A growing young boy means countless expenses such as new school shoes, new clothes,
new toys and new haircuts. Some things you can’t avoid splurging the cash on though.
When it comes to cutting your boys hair, why not save the pennies and do it yourself?
Giving your son a haircut at home probably isn’t as hard as you’d think it may be. The only thing you’ll need is some guidance (free), practice (also free) and a good pair of
hairdressing scissors (an expense, but an investment). To begin with, you may want to
start with the neckline. Wet your boy’s hair, and begin by working on the back of the head.
Hold the hair at a 45 degree angle and cut along your fingers. Begin to cut around the
hair at the base of the neckline, creating a neat, straight line. Make sure you hold the hair
down firmly so you cut it evenly. Once the back area is finished, and you have carefully
trimmed the existing layers, continue to the sides. Continue cutting at a 45 degree angle,
being sure that when you make the cut, you want to have a few hairs from the last section
you have cut included in the section that you are currently cutting. This may be slightly
confusing, but it ensures that the hair blends.
When you come to the ear, tuck the ear down gently and cut around the ear and tidy the
hair as if you were tracing the pattern of the ear. Once you have completed the sides, work
towards the top of the head. Cut hair here at a 90 degree angle, and cut straight. Take
hair from the centre of the top of the head, lift it up, and cut straight across. You may want
to point cut the hair around the front of the forehead to avoid it from looking too choppy,
which is using the point of your scissors to cut small points around the hairline.
If your son wants a more trendy look, you can try using a razor on the sides of his head
and creating a mowhawk at the top. So try it now- giving your son a haircut from the comfort of your own home will ensure a one of a kind look, save you money and is sure to make for some bonding time! Good luck beauties!