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Old 06-19-2006, 03:18 AM
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Anyone cut their own hair?

I'm wondering if I could just give myself a "level 4" all over and it would look ok, you know with those men's shavers? I'm ok with a short haircut (I already have a short haircut), but I don't want to look like a military man! Any advice? I really don't like going to the hairdressers, don't like spending the money, and if I could cut my hair anytime myself it would be so much more convenient.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:16 AM
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I have thought about buying one of those clipper kits to do my DH's and DS's haircuts. There are some that come with an instructional video and booklet with lots of ideas.

I know it's just hair and it will grow back, but I'm afraid that I will really screw it up --and then I would never hear the end of it from my son. LOL!


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Old 06-19-2006, 06:51 AM
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My dh is mostly bald, so I already use a shaver for his head. My son is shaved to the scalp a couple of times a year (we make sure that its not before any b-days or Christmas times) because that's the easiest way to make sure its even all over. I have not yet cut the girls' hair. I just went up there to the bathroom a couple hours ago, trimed my bangs and now have lost my nerve. I felt like I was all thumbs, if I could do it with a shaver, at a good length, I would have to worry about feeling all thumbs......hmmm, maybe I'll just go to the cheap old hairdressers.
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:15 PM
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I have been cutting my hair for the better part of 22 years. After I'd been cutting mine for about 3 years, I started cutting my mom's and stepfather's...I now cut my three son's and my twin daughters' hair.

For one of the boy's, I use the clippers for the back and sides, but do the top with scissors. The main thing to remember when using these is to try not to get too much hair at one time. Do it in small sections. If your hair is too thick or long, you may find it easier to pin some up with a clip. I usually start with the sides on level 4 (the longest...about 3/4" to 1" long, I think); and then do the back.

To cut the top with scissors, I ask then how long they want it to stay...they have to show me by putting their fingers along the hair where they want it cut. Most of us know how long we like our hair in order to maintain our hairstyle. Then I simply cut it in small sections. I use some of the hair that has already been cut as a guideline for where to cut by combing it into the next section of hair to be cut.

Hope this isn't too confusing...
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:23 PM
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I cut mine and Dh's hair and have for years. I have short hair so DH trims the back as short and even as it will go. Then I cut my sides and we do both of these with scissors. Then I use a pair of thinning shears and just randomly cut the rest little bits at a time and comb. I continue this till it is as short as I want it.

I use electric clippers after using scissors on DH. We just cut it down to a stub and h's done. We have one barber shop in town that is open on Thursdays from 4:30- 8:00 pm so it became necessary to cut it ourselves. After doing it a few times we decided we could use the money rather than pay what a barber wants to cut us both!
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:20 AM
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I cut everyone's (dh, 4 dds & 2 dss) but mine. When mine was longer I could trim the ends & would do my bangs. Now it is short & I don't have the nerve or ability to keep it this way. I figure the money I save by cutting/trimming 7 other heads of hair gives me the money for mine. I do dh's hair, but his is curly so it is nice if I snip it a tad uneven accidently (curls & you can't tell -- LOL!).
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:37 PM
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I have just gone back to cutting my own hair, because the price, plus tip, takes a $20.00 bill now. The girl does a good job, but it kills me to have to pay that much for the little I see fall on the floor. Now the money goes toward gas for my car.

Of course, what I do to my hair is not the kind of job she does, but it isn't too bad, either.
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:08 AM
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Years ago for a short time when DH was working I would go to his barber and have my hair trimmed when he got his cut. I think it was $3.00 each, so you know how long ago that was! LOL
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Does anyone remember that little tool called a Flowbie? I had a neighbor who used it for awhile. It wasn't too bad except sometimes it looked like she had a good surprise going.

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Old 07-16-2006, 08:51 PM
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I cut my hair and everyone in my families! I have long hair so I use two mirrors! I also have layered, so I pull it straight out long wise and cut, then sometimes I'll use the thinning shears. It is like $20 just to get the haircut around here!!!
if you cut your bangs just make sure they're wet, comb straight down and cut at the length you want normally people want them above the brows, so cut right at the brows cause when they dry they will shrink,then pull upward like I said for layers and cut a tiny bit, and it will make them look real feathery and nice!
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