Sam got a free back-to-school haircut at J.C. Penney, but that didn’t work out for Max.
Max has autism and it takes a certain kind of person to wrangle him, which is why I end up cutting his hair myself most of the time.
The most important thing is, I work fast. I start with the back and try to do the bangs after he’s settled down, but before he’s getting restless. I take a bit off all over and keep going until it gets to a length I am happy with or he has run out of patience. I try not to push him past his tolerance. It just makes it that much harder the next time.
I try to keep him distracted. This time he watched the “how to cut hair” videos on YouTube that I had just finished watching as a refresher.
Oh, and I bribed him with ice cream. I repeated, “First haircut, then ice-cream” like it was my mantra.
Anyway, I think it It turned out pretty well.
At least it doesn’t look like I did it with a bowl!
Sammy’s J.C. Penney Haircut:
It can also be gelled up into a fauxhawk when the mood strikes him!