Being as frugal as I am, at some point along the way I taught myself how to cut hair.
Oh, it’s not very hard, really. Watch a hairdresser do it a few times and you’ll be able to do it, too. I’m not talking super fancy cuts, or anything, but you can trim up a girl’s hair or do the standard “little boy haircut” pretty easily.
The money I save by cutting everyone’s hair at home (my kids’ and my husband’s) is… oh, you thought I was going to say “more money in the bank,” I bet, but in fact it’s “money I can then justify spending on my own hairdresser, because I’m brave but I’m not nuts, so I can’t very well cut my own hair.”
If you do haircuts at home and you have any Y chromosomes in your house, you need a good set of clippers. Right now this deluxe Wahl set is just $40.19, plus you get another $10 off with coupon code WAHLMAR8 through the end of April. Can you buy a set of clippers for $10? Sure. Should you be putting $10 clippers against your children’s heads? Only if you like it when they scream that you’re pulling their hair.
I have a set of Wahl clippers that have served me well for over a decade and are still going strong. You won’t regret it. (And I’m sure that my son has now decided to grow his hair long has nothing to do with all those years of buzz cuts….)