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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
Definitely NO to do-it-yourself haircut. Some things are better left to the professionals. You may think it looks ok but...
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
The hair cut looks great. You did very well. Thumbs up! That is my professional opinion.
But... for the love of Zasu Pitts, next time cover the lad with something. Looking at some of the pictures made it very difficult to resist the urge to scratch.
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)