Monday, August 3, 2009

Simple, at home-haircutting that MAY work for most boys and is guaranteed to save you money unless you have to have a barber fix your mess.

Grab a wiggly, smiling boy who isn't afraid of sharp scissors. Wrap him in a fluffy towel and kiss his chubby cheek.

Damp hair is way easier to cut than dry. I usually begin with the sideburn section, closest to the face, but I failed to get pictures when I did that section. Basically, I hold my fingers as close as I can to his little noggin and cut at an upward angle, working at the hair by his temple and making my way towards the back of his head until just behind his ear. You can see how I hold my hands by looking at this picture. Next, I do the back lower section of his hair. I don't hold my fingers against his head, though and that makes the cut a little longer. Notice the angle at which I'm cutting, trying to get the hair closest to his neck shorter than the top hair. I cut right up against my fingers.

After working in sections on the back of his head, I go over it a 2nd and 3rd time to make sure I got it all. Then the top! Working from front to back, I cut it in the same fashion, but with no angle. Thusly.

More pictures of cutting the back. Before the cut...

...after the cut!

Then, the bangs. (prepare for tears because of gravity defying hair making it's way up the nose)

Cut. (Do NOT attempt to kiss away the tears, or you will be spitting the rest of the day)

Go over whole head to make sure you didn't miss anything, like I did, here.


Use the cool, buzzy thingy from hubby's section of the bathroom to zap a straight line at the nape and sideburns.

Comb. Assess. Kiss adorable face unless you can resist. I can't.

Bathe away the mess, dry hair and admire!

One down, three more to go!


kayla said...

I will definitely be using this as a reference later on this afternoon. So wierd that we were thinking on the same lines this morning.
BTW I can't resist the kissing part either. The barber always seems to be able to. I just don't understand it.

Jen Roe said...

you are too cute!! Thanks for the tips, Id like to try it sometime!!!!

David & April said...

Thanks for the step by step! Ha! It was comical too! David just shaves/buzzes his hair, even easier!

Anonymous said...

aww where did my baby go!!! that sure changed his looks. Great job. Dad said wow!! love mom

Jennifer said...

I have been cutting Ben's hair for awhile now....glad to see he is not the only little boy who DOES NOT like the hair all over. He cry's and screams! lol

Livin' out loud said...

Wow! you are wonderful at blogging directions! thanks!

A FastLane said...

So fun to find you on the internet. I love this post. What an adorable face and smile.

Anonymous said...

ok Allana time to update please face book still does not work for me so I only have the blog to read and look at. love mom

Laurie said...

I love, love, love the first picture...what a cutie!