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dl20

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I hate getting haircuts.

I have to go during the day bc after 5 and weekends are insanely crowded. i try and make an appointment but can rarely figure when I am going to have the time to go on any particular day. When I do show-up unannounced the guy looks at me like im a pain in his ass.

I always get my hair cut the same way. #2 allover with a square back.

I just started thinking today....how hard can it be to start doing this myself? I try and get my hair cut every week to 10 days bc I do like looking neat but the process itself is a royal pain. Itd be nice to achieve the desired effect at 2am in my bathroom when I have some free time. I could also employ the help of my fiancee in squaring up the back and making sure I dont look like an idiot after missing an area.

I figure at least I could give myself a once over and only need to go to a barber 1/2 the time for a proper trimming.

So, anybody echo my sentiments and cut their own hair??

DL
 

Dakota rube

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'Tis easy. I've been cutting my own hair for years. Especially easy with an "all over" as you describe. Having someone to help with the back is a plus.
 

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I've been doing that for a few years now. Its pretty easy for me as I have very short hair, just set the trimmer length and let it rip (not literally).
 

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I buzz my head myself then get a friend, my parents, my brother or someone to cut the back. Even with a mirror I can still not figure out how to cut the back. A co-worker of mine does his entire head himself, including trimming the back.
 

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Unless you are cutting yourself totally bald, honestly cutting one's hair is so white trash.
 

dl20

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Thanks for the replies everyone.

Question, with a clipper and #2 attachment, is it still possible to make a mistake or does the guard pretty much make it impossible providing you dont miss an area??

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If you're cutting with clippers and a guard, it's pretty hard to screw it up. If you're worried about the back, use a mirror and a regular razor to square it off - there's substantially less risk involved.
 

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Probably goes without saying, but be sure to cut against the grain to ensure a uniform length. I've also got what's called a right-ear and left-ear taper attachment for my clippers so that the hair right against my temples is shorter than the hair closer to my ears.

One more thing: At the back I avoid the square cut and opt for a tapered (or rounded) look instead. When it grows in a bit it looks neater.

Just my .02.
 

Dakota rube

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Originally Posted by Rob Rocco
I've also got what's called a right-ear and left-ear taper attachment for my clippers so that the hair right against my temples is shorter than the hair closer to my ears.
I am probably reading this incorrectly, but I think you've reversed what you meant to say. The hair on my temples is longer than that next to my ears. Oh. And beasty? Yeah; I'm white trash.
 

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I meant that the hair is trimmed a little closer at the hairline. Not sure why I mentioned 'ears'.
 

Dakota rube

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It's hippie, thank you.
(Rather ironic to see the term hippie in a thread about cutting one's own hair.)
 

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ive been cutting my own hair for a while now. im actualy pretty good now and can fade the sides and the back with out needing a mirror. i can also shape the back myself, but its easier if you get someone to do it for you. if your just doing the whole thing on a 2 it should be a piece of cake. just make sure you know what number blade you put on and double check. ive had it where i forgot i didnt put a blade on, and then took a chunk out of the top on 0. then you got to shave it all off.
 

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If you have the luxury of your own backyard or something similar, shaving it outside can save quite a bit of cleanup time.
 

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Originally Posted by erdawe
If you have the luxury of your own backyard or something similar, shaving it outside can save quite a bit of cleanup time.

Wouldn't it actually be harder to sweep hair trimmings from a grassy yard than a smooth floor?

I kid, I kid.
 

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