For a month or so, I have been thinking Theo could really use a little hair trim. I can already tell that this kid is going to have great hair - he clearly takes after his father. If I ever have a daughter, and she is blessed with my hair gene, I expect that I may have to share some of my hair budget with her one day.......
I am determined to learn how to cut hair. We grew up with my mom cutting our hair. I came across Andis, THE brand in styling and cutting. When the Headstyler arrived, I was eager to get started and learn how to become a pro.
Theo's haircut was delayed because at first I was a bit superstitious about cutting his hair before his first birthday. Then, I started to think that I wanted his first haircut to be at one of those shops where you put your baby in the little car chair. But no, it was now or never. If I wanted to be the next Paul Mitchell, I needed to get practicing.
Here's my little ragamuffin before:
The back of his hair is where he really needed some cleaning up.
I decided to use the scissors and comb that came in the Andis kit for his first cut. I will save the clippers for when he has more hair.
I first sprayed his hair with water, and then combed the top of his hair into a mohawk. I started on the sides first.
He only batted my hands away a few times. I gave him some mum-mum crackers and then one of the combs to distract him. After snipping the sides, I worked around the ears. You don't want to cut too high near the ears, otherwise the cut is going to look goofy. Lastly, I did the top of this hair. Cutting his hair was so extremely easy, in hindsight it is funny that I was stressing about messing it up.
Looking dapper! I look forward to achieving expert level status in the area of hair cutting with the Andis at-home hair styling system. Mike said that I can work on his hair next time he needs a cut. I am thinking that not much can go wrong - but photos will surely follow in the event that it does!