Looking Sharp… I gave my son a haircut :)
So My little guy has a birthday this week. Knowing we are going to be taking pictures, and having guests over for a birthday party, I figured it was time to get him a little trim. His hair grows SO fast!
Since he was pretty small, I have taken him to my friend Angie, who owns Creative Images Salon, in a small town about 20 minutes from us. She’s also got her own beauty blog! Check it out here!
I’m telling you that she knows hair…. and I LOVE every minute I get to spend there!
But… I do not love trying to fit in a hair cut for a kid who has hair that grows like a chia pet….
So I decided to try this haircutting thing on my own…
I told Angie this was happening… She seemed like she thought I could handle it, but I’ll admit, I didn’t want the pro to see this…. 😉 So… now I’m sharing it with the world!!! LOL
I realize its not perfect, but its not horrible, and I think its a good “between cut” cut.
So, here’s how this goes down…
I have to bribe my child to let me cut his hair by promising that he can take a bath, and then get out to let me cut his hair, and then he can get BACK into the bath. So he gets to take 2 baths on the nights I cut his hair. I start with a 1 guard on the trimmers. We have the Wahl Brand Trimmer set from Target, and it has several different sizes guards. I use a 1 and a 3.
I cut the bottom half of his head with the trimmers, having him bend his head down and I move his ears out of the way by folding them down. I also try to go in a couple of different motions, so that we don’t have guard lines in his hair. I’d say do the opposite of what you do when you mow the lawn 🙂
I have a pretty good guide on where to stop, but you can cut up on the head as far as you’d like. I like his hair to be a little bit longer on top, and I also like to give him a side part. I don’t know if he still has a side part hair cut, for that I will take him to Angie when I’m ready for her to clean it up! 🙂
Once I have cut the bottom half of his hair, I switch guards on the trimmer, and I kind of go around the top part of his head, careful not to take too much off, but also working to kind of fade in the hair. I know I don’t do a great job at this, but I don’t think he has to be locked in the house until it grows out! I kind of just try to trim all of the hair that seems to make him look like he has a bowl on his head, because Lord knows, we do not want to bring that hair style back!
This is the step that really makes me nervous. I cut off the top. I don’t know why I even get nervous, because it seems like tomorrow morning, his hair will have already grown back, but I still get scared I’m going to leave a big bald spot in the middle of his head, because he can NOT sit still, as I’m sure you all know from experience with your own kids! We have a few moments where I bribe, I reason, I get frustrated, and then we try and try again.
Basically I just go through his hair, comb it up, and trim. I don’t just cut straight across, I kind of snip at the hair from the top, and then go back over it until the hair is even all around. The good thing about a short hair cut like this is that even if you still have a few longer pieces, unless its REALLY long, you really won’t notice that they are there.
So… that’s pretty much it. I know its not probably a perfect haircut, but at least you can maybe save yourself a little bit of money between cuts if you have a little guy like I do, and his hair grows quickly. Realistically, I need to have his hair cut almost every two weeks.