Are your child’s bangs now resting comfortably on the tip of their nose? Do you cringe each time your kid takes off their baseball cap only to reveal a nest of messy tangles? Are you this close to shaving all of your children’s hair off? STOP! Do not snip a single strand until you read this guide to how to cut your child’s hair at home.
As Lis Pedemonte, a veteran stylist at Yakima, Washington’s Blue Sage Salon will tell you, this whole cutting your kid’s hair situation is not going to be easy. But if you follow a few of her wise instructions, they might just end up with a decent looking cut. The trick, Pedemonte tells Romper, is to remember that kids tend to fall into two categories when it comes to haircuts: the movers & shakers and the sleepers. Both are equally tricky. “The movers and the shakers are constantly wiggling,” she says. “While the sleepers, their heads keep flopping over.”
So what’s a parent to do? First off, Pedemonte says, remember this: “Your goal is to do the least damage.” Sounds funny, but she’s not joking. The rest? Just follow these steps.