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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

9 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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Goodhartlemonie

Reply 9 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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lemonieGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Interesting view in the present times... L

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Goodhartlemonie

Reply 9 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

9 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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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 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

9 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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jessyratfinkmikeasaurus

Reply 9 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

9 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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NachoMahmajessyratfink

Reply 9 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

9 years ago

No one cuts my hair, not at all.

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KentsOkay

10 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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KentsOkayKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Keith-KidKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Keith-KidKeith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

oops,. that wasnt supposed to be there!!

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=SMART=Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Keith-Kid=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

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

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gmjhowe=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkaygmjhowe

Reply 10 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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gmjhoweKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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

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mg0930mggmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

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

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bumpusLithium Rain

Reply 10 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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gmjhowebumpus

Reply 10 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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KentsOkaygmjhowe

Reply 10 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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gmjhoweKentsOkay

Reply 10 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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KentsOkaygmjhowe

Reply 10 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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KentsOkaygmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

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

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KentsOkayLithium Rain

Reply 10 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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jessyratfinkKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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

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jessyratfinkKentsOkay

Reply 10 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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KentsOkayjessyratfink

Reply 10 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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jessyratfinkKentsOkay

Reply 10 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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KentsOkayjessyratfink

Reply 10 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-KidKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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