If the main focus of your dream involves you cutting hair or having your hair cut by someone else, you are reading the right blog post. Figuring out your cutting hair dream meaning is actually more complicated and trickier than you think.
After all, if you have a dream of cutting hair, it may seem so commonplace and mundane that you don’t really think twice about it, you move on to the next dream, which may be more dramatic or attention-grabbing.
And before you know it, you will forget about the fact that your previous dream involves cutting hair.
That’s too bad because your cutting hair dream meaning might actually have a bigger impact on your day-to-day waking life than other easier-to-remember dream imagery.
General meaning of cutting hair
When you see your hair being caught in your dream by someone else, your subconscious is trying to communicate your fears of self-expression.
Either you have apprehensions about going out on a limb and expressing what you really feel, or you feel that other people are preventing you from fully sharing your voice.
Whatever your specific situation may be, you feel that you don’t really have the liberty to be who you are, you have a lot of bottled-up emotions and expressions. and you don’t really know where to turn.
It’s as if you feel you’re trapped by convention, expectations, or even family tradition and you can’t be your own person.
Another general meaning of getting your hair cut by someone else indicates that you have a relationship that for whatever reason, isn’t working out.
Now it would be a simple issue if it isn’t working out in such a way that you can easily walk away.
That would not be a problem because that happens all the time.
But what makes this difficult is that the relationship hasn’t really broken down to the point that it’s worth walking away from but on the other hand, it leaves you frustrated.
You feel like you don’t have full freedom in your relationship, you feel that you can speak up because you’re afraid that you might step on that person’s stalls and hurt their feelings, you’re afraid that if you do speak up or you let your thoughts be known that they might love you less they might look at you differently.
What’s keeping you frustrated, irritated and annoyed that the relationship is precisely the same thing that’s keeping you in the first place, is you.
You have to make a decision, because if you feel that you can’t really be yourself, who are they in a relationship with?
It’s unfair to them.
It’s also unfair to you because relationships are supposed to bring out the best version of you, it’s supposed to help you become a more mature person overall.
Both of you lose when you look at your relationship as some obligation that you feel that you just have to stay in.
Another thing that’s keeping you in is fear.
If you’re completely honest with yourself, you would readily agree that your relationship is not cutting it, it’s not the very best that you could hope for.
It doesn’t bring out the best in you, it doesn’t help you truly grow as a person, it doesn’t deepen your understanding of relationships and other people, there’s a lot to be desired.
But what’s keeping you in is the fear that you can’t find anything better.
You can’t find a better partner, you can’t find a better friend, you can’t find a better family so you feel stuck and it makes your frustration grow even more, and you begin to doubt yourself and this also brings out the worst instincts in you.
Do you see how this could be a downward spiral?
Do you see how this can lead to a negative feedback loop that doesn’t really improve anybody’s life?
That’s the situation you’re in.
And your subconscious is trying to tell you that it’s time to cut loose, either let go of your fear and trust the people in your relationship more and allow yourself to grow that way or do something else.
This can mean giving yourself permission to finally let go or put the relationship at a certain distance or define it a certain way so you can move on.
Whatever the case may be, you need to do something, and this is what paralyzes you.
What does it mean to dream of cutting your own hair by yourself?
When you see yourself holding the locks of your hair and then cutting as you look into a mirror, your subconscious sign that you are gaining confidence.
This image conveys that you trust yourself enough to let go of your fear, take a plunge into the unknown, and take more risks.
You have finally grasped the concept that a lot of people who have moved on to much better lives have learned long in the past, you’ve learned firsthand that the greater the risk, the higher the reward.
Sure, you may be letting go of a lot of past confidence and assurance but you’re now focusing more on what you stand to gain instead of what you may possibly lose.
You’ve taken things into your own hands and you are making positive steps at the very least you are committing to doing this.
And by doing so you stand to gain a lot more benefits than you may have originally bargained for.
It may lead to you discarding negativity and possibly counterproductive self-image issues that may have been holding you back all this time.
Most importantly, you are practicing and cultivating your built-in ability to be hopeful about the future.
I’m not talking about just being vaguely emotionally optimistic.
I’m talking about really being hopeful about the future to the point that you are willing to take action.
What does it mean to dream about instructing another person to cut your hair a certain way?
When people dream of having their hair cut, usually it’s in a passive context.
They sit down on the salon chair and they let the stylist do their thing.
In this type of dream, the context is different.
Another person might be cutting your hair, but they are clearly under your direction, they don’t make a move until you tell them to.
In this context, your subconscious is trying to get across the fact that you truly desire change.
But this is a totally different kind of desire because most of us desire a change of some kind.
That’s not the issue.
What makes this different is you are in the driver’s seat, you are calling the shots and you have taken the initiative to direct other people because they are part of your personal resources to make things happen in your life.
This is a powerful image because it indicates that you are truly serious about the fresh start that you have been talking about or fantasizing about.
But what makes this different is the fact that instead of just thinking about or hoping about change, and getting instant positive emotional feedback, you have gone the extra step, you’ve actually carried it through.
You are paying other people, you are spending your time and focus, and willpower pursuing the change that you said you wanted.
So many people want a new career, so many people want success, and so many people want love in their lives, but very few people are actually willing to sacrifice anything worthwhile to realize those things.
You’re finally not one of those people, you are actually making things happen by using your resources.
What does it mean to dream of seeing your loved one get their hair cut?
You are feeling really happy for a friend or family member of yours, that has finally decided that enough is enough.
They’re tired of their daily grind, they’re sick of their daily struggle, and they have decided to do something about it.
You are excited about what their new adventure is going to be and you are rooting for the 100%.
The reason for this is because you truly care for them and your love for them extends beyond lip service.
Instead, you actually want the best things to happen to them because you care deeply for their welfare.
You also empathize with them, because you can see that change can be scary and it takes a lot more resources than people care to realize, especially when they first desire a certain type of change.
You are there for them in more than one way and you are actually being inspired by what they’re going through because you too, need to go on that journey in your own way.
What does it mean to dream of your lover cutting their own hair on their own?
This type of hair-cutting image dream imagery can be quite disturbing for a lot of people.
A lot of the time what we see with our waking minds is quite different from what our subconscious sees if there is a disconnect and this is sure to disturb us.
This is one of those times.
In your waking mind, you may think that your relationship is going well, you might have led yourself to believe that you truly trust your lover and you are in a long-term relationship with this person, you might even believe that you are fully committed to them, they are committed to you.
So far, so good, right?
Well, your subconscious actually sees things from a totally different perspective.
When you see them cutting their own hair in your dream this indicates that at some level or other you’re not communicating with them in a clear and deeply honest way.
They are hiding things from you just as you are hiding things from them.
This brings to mind one clear truth about your relationship but it’s not as deep nor as intimate as either of you imagined it to be.
It’s actually quite casual.
Because at the end of the day, there are parts of yourself as well as a part of that other person that you don’t want to bring into the relationship.
You don’t want to sacrifice your total being and personality for the interests of a third party called the relationship.
Maybe you’re afraid of getting hurt or maybe you’re just simply not interested in that kind of deep partnership.
At this point, you really have two choices, you either accept things for how they are and just go with the flow or you can choose to communicate in a more honest and deeper way regarding what you really want.
Of course, this latter approach comes with a lot of risks.
Maybe the other person is not willing to commit at that level, maybe that other person is not emotionally or spiritually ready for that kind of commitment.
Whatever the case may be, be ready yourself.
Because unless and until you are clear as to what you really want from a relationship, don’t be all that surprised if they turn out to be casual and more shallow than you think.
Are you perfectly okay with just mostly physical relationships?
That’s the bottom line.
What does it mean to dream of helping your lover cut their hair?
This is one of the images of the most positive dream that you could ever have if you are in a new relationship.
This indicates that both of you are exhibiting deeper and deeper trust for each other>/strong>.
You have to understand that relationship has less to do with physical intimacy than it has to do with spiritual and psychological intimacy.
When you see yourself, helping your lover cut their hair, it indicates that they trust you at a deeper level, and you trust the relationship enough to commit to it.
This indicates a growing and strengthening the bond between the two of you, which will transcend the different areas of your relationship.
You have to understand that a typical romantic relationship isn’t just an emotional bond, it’s not just a sexual union, it goes beyond that.
It goes to finances, it goes to ideas regarding the future, it goes to even political ideology, it’s deep and highly personal.
You never really fully feel alone when you are in a deep, mutually sustaining, and enriching, romantic relationship.
And it is definitely a positive sign when you see yourself helping your lover cut their hair in your dream.
What does it mean to dream that your hair gets longer, no matter how many times you cut it?
This indicates a deepening awareness of your ability to feel the passion.
Your subconscious is also communicating with you the deep, profound needs that your sexuality has.
In essence, this is an invitation for you to be more aware of your sexuality, what you need, how you deserve to be pleasured by others, and also the demand for better self-care.
Because a lot of people deny their sexuality or only acknowledge the part of it.
You have to understand that sexuality is not just about achieving orgasms, or if you’re female, achieving multiple orgasms in a short period of time.
It goes beyond that.
It involves the spiritual component of sexuality.
Because you’re looking for a sense of completion, you’re looking for a sense of bonding, you’re looking for a deep and profound understanding that goes beyond what people can readily see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.
There is such a thing as “presence”.
And when you are with the right person, there is that presence, there’s nothing to pretend to, there’s nothing to explain, there’s nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about, there’s nothing to be afraid of, there is nothing but the present moment with that person, and you together mean that you are fully present in the universe.
It’s a beautiful thing.
When you see your hair getting longer and longer, despite the fact that you’re cutting it indicates that you’re beginning to be in tune with this part of yourself.
You have to understand that this is power.
This cannot be intimidated.
This cannot be used in some formulas.
This is what makes you, you.
So why deny it by putting it in a box?
I’m not talking about flaunting the universe in a cheap, vulgar display.
No, I’m talking about you acknowledging, being aware of, accepting, and then finally embracing this part of yourself because it feeds into your other personal superpowers.
What does it mean to dream about having short hair?
If you see yourself, walk into a salon, and pick a hairstyle that is very short, doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, pay attention to your facial expression, pay attention to the sense of urgency that the stylist operates with because this can indicate repressed sexual feelings.
This can also indicate a depressed sense of passion.
Now, don’t get me wrong, in your waking life you can still have a lot of sex, either with one person or with different partners.
This has nothing to do with quantity.
It has everything to do with quality.
Because it’s one thing to say that you are a sexual person, but miss out on real sexuality.
It’s one thing to sleep with somebody, but it’s another to be really intimate with that person.
You’re missing the latter part.
The numbers may be there, the experiences may be there, but there’s something missing, and that’s what is frustrating you.
That’s why you’re having this type of dream.
Your subconscious is telling you you are more valuable than your orgasm.
Your spiritual being cultivates that part of the sexual experience.
What does it mean to dream of cutting someone else’s hair?
If you are cutting somebody else’s hair in your dream and the person is not your lover, this indicates that there is some sort of jealousy in an area of your life.
I’m not just talking about romantic relationships, it could be a work issue, it could also be jealousy among friends.
Whatever the case may be, it is an indication of trouble in your relationship because jealousy has no place in a healthy relationship.
You have to remember what jealousy is.
Jealousy is all about demanding or expecting what rightfully belongs to another person.
In the Bible, God says “I’m a jealous God”, now a lot of people look at that as a negative thing.
No, God deserves to be jealous because he deserves worship.
He created you out of nothing, he deserves worship and here you are worshipping false idols that can’t do anything or worse yet worshipping the devil through your prayers, which is often manifested in the form of worry, envy, negativity, scorn.
In other words, you’re going through all this work in generating all this heat when it should be devoted to somebody else who earned it, somebody else who deserves it.
That’s what jealousy is.
And it is a desire to get what is not yours.
Compare this with envy because, with envy, you have absolutely no right.
And in many cases, you don’t really want that thing that you’re envious of.
Instead, you’re envious of the fact that the other person is doing better or is in a better place than you.
When you see yourself cutting someone else’s hair, this is jealousy, and your subconscious is telling you that this indicates trouble in your relationship because there should be no space for jealousy there.
In a healthy relationship, you share that person’s joy, you don’t compare yourself to that person because you respect and accept that person well enough to understand that you are two totally different people.
At the very least, when you dream of cutting someone else’s hair, this indicates the boundaries, and the foundational definitions of your relationships are either badly defined, or you’re in a fake relationship.
Don’t be surprised that you are surrounded by frenemies, enemies that act like friends.
It’s better to be surrounded by friends who act like enemies than the other way around.
Unfortunately, the human condition being what it is, we’d rather have people who pat us on the back and give us encouraging words, but in reality, don’t have our best interests in mind.
In fact, in many cases, they want the precise opposite they want to harm us but all this praise, and seeming positivity and optimism come out of their mouths.
What does it mean to dream of cutting your hair really short?
If you see yourself cutting your own hair or directing it to be cut to the point that you’re almost bald, this indicates that you are going through a big change in your life and you really don’t know what to do.
You’re frustrated, in fact, it’s getting close to the edge, at some point, it seems like you’re getting really desperate.
But this isn’t necessarily a negative dream image because it shows your commitment, it shows that you’re willing to try new things and go all the way so it indicates that you are committed to moving into a new phase in your waking life.
And just like with any other firm decision to take a new direction, sometimes you make mistakes, sometimes you overdo things.
Make room for this tendency, because there is no such thing as a perfect one-shot approach to life where you pull the trigger and you hit the target. right on the mark.
I mean, it happens but these are few and far between.
Most of the time when we start something there are false starts.
There are a lot of twists, ups, and downs and it’s very easy to focus on the setback, it’s very easy to dwell on the fact that you tried and didn’t hit it the first time.
The good news is you have the option of not walking away and thinking that it was all a waste of time.
So resolved to figure out what went wrong and keep trying again, keep changing what you’re doing until you hit the goal.
What does it mean to direct your lover to cut your hair in your dream?
On the surface, this dream image looks very similar to the one involving you cutting your lover’s hair.
But the big difference is you’re directing your lover to cut your hair, he or she might be taking action based more on obligation than actually expressing their love and their desire for intimacy.
That is a big difference.
And depending on how much instruction is given and other signals and cues in the dream, this can indicate that basically, you’re just using your lover to make love to yourself.
In other words, this seemingly personal and honest expression of intimacy is actually everything but at the end of the day, you’re just using that person.
You’re the one calling the shots, you’re the one setting the direction, you are the one expressing your love for yourself, and you never give them any space.
Your personality is that strong, and your needs are that strong so in such a situation, it’s no surprise that your insecurities end up driving the person away.
Now here’s where it gets tricky.
They don’t physically have to be absent to abandon you.
A lot of people make this mistake, they say to themselves, “Well, at least my husband is still around”, or “At least my girlfriend hasn’t broken up with me”.
One of the worst things that can happen is they can physically stay, but the emotions are gone.
The love has evaporated a long time ago and all you have left is a relationship running on fumes.
Pay close attention to how you talk to each other.
If all you do is think about the good times you had in the past, that’s a warning sign.
A real relationship is made up of moment-by-moment intimacy, in other words, every new moment you have is the best of times.
I’m not being idealistic here.
That’s how it should be.
Because for you to achieve that, that requires total commitment, the total sacrifice of some parts of your ego to the relationship and if that’s not happening, then it means that one or both of you are holding up a holding back to the extent.
There is a fear of intimacy, there are trust issues, there are left unresolved and it will only grow over time, it will fester like cancer until your hope over a relationship breaks apart
What does it mean to dream of cutting your child’s hair?
If you’re cutting your child’s hair, and the kid is unruly, your subconscious is trying to bring your attention to the fact that you are frustrated about your child’s behavior.
You may be asking yourself, “Well wouldn’t I know if I’m frustrated?”
Well, you’d be surprised.
Because a lot of people can come up with a self-deception bubble around the behavior of people that they’re either responsible for or people that they care deeply about.
And when you have this bubble, you basically feel guilty that you are feeling bad about your child’s behavior.
So instead of correcting the child, instead of setting them on the right path despite their anger, and sadness, you let them continue.
You give in to their worst instincts, and do you think this helps them grow into better people?
It is your responsibility to set them on the right path.
If you train up a child in the right way, they will become adults walking the right path.
But if you just let them do what feels good naturally, because it gives you easy smiles and easy approval in the here and now you are doing your child no favors.
In fact, you are ruining your kid.
This can indicate family troubles later on.
You need to step up, you’re the adult.
So if they’re wasting a tremendous amount of time playing video games all day you need to speak up and do something about it.
If they are hanging out with the wrong kids, or they’re talking back at you and disrespecting other people, you need to speak up and back it up with action.
Most importantly, the best form of discipline is your own behavior because if your kids can see that you say one thing but do another your authority is diminished.
Why would they listen to you when you can’t even follow your own advice?
This is difficult.
I don’t know, I’m a parent.
But it’s absolutely necessary because it doesn’t matter what school you went to or even if you finished school, doesn’t matter what you do for a living, doesn’t matter what your background is.
If you want to contribute to a much better world, start with being a better parent.
That’s the bottom line because they are the only legacy you will ever truly leave this world.
Most of us will die in anonymity.
We’re not Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, or Nelson Mandela, but we still leave a legacy and that legacy is our children and the quality of our children.
What does it mean to see someone cut gray hair in your dream?
This dream image indicates your fears of growing old.
I’m not talking about just growing old chronologically although there is definitely a long literary tradition of many people being anxious about this aspect of aging.
I’m talking about growing old and psychologically.
Do you remember when you were a kid, and you were looking forward to Christmas, right in the middle of February?
I know it’s laughably cute now.
But the truth is, that’s what made life worth living, you had something to look forward to, you had something to anticipate.
Now compare that with you as an adult.
When I go on a trip, for example, my last trip to Italy’s Tuscany region, I was excited about the trip but my excitement only lasted about a full week.
When we were actually on the trail, I was thinking about business, I was thinking about clients, I was thinking about taxes, insurance, that kind of thing.
And do you think I fully enjoyed the trip?
At some level I did.
But if I was that 12-year-old kid again, I know I would have enjoyed it way more.
Similarly, when a kid hears about some new project they think about all the details with a fresh set of eyes, they think about it coming up with better versions of each detail of the project.
As an adult, you only need to hear the project’s parameters, and you think about things that you’ve done in the past, you think of formulas that you can fit it into.
Finally, when you’re a kid, and somebody talks to you about a new project or a new idea, you get excited because it seems so new.
You don’t dwell on the fact that you’ve heard it before, this time around, it’s still different.
Most normal adults don’t react that way, by the time the other person gets mid-sentence, the adult reaction is “Oh yeah, I’ve seen that I’ve been there. I know what you’re talking about”.
It’s like we don’t have the patience to get the full description, it’s as if we’re just waiting for a few bits and pieces that’ll be easily recognized and be rushed to the conclusion we rush to filling out the rest of the details and guess what it fits something that we have seen before.
But in reality, what they’re describing might be different enough.
We don’t give ourselves that chance the chance to know that, this is what I mean by growing old, and by doing so, we rob ourselves of much of the joy of day-to-day existence.
Either we’re rushing to a conclusion or we jumped to conclusions either way.
A lot of the excitement passion and very stuff of life is lost to us.
What does it mean to dream of cutting wet hair?
Cutting wet hair can be a very efficient and effective way of cutting hair, it can also lead to more accurate and strategic cuts but when done badly, it can lead to very ugly hair cuts.
When you dream of cutting wet hair, either your own or somebody else’s, your subconscious is telling you to be careful, to be precise, to be specific.
This is especially true if you work for other people or you’re a freelancer, you need to follow instructions, you need to stick to the guidelines, and you need to understand what the instructions as a whole mean.
In other words, you’re looking for the output and defining quality that way.
This requires precision.
Otherwise, you may be thinking you’re doing a good job just by the looks of it but in reality, when everything settled down and hair has dried, it looks like a mess.
Has this ever happened to you?
You think you’re doing things well, and you feel that you can decide step the instructions because you’ve done it a million times before, you go with your gut instinct and the result is a mess.
Either you have to do it over again or people ask for a refund or some other headache materializes.
Be more precise.
Sign your work with quality.
Remember, every time you do something, you’re actually signing it with your name, it either improves your reputation or destroys it.
That’s the bottom line.
Because a lot of people in this world is just simply too busy and too preoccupied with many other areas of their life to get back to you to let you know that you did a lousy job.
But there is definitely one way you can tell that they did not approve of your work.
This is an unmistakable hint.
It is clear as the daytime sun.
How would you know?
They never come back.
And if you’re working for somebody else at a nine to five job, you would know if you don’t get any races, you wouldn’t know if you don’t get any promotions, you wouldn’t know if you don’t get put in a position of authority even if it’s the sort of advisory committee.
They are just keeping you because you are doing barely enough not to get fired and that’s all they expect from you.
How do you get out of this?
Precision, follow the instructions, understand what they mean as a whole and act accordingly and you will be rewarded.
What is the biblical symbolism of cutting hair??
When the Hebrew judge Samson told Delilah that his power comes from his hair, she arranged for him to be shaved bald.
It’s very tempting to just interpret this Bible story as some magical fairy tale involving hair.
It is very real.
Samson was a Nazirite.
It is a special group of Hebrews who vow not to drink anything fermented so this means no vinegar, no wine but also not to never cut their hair.
The power that Samson had did not come from the fact that he had long hair.
Anybody could have long hair and if that was true, then the hippies were the most powerful community on Earth.
What made his hair so powerful is the commitment behind it.
He dedicated himself to God.
It was his commitment to God that enable God’s strength to flow through him and achieve military victories that many Hebrew leaders couldn’t accomplish.
Commitment is the ultimate biblical meaning of hair in dreams.
Pay close attention to what’s happening in the hair in your dream and you will get the biblical meaning.
So if it’s being cut, trimmed, and styled, it means you are enhancing your commitment.
You still believe in the vision that you started with and now you are more empowered because you have learned from your experiences.
If you had cut it to the point that you are bald, then it indicates that you are having issues with your commitment.
This is what gives you vigor, strength, and the power of the commitment that you have.
This is the biblical symbolism of hair in dreams.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.