So somewhere in the bottom of my photo boxes I have several pictures of a rather long haired hubby when we were first married. I love you more than anything honey but it wasn't cute. Not that you wanted it to be that way!
When we first married my hubby was super picking about getting his hair cut. It needed to be a particular style and length and totally totally perfect. I grew up in a household where a family friend cut our hair. I didn't particularly know anything about hair cutting and styling.
So after we married I would just send my hubby off to the nearest salon to get a trim when he needed a haircut. But of course, being pretty much dirt poor, even though the salon I sent him too was fairly cheap (and we always used a coupon!) many months we had to pick between the haircut and something else. And something else usually won out so my hubby’s hair would get shaggier and shaggier until we finally found another coupon and coughed up the money for another cut. About a year and a half into our marriage I’d had enough. I went out and bought a cheap razor and told hubby I was going to cut his hair myself. (The razor was the same price as a single haircut, not expensive at all!)
Of course this was not ok with him, being such a picky guy, but he finally gave in and you know what? I've been cutting his hair ever since!
What I learned right away is that it’s SO easy to give your man or little boy a haircut at home! Now, I’m no professional and I don’t know how to do all the fancy styles but I do know how to give a good buzz haircut and I’m going to teach you how to do the same today.
I have a Wahl razor that seems to be quite a workhorse. Make sure you get a razor with different attachable lengths. Also make sure that you buy a good pair of hair cutting scissors. They will last you forever if you keep them nice!
Hair too long. This is our before shot!
If you aren't sure what length he would like it, start with a longer attachment for your razor first like 5/8 in or 3/4 in. You can always make it shorter but you can't make it longer! Buzz the entire head. You will have to go over it a couple times to make sure you got all the strays. (You might need to trim these individually too if you can't get them all.) If you are wanting to try different styles you might want to consider leaving it slightly longer on the top of the head or leaving longer bangs.
After the buzzing of the whole head. Looking much better already! Now time for some trim work.
See those little long hairs around the ear? Trim those with a good pair of scissors to be the same length as the rest of the buzzed hair (or a little shorter, you don't want them going over the ear.) Trim around the entire ear. (Both ears of course! )
Now move to the back of the head, the neck. It seem like this area always has some strays that don't make it into the razor. Pull the longer hairs up between your fingers and trim to be the same length as the rest of the hair.
Then trim the rest of the back of the neck. (I didn't actually make it crooked, he must have been standing funny for this shot!) Trim off the "rat tail" in the middle of the neck and shave the neck a bit to make the skin smooth and remove any strays. I trim the back of the neck in a slightly shaped way (up a little higher on the sides) instead of trimming it straight across. After you are done, have your hubby or son wash his hair so you can get all the rest of the strays out of the way and make sure you didn't miss any spots.
It's very easy and takes only about 15 minutes tops! I recommend either doing this outside or in a bathroom where the hairs can be easily contained and cleaned up when you are done. Practice makes perfect. You might not have the best haircut ever the first time you try it but you will get much better over time and hair will always grow back!
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