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Old 03-27-2024, 12:18 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My wife and I both get our hair cut at a local beautician school. Get a haircut the way you want it from these ladies (been a couple men in there too, but mostly women) for $9. My wife paid another $5 and got a wash.
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Old 03-27-2024, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I've been doing this for decades. And my husband too. Cutting our own hair. I used to cut his hair too 10 years ago but he can do it now alone (using an electric hair clipper/trimmer). I also cut my grandparents' hair; and my brother's beard.

My hair is wavy so you don't notice the mistakes, ha ha.
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Old 03-29-2024, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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NOPE. Dad did this to us for years. Of course, he went to the barber, he didn't as my mom or one of us to cut his hair. The problem was that he'd have to keep going a blade shorter to adjust for his mistakes and invariably I ended up looking like an overweight skinhead. The look did me no favors. And I never wanted LONG hair, just a degree of fade on the sides and longer enough on top to part.

During COVID I let it get quite long. Honestly, before the lockdowns started happening in my state I went in and got a haircut and had them got a bit shorter than normal. By the time things opened up I walked in with an Amish-looking beard and a huge bushy head of hair. But no way was I touching it or letting my wife touch it.
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Old 03-29-2024, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I like a short buzz cut so I trimmed down a #2 for my Wahl trimmer. It's about a 1 1/2
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Old 03-29-2024, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I like a short buzz cut so I trimmed down a #2 for my Wahl trimmer. It's about a 1 1/2
Bingo. I live overseas and was tired of paying local barbers to get it wrong and push my hairline back. The 1.5 inch guard is the perfect length for a buzz cut that anyone can do themselves whenever they like.

The only time I go to a barber is if I want a middle fade, and the barber is highly reviewed with many pictures if his clients, because I just can’t do a proper middle fade myself.

I’ve saved countless dollar cutting my own hair with that 1.5 guard buzz cut. Its not too short and not too long.
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Old 04-05-2024, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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On my first boat, they were short volunteer barbers so I volunteered. I was issued a barber 'kit'. 24 years later I was still cutting hair and beards on the last boat I served on.

I cut hair for our sons, I am the only person to cut my Dw's hair for the past 40+ years, and I cut my own hair.

Though to be honest here, during my second round of cancer treatments I decided to let my hair grow out. Lately I have been wearing my hair in two braids, they reach down to about even with the tip of my beard [level with my nipples].
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Old 04-05-2024, 09:47 PM
 
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Old 04-06-2024, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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my issue is with cutting the neck, how do you do that by yourself
Yes I've done mine for years. holding a mirror to look at the back and cut it it extremely hard. My hair is short but I don't do it anymore. I do my Dad's once in a while and my granddaughter's when they come out here from California. I'm 71, it's too hard to do the back.
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