Regular hair cut 18 bucks now....16 with the old farts discount.

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The top of my head is bald.....so only half of what used to be there.....

Still have to pay full price for half the work..... :realcrazy:
 

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I’ve been cutting mine for about 20 years. I started doing it after waiting an hour and a half for a shitty $30 cut, plus tip. I do #0 around the sides and back and keep the thinning top about 1.5 inches with a Flowbee and vacuum cleaner.
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I should start cutting my own as well as I always get a 3 and a 5 anyway. It has gone from $12 before the China Virus up to $18 the last one I got plus tip.
 

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I buzz my hair. I wonder what a military barber charges on base these days?
 

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If I could a High n Tight, I’d do it. But I can’t. If I was still in the Army, High n Tight all the way.
 

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In college..... you could get girls to cuts your hair for free. They got a kick out of it and most did a good job. That set the tone for me... why pay for something that seemed pretty basic to do? .... and save a car trip, save gas, ...save waiting time too.

I went back to the barber after college for awhile, and then I started cutting myself every OTHER time. Over time I found it pretty easy to do as long as you choose the right type of haircut (a simple one): Mine is #2 buzz faded up the sides and back, and the top trimmed with scissors 2-3 inches long, also fading tighter to the sides and back. I hit it every three weeks or so and even get compliments from time to time, so I must be doing ok.
 

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I saved a boat load of money cutting my own hair!!!

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In college..... you could get girls to cuts your hair for free. They got a kick out of it and most did a good job. That set the tone for me... why pay for something that seemed pretty basic to do? .... and save a car trip, save gas, ...save waiting time too.

I went back to the barber after college for awhile, and then I started cutting myself every OTHER time. Over time I found it pretty easy to do as long as you choose the right type of haircut (a simple one): Mine is #2 buzz faded up the sides and back, and the top trimmed with scissors 2-3 inches long, also fading tighter to the sides and back. I hit it every three weeks or so and even get compliments from time to

Getting a close shave is always relaxing
time, so I must be doing ok.
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A quality haircut takes time. Given the cost of living, an experienced barber should be able to make 30-40 bucks an hour, so doing a cut every 30 minutes for 20.00 bucks isn't a bad price. They have to pay there own health insurance, license, SSA and federal taxes, as well as the chair rental in some shops. A decent barber school is 15-20k these days.

For the bald or half- bald guys doing it yourself makes sense to look decent, but for those with a full head of hair a good fresh cut is one of life's small pleasures to look and feel good.
 

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I don't care what it cost!! The only thing left from my youth are these 50 or so hairs and I want them to be cut right. I don't asked for much. Actually, my wife's friend owns the place, so we go every six weeks. I have no idea what it cost, that's between those two.
 

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Now pay about $30 including the tip every 5-6 weeks. Fortunate I’ve kept most of my hair. My last two barbers retired, first one I had gone to since I was a teenager. We became close over the decades dinner with the wives, golfing and such until they relocated to TX. Gal I’m going to now is a fun person, quite attractive about 10 years younger than me. So long as the cost isn’t a hassle I’m fine with it; I save money doing things I still can do or want to do myself. The latter is dwindling from old-age. My kids should end up with a nice chunk of change when I croak anyway..
 
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