Why is it that the local kid haircut place charges $16.95 for a haircut that lasts about 10 minutes? Add tip, and we're at $18.95.
That works out to almost $200/hour. Have you ever done the math?
So why do they charge so much?
Because they can.
I've tried taking Reese to SuperCuts, Fantastic Sams, & the like. Reese hates the clippers on the back of his head & usually protests and cries. Unless we want to go back to the chili bowl haircut or look like a hippie child, he's got to get the back clipped. Our local Fantastic Sams even has a sign that says "We will not cut the hair of any child who fusses" or something like that.
So we go to the kiddie haircut place, pay our wad of money, and come away with a successful haircut. Now that Reese is a little older, he loves to play the Mario Kart video game while they cut his hair. It serves as a pretty decent distraction for most of the cut.
At one point, I had purchased a $20 set of clippers to cut his hair myself. How hard could it really be. Big mistake. There is a lot of blending, clipping, & evening out that Mommy just didn't do right. Plus it took me wayyyyy longer to do his haircut, and it was so very messy.
I guess I'm stuck paying almost $20 for his haircuts for a while. Unless he'll go for a buzz cut all they way around. I think I could do that!