October 11, 2009

Zen and the art of the home haircut

In these tough economic times, we've had to scale back on some of the luxuries we have grown accustomed to, which for us includes visits to the salon. Monthly for Derek, and every couple months for me. I've tried cutting D's hair at home before, but never touched the top, for fear that I'd leave a big gaping hole in it or end up cutting off way too much. This week I finally felt confident enough to give it a try, and I'm happy to report that it was a success! (Thank goodness he has such thick hair...)

D's hair, pre-haircut

D's hair, post-haircut

My rules were as follows:
- Don't say "oops", no matter what happens
- Cut a little at a time, and go back to trim more if it's not enough
- Don't get overzealous with the electric trimmers

It probably would have helped if I'd watched a how-to video or two beforehand, but then again my false sense of confidence proved to be enough! I'll do a little research before the next cut, though. For myself, I've decided to let my hair grow out again, with an occasional at home bang-trim every few weeks. We'll see what happens... (Cut to photos of both of us in 6 months with long, shaggy hair...)


pollyanna cowgirl said...

Awesome! I am a former salon addict who's now obsessed with home haircuts (I've been doing mine for about a year). However, my bf won't let me get near his hair after my first attempt to shear him went awry. :)

Leigh said...

I used to cut Andrew's hair about every two weeks, and one of my top rules was also a no "oops" rule. I love cutting on my own hair too. I think it's a weird disorder, but I love it. We should have a hair cutting party with the guys :)

Leigh said...

Oh and Derek's haircut looks awesome! Looks like you did a great job.

Lauren said...

Leigh, I can't believe you cut your own hair! Very brave of you, and I don't understand how you can cut the back... it always looks so cute!

this humble abode said...

My father in-law uses the suck and cut. Totally affordable, but unfortunately his hair is horrible.