Cutting kids hair

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
April 4, 2007 11:19am CST
I have never cut any hair before, but yesterday I decided to take a go at cutting my 3 year old sons hair, I figured its warm out so if I mess up I can always buzz cut it, but I actually did a really good job, and it looks really cute. Is it worth practicing on your son, as you can just buzz it if it messes up, I mean if you get good at it it'll save you bunches in money if you can do it yourself...what do you think?
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26 responses
• United States
4 Apr 07
I think that if you think you can do a good job then go for it. You can spend the money you save on more important things. I tried to cut my husbands hair in a certain way and completely messed it up!! We ended up spending the money for him to get it fixed but he can't say I didn't warn him.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Yea, I was shocked at how cute he looked when I was done. I cut my own hair all the time, but I never tried someone elses as it seems a lot harder, but I think it might be a different story with my daughter when she gets older, because you cant buzz hers if I mess up =)
• United States
4 Apr 07
LOL...too funny!! I just started doing my boyfriend's hair too. I actually did alright....you couldn't really notice the nics. (ooops) He's almost bald to begin with anyways, so it wasn't too terribly hard. As for my daughter's I'm not sure yet if I'm gonna do it myself. I'd hate to mess up. She just turned 3 and I think she would so cute with a bob. A part of me also wants to let it keep growing just a little more. When the rats start getting to me I'm sure off it will come. :) Definitely saves the money....$15 to cut his bald head. Whoooey
@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
I did cutting my daughter's hair since she was 1yr. old. It's fun to cut her hair because she has fine downy hair. And while cutting her hair, she keeps on moving. That's the attitude of the kids while your doing something on their body. Yes, i agree, that as parent we need to do cutting hair of our child instead of sending them to a barber shop or parlor. We need to practice things that new to us and we need to save money..
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I cut all my sons hair and my husband's hair when my husband had hair and my sons were living at home. My daughter cut's her children's hair as I taught her how as my mom taught me. So it has been passed down and now she is teaching her daughter's to cut hair too. Her oldest daughter want's to be a cosmotologist. So yes it is a good thing to start when your kids are young and when they get older it will be just fine.
@smartmom (827)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Wauw, I wish we had such talents in my family. It could have been real useful to have skills like this. Good for you!
@sweet_pea (3325)
• Philippines
20 May 11
I only did when my son was younger. My son doesn't want to get a haircut. He cries so hard and we just had to restrain him. So to do away with the crying, I had him play in the yard while trying to sneak a little snap every now and then. When I cut a portion he would suddenly look back at me and I would have to hide the scissors behind my back. It was my first attempt to be a barber. Fortunately, he was able to sit properly in a barbershop when he saw his dad go to one. Going to the barber is not at all expensive in my country. You can go to one for just 80 cents. Every month or two, taking a hair cut with his father becomes a bonding time for both of them.
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
I used to do haircuts to both of my sons while they were young. It is relatively easy to do it on kids. Once they get to be 12, I send them to the barbershop. However, my youngest son, prefers that I still do his haircuts. He is 19 and should get them properly with the help of a professional. Besides at 53, my pulse is no longer that good. He still insists that I do it, and of course, I am forced to always. The idea about some savings effected is fine but, doing it until they are of age, it is difficult. My son though, never complained of how I have been doing the haircuts. This must true to yours, too.
@dare2k (153)
• Hungary
5 Apr 07
You can practise on you're son but this isn't very good for the child. He/She has feeling too and he/she might not like what you do with his/hers hair or hat a buzz cut. I suggest that make a compromise with the child and before you begin look up the internet for some tips&tricks for a haircut.
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
5 Apr 07
I think if your able to cut it yourself its agood idea to do so.Hairdressers can be soo expensive and boys hair can grow so quick.Think of all the money you will now be saving by cutting it your self.I also cut my childs hair.I do a good enough job on it and It saves me lots of cash in the long run also.Which is realy good.
@smartmom (827)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Yeah, I used to cut my son's hair as well, but then one day I saw a picture of him, where he looked a bit like a girl - this was the end of my hair cutting career. What I do now, is that my son has a hair cut, where it does not matter, if it gets a bit long, which means he can go 3 to 4 months without getting his hair cut. If it is very short, you have to go often. To save money, I now have long hair, and get it cut 1 - 2 times a year. What a mother has to do to make sacrifices for her children....but hey, my hair has never look this good before.
@luannemay (258)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
I did it before, it was summer and my son's hair was getting long and thick, so i decided to cut, it turns okay but it took so long because my son could not sit still
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I think that's good that you can cut their hair and save you money too. I trimmed my daughter 's hair and I was kinda nervouse because her hair is very long way down to her behind. I did a good job (whew) I just didn't want to mess up.
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
I have a two year old son and his hair has grown long and thick because he wouldn't let anybody cut his hair since he was one. I am not brave enough to cut his hair because he wouldn't last for a minute in behaving in a chair. Luckily, I have a sister who I think has a special gift in taking care of children. It really amazes me that even kids from the neighborhood would listen to her and behave when they are with her. She volunteered in cutting my son's hair. She first told him that she's going to give her a nice hair cut and he should behave in a chair so he'll not be hurt by the sharp scissors. Imagine, he listened and nodded his head when my sister was telling her these. Now, he got a short nice hair. Thanks to my sister. I don't have to go to a salon or barber shop to have my kids hair cut. I'll just give my sister a ring and I'll have a home service hair cut.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Apr 07
same as me ive been cutting hair of my children since they reach the age of 15! its saves me a lto of money by doing so ive got 4 children and 3 of them were girls..you just cant imagine how costly it may have been if after every 2 months have to cut their hair...im no expert then ..but i was able to learn how to cut hair through my children as models lol..
• India
5 Apr 07
As iam concern i would not be testing my skill with anyone and anyway for cutting hairs we have a very good place which is saloon so thanks for sharing ....
@weemam (13377)
4 Apr 07
HIya , I have been doing my hubby and my youngest sons hair (hes 26 and on My Lot as rossdcurran ) for over 3 years now , I did hubby's a 3 to start with and Ros a 2 , but as I have improved I can do hubby's a 3 at the top and taper from a 1 at the bottom , I do Ross with a 2 on top and a 1 on bottom . I am pretty good at it now and I can even square cut them , I was really surprised when my eldest now 44 asked me to do his a few weeks ago , so I must be good lol as he is so particular , It was costing them about £6 each ($10 ) so quite a bit savings over the years , good luck xx
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
4 Apr 07
My husband usually cuts my sons hair and he does a good job with it. If we are going to a special event i.e wedding and my son is the pageboy, then I take him to get his hair done properly by a barber or hairdresser. I think if you can do it yourself, you save lots of $$ in the long run.
• Canada
4 Apr 07
I think if you get good at it then good for you! Lol. I usually shave my boys hair pretty short. It's how they like it and they look neat and tidy. My daughter on the other hand, I take to the Salon with me. She has her hair cut into a bob and I'm terrified of cutting it and not getting it straight lol. Added to which, she loves the whole experience of being sat in the big chair with a robe around her while our hairdresser cuts her hair for her. She sits there with a big smile on her face the entire way through lol.
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Where's the evidence of this so called good-hair-cut? *lol* I bought some electric clippers for about $30 and after cutting my boys's hair, it's already paid for itself. Now, if I can only get my hubby to "trust me", we're golden. Haircuts are a fortune these days...and that's not counting the tips. Last time I watched my son get his hair cut, I thought, "Why should I pay for something that I can do at home?" The one that I was most nervous about doing was my baby...he had the cutest baby locks and it framed his chubby face. But, as I was debating it, he pulled down the box so I did it. It took me a few days to get over the fact that the little man next to me was really my baby boy and not some soon-to-be toddler. Did you keep the clippings?
• India
4 Apr 07
Well i dont have experience of cutting hair. I m sikh and you must be knwing in our religion cutting hair is not allowed so i dont know what feeling comes at this time but yes i have seen many guys look very sweet and sexy after they cut there hair.
• United States
4 Apr 07
I think if you can do it, go for it. I cut my husbands hair all the time. Only problem is it's free, and I don't get a tip or anything. :)
@jennysp8 (855)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I want to give you my congrats on a job well done!! I tried that....well, he ended up with the buzz cut. But, it was summer and he looked kinda cute with it. I think it is totally worth it to practice it to save money..Why not? But I think I'm one of those mom's who will never get it right. I was just trying to prevent a hassle at the hair cutting place because he doesn't like to sit still for a haircut.