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According to Garrett Pike from New York’s high-end Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes , clients are constantly asking him about hairy trouble spots. “Definitely don’t be embarrassed to talk about stray hairs with your barber,” he advises. It’s like the doctor; he’s heard it all. and what you may think is odd is actually quite normal.
but that doesn’t mean you have an excuse for not taking care of stray hairs. here, our expert reveals the best ways to deal with common problem areas so you’ll never have a girl look at you like you’re a Neanderthal again.
Pike recommends skipping nose trimmers: “I usually do everything with the scissor just because it feels better.” Pick up a small pair of scissors with a curved tip, which will help you get into the nose better. “As long as you cut around the nostril, it looks good. A lot of people tend to go up pretty far, but what really matters is getting anything that’s hanging out.”
Toe and finger knuckles
Pike attacks his hand- and toe-fur with either scissors (the same ones for the nose), targeting the really long hairs, or with hair clippers on the ’1′ setting. “That’s a pretty standard length, but you might want to take it shorter if you have really black hair.”
According to Pike, asking your barber to take the hair out of your ears is a completely normal request. and it’s convenient: You’ll need to trim ear hair every four to six weeks, which is the average time between haircuts anyway. If you choose to take care of the strays at home, your tactic depends on how many you’ve got. Use tweezers if you have only a couple of hairs. Otherwise, clippers that resemble a T (rather than a square) will do the job: “They have that extra corner on it to get into the weird areas of the ear.”
Shaving up to your eyes isn’t the answer, says Pike. On the other hand, tweezing hurts, especially if you have a lot of hair. If you’re looking for a pain-free approach, use a really tight trimmer.
Back of neck
This is one of the harder areas to manage, simply because you can’t see it.
The solution: Hold a mirror in one hand in front of you and stand with a mirror behind you. If you decide to use a trimmer, attack your neck before getting in the shower, since the machine won’t be completely efficient on slick hair. “If you’re going to use a razor, definitely do it wet after getting out of the shower,” says Pike. Trimming won’t get as close as a razor would, he adds, but it’ll do the job if you’re in a hurry.
Cutting with scissors is a learned activity. by three years old your child should have no problem holding a pair of child-sized scissors. It takes them awhile to master this new skill, however, so be patient with them while they begin to show an interest in learning how to do it.
Purchase your child a pair of his own scissors. if your child is left-handed, make sure the scissors can be used by left- or right-handed children. many scissors can be used by both.
Let your child try to cut with the scissors, and encourage him to cut the best he can. It may take awhile for him to get the hang of it. My boys were four years old before they could hold a pair of scissors correctly and cut with them.
After your child has learned to cut with his scissors, it’s time to practice cutting shapes and lines. This activity helps your preschooler master his cutting skills so he can move on to cutting out shapes for his own craft projects.
Have your child start cutting lines. Simply use a ruler to draw several lines on a piece of paper, and then have your child try to cut on the line. It will probably take awhile for your child to get the hang of it, but after he catches on he will be so proud of his new accomplishment. After lines, he is ready to move on to wavy lines, then ovals, and, finally, circles.
Preschoolers love this cutting activity. one of my sons spent at least an hour two days in a row cutting out shapes I had drawn for him. He was so excited he could cut on the lines that he wanted to cut them out over and over again.
Another skill that can be practiced with this activity is tracing. before your child cuts out the shapes, have him first trace them with a pencil. This is also a skill that takes time to learn and that your child will enjoy trying to master.
Children enjoying learning things. Open up a whole new world for your child by teaching him something as simple as using a pair of scissors.