Holly has been cutting blog-Stedman's hair for years.

Years and years and years.

She has some fancy hair cuttin' scissors.
She has some electric clippers.
She has no formal hair cuttin' training.



Every once in awhile she has to remind blog-Stedman that he gets what he pays for.



Overall, it has worked out well...

Well, except for that time back in '92 when Holly accidentally cut a bald spot in blog-Stedman's temple the day before he started a fancy new job. Shhhh...that time is long forgotten.

So, imagine Holly's delight when she watched Oprah the other day. Oprah was interviewing America's most frugal family.

America's most frugal family cuts their own hair!



Yeah for America's most frugal family.

Yeah for Oprah.

Yeah for Holly.



Wow. Holly should be on Oprah!

And then Holly had what Oprah calls a lightbulb moment...



Holly should share her hair cuttin' joy with her three boys.

That is what America's most frugal family does.

Holly is sure that is what Oprah would do if she had three boys and wasn't rich and famous.



Holly paused the television and ushered the boys into the kitchen. She sat them down one by one on a hair cuttin' stool and covered them with a professional cape.

There was a lot of clipping.
There was a lot of cutting.
The hair was a flyin'.
There might have even been a bit of complainin'.

When Holly stood back and assessed her work, she smiled.



She smiled and maybe even giggled a bit.

And then she rushed to her computer.



After Googling, "mullet reversal", Holly decided that the next time her hair cuttin' scissors wanted to save money she would think about clipping a coupon.

61 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Your last frame of the computer monitor made me laugh so hard! Poor boys. Psssst:
To HPBs (Holly's PoBoys), the number for your local CPS Agency is 1-800-NEED HEP!

LuckyMe said...

Ha Ha. The last time I cut my boys' hair was when my mom asked "Are YOU cutting their hair?" But three boys and a clipper is just too tempting!!

Holly Jahangiri said...

LOL!!! You're too funny. You know I saw the title of this post on my blogroll (and how can I NOT check out a post with our name in it, eh?)

It's too early in the morning for such hilarity. I almost snarfed my coffee. Right up my nose.

ShallowGal said...

On the bright side, you are now the #1 google result for "Mullet reversal"

xoxo, SG

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I am almost crying I am laughing so hard--mullets are bad bad bad--I still wonder why some get them voluntarily today.
And yeah, knowledge and skill are for sissies ;)

Eudea-Mamia said...

Sexy Holly in that see-through magenta shirt - meeeeeowww!

On a good note - your low lights look fabulous.

Em

jill jill bo bill said...

Cut.It.Out. That is hilarious! Those dang barbers make it look so easy!

Marinka said...

love, love "mullet reversal"! and how cool that you can cut hair even though you don't have fingers!

Manic Mommy said...

I can't believe there is no actual picture, like a .jpg. I do love your lightbulb moment though. Think I'll stick with SnipIts.

Mandy said...

I was watching that episode too! Love that you have a professional hair cuttin' cape!

Courtney said...

I love your drawings, you know that, but now we need actual pictures of their hair. I need to see this!

Suzie said...

Im so glad you let us know how it turned out. I was about to grab the clippers myself

Rhea said...

Love all your drawings to illustrate your post. Mullets, huh?! Oh, boy. You're hilarious!

Valarie said...

Did Animated Holly get a haircut, because I thought I noticed some new highlights? :)

InTheFastLane said...

My husband cuts my 9 year old's hair. He does a pretty good job, but last night there was so much yelling and screaming going on that I thought one of them was going to come out bald and bleeding. I asked the Mr. if it was really worth saving $15 to deal with that. I don't know if he ever came up with an answer.

Fiesty Charlie said...

LOL... I will trim Abbie's bangs, but that is as far as I will go. I still remember the "bowl cut" from when I was a kid. {shivering}

Totally not cute for a girl to look like she has an upside down black bowl on her head.

Practice does help though, next time post pictures!

Fiesty Charlie said...
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Fiesty Charlie said...

Just so you know, the deleted comment was a duplicate, it posted twice, not sure why.

I will see what happens with this one.

The Mom said...

I've been cutting hubby's and my boy's hair for years, but it cancels out all the bad hair things i've done or gotten and total wash.

spinning in our own direction said...

It wasn't really a mullet it was more of a mullet in training..

Lori said...

I remember you Twittering that you were Googling mullet reversal. Made me laugh then, made me laugh now.

Danielle said...

oh...come on...I love a good Kentucky Waterfall!! ;)

Threeboys1mommy said...

What ev! Your animation trumps mine any day!.... You've inspired me master, I'm off to Target to buy some markers.

LIGHT BULB MOMENT!!- I think every woman in the blogosphere has written a post about wanting to be on Oprah, that may be a fun idea for It's not me it's you.

Rachel said...

bwahahahahahahahahahahah

Sometimes Holly's scissors are best left alone :-) Mullet reversal is called Buzz cut :-) hee hee hee. Love ya doll

Misty said...

i can't do it either. I can clip Chw's hair because he shaves his head... (not to the skin) because that's hot and sexy, and he's balding and stuff... but Gen's hair? forget it...
I can't even groom my dog.

Melizzard said...

Let 'em grow it long, chop it at their shoulders and tell them they like to surf. The girls will love it.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Speaking of mullets...I saw the mother of all mullets today - and I was not at Wal-Mart, I was at TARGET!

I know! I thought they had a rule about them there too but apparently not because it was a Target employee that was sporting it!

And I really had to do a double take when I walked in and saw a very obese woman wearing a bright orange pumpkin shirt and orange shoes.

PAPATV said...

My dad's co-worker used to cut our hair. My dad worked at a grocery store. His co-worker worked in the produce dept. We got cabbage bowl cuts for sure!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Sometimes a mullet is really just a few snips away from a bowl cut.

Are you also wearing a see-through pink shirt?

:)

frogpondsrock said...

Hahahaha..You are a brave brave woman Holly.. I used to cut my son's hair but I hated it..It was so stressful..

S: Ouch!!! you're pulling my hair..
M: Stop wriggling
S Ouch!!! you're pulling my hair..
M: Sit still..

Gah!!!! I love the hairdresser, she is worth every penny...

Elaine A. said...

You realize that now when people Google "mullet reversal" they're comin' here, right?

Jennifer said...

ROFL

that was great. i cut my son's hair and also hubby's hair, neither really come out great, but since i'm the one holding the scissors or clippers they don't really complain. lol ;)

i cannot believe how much they charge for a little boys hair cut... it is totally ridiculous!! I think it should be around $7 but we have to pay $15 when we take Trevor... ugh. makes me crazy. so once in a while to get a GOOD cut we go and Bryan and Trevor get their hair cut... but all the other times I do it. I also cut my own hair every now and then... lets not talk about that though, okay. okay.

thank goodness the girls hair isn't in need of any trimming or cutting... or they would be in trouble too. (evil grin inserted here)

glad to know I'm not alone in the cutting of my families hair or giving my husband a bald spot... I mean really... accedents do happen. wth??

have a great day!
xxoxoxoxoxx

Maggie May said...

well you tried!

maybe they can rock the mullet.

or not.

Jennifer said...

shit! i accidently spelt accident wrong!! dammit. sorry. eye is knot vary cmart 2day. :S

Elizabeth said...

I, too have been cutting my DH's hair for years...I do all the kids, too...and my own for that matter...just too cheap...
um, frugal!
Reminds me, hubby needs a cut desperately!
Loved the mullet reversal drawing...LOL.
Pax, E

Brittany said...

I just stopped cutting their hair entirely:) Little curly headed hippie boys running amok!

Rachael said...

That is hilarious! I don't even attempt to cut my girls bangs, 'cause I KNOW it would not end well.

chirky said...

I do not know where Blog Steadman once got his hair cut, but prices are no longer $15, so you are saving WAY more money than you originally thought! The cheap places (Great Clips, ProCuts) are generally around $20-25 (with tip), and the salons are typically around $35 (with tip) for men's haircuts.

You know what this means, right? YOU NEED A TIP JAR.

Corey~living and loving said...

tee hee...thanks for the giggle. I cut the Hubby's hair as well. I haven't tried to do sugar bear's though. I think I'll pass.

bloggingmom67 said...

This is just hilarious. Thanks for making me smile.

mommeeof9 said...

Hubby gets his haircut at the shop at work. Hey, they only seem to know hoiw to do a military haircut- it is in the 5 sided asylum- but it is under $10.

the planet of janet said...

holy professional cape, batman. you get your boys' hair cut every six weeks? the mind reels at the concept.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I could see where this was going. I wanted to scream "No!" Jenn went down this road once and the results were not attractive.

Writer Dad said...

I so thought I commented on this post earlier this morning. I guess I must have had hair in my ears.

Love the animated life, Holly. They always make me laugh. I don't think I want to see Oprah in the see through orange dress.

Have a great night, and thanks for having so much spirit.

Jennifer H said...

I laughed out loud at mullet reversal!

You're a funny lady...

Once, I was using the clippers on my son, except he saw something out of the corner of his eye and turned fast to see it. Yep. Zzzzzzzip. Had to use the clippers (very short) on his whole head that time.

Mostly, we just go to Great Clips. Everyone is happier.

Kalynne Pudner said...

I cut my husband's hair until he was sufficiently big-shot to rate a company car. And I cut my kids' hair -- boys and girls -- unless they have enough money to pay for their own professional cut. The only serious mishap involved my first time using the clippers, after 4 or 5 years of haircuts...then the next time I got them out, I discovered someone had sabotaged the cutting combs with chewing gum, so it was back to scissors. How frugal am I? Frugal enough to save up $200 for my own hair appointments every couple of months.

Yeah, can we all say "bad mom"?

Beck said...

HAHAHAHAHA.
I gave The Boy such an awesome haircut one time that my husband just sighed and shaved the poor kid's head when he got home. He looked like a Romanian orphan for the rest of the summer.

And then there was the time when my mother CUT MY EYELID while trimming my bangs. FREAKING YIKES.

Burgh Baby said...

Y'know, I cut Alexis' four hairs and don't even think about it. However, I would NEVER touch my husband's hair. Ever. If even one little strand were wrong, he would never quit with the crying.

Weaselmomma said...

Hehehehehe, bet your boys are grateful for coupons.

Ron Davison said...

If you could perfect the mullet reversal, I'm pretty sure you could dominate in WWF - which would make you not only a hero to your boys but, I'm fairly certain, make you the first professional wrestling mother blogger to be on Oprah. Even if she does not have the good sense to invite you, Holly, I'll refer to you around the house this weekend as a celebrity. ("You know that celebrity blogger Holly? Well she says ...")

Madge said...

ha. jamie still cuts the boys hair, but he gives them a buzz cut -- so it's time for me to start taking them somewhere. and he cuts his own hair.

which allows for me to spend $60 on my hair every six weeks.....

Roger said...

So does this mean that Oprah won't be calling anytime soon?

Kathryn Magendie said...

Teeheehee
Laughing....!

here is something I NEVER figure out - why is the kitchen always the hair cutting place? Kitchen-Hair...Kitchen--Hair...Kitchen...food--hair in food! Huhn....I need to find out the answer-- I shall google "hair cutting in kitchen" and see what shows up!

Funny Post...*giggling*

MoscowMom said...

Sooo funny!!!! I tried cutting the girls' hair a few times... It was fine until they were around four... Then I just made them look BAD. Now we're waiting for the day when cuts are 2 for 1 at the nice kids' salon here.

MoscowMom said...

Sooo funny!!!! I tried cutting the girls' hair a few times... It was fine until they were around four... Then I just made them look BAD. Now we're waiting for the day when cuts are 2 for 1 at the nice kids' salon here.

ScaryMom said...

I cut one of my twins bangs and they are still too long. I tend to err on the side of long. Oh well. BTW, I tagged you for an award and it's important because it was MY first award! I know, you are so honored. Enjoy! ScaryMom

Threeundertwo said...

You are sooo funny. I would probably shave my son bald if I had clippers in my hands!

On a limb with Claudia said...

ahahahahahahahahahaha! I particularly love the mix of hair colors on the floor.

AND, no new pictures of the boys.

-->What did you do to them?<--

Nora Bee said...

Ha!!! My mom still cuts my dad's hair, and as far as I remember I never let her touch me with those scissors...

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Ha ha ha ha! I'm so glad you said that wasn't blood on the floor. Where are the "after" pics?

Terri Tiffany said...

How do you think up this stuff????lol

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