Monday, May 07, 2007

The Barber is IN


Five summer cuts. In one afternoon. I'm hangin' out my pole now because while I've given some bad cuts in the past, I don't think it is possible to give as many boy cuts as I have and not develop a certain level of skill. This last round was one of my best. I think I can finally say I've mastered the boy cut. So to those young mothers of boys out there who don't want to pay $12 0r $15 a head every six weeks or so, I say PRACTICE while they are young and PERSEVERE...

...or bring 'em to me. I'll do it for $5.

12 comments:

Cheryl M. said...

Good for you! I put out my barber pole here too every six weeks or so and have for the last five years. I have a friend with 12 children - 1 girl and 11 boys - her poor arms would get so tired on hair cutting day - she taught her older boys to cut hair. :)

Anonymous said...

We need pictues! I give my son and husband haircuts, but I use the clippers. I'd much rather figure out how to "cut" it properly - and what better way to learn than to try to duplicate a good cut!

Jen said...

Yes, pictures please! Any advice for those with girls? I'm dreading the cost for their cuts.

Jennifer said...

I think about you every time I attempt to cut my son's hair. "Suzanne MUST know some trick."

mopsy said...

Let's see...Colorado to Connecticut. We'll be there in three days.

Your kiddos are so cute, and their hair looks really good!

My husband normally cuts our four boys' hair, and he does a decent job. But I've been digging the shaggy Beatles/Oasis/British Invasion look lately, so they have rather long hair right now. We'll have hair up to our kneecaps when we finally decide to mow the four mops.

Gretchen@ www.lifenut.com/blog

mopsy said...

Oh, for girls? Let it grow, trim the ends occasionally. Bangs are cute on really little girls, but a hassle if you decide to grow them out. It seems like my oldest daughter's bangs have been growing out for the last three years.

I'm going to grow out our baby daughter's hair all one length, until she turns four and decides to cut her own hair one fine day (a universal preschool girl rite of passage).

Jamie said...

I, too, save lots by cutting my DH and 7 year old son, and 3 little girls bangs. End of summer cuts for the girls. (you have to have long hair for ponies and braids in the summer if you are a girl) Then I think this saves enough for me to get mine cut once/year and not feel guilty!!! Practice does make perfect, as does the sucker promised for afterward!!

Your boys are beautiful!!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

I don't know which I despise more: cutting my boys' hair or shelling out $15.00 each to have it done by the barber.

You are very brave, Suzanne, and are inspiring me (the biggest wimp of them all when it comes to squirmy, complaining little boys) with your advice to PERSEVERE.

So thank you for thinking to include that encouragement at the end. You are the prettiest of motivational posters!

(Hey, there's a pun there.)

She Said said...

Don't think I won't take you up on your offer. I'll bring the M&Ms.

Suzanne Temple said...

Oh dear, a fer real customer!

Goslyn said...

Amen sister! I just gave Tom a summer cut two days ago, and it looks great. Saves lots and lots of $$$ too!

Your boys look adorable.

And I love the new header.

Millie said...

Keep cutting!!! Been doing that for my husband for 43 years - since I married him he's never had a barber cut. Our children (all 4) 2 of each never had professional cuts until they went off to college. Saved us big $ - Never did any of them complain about their hair cuts. Just think what you can do with 5 x$12=$$ in a year's time???? Keep cutting and saving. Blessings,
Millie