One of the ways that you can really save some money at home is to give your family haircuts. This might seem a little scary, but the more you practice the better you will get. Plus, if you start when they are little by the time they are bigger and care more you will be awesome at it! 🙂
I figure that I save $300 alone by cutting the 3 men in the houses’ hair each year. If not more!
Thankfully my girls have a little longer hair and so I don’t have to do theirs as much. When I was 17 I left home and went to live with my Grandmother to go to school to do hair. I knew that I had wanted to do this for a long time. I have aunts that do hair and always loved to be in the salon with them. I am also a “planner” and knew that I wanted a good job while I was in college that was flexible and where I could make more money than selling frozen yogurt ( like I was currently doing) . It was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Not only did I get the chance of a lifetime by living with my Grandma and getting to know her, but I learned a skill that I will have forever! One that will save me $1,000’a and $1,000’s of dollars!
This is a short 2 part series on how to do a “short” haircut. My photographer is 11 so cut her a little slack 🙂 My model was also running a fever and I wanted to toss him in the bath but he has needed a haircut for a while, so I figured it was as good a time as any!
If you are going to take them in anyway for a haircut you might as well practice first. I can’t hurt… you mess it up, either “buzz” it, or take them in and have someone fix it 🙂 I saw enough of those when I was working in a salon, and always helped show the parents what to do next time.
If you can spend about $40, you can get a good pair of scissors. I recommend Sally Beauty Supply (get 15% off with coupon code 555943) because most everyone will have one if you have any questions they can answer. Amazon has a GREAT deal today on a set too.
You can pick up this 30 piece set for only $39.99 (was $59.99) and get free shipping. This is a good one because you get the little clippers for the neck as well as the big ones with all the attachments. Plus scissors and I see a flat top comb. Go HERE to take a look.
If you have any questions leave a comment, if you live by me and messed up your kids hair I might be able to help… if you messed up your husbands before a big meeting I FOR SURE will help 🙂 Just kidding, you got this! Give it a try, you will do great!