Do It Yourself Haircuts
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I'd love to know the basics of hair cutting in order to cut my
kids hair myself. Does anyone know of a down-and-dirty one-day
or afternoon class that would teach parents this?
A couple of years ago I searched online and found a Conair hair
cutting kit with instructional video, electric clippers/razor,
hair cutting scizzors, hair clips, gown... for $30 or $35. I
think it might have been on their website. I am still not
terrific at hair cuts, but while my kids are little, they don't
mind that they are not getting salon cuts. This has really saved
me a lot of money so far (three kids).
I recommend the book ''How to Cut Your Child's Hair at Home.'' I
bought it at Borders. I've been cutting my now 3-year-old's hair
since birth and people seem to think he doesn't look too bad.
Unfortunately, the only way to learn is to practice, and on a
squirmy child this can take a while. But I'm up to a fairly
complicated layered cut now, and have also learned how to use
clippers on the back (clipper use is not covered in the book
except for buzz cuts).
I learned to cut hair (with scissors) from library books. I
also give buzz cuts with an electric clipper, which is very
I love my Flowbee! I've cut my boy's hair for twelve years!
Results can be better than "Pro".
A flowbee is an attachment to your vacuum cleaner that uses a stack of clear
rectangular spacers to keep the cutting blades a precise distance from the
scalp. It's great for short and medium length hair styles on relatively
straight hair, and almost useless on tightly curled hair.
Air flows up the spacers held close to the head and carries the hair along with it.
the hair is pulled straight to the length of the spacers, cut off and sucked into
the vacuum cleaner - no mess to clean up.
There are pictures and a better description on there web-site.
The whole kit is available online at www.flowbee.com
for $80 (which sounds like a lot until you think about the amount of money
you'll save not going to supercuts or someplace more expensive).
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