s pretty cute, isn’t he?
But maybe getting a little scruffy around the edges. Let’s give him a haircut.
First, you want to get their hair wet. You can hose them off in the shower, use a spray bottle, or if the spray bottle doesn’t work, just dump water on their head. Then comb their hair to get all the knots (and curls) out.
The next step is to cut the hair at the nape of the neck to the desired length, using a comb as a guide to get a nice straight line.
Then you want to cut the hair on the sides and around the ears, making sure not to cut their ear!
Finally, cut where the sideburn would go, in front of their ear. I like to cut on an angle, starting at about the middle of the ear and angling back towards the top.
Now that you have a nice straight line around the outside, you can start with the inside. The trick to doing a good haircut (my definition of a good haircut is when you can’t see the mistakes) is to hold your fingers vertically when cutting, and cut vertically as well. Then you won’t see any lines from side to side.
So, holding your fingers vertically, start cutting. For the lower third of the head I cut one fingerwidth from the scalp. From the ears to the crown and the top of the head, I cut about two fingerwidths from the scalp. For the top of the head, I cut about three fingerwidths from the scalp.
Now just keep cutting and trimming, and cutting and trimming until you get the desired effect. Remember, you can always cut more off! But cutting less off? That’s called ‘waiting for six weeks for that slip of the scissors to grow out’.
Et voila! He likes his new haircut.
I cut my boys’ hair every three to four months and my husband’s hair every two months or so. When my daughter gets enough hair for me to cut, I’ll cut hers too. At â‚¬18 a haircut (the bare minimum here) we save â‚¬216 a year. Not too shabby!
How do you manage haircuts? Do you cut the hair of your family members? Who cuts your hair?