What If Your Kids Cut Their Own Hair?

Has your child ever taken a scissors to his or her own hair??  According to Cozy Friedman, author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, it's not all that uncommon. Friedman says she's often faced with parents coming into her salon with hair disaster stories where either their child or a sibling got a little too scissor happy.   “For some reason, some kids just love to cut (more like ‘prune’) their own hair …and sometimes the innocent tresses of other kids, too,” she says. So what do you do if it happens in your home? Friedman offers her top 5 tips:


  1. Don’t panic! Remember, hair always grows back.
  2. Take your child to a professional stylist who may be able to blend it (better than you can at home!)
  3. Employ hair clips, headbands, or hats…think of this as the perfect opportunity to experiment with accessories! A little accessories shopping spree may also sooth the hurt.
  4.  Explain to your child that scissors are dangerous and not safe for children to use. Yes, I know you’ve done that already. Do it again.
  5. Try not to make your child feel bad about what happened. He or she feels pretty bad already, and if the disaster is on top of his/her head, it will just make him/her feel even worse.