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#295761 - 04/17/20 11:18 AM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
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Just learned to cut my own hair

After this whole thing is over, barber shops are likely going to lose customers who found out that self hair cut at home is not that hard after all.

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#295762 - 04/17/20 11:44 AM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Chisel]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2450
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: Chisel
Just learned to cut my own hair

After this whole thing is over, barber shops are likely going to lose customers who found out that self hair cut at home is not that hard after all.

I, too, need to get my hair done, but I'll wait for a professional.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#295764 - 04/17/20 04:41 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Janysboy Offline
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Registered: 03/20/19
Posts: 61
I wear a goatee, and try to have a trim, professional appearance. I work with phsucians and pt's at my local VA hospital and appearance is important. Even learned to trim the hair over my ears with a sharp paur of scissors

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#295766 - 04/17/20 04:55 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1098
Loc: Germany
I learned cutting my hair a long time ago. I tend to have it short. The equipment cost about as much as 4 haircuts and lasts for years.
I can effortlessly cut it like a Hollywood star would have it (Telly Savalas comes to my mind).
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#295767 - 04/17/20 05:12 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: M_a_x]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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How do you cut long hair?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#295768 - 04/17/20 05:42 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Chisel]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2191
Loc: Colorado
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Just learned to cut my own hair

I just did my own too! I'm happy with the way it came out (but us guys aren't known to be too picky). The only part I didn't try myself was shaving the hairline at the base of my neck. I had the wife do that later, when she got home from work. I will say, it did take me a while, quite a bit longer than when a normal barber does it.



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#295769 - 04/17/20 05:47 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1098
Loc: Germany
The hair should be damp. You straigten it and get it parallel with a comb and cut it to equal length along the comb. Gage the length for successive cuts against the hair you already cut (about half of the strand should have the new length). When you Do not snip off too much in one go. You can always cut off more.
BTW:
Telly Savalas is perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Theo Kojak. His hair would not exactly be considered as long wink.
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#295770 - 04/17/20 05:50 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: M_a_x]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2450
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I'm not that brave to try it. I'll wait until the quarantine is lifted.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#295772 - 04/17/20 10:09 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Registered: 01/28/01
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Still living with my barber after 46 years! So, quarantine changes nothing in this regard....
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#295773 - 04/17/20 11:09 PM Re: What Have We Learned? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
It looks like she knows what she's doing.

Jeanette Isabelle
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