How to Cut Your Kid’s Hair (Without Reducing Everyone to Tears)

You’ve tried to cut your hair, your partner’s hair and now—ready or not—your child’s protests that their hair is touching their ears (“icky!”) are convincing you to pick up the shears again. Toddler haircuts can be the trickiest ones of all, given the extremely low likelihood that your kid will sit still long enough for you to make a single snip. But it is possible, promises New York-based hairstylist Mike Farici. Watch as he walks one dad through the eight-step process of cutting his son’s hair, and you’ll feel confident in picking up the clippers yourself. Or, as confident as you’ll ever be.

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candace davison bio

VP of editorial, recipe developer, kitsch-lover

Candace Davison oversees PureWow's food and home content, as well as its franchises, like the PureWow100 review series and the Happy Kid Awards. She’s covered all things lifestyle...