Boy Hair Cuts

Boy Hair Cuts

As a stylist of 8 years doing only men’s haircuts there are some cuts easily done at home. If you are buzzing your hair invest in a good pair of clippers ($20 walmart ones are not good ones they will leave lines and miss hairs that a professional would notice) and go for it! I told my guys to come in once a month to let me line them up or taper the back sp they kept it clean all the way around. I had a handful that that’s all I did for them, because a clean taper without the proper tools, lighting, and knowledge will look like a hackjob..maybe not at home but go out kn the natural light and I guarantee you see lines. Scissor cuts I don’t recommend doing at home unless its just a light cleanup to get you through the next week. There is a lot more that goes into it than angles of the hair #1 being how your holding your hand and fingers. #2 cut someone’s hair without good shears and it might look good for the time being but its not a good haircut. Thats what people that aren’t in the industry don’t understand, you can hack away till it looks good but then when you do go in for a professional cut you’re expecting us to work miracles on hair that isn’t symetrical whatsoever. My best advice from what I’ve experienced and know. 1. If your kid is a screamer and will not sit still, do it at home. We can’t give perfect haircuts to a kid that’s throwing a tantrum, it’s a horrible experience for him and everyone else that is in the shop. Get him used to it with you, so its not so much new being thrown and your not mad at us for not being able to perfectly cut a child’s hair that is flailing or moving their head constantly. 2. There are good and bad stylist at every shop wether its a chain or individually owned establishment some people can’t do certain things but won’t turn down a service. When you tell the barber/stylist what you want pay attention to their face, if it has a slight “oh shit” look, confused or annoyed look politely ask for someone else. 3.There is a difference (and I can’t stress that word enough) between a barber and a stylist. A barber was trained with clippers and razors with a little scissor cut. Stylist in most states get trained with scissors and shown what clippers look like. I have yet to meet a cosmetologist yet that had legitimate training with clippers. This being said cosmetologist can still go to classes and learn proper cutting techniques qith clippers and vise versa but I advise a barber for clipper cuts(especially skin fades or low fades) and stylist for the skater looks. 4. If your going to be picky about the cut you need to be specific during consultation. You aren’t going to get what you want if you say oh just clean it up. I don’t know about other barbers but if I do what you askedwhen you sit down and have to do a whole different haircut you’re paying for 1 1/2. My guys know and respect that and it keeps the flow going. Plus it’s annoying putting time into something to be told at the end actually lets do this instead. If your not sure how short start with a little and check it. A good point of refrence is most hair grows between 1/4- 1/2 in in a month. Most guys can go 3-4 weeks between haircuts. 5. For everyone saying mine or my child’s hair grows way to fast, technically speaking to keep the exact same style you would need a haircut ATLEAST every 9 days (over half my clients are military and there is a reason they are required a haircut every week). Going 3-4 weeks between haircuts is pushing you into a different style. So best advice to those trying to cut down on haircuts is taking it 1/4in shorter the first time cutting it, in 7-9 days it’ll be about where you want it. Which will make it last possibly 5 weeks. 6. Find a barber and stay with them, we have a tendency to move and that’s out of your control but I always recommend my guys to someone I know can cut their hair type correctly. The more someone gets to know your hair and all its kinks the better your haircut will get. I’m not saying if you get an awful cut let them keep trying. 7. All guys salons or all kids does not mean those cute little girls knknow what they are doing, and to be honest 85% just got out of school and are trying to find an actual salon job or test out the waters. These girls aren’t barbers don’t ask them for a haircut your barber will do. #1 they don’t have the right equipment #2 they don’t have the right training. The best way to keep from getting a bad haircut is to be informed and make sure whoever is cutting your hair knows what you want and is confortable doing it.
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Boy Hair Cuts

Hi I just want to THANK you for this great post. I used your advice and cut my little boy’s hair for the first time myself. I have been cutting my 2 daughters’ hair for years. I started cutting hair because my oldest daughter has autism and taking her for a professional haircut was completely out of the question. I got frustrated and just decided to do it myself. The first few times did not go so great, but over the years I learned and now I am better at it. Cutting a little boy’s hair was intimidating for me, so I was glad to find this tutorial. His hair is longer and curly so it was very forgiving. He looked great after I was done. I am a stay at home mom and our budget is tight for 4 kids. Cutting hair at home is really a money saver. I think having a friend help give pointers in person would be good for someone who has never cut hair at all. I would be afraid to cut perfectly straight hair, but curly hair has hidden my small mistakes. I go slowly, cut a tiny bit at a time, and end up doing several cutting sessions sometimes to get it all right. I disagree with some of the negative comments on here, I know it’s not for everyone but some people with a little natural talent can totally do a good job at home with a little guidance. And it’s hair. It will grow back! Thanks for the post!

Boy Hair Cuts

My family was very poor growing up, so my mom was the only one who went to the stylist and cut the family’s hair. She taught me how to cut hair and started having me cut hers when I was seven or eight. My dad and one of my brother’s have curly hair, and my other brother always wanted a buzz cut so I never needed to know how to cut straight hair until recently. My brother no longer wants his hair buzzed, and now your post will help me a lot. And if I have any boys with straight hair. I cut my own hair, or have my mom or my aunt cut it. I’ve only been to a stylist once. She did a good job, but I feel more comfortable with someone I know. My sister has always been the one who wants to experiment with her hair, so I’ve had to learn all kinds of cuts with her. She’s been to a stylist once too, but likes having people she knows cut her hair too. I only cut my family’s hair, and never charge. Someday when money’s not so tight I might go back and experiment with few styles I’m too chicken to try on my hair now.
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Boy Hair Cuts

People who cut hair at home have no idea what they’re doing. Straight hair like that little boy’s needs to be cut w/ a razor; not scissors, so the ends of the hair are tapered and not blunt. With hair like that, you can see the cut blunt ends if you do it w/ scissors. Razoring that type of hair will make it lay better, style better, and grow out better. Every time I do a haircut w/ a razor on a little boy, their mother comes back to me for his haircuts. Why? Because she sees the difference, and doesn’t want to make the same mistake of taking her family to an inexperienced hair stylist. And I’m fairly certain she doesn’t want to attempt any type of haircutting at home. Having a haircut that you’re pleased with, in a flattering style by an experienced stylist is worth the money. While ur saving money cutting hair at home, why don’t you squeeze lemon juice in your hair to lighten it? Sooooo much money can be saved not going to a salon for highlights, huh??!! :/

Boy Hair Cuts

Boy Hair Cuts
Boy Hair Cuts
Boy Hair Cuts

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