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I wouldn't trust a barber not to scalp tbh. My dh once took one of our 3 boys for a trim - he took him to the barber rather than our usual hairdresser - and he came back with the shortest hair I had ever seen. I will admit I cried.
I would say barber. Choose a trendy looking place though as they may be more up to date. Or ask friends with boys where they go. My boys have had some great trendy cuts and it is usually cheaper. Maybe take a photo with what you want on? I often do the youngest myself as clippers are easy.
Don't go to the barber unless your son has the traditional short back and sides style! Some barbers are also hairstylists but not all, and you can't always choose who will cut your son's hair. All three of our boys have hair that's longish and only one of the ladies at our local barbers is capable of cutting it. Last time DH took them, she wasn't there, he went ahead anyway, and their haircuts were so bad that two of them were teased at school. I has to take them to a hairdresser for damage limitation and their hair is only just growing back to the length they prefer it, two months on.