Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: How to Save your family over $100 a year by cutting your child's hair at home!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

How to Save your family over $100 a year by cutting your child's hair at home!

 Save your family over $100 a year by cutting your child's hair at home! -Find a full tutorial on Blissfuland Domestic - www.blissfulanddomestic.com

For me saving money is a passion. I am passionate about living on a budget, saving money, and keeping my family in the black. This allows our family to live a life that has less stress and more happiness. Who doesn't want that right?

With that being said, I am always trying to think of more ways to make my family's budget go further. Often, usually when in the shower (that seems to be when I do my best thinking. Who knew?), I come up with ways to do this. I think about how I can save us time, money, and resources. I have always tried to cut our hair at home, but as the boy got older, he no longer wanted to sport the completely buzzed look. He wanted something more grown up and styled. I was at a lost, since I have no hair training and thought I would completely mess it up. I kept putting it off, but eventually that boy of mine started resembling a Chewbacca like character. His hair was getting seriously out of control and I knew I could no longer put it off.

I didn't want to go and spend money on a haircut. Every single dollar is precious, so I don't want to go spending it willy nilly folks. So I gave myself a pep talk. I said "Danielle you can do this. Just Google hair cuts and remember you can always shave it completely off if you screw it up". Sometimes giving yourself a pep talk is just what you need to get going on something you find to be a challenge. Knowing I had a back up plan made a huge difference. I informed Keagan of my plan and we were ready to go.

Save your family over $100 a year by cutting your child's hair at home! -Find a full tutorial on Blissfuland Domestic - www.blissfulanddomestic.com

Now let me tell you I was stomach churning nervous. I didn't know if I would be able to make it look as nice as those professionals do, but guess what? It isn't too shabby. I followed this video and it was so dang simple. I just googled "how to cut boys hair with scissors" and that video came up. So awesome!

Save your family over $100 a year by cutting your child's hair at home! -Find a full tutorial on Blissfuland Domestic - www.blissfulanddomestic.com

I already had clippers and hair cutting scissors, so it was free to give my boy a haircut. Over a year I am saving my family $117! That means I get to have an extra $100+ in my bank account each year. Totally worth learning a new skill ladies and gents! Just think if you do this for all your children or even yourself or hubby, how much you would save!?! Mind blown right?

Here's the Math Breakdown

One child's cut $10 + $3 tip = $13 for a hair cut every 6 weeks
A years worth of haircuts would cost $117.

Save your family over $100 a year by cutting your child's hair at home! -Find a full tutorial on Blissfuland Domestic - www.blissfulanddomestic.com

So don't be scared folks. Try something new. 
You never know, it could save your family money each month!

XO Danielle


 photo facebook_zpse39062b3.png photo bloglovin_zps3408f98c.png photo email_zps4380b3c4.png photo google_zps9047e4ac.png photo pinterest_zps65847a58.png photo instagram_zpsf40cb705.png photo subscribe_zpsc0e0adf7.png photo twitterbird_zps52e1bc64.png  photo subscribebuttonbutton_zps144a4bc1.png
Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

www.blissfulanddomestic.com

13 comments:

  1. I always try to cut my son's hair at home. Between the cut and the tip I cringe at what I would have to put out to take him somewhere to have it done. He is a brave lil guy- a few times he ended up with shave marks on his head but he was such a good sport. His hair is super-thick and grows quickly.
    Your lil guy is such a cutie-pie! I would find it so hard to refrain from kissing those cheeks all day long- haha! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. The first time I cut my sons hair he ended up being bald. I've gotten a lot better since then ;)

    Great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ive been cutting my boys hair plus my husband cuts his own for years. I have 3 boys so the savings is even more for me. At first I was nervous but then you just used to it, and yes there were times when I just had to shave the whole head because I messed up, but it grows back and rather quickly! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this post. I spent my entire college career cutting my own hair to save money. Granted it was long, and I just trimmed the ends, but still! BTW, you did a great job! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. His hair looks great! My husband cuts his hair and our kids' hair. Our girls are young and don't mind the occasion trim. I know we won't get by with that forever. I work outside the home in a professional setting, so I get my hair cut twice a year to keep it looking nice. Thanks for your blog...great ideas and lots of inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Danielle... how do you handle your own hair? Tips? Suggestions?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Danielle... how do you inexpensively deal with your own hair?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Well done,girl!Great job!i do it too for my som and husbend too:0)
    We are cool!!!!;D

    ReplyDelete
  9. My hubs makes me cut his hair. I guess since I have to go get mine cut every 4-5 weeks, I'll keep cutting his to pay for mine ;)

    Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations Danielle, you did nice work. There are so many videos on YouTube that walk you through. It makes it so much easier. Do you cut your husband's hair now that you are a seasoned pro? Your husband's hair is short, so with the proper attachments on the clippers and your scissoring technique demonstrated on your son, I think he may trust your skills. At home haircuts can save a lot of money. I guess I am a pretty brave lady myself. I let my boyfriend cut MY hair. Yes, I sit caped on the stool in the kitchen as he wields the shears on my locks. He has been doing it for a couple years now and does a great job. Even if I had the extra cash to blow at the salon, I have gotten too spoiled with the personal service and the results are fabulous. I don't know if you are as brave to let your hubby trim your tresses, but I have saved hundreds of dollars that have been better used to buy groceries and clothes for my growing children.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Congratulations Danielle, you did nice work. There are so many videos on YouTube that walk you through. It makes it so much easier. Do you cut your husband's hair now that you are a seasoned pro? Your husband's hair is short, so with the proper attachments on the clippers and your scissoring technique demonstrated on your son, I think he may trust your skills. At home haircuts can save a lot of money. I guess I am a pretty brave lady myself. I let my boyfriend cut MY hair. Yes, I sit caped on the stool in the kitchen as he wields the shears on my locks. He has been doing it for a couple years now and does a great job. Even if I had the extra cash to blow at the salon, I have gotten too spoiled with the personal service and the results are fabulous. I don't know if you are as brave to let your hubby trim your tresses, but I have saved hundreds of dollars that have been better used to buy groceries and clothes for my growing children.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations Danielle, nice job. It is amazing how much money you can save with DIY. Now that you have been successful with your son, have you checked videos to trim your daughter's hair as well as your husband's? At home haircuts can save a lot of money. You may say that I am really brave, or crazy, but I sit caped on the stool in the kitchen and let my boyfriend take the shears to my crowning glory. Yes he cuts MY hair. He has been doing it awhile now and I have saved hundreds of dollars that have been spent on groceries, gas for the car and other bills. He does a great job, and even if I had the money to blow, I prefer the personal service and the great results from his handiwork.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Well I did it! Today I gave both of my boys a haircut. Last time I took them to the barber I was not happy with the results. The hair was not cut evenly and I asked my boyfriend who cuts my hair to fix them. So earlier this week I looked at the boys and said, “This week you are getting haircuts”. I wanted to wait until they were out of school before I tried doing it myself. My youngest went first. I was a little nervous as I put the 1/2″ attachment on the clippers and turned them on. My boyfriend coached me on technique and supervised, giving me tips along the way. Well it was not hard. I wanted the younger one to have it shorter for the summer, so it was pretty much same length all over. Afterwards I took the attachment off and trimmed the sideburns and neckline. Scissors around the ears. It looked great. Then the older one, he wanted to keep it longer on top, so I clippered the sides, and then did scissor over comb cutting on top. My boyfriend did most of that. I did the sideburns and the neckline like my younger. OK, both were done. Brushed each off and then into the showers to rinse off the loose hair. After their hair dried I followed up to inspect my work. A few stray hairs needed attention, but I was extremely pleased with the result. My older son’s hair looked great, better than what he got at the barber shop. My younger one kept looking in the mirror and saying he looked handsome :) I did it, no mess ups and I saved $30 for the two haircuts, plus time and travel. The results were great and I figure at roughly 10 haircuts each a year, I will save $300 a year plus time and fuel costs. Afterwards my mother saw the boys and complimented how nice their haircuts looked. She was surprised when I told her I (with a little help) did them. Needless to say I will not be taking them back to the barber anytime soon when I can get better results at home :) .

    ReplyDelete

Blissful and Domestic is a place for inspiration and encouragement. Please remember that when commenting. I read all comments and am thankful for them :)

All comments are moderated. Your comment will appear soon. ;)

I reply to all comments in the comment section, so check back for answers to your questions. You can also email me at blissful_and_domestic@yahoo.com :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...