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Is It Ever OK to Supervise Your Guy's Haircut?
Glamour ^ | THURSDAY, 10/17/2013 | Cheryl Wischhover

Posted on 10/17/2013 1:52:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Last week I was at my hair salon, and as I was settling into the chair, Misty, my longtime hairstylist, was shaking her head as she finished sending a text. "I have a client coming in after you, and that was his wife telling me what to do to his hair," she told me. "It really puts me in an awkward position."

Wait, women do this? According to Misty, yes. "The worst is when they come in and hover and give me direction," she said.

Excuse me, what? I'm assuming if you're old enough to have a wife, you're a grown-up man. Although maybe this is a normal thing. After all, a few years ago Tom Brady hinted that the reason he kept his hair long was because his wife, Gisele, made him do it. (I give that couple a pass just on general principle. Plus, she played it down later.)

While the whole concept of art directing my guy's haircut seemed a little over-the-top to me at first (and not only because—full disclosure—my hub shaves his head in the tub every other week because there's not much left at this point), I softened my stance a bit after I thought about it.

A lot of guys just can't be bothered about things like hairstyles or clean clothes (amirite?), and they definitely appreciate a woman's feedback. I mean, you want your man to like your hair too, right? I think what I have the problem with is this concept of women acting like pageant moms, and the guys going along with it.

I will, however, offer a concession. If your guy ever takes it into his own hands to do this, a la Jake Gyllenhaal a few days ago, you march his butt right down to the salon.


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1 posted on 10/17/2013 1:52:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My wife does with me, and I don’t have a problem with it - because she wouldn’t do it if I didn’t want her to.

How I look actually matters a bit in my current life, and when it comes to my hair, she’s better at working out what works for me than I am - I liked the way I had my hair cut while I was in the Navy, but I’m not in the Navy anymore :)


2 posted on 10/17/2013 1:56:30 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: nickcarraway
This is the kind of thing women wonder and talk about.

I can't believe we gave them the vote. Things have been going downhill since.

3 posted on 10/17/2013 1:57:33 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: nickcarraway

I meet my barber in the shower every morning. I am he and he is me. A razor is the tool of my trade...


4 posted on 10/17/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: nickcarraway

Easy solution, guys. Go to a barbershop - a real barbershop :) Thanks.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway

The biggest problem women have is trying to change a guy.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: naturalman1975

My wife can’t resist doing this, so to avoid the conflict I just get it cut when she isn’t around.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 1:58:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: naturalman1975

>>My wife does with me, and I don’t have a problem with it - because she wouldn’t do it if I didn’t want her to.

How I look actually matters a bit in my current life, and when it comes to my hair, she’s better at working out what works for me than I am - I liked the way I had my hair cut while I was in the Navy, but I’m not in the Navy anymore :)<<

My wife has to look at me, I don’t. How my hair is cut affects her more than anyone else in the world.

She doesn’t come to the haircutter with me but she gets right of approval.

This isn’t a big deal since I have been getting the same haircut for 25+ years (scissor cut finger high no part).


8 posted on 10/17/2013 1:59:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: nickcarraway
Is It Ever OK to Supervise Your Guy's Haircut?

Considering that I am the one doing the cutting I had better be supervising it!

9 posted on 10/17/2013 2:00:11 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: nickcarraway

Hard enough to find a gal who cuts my hair correctly AND consistently.

Now that I found her, no one will interfere in the process.

Plus, it only her 10 minutes for a perfect cut.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: nickcarraway

Last week I was at my hair salon, and as I was settling into the chair, Misty, my longtime hairstylist, ...

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See, there’s the first mistake right there. Never let some chick cut your hair. A man gets his hair cut by a barber. And a barber is a man who cuts men’s hair. Real men do not go to hair salons.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 2:01:19 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: naturalman1975

Hahaha...I have liked for years having my hair high and tight, but my wife prefers longer hair. I find it far more comfortable short.

But she has preferences, and she is my wife. She lets me do what I want, but I have an obligation to listen and acknowledge her views. And she isn’t strident about it.

I could see her going to my barber with me and telling him how she would like to see my hair, but only if I asked her.

She wouldn’t do that on her own.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 2:01:52 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: nickcarraway

Flowbee!


13 posted on 10/17/2013 2:02:06 PM PDT by Mark (DONATE to FR Now!)
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To: nickcarraway

14 posted on 10/17/2013 2:02:44 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: nickcarraway

Absolutely. If left to his own devices, my husband would have a haircut reminiscent of a German Hun circa 1917.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 2:02:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: nickcarraway

My wife used to cut my hair, but then I figured out how to do it myself with an electric clipper and a hand mirror.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 2:04:34 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: nickcarraway

My wife has cut my hair for 35 years, whenever she gets tired of looking at me. I keep my mouth shut if I don’t want my ears snipped.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 2:04:48 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: jttpwalsh

My wife has been cutting my hair for 40 years.

A lot less hassle than going to a barber.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 2:05:09 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: jttpwalsh

correct, the only place I go is to a proper barbers


19 posted on 10/17/2013 2:05:48 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Dan(9698)

If my wife could cut hair, I’d be right along side you ;)


20 posted on 10/17/2013 2:06:50 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway
Whats a haircut?

/johnny

21 posted on 10/17/2013 2:06:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jttpwalsh

I like going to the barber shop, sitting down and asking for the usual. I went to Orange County CA for business for a couple months and had to get a haircut. Not only did it cost twice as much, but I had to explain that I really didn’t use “product” on my hair.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 2:08:01 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: nickcarraway

Why are you reading Glamour?


23 posted on 10/17/2013 2:08:39 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: nickcarraway

There’s as many answers as there are temperaments of couples.

Of course a good thing can be carried too far. Think of Delilah and Samson.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 2:09:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: jttpwalsh

My wife cuts my hair just like I want.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 2:09:49 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: miss marmelstein
I hear that could be a very chic look, if accessorized with the right hat:

26 posted on 10/17/2013 2:09:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; miss marmelstein

And of course, she calls him Hunny.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 2:11:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: ShadowAce

learning how to be a glammarian, i guess


28 posted on 10/17/2013 2:12:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

I get a haircut twice a year whether I need one or not.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 2:12:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ShadowAce

It turned up during another news search, and seemed interesting to post.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 2:12:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I only get involved when a stylist doesn’t believe hubby that he doesn’t do the whole comb-over thing, that he wants what little is left on top cut the same length as the rest. Sometimes a new stylist doesn’t take him seriously, so he has my second set of eyes there to make sure it’s done right. Now, he’s got the same young lady who’s been cutting his hair for the last 8-9 years, and she knows exactly how he wants it, so he doesn’t need me there. She went out on maternity a few months ago, and I should have gone with him. The replacement stylist was not as good as his regular one.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: jttpwalsh

If it does not have a barber pole outside I don’t go in. My wife can give me feedback on my hair cut at home, she pretty much likes what I like. My mom quit going to the barber shop with me when I was 8. I buy my own socks and underware too. But whatever works for ya’ll is OK with me.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: ShadowAce

pointless word musing... glamo[u]r and grammar used to be the same word. back when few people could read and write it was considered a mystical skill. it was glamorous to know grammar.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 2:14:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

My husband MAKES me cut his hair....luckily, he is bald on top. I would rather not deal with it...but, penny pinching and all!


34 posted on 10/17/2013 2:14:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: manc

My son used to go with me, for a haircut, until he ‘discovered’ girls, in Junior High School. From that point on, he went with my wife to the “salon” for his cut. The biggest problem I had was the cost (at that time), a $4 haircut was now $25.

One Friday, his pals came to the door. “Sorry, fellows, Tim is at the beauty parlor”, I told them. Next week, I came home from work. “Dad, you told those guys I was at the beauty parlor - they teased me all day !”. “That doesn’t happen to guys who go to the barber shop” I told him ;)


35 posted on 10/17/2013 2:15:03 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have been going to the same barber for 20 years. He is an older guy, works with one other guy in a small barbershop in Cambridge, MA of all places. It is a 25 mile ride from my house.

I started going there because there was a really good Tex-Mex place where I loved going to eat, and would make it a ceremony to get my hair cut and go eat. One of those places that fry their own tortilla chips for their salsa.

My barber and I talk sports, life and politics. His magazines run from the SI Swimsuit edition to GQ and Men’s Health.

I leave him a big tip. It is an old style barbershop, they wear the tunics and all. He cuts my hair just the way I ask him to, whether it looks good or not.

My wife has been trying to get me to go to a barbershop closer to our house, so I went to one downtown to get my hair cut before I drove south to DC to hang out with the DC Chapter of Free Republic folks outside Walter Reed.

A woman cut my hair, and when I got home, I looked at it and was aghast. It looked like a bowl cut. I had to go sit in line at a SuperCuts, and a very young woman tried to clean it up, but I still wasn’t happy with it.

My town recently had an Octoberfest, and when I was downtown, I saw two new hair cutting places. My wife encouraged me to go check them out, so I walked into the first one and stopped dead. It was filled with hair stylists, almost as if they decided on purpose they had to have a plethora of minorities, and all of them looked like 20-something hipsters. Out of politeness, I asked their price, and it was four dollars more than my barber.

I walked out. Not my kind of place. I need a guy-type barber shop. It is what I feel comfortable with.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 2:15:20 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: nickcarraway
Is it ever OK to Supervise Your Guy's Haircut?

Not unless invited.

37 posted on 10/17/2013 2:17:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hahaha...very good!


38 posted on 10/17/2013 2:17:37 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: jttpwalsh

he didn’t respond to them by bragging on the hot chicks that were asking for his phone number did he?


39 posted on 10/17/2013 2:17:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: ShadowAce; nickcarraway

“Why are you reading Glamour?”

I could only assume he was the one who WROTE to Glamour in the first place......


40 posted on 10/17/2013 2:18:05 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: nickcarraway

My wife cuts my hair. Buz cut using electric hair clippers. She likes the look and I especially like it because there is no fuss or muss grooming involved.


41 posted on 10/17/2013 2:19:17 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: G Larry

the article is an original here by this cheryl chick. this is not letters to the editor.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 2:20:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: USNBandit

lol ! I live in Orange County - pay $8 for a cut, and if I give them a $2 tip, they are overjoyed. Freepmail me, if you need the location ;) BTW - the only “product” they use on my hair is that barbershop squirt bottle stuff !


43 posted on 10/17/2013 2:20:25 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: smokingfrog

That is the thing. If I asked her (and I keep thinking I might, because I just can’t figure out anything past a crewcut that looks acceptable to me) she would do it.

But she would never, EVER force herself onto that situation. Not her style. She understands that maxim that many women take to heart: Their guy might do anything for them, but it needs to be something he thinks he has come to on his own, not steered there by a meddling, manipulative wifey...:)


44 posted on 10/17/2013 2:20:31 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Exactly. Barbers (men who cut hair) cut men’s hair. Period. And if it doesn’t involve a straight-edge razor on the neck (and a full hot shave around the holidays), you’re wrong. This ranks up there with NFL players wearing pink shoe laces: I don’t care how big your muscles are, what kind of vehicle you drive or how much money you make— if you do it, you’re a fairy.


45 posted on 10/17/2013 2:20:38 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: nickcarraway

If a man thinks his wife has no say then she should buzz hers off and see if he says something stupid. He will. My wife has her requests and I use the same gal she does so I am out numbered.


46 posted on 10/17/2013 2:20:40 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Dan(9698)

Good for you, Sir, sounds like I married the wrong gal ! :)


47 posted on 10/17/2013 2:21:50 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Red_Devil 232

well it does help to have someone who can see whether it’s been all clipped off in the back, these can be git-r-done-yourself jobs but there’s always the chance of missing something. (hand mirror? what’s a hand mirror? those are for sissies!)


48 posted on 10/17/2013 2:21:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: PGR88
Ditto.

With the little that's left anyway, ain't much of a challenge for me.

49 posted on 10/17/2013 2:22:14 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: nickcarraway

Really? Your guys haircut? From Glamour?

Guess there is nothing more important.

I hear Mary Matalin takes her hub to get waxed.


50 posted on 10/17/2013 2:22:36 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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