I’ve been doing Matt’s haircuts at home for years. It’s very easy to do with the clippers, and he’s not that particular anyway, so I’m not too worried about messing it up. It’s convenient and saves money. The one thing that doesn’t always work out so well is hair getting all over Matt. What I should really do is just make one of those nylon capes they have at salons. It would be very easy to make one, but of course takes a little bit of planning and doing. Planning is not our MO on the haircuts - usually we do it when Matt’s hair has been getting out of control for a while and it finally gets to the point where one of us decides it has to happen. So Matt is always complaining about the hair getting all over him, and occasionally trying something to mitigate it. If he wears a shirt, the hair sticks to it like glue, and that’s not so great. I suggested a plastic trash bag, but that was rejected as too hot. For the most recent haircut, Matt tried a new thing: paper Macy’s bag. It was quite the sight. We had a good pre-haircut laugh about it, plus several bouts of during-haircut giggles.
Matt folded up the bag to save it for next time, but I don’t know if I can handle it. Maybe the thought of it will finally motivate me to make that cape after all.