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Old 10-07-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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I've gone with a #2 buzz cut since about 7 years ago. Saved me a fortune. I always cut my own hair now. The only money I've invested is in those buzz clippers.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:07 PM
 
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A haircut for me was $15-20 every 3 weeks?

So $346/year....vs $40. So I save $300 a year by shaving my head. That's a couple nice hats I could buy.
I never really understood the guys, who had lots of hair or thinning hair or whatever, it doesn't matter, young and old, that go to the barbershop every 3/4 weeks. I go to the barber 2 to 3 times a year at most.

I guess I don't mind having somewhat long/thick hair for months and never really needed to go as often as some people. I've lived all over the country and have been to about a dozen different barbers over the last 30 years and I always see "regulars" come in and get their hair cut, which is already pretty short and they talk about just being there for a cut 3/4 weeks ago.

I know what a haircut costs at the places I have gone to and just can't imagine what guys must spend a year on haircuts, if they go so often.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:35 PM
 
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I cut my hair at home now.


I used to spend about $60 a year on hair cuts. I usually went to a cheap hair cutting place. But their hair cuts could be awful at times. Not worth the money. I do a better job cutting my hair at home.


Of course, professional hairdressers and barbers probably will argue that nobody should be cutting their own hair. Whatever. To me, it's one expense I can easily do away with.
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:37 AM
 
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I never really understood the guys, who had lots of hair or thinning hair or whatever, it doesn't matter, young and old, that go to the barbershop every 3/4 weeks. I go to the barber 2 to 3 times a year at most.

I guess I don't mind having somewhat long/thick hair for months and never really needed to go as often as some people. I've lived all over the country and have been to about a dozen different barbers over the last 30 years and I always see "regulars" come in and get their hair cut, which is already pretty short and they talk about just being there for a cut 3/4 weeks ago.

I know what a haircut costs at the places I have gone to and just can't imagine what guys must spend a year on haircuts, if they go so often.
If you have a really short cut and want to always maintain the same look, might need to get a cut every 2 weeks. Sometimes I cut mine within 10 days to maintain the "faded" sides. But yeah, when I was paying a barber I'd go about 3 months between cuts...basically wait until the sides got too bushy and bunched up around the ears. Also, it seems like when you're in a long term relationship there's less incentive to keep hair perfectly groomed...same with married women who start throwing their hair in a pony tail a lot more often.
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