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    Cut your own hair?

    Anyone else cut their own hair?
    I've finally realized I can do just as good of a job myself as the usual barber. I'll save about $200 a year. Got my clippers at the pawnshop and thinking of getting a Rolls-Royce set, so recommendations on that welcome.

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    since 95 or so i shaved my head not totally shaved but like 1/8 inch or so.The main thing ill tell you is get good clipers wahl is my fav

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    Quote Originally Posted by 009jim View Post
    Anyone else cut their own hair?
    I've finally realized I can do just as good of a job myself as the usual barber. I'll save about $200 a year. Got my clippers at the pawnshop and thinking of getting a Rolls-Royce set, so recommendations on that welcome.
    I do a buzz cut several times a year, though if I'm doing an interview, I go to a professional. I bought a Norelco set, and later a Remington detail trimmer for nose and ears.
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    I got my 2nd Flowbee last year, its better than the robocut

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    been cutting my own hair for the last fifteen years. Probably been to the barber three times.

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    My wife cuts mine. $9-$20/mo at the barber or $20 for a Wahl that's lasted us for four years now? Hmm.

    Which reminds me, it's finally time for a new blade.
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    My wife cuts mine and I just have her use the clippers at 3/4" all over, then trim up. It is awfully tough to do a decent job of trimming solo.

    If you're thinking about doing your own haircuts, I strongly suggest investing in a decent set of clippers - the cheap consumer ones are crap. I have a nice Oster I bought ten years ago that is still going strong.

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    Not as much lately.
    More food for thought:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=hair

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    I use Andis clippers. I've had the same one for 12 years. They sell the parts everywhere.

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    Wife cuts mine with a Wahl set we've had for several years, saves several hundred a year.

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    I used to, but it made my wife mad and thats not worth $20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    I use Andis clippers. I've had the same one for 12 years. They sell the parts everywhere.
    And many Andis & Oster blades are interchangeable.

    I used the Oster A5 (for dogs) on myself. Now I look like a labradoodle.

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    Wahl clipper with 1/8" guide. Take the guide off to trim moustache, beard and around the ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLTN View Post
    Wife cuts mine with a Wahl set we've had for several years, saves several hundred a year.
    Several hundred a year? Maybe if you get your hair did at the metro salon.

    Go to a regular men's barber. Mine charges $9 for a cut. I get my hair cut about every 5 to 6 weeks. I've cut my own, but it's just not worth it.

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    Twice a month @ Great Clips or similar. $12 + tip, call it $30/month. Adds up quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLTN View Post
    Twice a month @ Great Clips or similar. $12 + tip, call it $30/month. Adds up quickly.
    Twice a month? I get my hair cut once every three months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordmanvt View Post
    Twice a month? I get my hair cut once every three months.
    yeah, weird, I had long hair for -30+ years, and when I cut it finally, I've kept it @ 5/8" and feel strange if it gets longer, OCD of sorts I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    And many Andis & Oster blades are interchangeable.

    I used the Oster A5 (for dogs) on myself. Now I look like a labradoodle.
    Yep, I don't cut my hair but have had Bouviers for 25 years and have done a lot of grooming. Oster A5 over Andis any day. Hair salons have them for a reason.
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    Does anyone not get a cut with scissors here?

    lol

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    I got my "Ronson" clippers at the pawn shop for $40 and have used them personally for about 5 years. Seems like they need to be sharpened now. Does anyone know about getting them sharpened? Do you have to remove the blades?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 009jim View Post
    Anyone else cut their own hair?
    I've finally realized I can do just as good of a job myself as the usual barber. I'll save about $200 a year. Got my clippers at the pawnshop and thinking of getting a Rolls-Royce set, so recommendations on that welcome.
    Go into the Shaver Shop for a Wahul Baldfader. I had a cheap one before and the Wahul was like seeing for the first time, the Rolls of clippers and you don't need the combs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solis91 View Post
    Does anyone not get a cut with scissors here?

    lol
    Seems like no one here has experienced the scissor over comb cut. You don't need a buzzer to get close, just some good shears.

    On another note, sometimes it looks like I cut my own hair or got drunk at a party and got owned. I kind of don't care about my hair that much that I let my friend from Sassoon give me weird, crazy hair cuts.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    I buzzed it a few times a year, but now don't bother cutting it at all When i stopped going to the barber though i felt a little guilty since he was a cool dude...

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