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How to trim your child's hair

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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 8:03
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 34 MB
  • Posted: 06/17/2008

Heather, a professional hair stylist and hair dresser for twenty years, shows you some quick and easy ways to trim or cut your child's hair and bangs. She also goes over what to do in between haircuts, how to avoid the "Salad Bowl" look and how to get a more natural looking hairstyle. You will only need scissors or shears, a comb, and some water. She gives you some specific techniques on how to cut bangs including how to angle your shears when cutting bangs. When cutting the back of your child's hair, make sure he or she bends their head all the way down. She also covers ways to get your child's hair wet, how to comb wet hair after the hair has been washed, where to stop cutting and how to avoid holes or gaps in your child's haircut.

About this Author

hardheadedwomn
hardheadedwomn
1 lesson
Joined:
08/14/2007

Recent Reviews

Nopic_tan
Not the technique for children under 4, and doe...
06/09/2009
~ patrick7

First of all, I want to start by saying that I was looking for a lesson on how to cut my 2 year old's hair. This is not the technique to use for that. There is a lot of cutting at angles that puts the scissor tips near the child's eyes. This just won't work (isn't safe) unless the child understands that they must stay still. My 2 year old doesn't understand that yet and is all over the place when I'm trying to cut his hair.

Secondly, in my opinion this technique does not result in a tidy haircut. The video author's son started with messy looking hair, and finishes with rather messy looking hair... slightly shorter, yes, but still messy looking. This may be useful for a child approaching his teens, and who wants to have that look, but this isn't what I wanted for my 2-year old.

I knew within the first minute of this 8 minute video that it wasn't what I was looking for, but it was only $2 so there wasn't too much capital investment involved. This may be the video for you, but it wasn't for me.

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This is very helpful
06/23/2008
~ Ellen

In the past, I have trimmed my child's hair just like Heather says not to do it. I am happy to know that there is an easy way to trim the front and back and make it look great! Thanks Heather!

Nopic_tan
Not the technique for children under 4, and doe...
06/09/2009
~ patrick7

First of all, I want to start by saying that I was looking for a lesson on how to cut my 2 year old's hair. This is not the technique to use for that. There is a lot of cutting at angles that puts the scissor tips near the child's eyes. This just won't work (isn't safe) unless the child understands that they must stay still. My 2 year old doesn't understand that yet and is all over the place when I'm trying to cut his hair.

Secondly, in my opinion this technique does not result in a tidy haircut. The video author's son started with messy looking hair, and finishes with rather messy looking hair... slightly shorter, yes, but still messy looking. This may be useful for a child approaching his teens, and who wants to have that look, but this isn't what I wanted for my 2-year old.

I knew within the first minute of this 8 minute video that it wasn't what I was looking for, but it was only $2 so there wasn't too much capital investment involved. This may be the video for you, but it wasn't for me.

Img_5160_homepage
This is very helpful
06/23/2008
~ Ellen

In the past, I have trimmed my child's hair just like Heather says not to do it. I am happy to know that there is an easy way to trim the front and back and make it look great! Thanks Heather!

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