Money Saving Ideas: Cut Your Family’s Hair

Today my little princess decided to cut her own hair. She went from this . . .

. . . to this.

We just got back from Great Clips where they fixed my daughters artwork, and doesn’t it look cute! This reminded me of a way we have saved thousands of dollars over the years. Since there are 4 boys (including my husband) and 4 girls in my family, I used to cut everyone’s hair. I purchased a Wahl hair clipper set when we were first married, and practiced on my husband. His curly hair was very forgiving of all of my mistakes. If you figure an inexpensive haircut costs $15, multiply that by 8 and we saved $120 per month. Multiply by 12 to save $1440 per year! Later, I bought a mini trimmer which helps with cutting around the ears. I prefer those with a cord. I know a lot of you already do this, but if you don’t, I recommend investing in a $30 Wahl clipper set, and practice on your own family. Happy clipping!

Go to the Wahl website for How to videos

4 thoughts

  1. Lara: Maybe you could ask someone in the ward who knows how to cut hair come over and give you some tips. I used to have the boys eat a popsicle or lollipop while watching a movie to get them to sit still so I could relax. Hairy popsicle, but it helped me. Good luck!

  2. Somehow I can not get comfortable with cutting my son’s hair. I’ve tried it before and it always looks horrible. I wish someone could help me figure out what I’m doing wrong. I really hate paying to get it cut!

  3. We do this too. I never added up the cost, though. We only do haircuts every six weeks.Still, that’s a lot of money! My husband cuts my hair, too–that’s the biggest saver on cuts for us.

Please leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.