Jul 31, 201209:29 AMThrifty Mom
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Trimming costs on haircuts
At $9 or more a pop, plus tip, haircuts for my kiddos can add up rather quickly. My son’s hair grows so fast that over the course of a year I found myself spending almost as much on my boys’ haircuts as I do for myself to get a cut and highlights every few months. Too fast!
So this past year when my family sat down to talk about where we could trim (no pun intended) costs in our budget, the first place I suggested was haircuts for our kids.
I could do this at home, I thought. It can’t be that hard, I reasoned. All was lost at the first attempt when most of us ended up in tears. Apparently cutting hair isn’t as easy as professionals make it look… clearly.
After “the incident,” I stumbled upon this cool tutorial -- http://www.younghouselove.com/2012/05/diy-haircuts-why-the-heck-not/ -- I was determined to try again. I pacified the kids with candy and gave it a go.
It actually turned out ok! (Disclaimer – my kids have slightly wavy hair which is very forgiving to errors. I don’t recommend the do-it-yourself approach if your kids have straight hair.)
I’m glad I tried something new. It was definitely worth a shot. At the very worst, the kids would have worn baseball caps everywhere until it grew out. And, now I have more money to spend on other things for our family.
How about you—where have you been able to cut costs in your budget by trying something yourself?