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Old 09-23-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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So now he spends $100 on shaving cream and razors.

Net savings: $100.

Now, I'll keep what hair is left on my balding head and get it cut every other month SHORT and do it on $10 day at the local Cost Cutters and spending the $60/years to look good at my job.

Sometimes I go three months between cuts, and save even more!

I think I'd probably buy a trimmer and buzz it down to 1/4 of an inch. You don't have to shave then.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:31 AM
 
Location: 60630
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I've been cutting my husband's hair every two weeks for the past sixteen years, which has saved us $4,000. Maybe more if the price of haircuts has gone up over the years.

I always cut it in a fade, 1/2 inch on top down to 1/8 inch at the bottom. He wants a cut that doesn't take any styling products or even a comb. Most of the time he wears a uniform to work and the haircut looks right with the uniform. When he has to wear a suit, the haircut doesn't go well with it but that's only a day or two a month
I wish you were my neighbor I would let you cut my husbands hair.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:54 AM
 
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I think I'd probably buy a trimmer and buzz it down to 1/4 of an inch. You don't have to shave then.
Bravo.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:20 AM
 
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I sorta miss the barber shop days when I went to a barber in his 70s (he smoked while cutting hair!) and I'd listen to the old men tell jokes, laugh and talk about current events/military/family/people they used to know. I was like a fly on the wall. Some of them only had about a 3" ring of hair around the back and sides, but I think the experience was about more than just a haircut. Some of these old time barber shops seem like there's an unspoken rule about it being a "men only" zone which is kinda neat considering many of the modern places are basically unisex...a mix of women/men employees/customers just like anywhere else you go.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:40 AM
 
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I sorta miss the barber shop days when I went to a barber in his 70s (he smoked while cutting hair!) and I'd listen to the old men tell jokes, laugh and talk about current events/military/family/people they used to know. I was like a fly on the wall. Some of them only had about a 3" ring of hair around the back and sides, but I think the experience was about more than just a haircut. Some of these old time barber shops seem like there's an unspoken rule about it being a "men only" zone which is kinda neat considering many of the modern places are basically unisex...a mix of women/men employees/customers just like anywhere else you go.
Chicago still has some barbershops like that.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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LOL
There you go!
The saving-on-shampoo is a nice "side-effect" I didn't anticipate, but it rocks too.

When I think about it, I am so glad that I stopped worrying about my hair every morning, trying to figure out how to make it look "good" and just wasting my time in all the combing, hairdrying, moussing/gelling/whatever.

Now I wake up, brush/floss my teeth, take a shower and go.
The only things I don't like is that I can't really shave my face regularly (my skin is too sensitive... I don't shave my head either, but no guard on the clippers) so I sport a full beard and when I cut my hair and beard at the same length it just looks like I didn't shave. I actually didn't get a job once because the interviewer thought "I hadn't shaved in a week" and wasn't taking their opportunity seriously.

And... I actually hate cutting it and I also look like I'm homeless if I let it go more than about 3 weeks, and I really should be doing it every 2.

Plus... although I can minimize the mess, it's still messy to cut it. So every 2 weeks there's a hair mess to be cleaned up. Truth be told, I always take my clippers with me when I travel so the hotel can deal with it. My next house is going to have a utility sink in the garage so I don't have to worry about it anymore.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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LOL
There you go!
The saving-on-shampoo is a nice "side-effect" I didn't anticipate, but it rocks too.

When I think about it, I am so glad that I stopped worrying about my hair every morning, trying to figure out how to make it look "good" and just wasting my time in all the combing, hairdrying, moussing/gelling/whatever.

Now I wake up, brush/floss my teeth, take a shower and go.
From my point of view, the savings on shampoo is negible. I have two different shampoos: one is a 12.5 oz V05 2 in 1 that cost me 98 cents. Bought that in February. It's about 3/4 used up. I also have a 30oz bottle of shampoo that I got for under $3.00. Still have 90% of that left. The point being is that maybe I spend under $15 in shampoo cost in a year.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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From my point of view, the savings on shampoo is negible. I have two different shampoos: one is a 12.5 oz V05 2 in 1 that cost me 98 cents. Bought that in February. It's about 3/4 used up. I also have a 30oz bottle of shampoo that I got for under $3.00. Still have 90% of that left. The point being is that maybe I spend under $15 in shampoo cost in a year.
I used to have about 20" of hair and I assure you the difference between then and now in my shampoo and conditioner use is staggering.

Buzzed is much better than long. I have made the better decision in the end while experiencing both.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:32 AM
 
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Not true. Please suggest a place where a person can get a haircut and not spend money on it?
Go to a barber or beauty school. They'll cut your hair for free. Students under advisers that is.


Of course your resulting style may not be what you were after!

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Old 09-25-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Go to a barber or beauty school. They'll cut your hair for free. Students under advisers that is.


Of course your resulting style may not be what you were after!

Some training places do cut your hair for free and some will offer reduced prices. There is more of the latter in and around my area though. The Aveda institute will offer Cut and Shampoo for only $12. That is very reasonable.

Now I have stated this before, but I do notice when people say that "I save money by cutting my own hair" really means "I just take the clippers, set it at 1 or 2, and buzz my hair." As a guy, I could easily save myself $16 every 3 weeks by doing this, but I hate the buzzed look. I do take advantages of coupons and such.
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