Raising six kids can be expensive! But over the years we've figured out a few unique ways to save some money- and one of those ways is how we handle haircuts for 8 people. Here's how to save money on haircuts for the family!
How to Save Money on Haircuts for the Family?
We cut the kids' hair ourselves!
Sounds scary, doesn't it? We thought so too at first.
But every four weeks I was shelling out around $20 per child for a haircut, plus tip- and when you add it up- it was costing me over $1700 a year!
So I asked a friend of ours (who cuts hair) if she would teach my husband and me how to do it, and if she would give me a list of hair cutting tools so that I could purchase them (after researching the best possible price, of course!).
During our lesson, my friend cut the kids' hair one by one, while Steve watched closely and I took copious notes- so we would have something to give us guidance when we tried this ourselves.
Could we have learned the basics on Youtube?
Of course, we paid our friend generously for all of this advice, knowing from this point forward we would be saving money on haircuts!
Four weeks later, Steve and I got out all of the equipment we had purchased- the haircut razor , the wireless small-sized trimmer , the haircutting scissors , and thinning shears (for blending layers), and of course the aprons for us and aprons for the kids – and set to the task of cutting their hair.
And it wasn't great- we cut it too short in some areas (so the hair stuck straight up in the back for the next two weeks!) and we didn't know how to “blend” the layers properly- so the kids looked like they had bowl cuts over longer hair in the back. We just were not very good at it- at first.
It would have been so easy to give up and just decide that this wasn't something we could do. But Steve wanted to keep trying- and month after month, his technique improved- and now he gives the boys a darn-good haircut, I think!
I am in charge of the girls' hair- and they both have fairly simple cuts- no bangs and all one-length on the sides and back. Some months the bottom looks straighter than others- but the nice thing about hair- it grows back!
For me? Haircut only, no blow-dry
I wasn't quite as willing to let Steve cut my hair- I guess I am too vain to wait for a mistake to grow back out!
So I asked my hairdresser what I could do to cut down on the price of my monthly appointments. And she shared that if I was willing to blow dry it myself after the cut- I could save about 1/3 of the price of my visit! Such a simple thing to do- and it saves me about $300 a year!
That's $2000 a year that I was able to save- just in hair care. Not bad, right?
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