Years ago we bought a set of clippers and I attempted several times at cutting Dustin’s hair. Each time after about 5 minutes we were fighting and I was in tears. I could cut the top and I could cut the sides, but the blending in the middle was the problem.
I would keep having him check and he would try to tell me what needed to be different, but neither one of us knew how to do it. After several times of this we decided that for our marriage it was worth the $15 for him to go get his haircut somewhere!
Well, fast forward to earlier this week. Dustin has needed his haircut and it seems crazy to being paying that money every couple weeks when we have the right equipment in our house.
I decided this week that I was going to invest a little time learning how to cut his hair (thank you youtube). I wish that I could recommend a single video or give you a step by step tutorial on how to cut your husband’s hair, but I can’t.
For the first time ever, he was actually happy when I had finished cutting his hair, and I thought it came out pretty darn good. It was by far the best haircut I have ever given him.
The few things that I did notice made the difference: doing a little research instead of just diving right in, and staying calm. Before, I would start to get panicky and nervous. I was scared that it wasn’t going to come out right. This time, because I had watched a few how-to videos I could go in a little more confident and I stayed calm.
I would have taken a few pictures to share, but I was much too focused from start to finish to even consider taking a picture!
Now I just need to invest a little time into figuring out how to cut the girls hair so I can save money on that too. My oldest had bangs when she was younger and I used to screw them up so bad that I finally had her grow them out and the next two never had bangs. That made it a lot easier to trim up the bottom every once in a while, but it could use some work.
Overall, I am so happy that I gave this a shot again, and then stuck with it in the middle when I started to question myself a little bit. It was a small step out of my comfort zone, but a new thing to try and perfect.