I am a big proponent of home hair cuts. We’ve done them for years.
They save money and time and generally turn out great – especially when it’s Grandpa giving our young sons military style hair cuts in the shop.
Things get trickier when those little boys become teenagers. They don’t want a hair cut any more – they want a hair style. And Grandpa is smart enough to not touch it.
Me – not so much.
It sounds easy when they say, “Hey mom – could you just take a little off the sides? ”
How hard can it be?
There’s undercuts and side burns and ears to trim around.
All with an electric trimmer.
They expect me to cut their hair holding a piece of vibrating metal with moving blades on the ends?! While wearing bi-focals?!
Do they realize that the difference between perfection and a gaping bald spot is approximately 2.1637 seconds?
Not that I know this from personal experience or that any of my sons have ever, or are even now walking around with gaping bald spots…just hypothetically speaking of course.
Grandpa always tells them the difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut is about a week. l think it’s longer for bald spots.
I have only drawn blood on one occasion but nothing that required emergency medical attention. He didn’t really need that ear tip anyway.
You would think that after a few bad cuts they would stop asking, but I guess I raised some really frugal kids.
I do make them promise that they will love me no matter what it looks like when I’m done.
Which is good, because quite honestly, you get what you pay for!