A year or so ago, he had a bad experience. He had been with his grandparents, got a great cut, and came home telling me he was never getting it cut again. It took me 4mths to get out of him that the clippers pulled his hair. 2 more months to convince him to try the hair dresser with scissors instead of clippers. That resulted in half a hair cut, he wouldn't let her finish.
A few months later, his grandparents took him, same thing - half a cut.....that was in april. He wouldn't let us touch him after that (I was able to trim his bangs and the back ONE time.) All the bribing in the world was not letting us near him with clippers or scissors; until today.
Today, he decided I could cut the back - just a bit. I am not a hair dresser, so I went for the bangs and the very bottom at the back....it resulted in almost 3 inches coming off. Still not a great cut, but at least it is somewhat fresher looking. His reward? A fudge bar while it was being done, gets his water guns back (he lost them because he kept shooting water in the house) AND a sleepover at grandma and grandpa's house next weekend.
Here is a before/after
Instead of touching his shoulders, it now sits just below his ears.....not the best, as I said, not a hair dresser by any means; but I think it is better than before!