Can You Cut Your Own Hair? Why I gave Up Going To A Salon

can you cut your own hairAbout five years ago is when I got my last “official” hair cut.  I was so impressed that I thought to myself, can you cut your own hair from now on?  Haha, I’m being sarcastic, but the thought was the truth.

You see, I would go to cost cutters, great clips and even sports clips.  Even though they keep the detail of haircut you like in the computer system it doesn’t matter.  You get a different person every-time, who doesn’t cut your hair the same as the last.

Some of the reasons that lead me to leave the world of getting my hair cut by a ‘professional’:

  • They are crabby
  • Smell like cigarettes
  • take the least amount of time on your hair
  • They might be 200 lbs over-weight (Now I don’t care about weight, im not vain like that.  But I do care if your lady parts and belly are dragging on my legs and arms while you attempt to cut my hair).  Uncomfortable for both parties I suspect.
  • Did I mention crabby?

Now don’t get me wrong, there are some nice great stylist out there.  But here is the thing, they are usually too good and once they get a better job they move on.  Which is fine, but I don’t care to pay $30 for a 5-minute buzz and trim.  I know things are different for females and completely understand why it cost more and why you should go to a professional.

The eye-opening realization

One of the last few times I dared to have someone cut my hair I was literally getting whipped around in those chairs because the over-weight crabby a-hole cutting my hair was too lazy to walk around properly.  This isn’t right, I mean she would stay in one spot and just spin me to get the other side of my head to her spot.  I was so dizzy after that, I needed to lay down.  But I thought to myself, WTF?  This just isn’t getting any better.

My A-ha moment was when I realized can you cut your own hair was when I noticed the tool they used the most wasn’t even scissors!  They used clippers 95% of the time to cut my hair.  That doesn’t take talent or too much skill.  Unreal, but after that I knew one thing for sure, I was never going to go back to that awful world of having some sloth buzz my head.

Can You Cut Your Own Hair?  Hell YES!


Look the answer is yes.  And you will end up saving a ton of money for the rest of your life.  How much money, well for me about $500 dollars a year I would spend on a $15 hair cut plus, $2 for a tip.

For a small investment of going to the stylist once, you can have your own set-up.

This is what I use: Wahl Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit #79300-400T

This is a super affordable set of clippers that has some features that really help make cutting your own hair easier.

  • The sizes are color coded
  • It indicates color and size right on the clippers
  • It cuts real nice
  • Its a quiet machine
  • Comes with combs , clips and scissors

I can easily say this tiny machine has saved me over $460 dollars since I bought it.  I don’t think I buy too many things that save money like this has, well worth it!

Is it easy to do?

It actually really is pretty easy to do.  If you get nervous here is what you should do.  Start with the longer settings and work your way to what you like.  That way, you don’t take a chunk out and regret it.  Save some hair to work with, that’s what I like to do.

You can cut all your hair by yourself, but in the beginning I recommend having someone help with the back or your head.  They can just show up and do the trimming, that should only take a few minutes or less.

Conclusion

Now hopefully this article has giving you the confidence to cut your own hair.  You will see how your self-cut might be better than the $20 dollar one at great clips.  I think if you have every had the experiences I have had at the stylists, you should look into this.  You’ll save time and money, and that is important!

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