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Does anyone else cut their own hair?

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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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If I have a pet peeve, it has to be listening to hairdressers talk while I sit silently in a chair. It's a superficial issue stemming from my real and problematic lack of empathy toward strangers. I can't remember ever not hating the experience.

I am a woman with long, natural hair that I dont really think much about. It looks fine whatever I do to it. It's low maintenence. I've never wanted a complicated hair cut because I don't have the patience to style it every single day. I usually let it stay in its naturally wavy state, or braid it, or put it in a bun. Five minutes, tops.

When I was 19, I had a summer job where I was outside all day, and I thought... If my pony tail was smaller, I wouldn't be as hot every day. This doesn't even make sense, but such is the brain. I went to the local hair dresser and told her, " I'd just like it taken up to my collar bone, a long bob." The hairdresser washed my hair, all the time venting about her daughters prom. I sat in the cutting chair. She combed out a wide swath of my hair in front and while describing how horrible her daughters prom date looked she exclaimed, "So this short is okay?" while subsequently chopping that section of hair to my cheekbone.

I was more annoyed than anything, but I left without letting her finish, even though she offered to finish it for free. I went home and used my dial up Internet to research how to cut my own hair. I turned the front pieces into some side bangs, and then, just as instructed, I pulled all of my hair to my forehead, secured it with an elastic, and lopped the end off. There I had it, a simple, uncomplicated haircut. I never ever went back. I've been cutting my own hair, and plenty of girlfriends hair, to different lengths for the last ten years

If you also hate going to the hairdresser, I found a short YouTube video that shows this method. I've branched out now, and I'll include that YouTube video too. If you have longer hair, and you do make a mistake, and really I believe any person could do this for themselves without botching it....what's another inch? Your hair will grow back.



This is a pretty good tutorial for the original method.

And this is the method I use to layer my hair now.



Enjoy if you can make use of it; or, enjoy your pampering hairstylist time. C'est la vie.





edit on 14-1-2016 by Atsbhct because: Fixed video issue.




posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

That's how I usually cut my hair too.
It falls nicely.

I have the same problem and a few others with a salon. It's so much easier to do at home.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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I could cut my own hair if I opted to give myself a Walter White.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: woodsmom

I agree, ten minutes, zero dollars, and done.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus


I could cut my own hair if I opted to give myself a Walter White.


Technically still a hair cut.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
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Technically still a hair cut.


Then in that case, yes, yes I can cut my own hair.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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Yup, I cut my own hair. I can't justify a $45 men's haircut that takes 20 min or less to cut, nor do I want to spend $10-$15 at the cheap place to get a haircut that looks like it could have been cut better by a blind monkey with sporadic seizures and a chainsaw.

Best to learn how to cut your own hair, the way you like it, in a mirror. May take 10 min longer, perhaps more, but it will be done right, cost less, and you don't have the chance of being force-talked to by a person who's opinions are so backwards you want to walk out of the haircut half way through.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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Sometimes I cut my own hair. But it is a buzzcut.
I cut my 12 y/o daughters hair last night, at her request. Again, it was a very simple job, cutting about 3 inches off of her length, which was about halfway down her back before cutting.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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I haven't had a hair cut in well over a decade. When it comes off, it will be a job for the shears.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
Sometimes I cut my own hair. But it is a buzzcut.
I cut my 12 y/o daughters hair last night, at her request. Again, it was a very simple job, cutting about 3 inches off of her length, which was about halfway down her back before cutting.


What a great Dad! I was raised by my Dad and he always did his best to braid my hair or put it in a ponytail when I was younger. Kudos.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

Sometimes I cut my own hair. But it is a buzzcut.
I cut my 12 y/o daughters hair last night, at her request.


Is she ready for her starring role in the remake of G.I. Jane?



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct

originally posted by: butcherguy
Sometimes I cut my own hair. But it is a buzzcut.
I cut my 12 y/o daughters hair last night, at her request. Again, it was a very simple job, cutting about 3 inches off of her length, which was about halfway down her back before cutting.


What a great Dad! I was raised by my Dad and he always did his best to braid my hair or put it in a ponytail when I was younger. Kudos.

Thanks.
My two youngest haven't seen their mother for nearly 6 months, and that is the way they want it.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: butcherguy

Sometimes I cut my own hair. But it is a buzzcut.
I cut my 12 y/o daughters hair last night, at her request.


Is she ready for her starring role in the remake of G.I. Jane?

No, but she is fast approaching a starring role in puberty.
That scares me.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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Not my own, but as a dad Ive had to watch these types of videos to cut my daughter's hair properly. In fact we sat down last night and chopped off a ton to give her a bob cut.... thats the most work I've done on a head!

I used to have extremely long hair before I became a parent, the upkeep wasnt at this level!

My son, thats easy! Buzzz!
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edit on 1142016 by Butterfinger because: I'm a derp



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

No, but she is fast approaching a starring role in puberty.
That scares me.


Cats are going to be the least of your worries.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: butcherguy

No, but she is fast approaching a starring role in puberty.
That scares me.


Cats are going to be the least of your worries.

Her brother and I have had a few previews, as the hormones are starting to course through her veins.
She is a fiery one.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

As her agent, can you not just dissuade her from taking the part?



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

that was me. When i ran call centers it didn't matter what I looked like. And living in the sticks, no one from Corporate really wanted to come visit, so i got away with wearing t-shirts and basketball shorts for about 10 years. I'd dress up nice when we had visitors, but otherwise i was the most dressed down site director in call center history, ending it all when I moved into another industry where our customers expect me to look presentable, which meant a hair cut. THey cut a 20" ponytail off.

one of the businesses we run is a spa/salon. So i typically just get my hair cut there now.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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I've been shaving my head for 15 years now, i just can't justify the price of going to the hair salons when a 14 dollar pair of cheap dog shears lasts me about 6 years



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: Autorico
a reply to: butcherguy

As her agent, can you not just dissuade her from taking the part?

I tried.
She says it isn't about the money.



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