The Best Tools for Cutting Your Family’s Hair at Home

Time for a trim? Here’s what you’ll need.

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By: Amanda Mushro

Photo By: Christopher Hope-Fitch

Tools for the Perfect Haircut

Heading to the salon or making a quick stop at the barber shop isn’t an option for many of us right now, so you can either deal with shaggy hair and overgrown roots, or you can take matters into your own hands by trying an at-home cut. While we would usually advise leaving cuts and colors to the professionals, desperate times call for desperate measures.

So, where should you start if you’ll be the one cutting not only your hair but your family’s hair as well? You’ll need the right supplies. Here are highly rated and stylist recommended products that will help you turn your home into a salon.

A Great Pair of Shears

Your regular scissors are great for cutting paper but, when it comes to your hair, put everyday scissors down. Instead, order a professional pair of cutting shears to do the job. The blades are sharp and designed to cut hair smoothly and easily.

BUY IT: Amazon, $24

Clippers with Multiple Attachments

For a close cut, you’ll want to make sure that you have clippers a barber would use—not just beard trimmers. This set comes with different comb guides so that you can vary the lengths of your cuts. It also includes a blade guard, cleaning brush and oil so you can keep the clippers in peak working condition.

BUY IT: Amazon, $74

Perfect for Fringe

If you are nervous about cutting your own bangs, the CreaClip will serve as an expert guide. Just clip, slide and cut to trim your bangs and create layers in just minutes. It also comes in two sizes so you can cut adult’s and children’s’ hair.

BUY IT: Amazon, $35

Clippers Meant for Kids

Adult clippers can be loud and scary for little ones and can be too sharp to use on children’s hair if you are not an experienced stylist. So, try these clippers that are not only designed to be quiet but also gentle on your kid’s hair.

BUY IT: Amazon, $33

A Comb Set

Before you start cutting, you’ll want to make sure that that you have a great set of combs to detangle hair. Combs can serve as a cutting guide and will help you blend the hair to make sure you trim every strand.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10

Root Cover Up

Not willing to wait out the pandemic to have your roots touched up? Then this root cover up spray may be a great option for you. It has plenty of rave reviews about being a quick and easy spray that will cover up greys.

BUY IT: Amazon, $8

Spray Bottle

You’ll want to make sure that your “client’s” hair stays wet and this spray bottle is a mess-free way to do just that.

BUY IT: Amazon, $5

Hair Clips

These alligator clips will help you separate hair and pin it up so that you can focus on one section at a time.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10

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