Skip to comments.Budget Cuts: Free Haircut
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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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.
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.
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...
Sorry about that. He was such a jerk. ;^)
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.
I kinda remember she mentioned she was being cheated on because her boyfriend met another male. :P
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...
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 :-)
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.
Ever think your wife goofed on purpose so you wouldn’t ask her to cut your hair anymore?
I’ve always wondered if those things actually worked. I wouldn’t have much use for one with my short cut.
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