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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cutting Costs by Cutting Hair


As I was cutting my husbands and 2 sons hair yesterday it dawned on me just what pushed me to start doing it. It was to save money. So I thought I would share that thought with you. With the rising cost of just about everything, who doesn't want to save a little money here and there. Well by cutting your own hair you can. About 5 years ago we invested in an electric hair trimmer. It was approx. $30.00 and it came with a dvd on how to use it. If your man and boys are like mine, they want nothing more then a simple hair cut, nothing fancy. You figure you spend around $16.00 per hair cut on average, and I think that's on the low end, the trimmer is going to pay for itself in 2 uses. I have 1 husband (duh) and 2 sons, so each time I use it I save $48.00. Now for my daughters hair and my hair. I have long hair and only get it trimmed once a year. The same goes for my daughter and a lot of times I trim hers. I hope you will give it a try. Remember they can always wear hats for a week or two until you get the hang of it. A friend once said, "Do you know the difference between a good hair cut and a bad hair cut?....About 2 weeks."
Happy cutting.
Blessings.


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20 comments:

  1. I have cut my husbands hair for about 29 years and my three sons hair almost all their lives. I won't let them cut my hair, but I figure if we are only paying for one haircut about every 2 months, I can afford that.

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  2. Ha, the hat comment cracked me up. I sometimes cut my husband's hair, but I never cut my sons. Maybe if I had a DVD to show me how to use it. Although, my sister is a cosmetologist, I should ask her to teach me!

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  3. We cut our sons hair. He just does the buzz cut. Now, my husband who is in the military, goes and gets his cut about every 2 wks. He has to have the high and tight and it needs to be perfect. As for me and the girls, we might get a trim once a year. I would love to learn to do my husbands that would save a lot of money.

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  4. My husband loves for me to cut his hair. It makes me a nervous wreck! Flat tops are so hard to do even with our fancy trimmers. I think it is great that you do this! Way to go!

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  5. Hair clippers were the first thing we went out and bought with our wedding $$. My hubby is mostly bald on top, so I don't even have to worry about messing it up!! LOL.

    I prefer to get mine cut at the salon, but I only go once in a blue moon - like about a year ago was the last time! I need to go again just to get the frizzy dead ends trimmed.

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  6. Kim,

    When I married my hubby his hair was just about as long as mine..now he has none..he shaves it everyday! But we do trim Josh's. You are so right...the savings is tremendous!

    I pull my hair forward and trim it all the time...just fearless like that! tee hee It's so many different layers who can tell, right?

    ((hugs)) & blessings to you today, my friend

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  7. The most I have ever done is to cut my daughter's bangs. But, I have never touched my husband or sons' hair. They all have funny hair that sticks up all over if not cut properly. Darn boys and their crazy hair!

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  8. I love cutting my hubby's hair. Not to mention, it can be done at any time that is convenient, you also save on gas by not driving somewhere and removing the inconvenience of leaving the house. :)

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  10. That's funny--I think it may take me more than two weeks!

    I don't know if I'll be able to talk my husband into that, but I'm definitely going to try!

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  11. What a great idea to save money. My son's hair grows so fast. He's decided he likes it shorter this year so that means every 3 weeks or so. I wish I knew how to cut my own hair. Maybe I should let it grow out longer for that very reason! Anything that helps!

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  12. This is a very good money-saving idea. I don't seem to be able to manage it - son's hair has lots of cowlics and hubby's hair is a strange texture and he's particular about how it's done. And my hair requires creativity as it's extremely fine and thin (getting thinner - yikes!).

    But I did give my clippers to a friend so she could try to use it for her family and save dollars!

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  13. Awesome tip. I'll share that with Kristyn. It will definitely work for her 2 boys. Her husband shaves his own head. So does mine. As for me, only licensed professionals get near this thick main. LOL. I can't help it.

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  14. I had no idea so many people did this. I cut DS's hair for years, then Duller took over a couple years back. DS had his first 'shop' cut about 6 months ago. I don't touch Duller's hair, though. He can't wear a hat at work. 8-} I always trim my own. It's long and I just part it, pull it forward and whack across a (fairly) straight line. It's a lot easier since menopause thinned it. *sniff*

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

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  15. Good for you guys.
    We cut hair around here as well...not necessarily to save money : )

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  16. Well done mom! Great way to save some money!

    Many blessings-
    Amanda

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  17. Yes...I totally agree. Cutting the boys' hair is a great money saver! I started cutting my husband's hair when we got married and now he insists that nobody can do it better. I think he may be wrong...One time - I forgot to put a guard on and actually shaved a nice chunk at the back of his neck! Oh the things we had to do to hide that little mishap!!! He still doesn't complain and I love saving the money!!!

    Also...thanks for stopping by my blog Kim!!!

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  18. I've been cutting hubby's hair and beard for over 27 years! I have electric trimmers now to make it easy. For about 2 decades, all I used were scissors. I finally wore out the original pair, and DH sprung for a new pair and the trimmers. Makes it easy as pie! We've saved several thousands of dollars with hardly any effort!

    For myself, I go to a discount hair cutting place and take coupons, LOL. After 3-4 weeks, I have hubby trim up the back for me.

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  19. I used to have a shaver (somehow went MIA when we moved last) I used to cut his hair, but he was so nit picky about it he would drive me up the wall. The last time I told him if he was so good at doing it and knew how he wanted it done - do it himself. Needless to say he's been paying for his haircuts ever since. I would like to get another shaver though - especially since I have 2 other sons who trust me dearly!!! I cut my 3 daughters hair (trim bangs and back) they trust me! It's amazing isn't it?

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  20. Oh I remember cutting my ex husbands hair all the time. He never went to get it cut till after we divorced. My husband now says no way, he goes and gets his done somewhere paying what ever he wants. For a man he sure is particular. And the two weeks thing...no that is not true. A bad hair cut on me will take years to get over! And Friday I am going in for the big change. Keep your fingers crossed.

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