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15 Meanings When You Dream About Cutting Hair

If you’re lately planning to cut your hair and haven’t yet managed the time to do so, dreams about getting a haircut can simply represent your desire to cut your hair. But if that’s not the case, haircut dreams should be deeply analyzed.

To understand what message your dream is trying to convey, you must ensure that you’ve well recollection of the details of the dream. Was your hair short initially, or was it long? And, who was cutting your hair? Yes, all these details are important!

We’ve listed 15 dream scenarios about cutting hair and their respective interpretations in this post for your convenience. Let’s begin by discussing what it means if you dreamt of cutting your own hair.

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1.  Dreaming about cutting your own hair:

Dreams about cutting your hair are often associated with your creative side. You’re probably an artistic person. On the other hand, this dream can also represent the pressure you feel when making a big decision in your waking life.

The spiritual meaning of a haircut dream is that your life will be subjected to a wave of changes. The changes are likely to come as the result of someone else’s action.

2.  Dreaming about cutting your long hair:

Are you overwhelmed by the options available to you in your waking life? You’re probably required to decide soon but are having a hard time choosing. We suggest that you consider how the choice affects your future, not only your present, in order to reach the final decision.

3.  Dreaming about cutting your short hair:

If you’re a male, your dream about cutting your short hair signals new beginnings in life. And, if you’re a female, you’re probably planning for ways to lead a more smart and purposeful life. You’re double questioning your unwise decisions and looking forward to a meaningful life.

4.  Dreaming about cutting somebody else’s hair:

Dreams about cutting someone’s hair can be interpreted in various ways. Firstly, it means that the person needs your help in your waking life. You’re capable of providing assistance. However, you don’t know how to approach and where to start.

You’re required to take control of their life and guide them towards a better path. So, if you sense that somebody is in trouble, don’t hesitate to step up.

Likewise, this dream can also mean that you and the person, be it your partner or a friend, need to have a clear conversation in order to clear out the misunderstandings you’ve been having lately.

5.  Dreaming about cutting grey hair:

Cutting grey hair in a dream is a good omen. It is a sign that something great is coming your way soon. It might be a good time with your friends and family. Or, you might get an opportunity to go on a short vacay.

On the other hand, this dream also signals that power will be in the hands of somebody older than you, and it would be best for you to consider their opinions and suggestions.

6.  Dreaming about cutting your sibling’s hair:

Unfortunately, dreaming of cutting your sibling’s hair is a bad omen. This dream portends that one of your family member’s health is in danger.

If somebody is feeling even slightly unwell, it is imperative for you to take them to a hospital right away. The health issue might seem trivial, but the person’s health is probably in grave danger. Also, consider paying special attention to your family’s diet and health habits for some time.

7.  Dreaming about cutting a child’s hair:

The interpretation of this dream depends on whether or not you’re a parent. If you don’t have a child, this dream represents the need for you to entertain your inner child. You might be shying away from doing things that make your inner you happy. It’s time you cater to the needs of your inner child.

On the other hand, if you’re a parent and it was your child whose hair you were cutting in the dream, this dream tells you to be more affectionate and attentive towards your child. Also, make sure your child is eating healthy and routinely checked up for any disease, as this dream also portends illness.

8.  Dreaming about cutting hair incompletely:

If you left your haircut incomplete in the dream, it means that luck isn’t on your side lately. Whatever ventures you plan, the chances are that they aren’t going to be successful. Your effort is likely to go in vain, and there are plenty of obstacles on your way to success.

This dream also signals that you’re easily faltered by unfortunate situations or someone else’s opinions. The dream is suggesting you be more confident and firm in your capabilities and decisions.

9.  Dreaming about shaving someone’s hair and making them bald:

Are you an empath? You’re probably always looking out for others and helping them whenever they need you. However, this dream is a signal that you’re overdoing it lately. You’re probably being too meddlesome in other businesses, even when they’re not looking for your opinion or advice.

You must understand that everyone should be allowed to make their own decisions and live their life as they want. It would be best if you respect others’ boundaries and only interfere when you’re explicitly asked to do so.

10. Dreaming about a bad haircut:

If you’re planning some new projects, you might want to halt them for a while. Or, even if you proceed to continue, do so with extreme caution. Just as your haircut ended badly in the dream, the project is also likely not to produce fruitful results.

On the other hand, a bad haircut might also represent the insecurities or low self-esteem you’re dealing with in your waking life. Maybe, you find your friend too attractive and you feel that you get lost in their presence. Or, you’re simply not in a stable phase in your life.

If you feel that sharing your emotions would help, try talking to someone close to you. Attend workshops to boost your confidence and work on yourself to glow up mentally and physically. If nothing helps, try seeking help from a professional.

11. Dreaming about your partner cutting your hair:

Were you happy in the dream when your partner was cutting your hair? If your answer is yes, you’re happy and content in your current relationship. Your wants and needs in the relationship are met, and you see a future with this person.

On the contrary, if you weren’t in a blissful mood in the dream or sensed tension between you and your partner, the same is the scenario in your waking life. You don’t feel secure enough or valued in the relationship. Clear communication regarding your feelings with your partner would definitely help.

12. Dreaming about a hairdresser cutting your hair:

If you dreamt of getting a haircut in a salon, your finances are probably out of control. You’re likely to encounter unforeseen financial expenses. And if you’ve lent your money to someone, you’ll have a hard time collecting it back.

So, if you’re dreaming of getting a haircut by a hairdresser recurrently, it’d be better for you to brace yourself against upcoming financial issues and budget smartly.

13. Dreaming about a stranger cutting your hair:

The dreams where a person of no acquaintance cuts your hair signal that you’re happy with how your life is taking turns these days. You’re dealing with several problems at once, and at this point, you feel overwhelmed and exhausted.

If someone is cutting your hair without your permission, it means that you’ll lose your power to the person in your waking life.

On a different note, this dream can also be a sign that you’ll have deep, meaningful conversations with a stranger in your waking life soon. It might be a beginning of a budding friendship or a relationship; who knows?

14. Dreaming about cutting your hair with a knife:

Cutting your hair with a knife in your dream means that you’ve had enough of unfair treatments and problems in your life. Now, you’re ready to let go of toxic people and situations in your life that had been draining your energy. You’ve chosen to be aggressive and stand up for yourself.

15. Dreaming about shaving your hair and being bald:

If you’re not happy where you are currently in your waking life or luck hasn’t been favoring you lately, this dream is an indication that your life will change for the better. Good people, things, and situations are likely to knock on your door soon.

On the other hand, if you’re someone who’s well-off presently, this dream is a piece of bad news for you. Your wealth and social status are likely to be impacted due to your involvement in an unfortunate situation.


We’re well aware that when we go through a tough time in our waking life or when we decide to have a major change, it’s normal to want to get a haircut or a new hairstyle.

In the dream, the meanings are somewhat similar. It represents change, new beginnings, and contentment.

On the downside, some dream plots can portend a loss of power, dissatisfaction, falling ill, or other unfortunate happenings. We’d love to talk to you in the comments in case you have some queries regarding haircut dreams.

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9 thoughts on “15 Meanings When You Dream About Cutting Hair”

  1. In my dream, I went to a barber(I think, because it looks like a shop) to cut my short hair buy he didn’t cut it properly and I was dissatisfied and told him to do it properlybut he refused! . Also It’s as if he just shaved off the excesses and left my main hair that’s was ‘strangely ‘ in a corn row hairstyle because after I undid the plaited, it’s as if the hair became more beautiful, like a cute, curly shirt afro!?
    Also in the dream I saw my elder sister who I stay with in real life and she wasn’t really happy where I was getting the hair cut and wanted me to ho to a more refined hair salon but I rebuffed her. Please what does this dream mean?

  2. I dreamet abiut seaing my head with a loving hair cut, l used to cut my hair like that, so this time lm trying to make it a bit longer.

  3. I dreamt that I was at the salon to get a wet set for my long silver hair and the wrong beautician unbeknownst to me had cut off my long hair and had blow dried it straight and she was about to use the curling iron to my hair instead of doing a simple wash and set dry. I became in ragged and started looking for the hairstylist but I couldn’t find the correct person to blame the mistake on so I started hitting the person that resembles the hairstylist it was a nightmare.

  4. I dreamed a old friend cut my hair with scissors it was very uneven and she had no permission to cut my hair and this happened right before people coming in for a dinner party I was very upset I and mad.(angry) I also felt embarrassed because my hair cut was so so bad.

  5. I’ve been becoming sober going threw not the best withdraws from nicotine weed and alcohol at the age of 18, I had a dream of my bf cutting my hair we were laughing so hard bc it looked so ugly, I then woke up still needing to laugh.

  6. I dreamed that my husband gave our son a really bad haircut and I was upset there was hair all over the kitchen floor and told him in my dreams that he better fix our sons hair and clean up the mess before his parents wake up

  7. I cut only a part of my hair. It was the color it used to be, golden and longer. I was holding it in my hand, and it was a thick chunk that had me worry that I had cut it at all. Someone in my dream was telling me to not worry about it, that it shall be fine. But I was still uncomfortable about it.

  8. I was sitting on a horse with other people around, I had scissors in my hand and just reached up and chopped off a chunk of my hair from the upper back of the top of my head. I giggled and wondered what the heck!? Shrugged it off and went on wuthe the dream.

  9. My hair is naturally a very dark brown. I color the greys that have started appearing. In my dreams, my hair was bright blonde, long, wavy, and very full, but it has three red lines across it two at the bottom and one in the middle. I was walking around in an amusement park and then in a suite of rooms filled with people. I was searching for someone to cut my hair. I saw one coworker I knew and told him what I was doing; he didn’t seem to want me to let just any person cut my hair.


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