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?
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