Ways to save money on haircuts for men and boys. Post your own here.
Trim Between Haircuts
I have clippers but don't dare use them. However, I did find something I could do that was pretty safe. My son was between haircuts and the hair at the back of the neck was starting to grow southward. So I took the clipper and cut it off, using the professional barber's nicely rounded hair shape.
In fact, my son liked it so well, that he told me to bring the clippers with him when I went for a visit. I forgot, so we compromised and used the side burn shaver on his electric razor. The clippers worked faster and better.
Straight Razor and Comb
My husband, ever since we've been married, has cut his own hair. He uses a comb that has a straight edge razor blade in it. He says he's used this for many, many years. He's not set foot in a barber's shop since finding his razor comb. No telling the money he's saved, otherwise!
I have clippers that we paid $60.00 for 3 years ago. I use them on both my sons. I loved all the money I was saving not to mention not having to make a day out of sitting at the hair dressers waiting our turn, then of course a tip on top of all that. I decided I wanted something to do my hair at home to. I bought a robocut off of ebay. It does the greatest cuts on myself and my dog too, lol. Just hook it up to the vacuum and away you go.
Buy Hair Clippers
Instead of going to the barber shop for a haircut my husband and I bought a set of hair clippers for about $50. After a couple of haircuts the clippers have paid for themselves many times over. I also cut my sons' hair with them. Now I save 3 times as much!
By Luv2craft from Normalville, Pennsylvania
Maintaining Hair Clippers
I gave about $30 for ours. We have had them for years. Just keep them oiled and clean and you can change the razors on them to keep them sharp. My husband cuts his own hair and our son's. Has been doing it for many years. Now just to save more money on mine and daughters hair.
I have been cutting my husband's hair now for 28 years. It has saved a lot of money. I also cut my two son's hair ages 21 and 16. The older son one time wanted to be like all of his friends and go to a shop to get his hair cut, that only lasted one time, he couldn't go in his PJs, he had to get dressed to go, wait his turn, then when he saw how much it was to get it cut, his said he would rather put that money toward "his savings". He was about 18 at the time, and those are his words.
By Jean in GA
Give It a Try
I cut my husband's hair ever since we retired. We bought a clipper set at Walmart for around $20 - it does a fine job and it really isn't as hard as some would make it seem. I do sometimes cut it too short on the sides so it doesn't lay down right for awhile, but that is the only part I have trouble with and he is perfectly satisfied with it. These are things that I think people are afraid to try to do for themselves - give it a try - you learn by doing and you get better with age!
I paid 20 for mine, Conair. Not bad! My husband shaves his head, but cuts my oldest (and will start the baby in a year) hair, along with some friends. He learned in the Marine Corps and from his Mother, who used to cut his. I have blond straight hair, so he says I must go to a salon, since he doesn't want to jeopardize our marriage, lol!
So glad I don't have more girls in the house!
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