The Hazards of Cutting Your Own Hair

I’ve been cutting my own hair for several years. At a conservative estimate of $10 a month for a haircut, I save $120 a year by cutting my own hair. My only cost is a $10 pair of clippers (that I got for free). Being a frugal person I’m always looking at ways to cut my expenses. Before I got my clippers I was getting my hair cut to a short buzz cut anyway so I decided it would be easy to just cut my own hair. I usually just put the 1/2 inch guard on the clippers and buzz away. It doesn’t take any skill and it is pretty difficult to mess up.

Tonight I found a way to mess it up. I forgot to put the guard on before I started cutting my hair. I cut a stripe right down the middle of my head. My mistake was immediately obvious but it was too late, I couldn’t uncut my hair. At that point I had two options, I could either go for a reverse mohawk hairstyle or just cut it all off. I didn’t think I could pull off a reverse mohawk so I cut it all off. Hopefully, I won’t be mistaken for a skinhead while I’m waiting for my hair to grow out. On the plus side I shouldn’t need to cut my hair again for quite a while.

10 thoughts on “The Hazards of Cutting Your Own Hair”

  1. My neighbor used to cut his own hair once a year. He’d do a total shave in March. By the following February, he had a little ponytail. It was kind of funny and quirky, but I didn’t like that he did the same to his dog! Too cold in March for the pooch to be hairless.

    • I don’t think I will let my hair grow for an entire year but it will probably be a few months before I need to cut it again. I like to have some hair so I won’t intentionally cut off all my hair again.

  2. I’ve cut my own hair for several years. When there isn’t much left, a simple buzz/crew cut isn’t too difficult, and I don’t mind saving $6 (downtown) to $20 (queer barber with that 60’s neck vibrator thing and vintage cologne.)

    My girlfriend still hasn’t caught on.
    Late Saturday night before Easter: “You need a haircut”.
    Monday 6 AM, after Easter: “Nice haircut”.

  3. I cut my hair once a year now (cost $10).As it grows out I change my hairstyle.
    Also color my hair at home, which makes it so much cheaper. I love finding sales for $4


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