Friday, February 27, 2009

Save Money By Cutting Your Family's Hair

It’s no secret that I like to save money on some things so I can spend them on others. That’s why I was THRILLED when we got an electric hair cutting thingie about 8 years ago. Aron guided me through cutting his hair, and it looked pretty good.

In the years since having 2 boys, the hair cutting thing has paid for itself over and over and we’ve saved probably close to $1,000* on haircuts. Pair that with nursing and cloth diapering, and I’ve saved this family thousands of dollars (yes, I’m proud of it). I know someone who has formula-fed and disposable diapered TEN – count ‘em – TEN children. They could own an island by now had they been more awesome like yours truly.

So the thing about giving a haircut is this:

You always have to say, “Oops!” at some point in the haircut. This gets my husband every time. Sometimes it’s a true Oops, but usually I’m just messing with him.

*I estimate I’ve cut Aron’s hair 40 times, Joel’s 20 and Michael’s 12. Let’s say a haircut is 10 bucks even, including tip (I’m probably being cheap, too). That totals $720, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, I never really added up how much haircuts cost! Geez!!!!

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  2. Brian cuts his own hair and our boys. So that's Kenny x8 years, Isaiah x 6 years and Will x4 years about every 6 weeks. So maybe 9 times per year each. Getting out my calculator, using $15 for a haircut, that's about $1350 saved so far and about $500/year once we start in with Beren too. If only I could get him to cut my hair!!!

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  3. HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

    You just say "oops," huh? Throw in a gasp and a grave..."oh no..." and see how fast that head whips around.

    But I only get to trim up my husband's neck.

    Or say, "oop-- um...do you want me to try to make it look intentional or should I use it to carve a word into the back of your head?"

    Someone needs to spank us, we're naughty.

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  4. I've been cutting Bill & the kids hair for almost 10 years. At roughly $15 for the boys & $20 for Abriana I figure I've saved roughly $1350 on Bill, $1080 on Andrew & $720 on Abriana for a grand total of ....drum roll please...$3150. Granted I do go get mine cut & colored (I really am not ready to deal with looking at the grey in the mirror) so I figure over the last 10 years what
    I've saved on them I've spent on mine :)

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  5. Wish I was brave enough to try cutting my son's hair! And hubby, he's a whole 'nother story! Even the hairstylists can't get his cut well!

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  6. It's a hair trimmer.

    Let's cakilate,

    3 people x 6 haircuts / yr = 18 haircuts/yr x $15/haircut = $270.00/yr.

    Fast food once/wk = 52 times/yr @ ~$15.00 = $780.00

    Chocolate once/2wks = 26 time/yr @ ~$4.00 = $104.00

    Haircuts +$270.00
    Fast food -$780.00
    Chocolate -$104.00

    Total -$614.00

    My math says we're down a bit.

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