How To: Cut a boy's hair

Cut a boy's hair

It's easier, quicker, and cheaper to cut your child's hair than to bring him to a stylist. So why not just do it yourself? Learn how to give a male child a haircut, at home. This is a cost effective tip that will help you save money.

You Will Need

* Haircutting scissors
* An eye-level-height seat for your child
* A video distraction
* A towel to cover his neck
* A spray bottle
* A fine-tooth comb
* A sheet


Haircutting scissors are sharp, so handle them carefully. And keep them out of your child's reach!

Step 1: Use haircutting scissors
Use scissors specifically made for haircutting. You may want a few different types for different cutting needs.

Step 2: Sit him down
Sit your child somewhere that puts his head near your eye level, like on a countertop or a stool. Just make sure he's in no danger of falling. You can also sit him on the floor on top of a sheet and kneel behind him.

Step 3: Occupy him
Keep him from getting squirmy by putting on a favorite TV show or DVD.

Step 4: Wet his hair
Put a towel around his neck. Then, dampen his hair with a spray bottle, and comb it through.

Step 5: Begin at the neck
Bend his neck forward so he's bowing his head, and comb the hair above the neck straight down, stopping at the desired length. Flip the comb up toward you, place the hair between your index and middle fingers, and snip the ends in a straight line. Repeat until all the hair above the neck is the same length.

Step 6: Chop the top
Next tackle the top. Start at the back and work your way forward, stopping at the bangs. Comb a one-inch-thick section of hair straight up, pulling it tight between your index and middle fingers. Slide your fingers up to the length you want, and snip.

Step 7: Trim the bangs

Step 8: Do the sides

Step 9: Show him how he looks

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