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Old 09-25-2017, 11:16 PM
 
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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.
I explicitly stated that it is what I do...buzz/clip away.
I love the buzzed look and love how easy it is to "maintain" it afterwards.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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My wife has been shaving my head for the past 4 1/2 years with a $50 electric shaver we bought at Sally Beauty Supply. She likes how I look better (I do, too) and it saves me ~$350 per year at least on haircuts. Plus I use a lot less shampoo and conditioner. A bottle will last me about 18 months now because I need so little. That probably saves me another $50-80 per year, so all in all we're talking about $35/month I'm saving and I don't have to deal with the hassle of combing or products, or taking time to go to a salon/barber shop, AND I look better. It's a win all around.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Three hundred and fifty dollars? I've never spent that much.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I explicitly stated that it is what I do...buzz/clip away.
I love the buzzed look and love how easy it is to "maintain" it afterwards.
Which proves my point that someone using the clipper settings to buzz their own hair is much different then someone actually using the styling shears to cut their hair in front of the mirror. The latter does not take much effort, imo. If the buzz look is preferable to you, then by all means, go for the buzzed hair look. I prefer the hair stylist using her (mostly women) expertise with the shears to get the cut I prefer. Not something I could in front of the mirror, with the different angles, and so forth. If one can cut their own hair with styling shears and look good, than truly they have a talent.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:57 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.
^^^This is what I do. Lasts two to three months between buzz cuts.
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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I have started shaving my head almost a year ago mostly because it is too thinned on the top. I used to buzz clip it before and that was easy, once a week or every other week. But when you shave, you have to keep at it. I use a shaving machine almost daily, but if you want to look good you have to use a good razor, which is once a week for me.
So between the time and other supplies, I think the clipper was cheaper than shaving.
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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I have a friend who shaves once a week instead of every day when showering. He shaves Saturday to be clean shaved for Sunday. He uses some Schick triple blade with a plastic piece that is used to eject the cuts. One razor last him a month so he only needs 12 disposable razors per year and the cost is under $15 for the whole year.
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:56 AM
 
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Which proves my point that someone using the clipper settings to buzz their own hair is much different then someone actually using the styling shears to cut their hair in front of the mirror. The latter does not take much effort, imo. If the buzz look is preferable to you, then by all means, go for the buzzed hair look. I prefer the hair stylist using her (mostly women) expertise with the shears to get the cut I prefer. Not something I could in front of the mirror, with the different angles, and so forth. If one can cut their own hair with styling shears and look good, than truly they have a talent.
So buzzing one's own hair should be explicitly addressed as "I buzz my own hair with clippers," as opposed to "I cut my own hair."
Cool.
To each their own, but regardless of how one calls it, what you say is true: do to your hair what you prefer. I love the buzz look, and I love that I literally spend zero time "maintaining" it between buzz sessions. It's all wake up and go. Love it.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Three hundred and fifty dollars? I've never spent that much.
That was an annual figure, so averaging just under $30 per month. Even when I got haircuts I did a pretty close fade cut on the sides with it a little longer on top. That required me going every 2-3 weeks on average to keep it looking good at around $20 a pop (including tip).
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My profession mandated that I get frequent hair cuts, obviously we were allowed to wear beards, but our head hair had to be kept short. It was a lot easier for me to cut it myself.
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