Back when I got my haircut a few weeks ago, I was talking with my hairstylist about different places around town to get haircuts, and she said something that at first made me laugh and then ponder later on.
She asked, “And where does your husband go for his haircuts? Or do you cut it for him?”
I laughed because, as I told her, “I would be absolutely terrified to cut his hair.” I had these images in my head of cutting way too short or jagged/unblended and I greatly dislike buzz cuts, so I didn’t want to chance it. However, what she told me next got me thinking it just might be possible.
She first asked what kind of haircut he got, and when I answered, “An 8-blade all over,” she insisted that I could totally do it myself. She let me know that you can’t go any shorter than the guard on the trimmer, so it’s totally safe and easy especially since it’s just the one blade! There wouldn’t be anything to blend.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was possible. And boy, would it save us money! My husband gets his hair cut far more often than I do (which is natural, considering he keeps his hair short), and we always get his beard trimmed at the same time. Though it’s only $13.95 for the cut & $5 for the beard trim, when you add a tip and go back month after month, it starts adding up. I’ve mentioned before that we have a tight budget, so any chance to save money is a win for us! Thus…
We ordered this men’s hair trimmer on Amazon. $50 for all those blades AND a cape to keep off all the itchy hair (and a bunch of other tools, plus instructions & tips)? I think YES.
It’s basically salon quality and we love it! We did the math and realized that within two haircuts, we would pay off the trimmer and start saving money. Not only will this replace haircuts, but also the beard trims because this kit came with all the short blades also. Joshua was definitely in need of a haircut by the time it arrived, so I sat him down in the middle of the kitchen (as our bathroom is too small) on a step ladder that night, fastened the cape, poured over the instructions, and with a few nervous chuckles, got started.
The instructions actually made it way more complicated than it was, but I’m sure they are more accurate for doing multiple lengths and blending and such. With just one length, I didn’t really need to concern myself with going by sections, just paying attention to hair growth direction. It was slow, but we got it done, including the beard trim, which was probably the scariest part for me because it could have so easily gone wrong when I was cleaning up the neck beard and mustache!
I think next time I’ll go shorter with the beard trim, but it was great for a start! I think I’m mostly excited about this because we no longer have to wait to have the money for his haircut and trim; as soon as he starts looking scruffy, we can clean it all up! Previously, he would get scruffy before we could afford to get it cut, so he’d just have to wait. This will be so nice, I’m sure! (Oh and there’s only hair on his shirt at the end because we took off the cape after the haircut so he could look in the mirror and forgot to put it back on before doing the beard trim. There wasn’t anything on his shirt after the haircut, so he would have been hair-free if we remembered it!)
Anyway, that was our adventure lately! Have you non-hairdressers ever cut someone’s hair? Do you cut your boyfriend’s/husband’s hair?
Until next time, friends!