It feels good to feel needed, even if it is just for a haircut. For at least a half of a decade, I have been cutting my husband’s hair. Call it a money saver, or just call it convenience but he likes that I cut his hair instead a real barber.
My kids actually go to a barber shop because I find the whole experience to be too frustrating. They wiggle, squirm and cry while I am simply trying to cut off enough hair to see their eyes. After too many screaming matches between my kids and I, I finally let the professionals talk them into it. They behave better with a stranger who rewards them with a lollipop at the end.
However, my husband will probably never go to a barber again. He simply asks me to cut his hair and pulls out our cheap Meijer hair clipper kit. Since his hair is so thick, I had to buy some hair thinners at the beauty supply, but other than that tiny purchase, it is about $15 a year to keep him clean cut. I wield the clippers as an amateur, trying not to make him look uneven like the “I love Lucy” Christmas tree or worse, pulling his hair or cutting him on the ear. Quick, easy, and he is on his way to work. In the end, for payment of services rendered, I always make him do his best Chewbacca impression.
If you have ever considered cutting your guy’s hair, it is not difficult. Read the instructions with the clipper kit and try it out. You too, might be his new hot stylist!
Eva Johnson is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer who loves to see all of her guys clean cut. She lives in chaos with her husband and two boys. To see her complete blog about how to stay sane and in shape in the real world, visit www.fitnessbyeva.com or search for Fit Mommy at annarbor.com.
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