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Old 07-09-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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No more haircut

Hello folks - I have been unemployed for 2 months and enjoying it.
My goal was to RE before 50, I did it.
Didn't see the point in getting a haircut, as my new dress code is to wear pants outside the house.
But my DW is starting to make noises about my new look.
I will wait til it bugs her enough to the point she kicks me out of the bed.
Or maybe she'll get used to it.
This forum is great. I learned a lot from it.
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Don't over analyze. Adjust plan as necessary.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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Didn't see the point in getting a haircut, as my new dress code is to wear pants outside the house.
But my DW is starting to make noises about my new look.
I will wait til it bugs her enough to the point she kicks me out of the bed.
Or maybe she'll get used to it.
Maybe you could share the savings on all the haircuts you won't be getting over the next few years.

Be ready for the situations where it 1) stops growing or 2) you decide you're ready to cut it but your spouse thinks it looks fine the way it is.

Oh, and be ready for major hairball patrol-- floors, tub/shower/sink drains, and all other kinds of surprising places.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yes, no hc - saves money for propecia and viagra.
Nords, you are the man. I may show DW your picture in Fortune.
Ooh, I can add to her hairballs in the sink.

Everytime we see a guy on tv with a ponytail, I say, "Great hair".
She is IT type, so I emailed her Sunw's ceo Jonathan Schwartz's picture.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:39 PM   #4
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Didn't see the point in getting a haircut,
Prior to ER I got a clip about every 30 days or so. After ER I do not even consider it until 90 days, but 120 is not uncommon. My savings go into my Jack Daniels Olde No.7 fund.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:41 PM   #5
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Didn't see the point in getting a haircut, as my new dress code is to wear pants outside the house..
I'm afraid to ask what the relationship is.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:42 PM   #6
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I'm afraid to ask what the relationship is.
Apparently they're still curly but no longer short... thus the need for pants

Edit: Although, it seems that long & curly would obviate the need for said pants.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:35 PM   #7
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my new dress code is to wear pants outside the house.

We dont have that code at La Casa de Bunny. My new neighbors are already learning to avert their eyes.
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Haircuts

Before ER.... I always had it cut by the barber. When I got home, there was always one piece longer than it should have been which the wife trimmed off.

Now the wife does the whole thing whenever it needs to be done - FREE!

I tip her of course.

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Old 07-09-2007, 05:08 PM   #9
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I cut my own and gabes, so we have the same haircut. My wife for some reason still wants to go to the salon.

She was also unenthusiastic when I told her I was pretty sure I could come up with a system involving cardboard paper towel tubes, the vacuum cleaner and my dremel tool with a cutting disk on it.

Weird. Seemed perfectly workable to me.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:15 PM   #10
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Clippers from walmart 19.95, cutting your own hair with clippers every 6 weeks easy. Not cutting your hair in the 50+ age range, not so nice. In fact kinda disgusting. Old guys with unkempt hair are a turn off.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:29 PM   #11
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I cut my own with a pair of beautician's shears. It looks the same as the $20 cut to me. People are surprised when I tell them I do it myself. The hardest part is the back.
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That's funny me_no_boss. Personally, I would give up shaving and run around the neighborhood in nothing but a loincloth.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:54 PM   #13
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DW doesn't complain about down there getting long...

When I was 25, making slave wages, I happily paid $20 for hc. But they were called hairstylists. As overhill wage slave, I went to my local vietnamese nail place and get $12 cheapies. The result is about the same.
But I do notice, former hairstylists are much more pleasing to the eyes.

No scissors/razor on me for 2 months, I think I get worse service from professionals, realtors, bankers, that type. But fast food workers and the like are friendlier to me. So all in all, it is beneficial.

My former gf told me more guys hit on her when her hair is long, down to her waist. Maybe hair-fetish guys are desperate.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:13 PM   #14
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Not cutting your hair in the 50+ age range, not so nice. In fact kinda disgusting. Old guys with unkempt hair are a turn off.
Hey, I'll keep it combed!
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:30 PM   #15
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Hey Nords, I resemble that.

DW laughs in her nasal, mocking way when the cavemen commercials' on.
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I stopped cutting my hair when I retired in 2003 and my wife likes it. Even if she didn't I keep it the length I was happy with.

I've had a full beard since 1976.
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Old guys with unkempt hair are a turn off.
I personally find old guys a turn off in general, but everyone is different I suppose.

As someone else mentioned, when I made less, I'd go for nice $25 hair cuts every month or so when my hair got long. Then I noticed that I was usually saying something like "#7 in general, and then trim around the sideburns" or something simple.

So I bought a nice $15 hair trimmer from Target/Walmart, and have been using that for a couple years now. Switch it to setting #5-7 for my head (depending on how I feel, I go crazy sometimes), and #5 for my beard/mustache/goatee (I'm a crazy man and accidentally shave parts off sometimes, making it into a new hair style).

Anyway, figured I saved at least a few hundred over the last couple years ($25 * 12 = $300), and I don't have a reason to change. I like short hair, I'm lazy and I like how it's easy to wash
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Old guys who don't take care of themselves. You know the type, don't cut their hair, wear idiotic mis matched clothes those wrap around thick sun glasses, white socks pulled up high with dirty old sneakers. Uncut toenails and or fingernails. A long beard untrimmed, too much cologne, or too little deoderant. there must be more.
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Old guys who don't take care of themselves. You know the type, don't cut their hair, wear idiotic mis matched clothes those wrap around thick sun glasses, white socks pulled up high with dirty old sneakers. Uncut toenails and or fingernails. A long beard untrimmed, too much cologne, or too little deoderant. there must be more.
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