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    Cold Weather and Haircuts

    Gawd I hate the thought of cutting my hair in the cold weather. Seems that's the only thing we've had lately. Am I the only one that hates a trim in the cold weather?

    I hate it but my hair is getting so long lately that no matter what I try, it still looks shaggy!


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    When I ride bikes, I have to keep my hair short. Like, 'give me a #4 on the top and #2 on the sides' kind of short. Otherwise, it just looks like crap when I'm not actually wearing a helmet. Just can't do a thing with it.
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    I shave mine bald year around - with the exception of hunting season when I let it grow out a little bit so my hat doesn't slide off

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    Nope; I'm hair-o-dynamic all year round! I have a ponytail to the middle of my back and have had one for MANY years.
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    Good old Abba!

    I need one too. It's getting in my eyes and it probably looks like trailer trash. But dammit, I NEED my winter coat! It's even colder up here, especially at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Gawd I hate the thought of cutting my hair in the cold weather. Seems that's the only thing we've had lately. Am I the only one that hates a trim in the cold weather?

    I hate it but my hair is getting so long lately that no matter what I try, it still looks shaggy!

    I have perpetual hat head from November until March, and I usually will only get a trim, just before Christmas. Otherwise I leave it long, in the winter, and have it short in the summer. Your in SoCal, you don't get cold, it's -10℃ (14℉) here today, supposed to be above freezing around the end of the week, then back cold again Sunday and then start slowly heading up again, I think winter is pretty much done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassjones View Post
    I shave mine bald year around
    +1, though there's less and less to shave every year... I usually wear a bandanna under my helmet. Keeps me warm when it's cool, plus keeps the sweat from rolling in my eyes.

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    I got a buzz right before Christmas and haven't cut it since. I got pretty cold here so I had to wear a hat (I don't normally wear one) most of the cold part of winter.
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    I went with a buzz cut when I started bike touring. It's easier to keep very short hair clean when on tour. And since I look marginally better with short hair, I've decided to keep it buzzed all year long.

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    One word Beanz...clippers I have been cutting my own hair since 1992. One day immediately after watching Pink Floyd's The Wall I cut off my pony tail and shaved my head...guess I was inspired Haven't had much hair since.

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    I spent 20 years with short hair, or at least people telling me to get a haircut. I cut it when I want. But it is getting close to warm weather might need to trim it a bit... Yes, drives my wife nuts...

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    Haha, I've had clippers since about 94. Give me a #1 guard and two mirrors, and all set Hair place used to do it once a week for five bux for five minutes. Boss must've told em to start charging me full price, so the second time I paid twelve bux I went and bought my own clippers. At one point I needed a cut and didn't have time so went to a different place. Girl messed the height above my ears up, but she rubbed her boobs on my neck so nice I went back once more. She messed em up the same that time, so boobs or no boobs, I've been back cutting my own hair ever since!

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    I usually get mine cut every 3-4 weeks except in the winter. I'll cut it early Dec, then not until Feb. When I was younger I wore it long. I cut it when I was 15 years old, then didn't cut it again till I was 22.
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    My Mom was a hairdresser and cut my hair my entire life. I got it cut once a month. Then, in August of 2005 she was diagnosed with MS. The pain caught up to her and I couldn't handle her shaking when she cut my hair. She would have been devastated if I went somewhere else... so, I let it grow for a little over a year.

    After hearing about it from some of the middle managers at work, I decided to have her buzz it. Then, a week later I shaved it all off. Kept it that way for almost a year. Then, she told me she was finished cutting hair. I grew it back.

    Now, I hate going to get it cut. Takes too much time...
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    Bummer to hear about Mom BA! My daughter cuts my hair but moved 45 minutes away so it's a little harder to make appointments. But I'd rather pay her $20 than give $12 to the butcher next door. She'd do it for free but I insist.



    Ahhh much better now!

    Hair designs by Deedee (my daughter) and photo courtesy of Glamour Snots!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post



    haircut2 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
    Stylin' and Profilin' there Beanz!

    How does one go about getting an autographed copy of that stupendous photo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Bummer to hear about Mom BA! My daughter cuts my hair but moved 45 minutes away so it's a little harder to make appointments. But I'd rather pay her $20 than give $12 to the butcher next door. She'd do it for free but I insist.



    Ahhh much better now!

    Hair designs by Deedee (my daughter) and photo courtesy of Glamour Snots!



    haircut2 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
    You look maaaahvelous

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Alive View Post
    Stylin' and Profilin' there Beanz!

    How does one go about getting an autographed copy of that stupendous photo?
    Self addressed stamped envelope to Mr Beanz dot com!


    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
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    Thanks, I'll have to work this into one of my "MUSIC" videos!

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    Believe it or not, I also cut my own hair with clippers. I've got a #12 attachment, which is the longest one available. It gives a 1 1/2" cut. Two mirrors and running the clippers all over my head a bunch of times to make it even still gives me a better result than the cuts I had to pay for in shops years ago. It's great for warmer weather, and I don't even have to comb it.

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    I don't mind trims, but then when the hair is half-way down one's back, what's a few inches? I can't bring myself to even attempt a short cut. Yes, hair grows, but mine seems to grow slowly and I'm not patient enough to wait 3 years to get rid of a cut I hate.

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    LMAO!! I worry about you! I guess I look like a bum in winter. Longer hair and beard. won't cut and get rid of till Snowboard season is over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardGlover View Post
    When I ride bikes, I have to keep my hair short. Like, 'give me a #4 on the top and #2 on the sides' kind of short. Otherwise, it just looks like crap when I'm not actually wearing a helmet. Just can't do a thing with it.
    Exactly the cut I get. Sometimes I'll try to let it grow out in the winter, but it usually drives me so nuts that I'm back to the short cut by January.
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    I don't have much of a hair style per say... but I've been told it is somewhat similar to a female Justin Bieber (which really is just a 2011 version of a Bobby Sherman).

    In warmer months (especially in the 90's or higher) I often throw the helmet on while the hair is still damp. My first glimpse in the mirror - which is often hours into my work shift - I am still surprised the find the various crimped and creased stylings my helmet has created. Looks super cool. not.

    I keep thinking I may start a trend.... but so far no one has followed....
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    I shave my head year 'round, and I grow my beard out long for the winter to keep my face warm while riding.
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    Retired Military been using clippers with no attachments since about 87.

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