Ok, mamas (and papas) out there... here's a funny little demonstration of how I cut our daughter's hair.
Since I'm always getting comments (in real life/on the blog) about how 'cute' Azriel's hairstyle is... I thought somebody out there would like to see how simply.quickly.crazily it's done! Truth be told, I'm just a one-cut-wonder here, in that it's the exact same way I cut my own hair (post seen here).
Yes, we like our reverse mullet, thank you very much.
Disclaimer: I have no training. This approach to hair-cutting is unprofessional to be sure.
Maybe it's the artist side of me... but I just keeping trimming until it 'looks right'.. and have been cutting my hair/friends/husband/daughter's hair for years!
Ready? Here it is... in video first:
(Thanks to my other
victim friend/mentor Deb for filming!)
The fact that I had just cut 'Aunt' Deb's hair inspired our daughter to quickly agree to getting her own trim. Usually it helps to put a video on to keep them 'focused' though.
Here's the recap:
For the bangs:
I first do a 'straight cut' right across the forehead... curving down towards the ear.
Then I go back and do quick upward snips for a 'tapered' trim.
For the back:
I start at the high point (where the skull rounds at the back) and then cut in a swooping curve downward to the front.
I repeat this pattern on a few top layers along the sides too.
The scissors are always cutting downward if that makes sense (?).
Well, that's a different type of d.i.y for here... but now you know how I do the doo's I do.