Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Before and After


Rehm has not had a real haircut since late June. We decided it was time to let it grow a bit and see what we could do with it.

Rehm with a "2-4"

I should probably explain that for the last 5 years I have been cutting his hair with clippers. This is not because I'm really good at cutting hair or anything, just simply that I'm cheap. Once I realized that for the price of one haircut I could buy my own clippers, well you can figure out the rest. So for the last 5 years he has has a "2-4." That means I've used clipper guard no. 2 on the sides and clipper guard no. 4 on the top. Very simple, very easy. Just a matter of getting him to sit still for the 10 minutes to do it. Over the course of five years I've saved between $600-$1200 by giving him a "2-4."

For the last 5 months all I have done is trim around his neck and ears about once a month but otherwise just let it grow. I decided it was time to let a professional give him a new hair style. So here it is. Now I have to admit I still won't take him to get it cut regularly, I'll just trim it until I can trim no more and the break down and take him to have it cut. So still probably only looking at 2 to 4 haircuts a year.

Doesn't he look handsome?


PS the last time I cut all the kids hair Charlotte told me that I should be a hair cutter when I grew up.


Shelly said...

I confess, I like the longer hair look on Rehm. Maybe it's because it's different. (Maybe it's because I'm finally getting used to that 70's shaggy style on every boy in our neighborhood) But I like the length of Rehm's cut. Very sporty without being too young.

Cici said...

What a handsome boy!! Not sure I will recognize him.

Renee CK said...

Yep, we had to start growing it out too. Sawyer's hair is now too short for a manageable shaggy do, but too long for a 2-4 type cut as well. Soon! Very soon it will be perfect. But, I think the longer styles do look more handsome, maybe because they're less military looking? I don't know.