12-29-2012, 08:44 AM
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Ok, I moved from Left Coast to Right in 2010, and then a couple of times around the DC area until finally settling where I am now. I prefer to find a good barber (hair stylist, whatever...) and go to them every time. I think that way, they get to know your hair, get to know how it grows, and they can better advise on trying new things, what will work, what won't. Well, I thought I had found that barber. I've been going to the same place for a few months now. Well last night, I got SCALPED!! Barber cut me WAY shorter than I expected, all in the name of getting rid of cowlicks. Now I don't know whether to move on and search for someone else, or to wait until it grow back and give her another shot...

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 12-29-2012, 10:18 AM
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  • freddy
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I've given up on ever getting a good haircut at a reasonable price that isn't going to take all day.

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 12-29-2012, 10:19 AM
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What was her reason she gave? I have a cowlick, never goes away no matter how short it gets cut. Ever. Huh

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 12-29-2012, 10:28 AM
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Buzzcut. Problem solved (at least for us lazy old guys).

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 12-29-2012, 10:43 AM
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I think that she and I have a serious difference in our view of me and my style...That is probably the hardest thing to get across...

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 12-29-2012, 11:05 AM
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I have tried for years to find a great "Barber" and have yet to find one that I am satisfied with. I finally gave up and started going to the salon where my wife goes...great cut, only problem is that now I have to pay $45 pre-tip for a haircut...but I could always stop by in between hair cuts for a free bangs trim hahaha.

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 12-29-2012, 11:11 AM
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(12-29-2012, 10:28 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Buzzcut. Problem solved (at least for us lazy old guys).

+1. It's really hard to screw up a buzzcut. I'm also out of the barbershop faster.

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 12-29-2012, 11:20 AM
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(12-29-2012, 11:11 AM)insomniac Wrote:
(12-29-2012, 10:28 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Buzzcut. Problem solved (at least for us lazy old guys).

+1. It's really hard to screw up a buzzcut. I'm also out of the barbershop faster.

+2 - even faster if you get your significant other to do it for you, as well as cheaper Tongue

I used to have a good hairdresser, went to him for thirty years. Trouble was that he was an hour away (I'm not living where I grew up), so when he retired I decided to invest in some good clippers and do it at home.

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 12-29-2012, 11:29 AM
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(12-29-2012, 11:05 AM)BladeDE40 Wrote: I have tried for years to find a great "Barber" and have yet to find one that I am satisfied with. I finally gave up and started going to the salon where my wife goes...great cut, only problem is that now I have to pay $45 pre-tip for a haircut...but I could always stop by in between hair cuts for a free bangs trim hahaha.

Yep, I just hate it when my bangs get unmanageable. Smile

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 12-29-2012, 11:57 AM
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A good pair of clippers and your all set. I've been doing my own cuts for about 10 years now. Another benefit is I don't wear a shirt when I cut it and can jump right in the shower and don't have all of those prickly hairs driving me nuts the rest of the day.

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 12-29-2012, 12:12 PM
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I'd consider giving her one more shot. Let her know that it was way too short last time and see if she can do right by you.

It took me a few visits with my barber to get it just how I like it. I'd always remind him "#3 on the sides and trim up the top". I also made a real point to talk to him hoping he'd remember me. After about the 3rd visit he'd ask me "#3 right?" and now after about a year I go in and he just asks about my kids and I leave with the best haircuts I've ever had.

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 12-29-2012, 01:18 PM
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Have not been to a barber in 30 years! Clippers at home and do it myself, but, again, i don't have much left. Hee hee.
Good luck to you.

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 12-29-2012, 01:42 PM
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My wife cuts my hair so I don't dare say a word before or after. She cuts it better than any barber ever has though.

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 12-29-2012, 01:50 PM
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I was into barber shop collectables for awhile and one book on barbers said that in the past barbers and customers established relationships , barbers would routinely cut the hair of generations of the men of one family.

For me nothing like having a good relationship with a barber and sitting comfortably in his/her chair knowing they know me and what hair cut I am comfortable with.

I don't think you should conflict with the stylist on what you want , you have to to be comfortable and there are many people cutting hair , one just has to find one that respects you and that you value as a professional.

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 12-29-2012, 06:22 PM
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I used to go to a barber who wasn't very good but stayed booked up and one glance at her will tell you why.

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 12-30-2012, 11:21 PM
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(12-29-2012, 10:28 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Buzzcut. Problem solved (at least for us lazy old guys).

us young gents do the same as well.

and to save money, my g/f cuts my hair every 2-3 weeks rather than going to a barber. Smile

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 12-31-2012, 09:02 AM
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(12-29-2012, 01:42 PM)Dave Wrote: My wife cuts my hair so I don't dare say a word before or after. She cuts it better than any barber ever has though.

I will be over Dave to try her outBiggrin

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