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Do you cut your own hair? Also: great success!!! Answered

I don't. I typically just go in for a little trim and that's it. I never fiddle with it myself... until tonight! I was finishing off the bottle of white wine I had to buy for my Cuban Xmas dinner (this sounds worse than it really is - I was mostly drinking the inch at the bottom, don't want that $8 to go to waste...), and suddenly got the bright idea of cutting some bangs. Alcohol and scissors might not sound like the best idea, but I think I did fine considering the circumstances. :D After stalking a couple of users on youtube briefly to see how others avoided butchering their hair, I found myself in the bathroom with a nice pair of fabric scissors hacking off hair. Maybe not hacking. Deliberate cutting, actually. And success! Well, after a half hour of fiddling and trimming off a half inch at a time. So do you cut your own hair? What do you use to do it? I'm curious whether DIYers are more likely to do this and not fail (possibly). Pictures? :D

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

"Hair are your aerials man, they pick up vibrations from the cosmos and transmit them directly to your brain. This is why bald-men are up-tight" L

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Or is it that us balding men are LESS uptight because we no longer get all that direct gov. propaganda streamed directly in to our brains ;-)

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Interesting view in the present times... L

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

More of a counter suggestion then a view :-) Those guys n gals with the aluminum foil hats and such, didn't know they were not shielding themselves, but they were creating better antennae for themselves LOL

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Since this topic has resurfaced... We have three local barbers, who variously charge £8, £9 or £15 for a #3 (the £15 chap does put a lot more effort in with general pampering and even a beer in hot weather). However, Kitewife found a set of clippers on sale for £7.99, and she now does my hair for me. OK, I have to pour my own beer, but the clippers have paid for themselves several times over now.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

My wife won't LET me use my clippers.....not on my head anyways.....I have resigned them to being Beard trimmers *sigh*

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

11 years ago

Maybe I'm jumping in on this a little late but to answer your question, yes I do cut my own hair. I've been a DIY hair cutter for about 10 years after discovering that after paying for haircuts I would come home and find something that I didn't like or was not apparent when i was at the barber. Granted, I am a guy so it's pretty easy. However I cut my hair with a style, not a simple buzz with one length. I do like my hair short but I work a gradient from the nape to my crowns, with nice short sides too. I started doing it because I'm particular and like to do things my way, it only took about 2-3 haircuts to perfect and I actually get compliments on my hair (*gasp*).

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I think I'm going to continue cutting mine on my own - I'm starting to find a lot of people like you that have been doing it for years, so I figure: why not start? It's easier, I don't have to worry about scheduling, and I know exactly what I want! Plus, I don't think I suck at it, and I'll probably get better with time!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

11 years ago

Updated with new picture, because the other I posted was pretty awful. ;) The bangs have grown out a bit and I've stopped cutting them. I might go back to long hair now.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. Maybe it's just the lighting, but I don't think the Veronica Lake style looks as good on you as the shorter bangs. You have a pretty face, show it off.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

I like the longer haired pictures better.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I say the new cut is looking good!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

Mum does mine, though I prefer as long an interval between cuttings as possible... I'll post a pic of my hair soon... For a first try, your hair looks pretty good!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

As promised: Please excuse the somewhat unusual stance taken in the photo...

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA....ahh....ah......ha....AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
HAHAHA!!!!HAHAA!!!!!!!!*wheeze*HAHAHAHAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHA!!!!!!!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Sit on it bro, you got teh same face :P

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

ROFL!!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

oops,. that wasnt supposed to be there!!

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

Hahaha WTF is that !?!?!!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

its our very own Jake Howard.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

haha yea but why does he have red stuff on his face ?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

Pff, thats just how cool he is. He can make that look work!

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

LOL

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

LMFAO, that picture still exists even though i did remove it..

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Howe dumby!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

poser?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

to get a good shot of me hair without hunching over, i had to kneel before my comp... it was weird..

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

i thought you looked small... didnt wanna say anything..

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mg0930mg
mg0930mg

Reply 11 years ago

that's what she said...? Sorry, couldn't resist...LOL!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

You look funneh...

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

At least he haz the courage to show is face, (excluding his eyes), on -ibles. You haz no room to comment. :-)

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

Unlike me, whom people wish didn't - here find two examples both are from when ive been bored at work!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

OMG... that reminds me, yesterday, my oldest sister (21) just glanced at your pic and went, "Ooh, who's that cutie" I'm like OHMAHGGAWD thats jake, the cyberpunk dude, he just got engaged and she's like "oo what she look like" so I pull up your FB pic and shes like "oo cute couple" and i say shes cute, but he needs his facial hair and shes like "oo hes cute anyway"... yah it was weird... (O_O)

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

O_O Yes, very weird, its like she was hitting on your friend... alot of people say were a cute couple. (see evidence)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Yah rub it in, you gotta fiance, I got nobody :T *makes sure NOT to let sis1/4 see pic*

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

haha - you will find someone..

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Not here it seems... The hottest female from these parts seems to have become a cybernetic killer robot...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Are...are you insinuating that I am hot?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

No, I was referring to Summer Glau, an actress born in San Antonio who currently plays a Terminator in THe Sarah Conner Chronicles. This is her:

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I just realized she's the girl in Firefly. Weird. (NATHAN FILLION IS HOTTER!)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I can understand one's attraction to him...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

But no, he is not.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

Lies, dirty filthy lies! (Please excuse me, I just finished Firefly and watched Serenity and now there's no more and I am mourning. :( :( :( )

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I know how you feel, I'm savoring the shows slowly, for I will need something to do when my tv punks out this February. The combined hotness of RIver and Kaytee is more than twice that of Captain Mal, therefore, they BOTH are hotter.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I like Inara and Zoe more than both of them, but they certainly aren't bad. :D Inara > Zoe > Kaylee > River River is very confusing to me because she goes from being very attractive to not so much all the time. I don't know what to think!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I agree wtih you on the point of River, but you seem to have it a little off: Kaylee>Zoe>River>Inara

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

She can terminate me anytime she likes......

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Aye, no doubts there...