Beginners Guide To Cutting Your Boy’s Hair At Home

You can’t stop their hair from growing back so fast in between barber shop visits, but you can save time and money by cutting it at home– no cosmetology degree required.

Follow this easy tutorial, gather up the right supplies, and you’ll be a pro in no time. You’ve got this! 

1. Sides
Use clippers with guides because they prevent you from being able to mess up. Start with their sides (I used a 3 – they’re all in ⅛”, so a 3 is 3/8 ; usually on the top you’ll use a 5 or a 6).  Go up the sides just up to where the head starts to curve around and you want to go against the direction of the hair.

2. Top
For the top switch to a 5; start at the front and work your way back. If the hair is growing in all different directions, just go against the hair.

3. Blending
Switch to a 4, and go back in to blend between the top and the sides.

4. Neck & Ears
Now go back to the sides and the back of the hair.  Comb the hair over their ears and use a small tool to shave. Follow the curve of the ear. This helps create a nice, straight line. Use the comb to comb the hair down.

Ta-da! Add a little gel to give it a more stylish look!



Laura is the host of What’s Up Moms Style & Beauty series and the mom to two girls (6 & 4), two step-sons, and dog mom to one BooBoo. After her dream of being a midwife fell through (she fainted in a friend's delivery room), she enrolled in makeup school and learned some pretty awesome tricks along the way.