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Old 05-24-2011, 12:55 PM   #41
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This past weekend my woman friend asked me if I had intended to leave a rat-tail. I hadn't, so she snipped it for me.

I do notice that for several days after a selfcut I need to keep an eye out for unmowed clumps or strands.

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:35 PM   #42
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I forgot to say in my post above that I go to a local hair stylist type place. Not because I get some kind of fancy haircut, but just because I can't find anybody else who cuts my hair the way I want it. So I pay her $10 and a tip. Like I said earlier, my dad was a long-time barber, and when he died, my sisters somehow found a casket with a barber pole on it. He would have loved that...it was perfect.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #43
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For years I went to a local barber shop where my son-in-law's dad cut my hair. (We had great fun with the uninformed customers-in-waiting watching us argue about which had the smartest, cutest grandkids!). For a while after his death from lung cancer I went to the same shop but now DW cuts it.
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I move around to three "local" barbers. My favorite barber is one I've been going to since 1998 when I moved to this area. Then I moved about 10 miles and found another barber but discovered that the first guy was the best. Then I moved another 10 miles away so now I'm 22 miles from my favorite barber. Do I drive there just to get a haircut? No. But, if we are in the area, I'll make a special side trip just for a haircut. Highest price is $11 plus tip. I've had a "flat top" since I retired in 1988. Not much hair left now but barber #1 still does the best job.

In this area a lot of barbers will give you the military type haircut, which is "high and tight". I don't like that look. I tell my barber that he's a genius. He can take a guy with a round head and not much hair and still make it look like a flattop. He spends half the alloted time on my eyebrows.Two weeks and I'm ready for another as the back gets scruffy. Can't stand for my neck to start to itch.
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Been using the same local barber for 33 years. Single chair shop. Appointments only. Beer in the fridge. Playboys in the rack. Guys hanging around. $15 includes tip. (Also give a generous tip at the Holidays.) Go about once per month whether I need a haircut or not. What's that got to do with it?

I dread finding another spot. It would just seem wrong to call for an appointment and not have the barber recognize your voice.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:28 PM   #46
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Locally owned barber shop. Lori has been cutting my hair for past 20 years. She and I are about the same age, and we are both getting older "together".
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:41 PM   #47
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I go to a salon that sets me back $27 every 4 weeks. Only reason I haven't stopped it, the stylist is a family friend and good friend of DW. But if we ever move, I am going for the cheapest place I can find and I will probably avoid establishing a relationship with anyone. What's left of my hair should be easy enough for anyone to cut, and if they botched it, it wouldn't really bother me much - I don't seem to be attracting young women anymore (if I ever did)...
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My gal and I trade cuts - I just whack hers straight across the back, soaking wet, brushed straight back, with her sitting on the edge of the tub, chin toward her chest to get kind of an undercut. Mine takes much longer - she studied some of the tips in one of those Hollywood barber reality shows - keeping the scissors at 90 degrees to the head was a big tip. I think she does real well - artistic bent and colors her own hair much better than the hairdressers she has had do it in the past.

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I am at 1/2 inch on the dog clippers, Ms G only does the back of my neck.

Option # 2 front porch naked, but there is no one within a mile that can see me.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #50
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I usually get my hair cut while on a trip, so not at a local place. It's even more fun when it's overseas and you don't speak the language. Nevertheless, I meet some of the nicest folks and have fun talking about all sorts of things.

When my kids were young, I got a book title something like "Anybody Can Cut Hair" and taught myself how to cut someone's hair. My kids have often requested that I cut their hair even as teenagers. Have you ever cut your daughter's hair?
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For decades did the worker bee cut, high and tight at barber.
Now that i have been an exhausted drone for almost 4 years, i do the salon, nice work done, listen to a bit of girl gab, way diff than barber.
When ileave am happy and whistling, imagine they are lol, makes it a fun experience for both of us.
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Option # 2 front porch naked, but there is no one within a mile that can see me.
I'm going to try this option in my neighborhood. Won't need to cut the hair though, as several of my next hair cuts would be free (in jail).
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I'm going to try this option in my neighborhood. Won't need to cut the hair though, as several of my next hair cuts would be free (in jail).
Free meals too!
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During boot camp in the mid '60s our company had gone gone to the base barber shop for our weekly haircut. We had to wait for the new group of recruits who beat us there. When the first recruit (who had shoulder length hair) sat in the chair the barber asked how he wanted his hair cut. Our jaws dropped. We could not believe what we heard. The barber went on to tell the new recruit the policy had just been changed and they could have their hair cut to any style and length desired. The new recruit went into great detail on how he wanted his hair cut. The barber acknowledged the newbies request. The barber then takes about 4 swipes with the shears. The results would have rivaled a lady with a razor going after her legs. The rest of us laughed and gave a sigh of relief. We were worried that the military had gone soft.
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Locally owned shop but they have 3 locations! $8 plus $2 tip and never a line on a week day.
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Local redneck barber. He charges $12 and has a sign that reads 'including tip'. I take the sign at face value and only pay the listed price.
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I go to the officially mixed, but in practice 80% women/18% kids/2% men salon where we used to take the kids. They have cool stuff like video game consoles for the kids to play on, making the whole experience fun, which is unusually adventurous marketing for France. I always get my hair cut by the owner, who is male. DW goes to another local salon and always has the same person, again male.
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I've gone to Bud, sole proprietor, owner and janitor of Hairforce One for nearly 20 years.

When he finished last time he gave me a mirror and said "How'd I do?" I pointed at my growing bald spot and said "Ya know, Bud, when I started coming here in '94 that wasn't a problem. Neither was the gray. I think I want a refund." He chuckled, pointing at his own increasingly shiny head. "If I knew how to fix that, I'd try it on myself first!"

I paid up, and gave him a homebrew for later.

I'd never have stiffed Bud, anyways. He is a world class champion in the deadlift.
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I get my quarterly cut at the Camp Bullis TX PX for around $8...not counting the $1 tip.
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Never mind. It's been over nine years since my last haircut and I have no idea where I'd go if I wanted one.

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