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Old 10-21-2014, 01:38 AM   #61
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The cordless Wahl set is nice.

I have flowbee envy though. Sigh.



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Old 10-21-2014, 06:48 AM   #62
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DH had a barber he liked but the barber was so popular you needed an appointment or had to wait. I 'accidentally' purchased a trimmer set at Costco when they were on sale so when DH had to have a haircut and couldn't get in to the barber, I was ready to go!

DH is happy with the results and the convenience so I'm his new barber. I think I'm up to five haircuts so the trimmer is more than paid for.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #63
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DH had a barber he liked but the barber was so popular you needed an appointment or had to wait. I 'accidentally' purchased a trimmer set at Costco when they were on sale so when DH had to have a haircut and couldn't get in to the barber, I was ready to go!

DH is happy with the results and the convenience so I'm his new barber. I think I'm up to five haircuts so the trimmer is more than paid for.
I was semi sold after my first clipper cut and that was in high school when long hair was popular. It took me a few more years to catch on 100% but I was a teenager at the time.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:39 AM   #64
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I use the barber school here in town. $5 plus tip. I get it cut rather short about every 3 months. The instructor always gives in a going over after the student finishes. Only had one bad cut and the instructor trimmed it up so it looked good but was just shorter than I normally liked. Could have prevented that by telling the student that I thought the setting was too low on his clippers. I'll speak up next time!
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A friend emailed me today and recommended this suit:

http://youtu.be/PAEOYwttFbY
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:51 PM   #66
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I posted this in another thread. There were some amazingly complicated hairstyles in ancient times. You would have needed a slave to dress your hair if you were a well to do woman in Ancient Rome.

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History buffs may enjoy Janet Stephens' channel. She is a hairstylist in Baltimore who has become a skilled amateur archaeologist of hairstyles in her spare time. She has presented to archaeological conferences and had papers published.

Janet Stephens - Hair Designer at Studio 921 Salon & Day Spa

On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head - WSJ

An interview with Janet on the History Blog:
The History Blog » Blog Archive » Janet Stephens: Intrepid Hairdressing Archaeologist

Here is her take on the Roman Vestal Virgins' hairstyle. All that work just to cover it up!
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And here is a Civil War hairstyle:
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:57 AM   #67
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I posted this in another thread. There were some amazingly complicated hairstyles in ancient times. You would have needed a slave to dress your hair if you were a well to do woman in Ancient Rome.
Oh my. I'll stick with my ponytail
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I moved to SoCal in '97, and found the hairdressers here to be totally hit or miss: great cut first visit, awful thenceforward! Looking for a solution I remembered an old TV Commercial and have since been a card carrying member of the FlowBee club. On my second one, since the first one stopped working after 8 or 9 years.

2 1/8" spacer on top; 1/8" spacer on back and sides. That's added to the roughly 1/2" that's built in. Results are on display in the recent photos thread!
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Mission accomplished.

I purchased the cheapest Wahl trimmer from amazon ($18) and it included a bunch of guides, scissors, brush, combs, and some oil. I gave myself a haircut this morning and it wasn't bad -- not as perfect as from my barber ($20) but good enough. I ended up using guides number #2 (1/4"), 3 (3/8") and 4 (1/2"). I use the #2 on the sides/back, #3 on the top, and #4 at the front. I did not have any blending problems but I don't have quite as much as hair as when I was younger. DW had to get a few loose hairs with scissors that I missed.

This will be significantly more convenient than going to my old barber. He was always very busy (a good sign) but I didn't like having to get my haircut during his slow hours. Also we're traveling and doing extended stays in different spots in the US and I now I don't need to find a new barber/hair dresser at each place.
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Mission accomplished.

I purchased the cheapest Wahl trimmer from amazon ($18) and it included a bunch of guides, scissors, brush, combs, and some oil. I gave myself a haircut this morning and it wasn't bad -- not as perfect as from my barber ($20) but good enough. I ended up using guides number #2 (1/4"), 3 (3/8") and 4 (1/2"). I use the #2 on the sides/back, #3 on the top, and #4 at the front. I did not have any blending problems but I don't have quite as much as hair as when I was younger. DW had to get a few loose hairs with scissors that I missed.

This will be significantly more convenient than going to my old barber. He was always very busy (a good sign) but I didn't like having to get my haircut during his slow hours. Also we're traveling and doing extended stays in different spots in the US and I now I don't need to find a new barber/hair dresser at each place.
Sweet !
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Ah, this thread reminds me to go get a haircut. I guess my wife likes my tousled hair, and she keeps saying it's not that long. But it's been more than 2 months.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:47 PM   #72
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I had a nice surprise today. I had lunch with some girlfriends who complimented me on my (no longer coloured) hair. One even said it makes me look younger!

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One word: Flowbee!
I have cut my own hair for the last 20 years with Flowbee. I am on my second one.

My wife on the other hand pays for hair cuts, colors, manicure, pedicures, massages.

She also makes a bit more money than me.

I will retire at 55, she at 61-62.

That's how it works..............
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I had a nice surprise today. I had lunch with some girlfriends who complimented me on my (no longer coloured) hair. One even said it makes me look younger!

Nice!
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