Best Horrible Haircuts Kids Gave Themselves

Nov. 11, 2016

You'll laugh, you'll'll hide your scissors.

They say it's a rite of passage for kids to cut their own hair, but it's one that often ends up going very, very wrong. So whether your child is sporting a mullet, bald spots or barely-there bangs, just remember that you're not alone. Here are some hilarious stories from other parents about haircuts that went wrong , including the tweet in the video below. These adorable mini-stylists will be sure to make you smile -- and hide your scissors.

  1. A Cut That Really Brings Out Her Eyes
    Sam Davidson, co-founder and CEO of Batch,was shocked when he saw his daughter's new haircut, especially since she's a huge fan of Tangled. "When you know your kid has access to scissors (or paint or food or glue) and they've been quiet for a while, it may be a good idea to check in and see what kind of "art" they're making," he says.
  2. Brotherly Love
    What do you do when you brush your little sister's hair and the brush gets tangled? Cut it out, of course.

  3. Beauty School Dropout
    We wouldn't write off a future career as a stylist just yet. She already knows that the best way hide a bad haircut is with a super cute dress and necklace.
  4. When in Doubt, Cut It Out
    After he tried to cut gum out of his hair, this hairdresser's son realized he might take after his dad after all.
  5. Business in the Front, Party in the Back
    What happens when you only know to cut the hair you "can see"? A beautiful mullet right in time for your baby brother's christening.
  6. Just a Little off the Top's Sarah Regner's son created a masterpiece. "He started off wanting to trim the front. When I caught him he had gotten pretty far with it. As you can see, he still had the scissors in his hand when I took the photo. I knew I was going to have to shave his head, so I told him he might as well finish the job," she says.
  7. Caught in the Nick of Time
    She just wanted short hair, but mom wasn't on board. So she got here way -- on one side.

  8. Sorry, No Refunds
    Who do you think was more upset? This guy, or his mom?
  9. Even Superheroes Have Bad Hair Days
    A few bald spots won't cramp his style -- he knows mom will come to the rescue.

Kathryn Flynn is a writer and the mom of two girls and a boy. She specializes in parenting and personal finance topics and enjoys helping families make smarter decisions.

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