Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pinching Pennies and Cutting Hair

Paul's hair seems to grow overnight. If you've seen any of the older pictures I've posted on here then you've seen the curls. When his hair is long it grows in tight, perfect spiral curls. He cut it last year when he was in between jobs and keeping it shot is quite a challenge. It grows so fast that we decided earlier this week to invest in a clipper set so that I could cut it at home. With a coupon we knocked the price down by half and it should more than pay for itself in three months.

I was a bit nervous about cutting his hair. I've never successfully given anyone a hair cut and I'd only used clippers on the horses. But I read the little instruction manual that came with the clippers and then had Paul hold it open on his lap so I could see the pictures. I think I was more nervous then he was. I went very slowly, but it turned out alright. Here are some pictures.

I wanted to get a before picture but Paul wasn't having it. Maybe he was more nervous then I thought!

The Instruction Manual.

My First Haircut!
I think the clippers were a good investment and now Paul can get all the haircuts he wants!


  1. Looks very good! And Paul looks very handsome!

    Steve wants me to cut his hair, I'm beyond nervous! I've never even used a clippers before. But he says it should be really easy.. And it is such a waste of money to have him go in and get his hair cut when they hardly have to do anything to his hair..

  2. Hi Allison!

    Thanks. I was so nervous! Paul knew the numbers of the lengths that were usually used on his hair, so I started with a really long comb clip so that I couldn't get it too short and did the bottom and then once I'd gotten used to clipping with that I put on the actual size that the barber usually used. By then I was pretty comfortable with it. I think Paul thought I was pretty silly, because I was so happy when it turned out well. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The best advice from the pamphlet was to go really slow. Good luck!


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