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Question #91072 posted on 03/21/2018 3:42 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am a newlywed woman who grew up with all sisters. My husband has asked me to start cutting his hair to save on cash--but I'd never even seen a man's haircut before I started cutting his hair, and as you can imagine.... he's not getting the best hair cuts!

Do you know of any resources that could help me learn?

-Wannabe Barber


Dear Soon to be Barber,

I learned to cut my own hair (but can I cut it well? That's the true question) from the one time my mom took me to a hairdresser. I closely watched the way she cut my hair, took mental notes, and attempted them on myself the very next month. I also got advice from random internet sites and friends. While cutting a guy's hair will be different, I'd suggest taking him to a good barber and asking to be there when he gets it cut. I doubt they'd stop you from watching, and if you explain what you're doing they might even give you tips.

I asked my mom how she learned to cut my dad's hair, and she said she got tips from my grandpa (her father-in-law), but the main bulk of her skills came from practice. So...he might have less than stellar haircuts now, but they'll be fantastic in a few years?

I don't know of any particular resource, unfortunately. I'm sure the internet has plenty of great resources, though. And if any readers know any more, please leave a comment!

-guppy of doom

posted on 03/22/2018 1:51 p.m.
When I was in a married student ward in Provo I was the RS activity leader, so I rounded up a handful of hair stylists (two from the ward, plus my sister) and put together an activity where we learned to do a man's haircut. Everyone brought their own scissors/buzzer kit and a guy to practice on. We had each stylist supervise up to five women. It's not exactly kosher to expect someone who cuts hair for a living to tell you their secrets so you can cut in on their business, but we all agreed that we would only give our husbands haircuts so long as we were poor, and that once we were out of school and more comfortably well off, we'd pay it forward and tip our hair stylists exorbitantly. Long story short, you could approach your RS activity leader and suggest there's a need for such an activity, or you could put one together yourself. Or put out an all-call on Facebook and ask if you could pay someone for a few basic lessons.

-Nellie Bly
posted on 03/23/2018 1:51 p.m.
There’s a YouTube channel called Hair 101 With April. She’s a professional hair stylist who creates videos to teach others how to cut hair. It’s been a great resource for me as I also turned into my family’s hair stylist.