Lockdown DIY haircuts are all the rage (and I turned out to be a bit of a dab hand) – Hayley Matthews

We keep seeing men when we're out and about walking who look very sharp and have fresh hair cuts.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:45 pm
Those trying a DIY haircut may wish to start small before attempting more complicated styles (Picture: Dave Thompson/PA)

"Where are they getting their hair done?" my partner always asks.

However, on closer inspection, it's clear that all is not as it seems and they may be home DIY jobs. I've offered and offered to do his hair and so, after watching several videos on cutting men's hair and being lectured on "how the proper hairdressers do it", I was allowed to set about Mr Hayley's hair with the clippers.

I also decided my eldest son needed a haircut too for going back to school and with all the hairdressers still closed, there are going to be a lot of mums getting the scissors out!

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In fact, we did pass a kid who had been given a complete baldy which we had a little giggle at in the car. My son said: "Mum do not do that to me!"

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So I tried one better and went for something that doesn't look like I've just grabbed my son and shaved all his head.

I felt a little nervous as both my son and partner are very particular about their hair, but I think I managed OK.

I'd watched a YouTube video where a woman was cutting her partner’s hair with clippers then blending it in with scissors (I know so many hairdressers out there will be cringing as they read this) but actually I even surprised myself. So much so that I'm thinking of charging.

I've still not let them set about my hair with the clippers though – not a chance.

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