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Old 04-11-2020, 03:51 PM   #1
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I cut my own hair today

I live in the woods miles from anything. I take our state's stay home order as serious as anyone. I haven't been out of here in about 3 weeks.

Trouble is I have hair that grows fast and need a haircut about every 4 weeks. It's been about 8. Today I got out a mirror and gave myself a trim. Not the best cut I've had, but I think I've paid for worse.

Next time I get a haircut I'm giving a $20 tip....those folks are worth it.


edit - sorry mods.... I meant this to be in the COVID forum
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:01 PM   #2
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I need to cut my hair also. I trimmed the sides a little last week, but the top is out of control. Ill attack the the top in the next few days.

But Im not going to touch the back. A friend tried to cut his hair, and the back is uneven by about an inch.

So Ill do the sides and top through this ordeal, and grow out a nice mullet.
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:05 PM   #3
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I bought a Wahl trimmer before they were bought out. DW did an awesome job on my simple cut. I'm going to keep her.
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:06 PM   #4
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I bought one of these a few years ago and never looked back

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

works like a charm if you wear your hair short.
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:13 PM   #5
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I live in the woods miles from anything. I take our state's stay home order as serious as anyone. I haven't been out of here in about 3 weeks.

Trouble is I have hair that grows fast and need a haircut about every 4 weeks. It's been about 8. Today I got out a mirror and gave myself a trim. Not the best cut I've had, but I think I've paid for worse.

Next time I get a haircut I'm giving a $20 tip....those folks are worth it.


edit - sorry mods.... I meant this to be in the COVID forum
+1 on the tip. They will need the money after being out of work.

DW still wants to cut my hair, but has assured me she will not use the dog's trimmer.

I'll see in a week or so.
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I bought a Wahl trimmer before they were bought out. DW did an awesome job on my simple cut. I'm going to keep her.


Same here. I usually get a 24 at the place where I always get my hair cut (#2 on the sides and #4 on top). DW decided to give me a 34. It looks great. I think well take the Wahl on our future RV trips (if were ever able to go out again) so I dont have to search out a barber shop when were on the road.
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Bought a Flowbee over 20 years ago - haven't been to a barber/stylist since. One of the best investments I ever made. Do it myself in about 10 minutes any time I feel like it. No mess, no cleanup, perfect every time.
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Seems appropriate;

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I bought one of these a few years ago and never looked back

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

works like a charm if you wear your hair short.
Thanks for the timely post; I was just looking online for clippers. I don't usually wear my hair that short, but I guess it's back to bootcamp for the time being. I can always wear a hat.

I just ordered on Amazon. Currently there is a one month delay.
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My wife has been studying this youtube, my future good looks ill be in her hands.

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I'm not going anywhere, and I still have full hair at age 67 so I'm just letting mine grow. I'll just look like an old hippie, but so what. However, I can see the merit of people just shaving their head and not messing with the clippers.
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Barbershops are closed. Where am I supposed to get a blood letting to realign my humors?
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Barbershops are closed. Where am I supposed to get a blood letting to realign my humors?
There's an app for that. How long have you been quarantined?
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Not the best cut I've had, but I think I've paid for worse.
INSPIRING! That's the key, we've paid for worse. Gonna cut mine tomorrow.
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My mom has bitched about (almost) literally every hair cut she's ever had. I think there was someone she liked for about 3 cuts around 1981 before we moved to the US, and none since.

I dropped off some groceries and masks for my parents this week. I'm like "um where did you get a haircut?" she's all "oh I did it myself" and hands down it's better than any of those she's complained about over the decades...
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Almost all of the consumer grade clippers are out of stock and have long lead times. Some of the Pro models are still available. I’m leaning toward buying this one because it’s still in stock and not that much more than the consumer grade cordless clippers:

https://barber-and-beauty.andis.com/...?item-no=73000
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exactly the first thought I had when I read the heading for this thread...
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Old 04-11-2020, 06:50 PM   #19
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I have my hair cut very short, like a #3, so I don't have to worry about "hat head"...but DW isn't a fan, so I suggested this would be a good time for her to learn how to cut my hair. I wouldn't complain, and she could cut it just the way she likes it, and I would give her the $20 I always give the barber.

So far, it's a "no"...
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Barbershops are closed. Where am I supposed to get a blood letting to realign my humors?
Before the plague I had a phlebotomy; 10/10 would recommend.
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