Having boys I figured out a long time ago that I needed to teach myself to cut their hair or pay about $1700 over the coarse of 18 years just on 1 boys haircuts!! I can think of about 50 better ways to spend that money! When Jaxon was about two I started to gain some confidence in taking on this task myself. Thankfully, he has pretty basic hair... no colics, curls, or fineness to worry about. A little buzzing here and there and his is easy to maintain.
Then I had Austin. This kid has my hair and lots of it. His fine, thick, and very straight hair would apear easy to trim, but there is a fine line between too short for him and too long. If I cut too short it sticks straight up! Everywhere! If it goes too long, he sweats along his hair line all summer long. So... every so often I call the neighbor guy :) AKA our good buddy, Jacob! He is not a professional, but like many of his other rare talents, he has mastered trimming hair amongst them. Austin actually sits still the best for Jacob and he does such a good job I can maintain it for about 6 mnths before we need to make the call again. Whew, thank you Jacob! Now.... to decide where to spend that extra $1700 in about 15 years...... :-)