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I have been cutting my own hair for quite some time. First you need to invest in a good pair of scissors. I bought mine from a beauty shop supplier.
I lean over and gather all my hair into a pony tail on top of my head and fasten it with an elastic band. I then stand up and trim the ends. Next I lean over again and put it in a pony tail at the back of my head. I then trim off the ends.
I look at it the mirror and make sure the ends are even on both sides of my head. I then layer it using a comb to bring the hair up to the top of my head and trim the ends to different lengths. After this, I will trim the ends whenever I need to to keep it at the same length.
By Laurie from Ontario, Canada
We save so much money every month! About 11 years ago I decided to start cutting my family's hair. I'm so glad I did. I am by no means a professional hairdresser, but you don't have to be. It is quite easy, it just takes a bit of practice.
This is the same method I use to cut my husband's hair, as well. Just pick up a pair of scissors and clippers from Walmart and you're all set. Have fun, I know you can do it!:)
Total Time: About 20 - 30 minutes
I have cut my own hair for almost 20 years I bought a "Flowbee" which hooks to my vacumn cleaner, I am on my second one and when it wears out, I will get another.
Ways to save money on haircuts for men and boys. Instead of going to the barber shop for a haircut my husband and I bought a set of hair clippers for about $50. After a couple of haircuts the clippers have paid for themselves many times over.
My husband and I get free haircuts at least once a month by professional stylists. A local hair salon chain near us runs training classes for new hires and needs models for the new employees to learn their way of styling.
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Save money by cutting children's hair at home. Toddlers usually only need a trim. Remember, practice makes perfect.
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The barber where my husband used to get his hair cut got way too expensive so we decided to go out and buy our own clippers and now I cut his hair. The clippers were not expensive (purchased at Wal-Mart) and they also came with instructions on how to use them and cut his hair!
I have been doing exactly that with a clipper set from Walmart for the past 3 years for my husband. It goes well most of the time but occasionally I get it a little too short - but he is a good sport about it. More people should try it! (08/17/2005)
My son-in-law had his stylist at the salon cancel 2 appointments because she wanted to go out and have fun. (She dates a friend of his and has her own shop.) My son-in-law got upset and let my daughter cut his hair with the clippers that we had at our home. They now save $20.00 a month on his haircuts, and he gets a good haircut from his beautiful new bride! (08/17/2005)