Did your mum ever cut your hair when you were young?

@sprite1950 (15111)
Corsham, England
August 10, 2019 6:20am CST
I was looking through some old photos yesterday and had to laugh at some of the terrible haircuts my mother gave me when I was small. I don't remember feeling upset so I suppose I was too young to care what I looked like. Back in the 50s and 60s I think it was often mum who took the scissors to their kid's hair because it was cheaper and there probably weren't so many hairdressers around as there are today. Did your mum or dad carry out a home haircut on you when you were little?
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@May2k8 (9913)
• Indonesia
10 Aug
My mother can do everything, she's a nimble person before gallstone surgery.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
I'm sorry to hear she has had gallstone surgery. I know gallstones are very painful.
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@May2k8 (9913)
• Indonesia
10 Aug
@sprite1950 Thank you, after the gallstones were removed for only about 3 weeks my mother began to feel tired quickly and since then my mother was just pacing around the house.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
@May2k8 I hope she will be well again soon.
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@Corbin5 (152981)
• United States
10 Aug
Yes, both my mom and my dad cut my hair and the hair of my siblings too. They did that to save money.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
Did it look ok? I think that's why my mum cut my mine and my sister's too.
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@Corbin5 (152981)
• United States
10 Aug
@sprite1950 Well, it did look OK most of the time. However, when I was in high school, I would not let either one cut my hair. They were not that good at it.
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@LadyDuck (236084)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
Hello, I am so glad to see you back. I do not think that my mom ever cut my hair. I remember that I had long hair when I started to go to school. Mom brought me with her to the hairdresser when I was about 7 years old.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
Hey Anna, good to see you too! I wish my mum had let my hair grow long but she always fancied herself as a hairdresser!
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@LadyDuck (236084)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
@sprite1950 I liked my long hair, I think to remember she asked her hairdresser to cut it when it was time to have the First Communion.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
@LadyDuck Do you wear it short now?
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@MNRFOLEY (410)
• Australia
16 Aug
Yes, my mum did, it was okay I suppose. her forte was the apple cut, sort of how the Beatles hairdo lol.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
16 Aug
The Beatles hair was considered to be outrageous at the time but became very fashionable. It was quite gimmicky because although they wore smart suits their hair was considered to be long! My dad thought it was terrible lol.
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@MNRFOLEY (410)
• Australia
16 Aug
@sprite1950 lol I think it looked good on me as a child!
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
16 Aug
@MNRFOLEY Lots of people grew their hair like it. I had a Joanna Lumley haircut which was similar and very trendy at the time.
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@florelway (7208)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Aug
I remember my mother cutting the edge of my hair and made a U-shaped cut.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
My mum made quite a lot of mistakes with my hair!
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@florelway (7208)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Aug
@sprite1950 realizing it now, what my mother did to my hair then was very crude lol. using ordinary scissors and cutting hair at once not checking if it balances with the other side lol.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
11 Aug
@florelway sounds like my haircuts!
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@porwest (17652)
• United States
10 Aug
I think my mom may have done it a couple of times, but I mostly remember going to shops. Most of the time it was a beauty college though. It was always cheaper. I can't say I got any better a cut going to a shop where I was essentially a guinea pig.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
Did they make you beautiful Jim?
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@porwest (17652)
• United States
11 Aug
@sprite1950 At one point they made me a laughingstock. I wanted a spike and wound up with an Eddie Haskel perm.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
11 Aug
@porwest Lol I think we've all had a few disasters from time to time. I remember having the most terrible perm and all my friends told me how terrible it looked. I cried for weeks.
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@JESSY3236 (9782)
• United States
13 Aug
I think my mother did when I was little.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I hope she made a good job of it!
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12 Aug
my mom used to cut my hair and it was actually not that bad...until i thought that i can do that too so i cut my hair myself and spent the rest day crying about it
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
12 Aug
Lol I did that a few times too! I can do it quite well now though as I've got used to the way it grows. I have wavy hair so have to be careful.
@Porcospino (26973)
• Denmark
10 Aug
My mother used to cut my hair. Sometimes I wasn't that happy with the result, because I found it too short, but I think she was quite good at it. She was better than me anyway. I once tried to cut my own hair, and it looked terrible
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
I cut my own hair now but I'm quite good at it after years of practice
@Miss_Leafy (1547)
• Indonesia
10 Aug
My mom used to cut my hair since I was a kid.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
Did it look good? Mine never did.
• Philippines
10 Aug
Yes, she did. Many times! :) And I didn't mind. She studied hairdressing and beauty culture so her styling was kinda okay.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
Lucky you, mine was adapted with grips and bows!
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@MALUSE (52970)
• Germany
10 Aug
No, never. I'm a woman. My hair wasn't cut. It grew until it reached my waist.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
I wish my mother had let my hair grow long. My daughter and my granddaughter have really long hair and I think it looks beautiful.
@JustBhem (60251)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Aug
My Father was the only have the right to cut my hair.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
I hope he made a good job of it!
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@JustBhem (60251)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Aug
@sprite1950 Well to bad he always wants me to have bangs and long hair.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
@JustBhem I'm sure you look nice. I always wanted long hair but my mum cut it short.
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@Starkinds (8748)
• India
10 Aug
Yes my mum cuts my hair when I am 15 years old
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
I'm sure it looked lovely.
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@Starkinds (8748)
• India
10 Aug
@sprite1950 not much but mothers love is more important.
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@Janet357 (23003)
10 Aug
hahaa i actually dont remember. maybe ot maybe not.
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@sprite1950 (15111)
• Corsham, England
10 Aug
I don't really remember having it done but when I see photos of myself when I was little I can see she did because a hairdresser would never have cut it that way.