Cutting Kids' Hair
How to Cut Hair at Home
With the economy going from bad to worse, many parents are wondering if they could save money by cutting kids' hair themselves at home. To this I say, "Sure! You can do it!"
I cut my daughter's hair and it turned out very cute! There is a technique to it, and you need some good haircutting scissors. You can learn how to do this. It is not very difficult.
I had some decent haircutting scissors, a plastic comb, and some hair clips. I followed instructions on You Tube videos to learn what to do. She is happy with the results and I think I can save about $100.00 a year cutting her hair myself at home.
In this article I will explore the techniques for cutting kids' hair and the tools needed to do the job.
Hair Cutting Poll
Do you cut your child's hair at home?
How to Cut Hair at Home
You will need some guides to follow as you learn to cut your children's hair. I suggest picking up at least one of these books, which are the best ones I have found on the subject of cutting hair.
Expert Advice for Cutting Kids' Hair
I really like this video for learning to cut kids' hair. I find it very easy to understand. There are four parts to this video, so be sure to click through to each one. For the third video YouTube does not automatically give you the next in the series, but you will find it along the sidebar to the right.
Tools for Cutting Kids' Hair at Home
To get results you will be happy with, be sure you start with some good haircutting scissors. A good pair of scissors is worth the investment when you consider the money you will save by cutting your children's hair yourself instead of paying a salon.
Here are some of the best haircutting scissors for the money that I have found.
How to Cut a Boy's Hair With Clippers
Ken Graham gives a great overview of how to cut a boy's hair with clippers in this instructional video. If you would like to order the DVD, where he goes into much greater detail, click the link below.
- How to Cut Hair, Unique Step by Step Hairdressing Course on 6 DVDs
Stylist Ken Graham gives detailed, step-by-step instructions for cutting a child's hair on these DVDs.
Hair Clippers for Cutting Kids' Hair
If you have a son or want to do a very short hairstyle on a girl, you will need a good set of hair clippers.
Hair Cutting Capes and Dusters
To keep things nice and tidy when you are cutting kids' hair, you may want to invest in a hair cutting cape and a neck duster. You can use a towel for both jobs, but you will have more hair clippings to clean up after the hair cut. These items just make the hair cut neater and the clean up a bit easier.
A striped cape that appeals to young men. This comes with black, navy or red stripes.
A cute cape for children!
Pop Star cape for tweens!
Cool animal print cape!
This is the best tool for getting rid of those itchy stray hairs!
Do you cut your child's hair or pay someone else to do it? Are you satisfied with the results?