Cut it yourself

By Mir
May 13, 2010

I’m sure I’ve gone through my standard song and dance here about how cutting hair is really not very hard, and there are lots of good and frugal reasons to learn how, particularly if you have kids and/or a spouse/partner. Heck, I learned how to do it way before you could just look up how-to videos on YouTube, so seriously, you can learn. I promise.

I currently own the several-prior-generations version of this Wahl deluxe clipper set, and it has lasted me through many, many years of home haircuts. I can think of nothing I’d like to do less than plunk down $15+ to have someone cut my son’s hair, particularly when I’d basically paid for the clippers within two haircuts. Right now you can snag that set for under $33, which is a steal.

Not convinced? Think of it this way: With all the money I’ve saved cutting my kids’ and my husband’s hair, I don’t have to feel bad about going to the salon to have my hair done. And that’s the real reason I do it. Heh.


  1. Just wanted to mention – was at the salon myself yesterday – a lot of salons are collecting hair and sending it off to help soak up the oil spill. So, go get a haircut and help the environment!

  2. Our family is backwards, the boys and the hubby get their hair cut at the barber shop, and I cut my own and the girls’ hair at home. I’ve tried to cut my boys’ hair, multiple times, and it’s never turned out well, even though I too own the fancy Wahl clippers.

    And don’t even get me started on my husband’s hair, since he’s military and it has to be cut a very certain way. He made me cut it once, and it was so stressful I ended up in tears. (which isn’t funny, but it IS)

  3. When my hubby was in the navy he wanted me to cut his hair to save a buck. But I couldn’t do it. He made so nervous! Gotta love those military hair cut rules! LOL

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