It’s no secret that kids grow up way too fast. One day they’re crawling around, and the next they’re all grown up and asking for a haircut. But what if you don’t know how to cut hair? What if you’ve never even touched a pair of scissors before? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. In this seven-step guide, we will teach you everything you need to know about cutting kids’ hair at home. So put on your favorite Apron, gather up your supplies, and let’s get started!
Have The Right Supplies On Hand
Before you start cutting, you need to make sure you have the right supplies. First, you need to have sharp scissors. Dull scissors will not only give your child a bad haircut, but they can also be dangerous. You can easily find a high-quality pair of hair-cutting shears online or at your local beauty supply store, so there is no excuse for using anything less. In addition to sharp scissors, you’ll need to have some type of cape or smock to put around your child’s shoulders and a comb and some clips. The comb will help you section off the hair, while the clips will hold back any sections that you’re not working on.
Wet The Hair
Even though it may be tempting to just start cutting dry hair, it’s always best to wet it first. This will help the hair lay flat, which will make cutting it a lot easier. It’s also a good idea to have your child take a shower before their haircut – not only will this help get their hair wet, but it will also help them relax (which can be helpful if they’re nervous about getting their haircut). However, if your child doesn’t want to take a shower, you can always wet their hair down with a spray bottle. Just make sure the hair is evenly dampened before you start cutting.
Section Off The Hair
Once the hair is wet, it’s time to start sectioning it off. This will help you avoid accidentally cutting too much off, and it will also make it easier to style the hair once you’re done cutting. There are a few different ways to section off hair, but the easiest way is to create a center part and then divide the hair into two sections (one on each side of the part). Once you have two sections, you can clip one of them out of the way so you can focus on cutting the other section. Make sure to use a small, delicate clip – you don’t want to accidentally pull on the hair or cause any pain.
Cut The Hair
Now it’s time to start cutting! If you’re not sure how to cut your kids’ hair, there are a few different methods you can try. One popular method is to hold the scissors parallel to the head and then snip off small sections of hair. Another method is to comb the hair down and then make small, even cuts across the hair. And finally, if you want to get a little more creative, you can try making different shapes in the hair (like hearts or stars). Just be careful not to cut too much off – it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
Trim The Hairline
Once you’re done cutting the hair, it’s time to focus on the hairline. This is one area that can be tricky to get right, but it’s important to take your time and be careful. Start by combing the hair down and then use small, delicate scissors to trim any stray hairs. You can also use a razor to clean up the hairline, but be very careful not to cut yourself or your child. If you’re not comfortable using a razor, you can always ask someone else to do it for you or alter your hairstyle so that the hairline is less visible.
Style The Hair
Now that you’ve cut and trimmed the hair, it’s time to style it! Depending on the length of the hair, you might want to consider applying some product to help control it. If the hair is fairly short, you can use a small amount of gel or pomade to style it into place. For longer hair, you might need to use a bit more product, or you might even need to blow dry it. Just make sure not to use too much product – you don’t want the hair to look greasy or feel weighed down. And if your kid is resistant to the product, don’t worry – there are plenty of hairstyles that can be achieved without it.
Clean Up The Mess
Last but not least, it’s time to clean up the mess! This part is especially important if you’re cutting your child’s hair – you don’t want them to accidentally step on a stray hair and end up with a cut or bruise. Start by sweeping any loose hairs off the floor and then put all of the clips and combs away. You might also want to consider vacuuming the area to make sure all of the hair is gone. And finally, if you used any products, make sure to wash them out of the sink so they don’t clog them.
Even though cutting kids’ hair at home can be a daunting task, as you can see, it’s a pretty easy thing to do. With a little patience and practice, you’ll be able to give your child a great haircut in no time. Just follow the steps above and you’ll be on your way to becoming a pro!