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Budget Cuts: Free Haircut
Aaron Opine Blog ^ | 8/23/11 | AaronOpine

Posted on 08/23/2011 9:03:28 PM PDT by aaronopine

I sat forlorn in a discount haircut franchise watching as my hair fell to the floor whilst what remaining on my head began looking similar to unwanted patches of crab grass in my lawn. I handed over my $5.00 off coupon and grimaced as the total still came to $12.00. Why was I paying money for a haircut I could from a chance encounter between my head and the weed whacker in my garage?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: badhaircuts; budgetcuts; economy; flowbee; haircuts; humor; thrift

1 posted on 08/23/2011 9:03:36 PM PDT by aaronopine
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To: aaronopine

I’ve been cutting my own hair since 1982. It helps that I went to cosmetology as a junior & senior in high school, although how good an education I got there I don’t know. There’s a reason that cosmetology schools in smalltown strip malls wedged between the KFC and the hardware store aren’t featured in Vogue.


2 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:03 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

My wife does mine. has been since we met 5 years ago. She talked me in to a short haircut back then, and she was right. it looks better than when it was “normal” length.


3 posted on 08/23/2011 9:11:04 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: A_perfect_lady

I actually did that back when i was first starting in the real world, and close-by was a community college and the “barber/stylist” school offered $5 haircut from students, including the wash. Once in awhile, i would get a girl with PMS, and telling me while butchering my hair that her boyfriend cheated on her...


4 posted on 08/23/2011 9:21:56 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana

Sorry about that. He was such a jerk. ;^)


5 posted on 08/23/2011 9:26:26 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: aaronopine

I tried cutting my hair once and made a fast appointment at the salon. She asked me who cut my hair, said they did a terrible job. I blamed it on a salon in another city when I was out of town on business.

She said don’t ever go back there and I havn’t.

Some things are best left to professionals or as the saying goes, he who has himself as his own barber has a guy with a messed up head for a customer.


6 posted on 08/23/2011 9:33:26 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I kinda remember she mentioned she was being cheated on because her boyfriend met another male. :P


7 posted on 08/23/2011 9:40:57 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: aaronopine

I’ve had trouble with barbers all my life. I’ve got mixed ancestry, so I’ve got a nice, but somewhat unusual grade of hair. Most barbers can’t seem to figure out what to do with it.

I was once in Phoenix on business, and had to run get a trim before my first appointment. I stopped at the first place with a barber pole outside the window. The barber was a Russian immigrant, and I thought, “oh boy, here we go...” Wouldn’t you know it, though? That guy did an absolutely perfect job.

Too bad I don’t live in Phoenix...


8 posted on 08/23/2011 9:45:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: aaronopine

9 posted on 08/23/2011 9:56:38 PM PDT by stormer
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To: aaronopine

I bought one of those kits and had my wife try and cut my hair (it came with a DVD!....)

First haircut took 55 minutes and I grumbled so much she was almost crying. But in the end it looked pretty good, even though I prefer a brush-cut, and she prefers something more “stylish”... it was sort of a compromise...

2nd haircut took 40 minutes, still looked decent.

3rd haircut I suddenly and simultanously felt a tug and heard a “whoops”, and I got up off of the stool i was sitting on in the bathroom.

She had hacked a huge chunk of hair off of me down to the scalp in the back, a real good one.

I grumbled a bit and she said “I can fix it by not cutting the hair above it and it will cover it till the lower spot grows back.”

I sat back down and closed my eyes... 30 seconds later, another tug / “whoops”, and we were done.

I looked like a jackass for 4 weeks, and am now back to the local barber for $15 PLUS TIP...

Anyone want to buy a barber kit?

Only slightly used, cutters are washed in alcohol, and it comes with a DVD!


10 posted on 08/23/2011 10:20:25 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: aaronopine

Flowbee! Sounds kind of goofy, but it really does work. I was tiring of paying “professionals” who could never seem to cut my hair the way I asked; the last straw, though, was the stylist who finished the job and then told me she needed to charge me the rate for a women’s haircut because I had so much hair (not long, just lots of it :-)
I ordered a Flowebee online for about $70 nearly 10 years ago and can manage a decent haircut that, by now, costs only pennies per use. Even better, I can cut it whenever I want, without having to make a trip or wait in line. Takes about 10 minutes to set it up, cut, and put it all away again. Even cut my daughter’s long hair for back-to-school :-)


11 posted on 08/23/2011 10:45:53 PM PDT by GizmosAndGadgets (How free are you in America today?)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Me too. I have a couple nice Wahl clippers and guides and a good pair of scissors for trimming sideburns and edging around the neck and ears. At least the last 10-11 years.


12 posted on 08/24/2011 12:14:11 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Yehuda

Ever think your wife goofed on purpose so you wouldn’t ask her to cut your hair anymore?


13 posted on 08/24/2011 12:16:27 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

For about a minute, then dismissed the idea.

My wife’s not perfect (and I am even less so) but imho, she’s not devious...


14 posted on 08/24/2011 9:57:21 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: GizmosAndGadgets

I’ve always wondered if those things actually worked. I wouldn’t have much use for one with my short cut.


15 posted on 08/24/2011 11:39:29 AM PDT by aaronopine
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