I received a set of Andi’s Hair Trimmers in exchange for this post, however all opinions are 100% my own.
Tips for Cutting Your Child’s Hair
I have three very rambunctious boys and every time I take them to get their haircut, it is as least $50. A mom of five cannot afford that on the average, which is why I decided to do something about it. I have learned how to cut my boys’ hair. Here are some tips I’d like to pass onto you.
Make it Fun
For some reason, your kids won’t be as excited about you cutting their hair. My boys get so excited to go to the barber, but when I mention I’m cutting it, they get mad. I have to make hair cutting fun for them. Once they see it’s a relaxed and fun thing, they untense and cutting their hair gets easier.
Take some lessons
Ah yes, one of the best things I did was take some lessons on DIY haircutting. While I do have some experience, it’s always nice watching YouTube videos to get a little more info. Each one of my kid’s hair needs cut in a different way, which is why taking some lessons is never a bad thing.
Invest in a good pair of clippers
The one thing that has made cutting my boys’ hair a lot easier are Andis Promotor+ 27-Piece Clipper/Trimmer Combo Haircutting Kit. This haircutting kit has been a life changer in the game of cutting hair. Here is what is included in this clipper set:
- 27-piece complete home haircutting kit, anchored by a powerful clipper and trimmer
- Clipper is 4 times more powerful than a comparable magnetic motor unit
- T-Blade trimmer is perfect for detailing and trimming necklines, beards, and sideburns
- Oil blade before every use
- Contoured housings allow for comfortable, controlled clipping and trimming. 5-year warranty
I love how many options there are with the Andis Haircutting Kit. Once you give it a try, you’ll see what I mean. You can cut and clip any combination of hairstyle with this kit.
Do you have any tips for cutting your boys’ hair? I’d love to hear your tips!
The Andis Promotor+ Combo 27-Piece Haircutting Kit is perfect for all clipping and trimming needs. 4-times more powerful than magnetic motor tools, this combo cuts and styles wet or dry hair. Additionally, the adjustable blade clipper is ideal for crew cuts and maintaining shorter hair styles, while the T-Blade trimmer is perfect for detailing and trimming necklines, beards, and sideburns. This combo features contoured housings which allow for comfortable, controlled clipping and trimming, as well as a 5-year warranty. Ensure the longevity of your blade’s life by oiling it before every use.
Want to get fancy?? Try out the Shooting Star Fade by following these directions.
CLIPPER CUTTING 201 by ANDIS
Step 1: Use the Andis Clipper, blade open. Begin just below the parietal ridge with a quick c-stroke motion cutting around the bottom half of the head.
Step 2: Close the blade slightly. Work around the head with the same motion, but slightly lower than the previously cut section. Continue this same process, closing the lever 1 notch at a time as you move lower on the head.
Step 3: At the nape, tip the head forward and pull the skin taught to lift the short hair off the skin. At this point, the blade should be completely closed. Repeat the same process as the previously cut section.
Step 4: Use the #0 attachment, blade closed. Move to the top of the head and work with the grain to remove length. Use the Barber Comb to remove the cut hair.
Step 5: Keep the #0 attachment and open the blade. Start in the temple area and work around the head going against the grain with a quick c-stroke motion.
Step 6: Remove the attachment and keep the blade open. Place the clipper blade on the skin at a 45-degree angle so only a portion is touching the head. Cut in short up-down motions to blend the remaining weight line.
Step 7: Use the Andis Trimmer. Start in the center of the front hairline and work to either temple. Make an arch at the temple with the corner of the blade to create the curved shape. Then blend through the perimeter for a softer finish.
Step 8: To start the design, place the trimmer at the front hairline about 1-2 inches in from the corner. Tap the corner of the blade on the skin and move in a curved line roughly 2-3 inches inward.
Step 9: Move about a half inch to the left (if you are looking straight at your client) to place the next curved line. The space between them will begin to narrow to give a shooting star effect.
Step 10: To create the star, imagine making a “V” shape at the end of the two arches. Create the outline of the shape and then “fill it in” later.
Step 11: Using a criss-cross effect, continue placing the outline of the star. It should appear as if you drew it with one continuous line.
Step 12: Use the corner of the blade to remove hair inside the star shape. Then go back through each line to clarify the design.
Your finished result should look something similar to this.