The kids have had a pair of scissors on their craft table for years and never cut their hair. Liesl got a new pair of scissors for her birthday in March and she has cut her hair twice and Porter cut his once with them. I have put that pair of scissors away, but for some reason they end up on the craft table again and again. Liesl has asked to cut her hair, but she wants it really short like a friend of hers, I am not ready for hair that short, so i gave her a trim today. Jason told me to take her into a professional because clearly I am not a barber , but I cut it myself. It is not that great, but it works and Liesl is happy.