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Old 12-17-2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone else cut his/her own hair?

I started cutting my own hair about 2 years ago. I keep it short, so it's fairly easy to do with clippers only, no scissors required, and it only takes 10-15 minutes.

I figure I've saved a couple hundred bucks over the last couple of years, but more than that, I've saved having to drive to a barber, wait in line, drive home.

Wheeeeee....
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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I've cut mine more or less since I was 15. I use clippers only as well and cut mine about every two weeks.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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I used to use a shaver and take it all off... then get my ex to clean up the sides and back.

Now the only hair I cut myself grows around my junk.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:12 PM   #6
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I've been doing it for about a year now. #2 clipper, trim around the ears. I have my wife touch up in the back...hard to get that right DIY
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:14 PM   #7
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Not yet. But when the bald spot gets large enough that its time for it to all come off, you bet your ass I'll do it myself.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:15 PM   #8
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4 years running, I've saved thousands... but wish I had hair
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:15 PM   #9
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I use to do this. It's hard to cut your own hair, because you can't see behind you. let alone everything in the mirror is backwards.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:17 PM   #10
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I use to do this. It's hard to cut your own hair, because you can't see behind you. let alone everything in the mirror is backwards.
I've gotten to be pretty good at it. I just use a handheld mirror and look into the bathroom mirror to do the back. I even fade it and use a small trimmer to go around the edges.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:17 PM   #11
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I shaved my scalp for a year and used clipless clipper for a few years before that. Now I have a bet with a co-worker that I won't cut it at all until after Thanksgiving of 2009. I last shaved it 2 weeks before this year's Thanksgiving.

Question: how long will my hair be in almost exactly a year growing starting from the scalp?
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:18 PM   #12
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I wish I could cut my own hair. I read somewhere that George Clooney cuts his own hair.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #13
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I've been doing it for about a year now. #2 clipper, trim around the ears. I have my wife touch up in the back...hard to get that right DIY
Just takes some practice. I do a #7 on the top, tapering down to a #2 around the bottom (I use 6, 4, and 3 in between to blend it so there isn't a hard line between the different levels).
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #14
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I started cutting my own hair about 2 years ago. I keep it short, so it's fairly easy to do with clippers only, no scissors required, and it only takes 10-15 minutes.

I figure I've saved a couple hundred bucks over the last couple of years, but more than that, I've saved having to drive to a barber, wait in line, drive home.

Wheeeeee....
Might as well if you are going to just get it buzzed off anyway.

I'd rather look good for the ladies though. kidding, depends on what type you like
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #15
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I shaved my scalp for a year and used clipless clipper for a few years before that. Now I have a bet with a co-worker that I won't cut it at all until after Thanksgiving of 2009. I last shaved it 2 weeks before this year's Thanksgiving.

Question: how long will my hair be in almost exactly a year growing starting from the scalp?
I think it averages about 1/2" or so a month, so 6 inches, give or take.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:21 PM   #16
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Might as well if you are going to just get it buzzed off anyway.

I'd rather look good for the ladies though. kidding, depends on what type you like
Enjoy your emo hair.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:22 PM   #17
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I do..
but I want to work on some other nature of hairstyle for the wedding.

I don't think I can 'style' my hair at all.. so going to have to outsource
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:23 PM   #18
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Just takes some practice.
no amount of practice will help you cut a straight, level line across the back of your neck. For that, you need a second set of hands and eyes.

I do #2 all over and step down to #1 at the back and around the ears....makes the wife's job easier (though sometimes I just hit the back with a razor in the shower...not perfect but too short to matter much)
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:23 PM   #19
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:24 PM   #20
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I think it averages about 1/2" or so a month, so 6 inches, give or take.
So it'll be 6 1/4" long! I'll hold you to that number, buddy.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:25 PM   #21
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3 years now... my wife cuts my hair
but let me tell you the first year my hair was all sorts of f'ed up
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #22
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I started cutting my friend's hair since I was about 12. Started out with simple cuts, like high and tight and #1, 2, or 3 all the way around. But now I can do some tight fades (temple fade, low fade, Philly fade, Brooklyn fade), blow-outs, tape ups, and line ups. I use to cut alot of guy's hair when I joined the military and I still occasionally cut friend's hair upon request. (I usually charge $5).
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #23
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no amount of practice will help you cut a straight, level line across the back of your neck. For that, you need a second set of hands and eyes.

I do #2 all over and step down to #1 at the back and around the ears....makes the wife's job easier (though sometimes I just hit the back with a razor in the shower...not perfect but too short to matter much)
Oh, the straight line -- I thought you just meant the back in general. Yeah, for that, I just take a strip of masking tape (since it doesn't stick hard enough to hurt when you pull it off), just line it up level behind my head in the mirror, and apply to head. Then shave down. Works like a charm.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:28 PM   #24
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Real men use the flowbee !! rofl
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:29 PM   #25
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You're about 22 posts too late there, fella. But thanks for playing.
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