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How Much Do You Pay For A Haircut ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Roland Butter, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Vexr


    Joined: Oct 15, 2018

    Posts: 920

    Nothing. And I'm not a skinhead/bald git either. I learned the scissors and clippers myself in a 3 way bathroom mirror in service of a fairly advanced stylized hairstyle, if I do say so myself. I got sick of barbers doing my hair wrong; going through constant cycles of it being too short/wrong for my liking, a rare happy middlezone, and then too long/unworkable for my liking.

    I now consider self-haircutting not much more tricky than styling my hair. I've been doing this since about 2011 and the money I've saved must be enormous.

    If you're hesitant about going to town with scissors on the on-top mop, there's something to be said for just getting clippers and doing the back/sides yourself. That's what noticeably starts to grow out the fastest and needs correcting the soonest.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2019
  2. Unluckyalf


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 780

    Location: Darwin, Australia

    I have cut my hair for the last the last 25 years, though to be fair, its not a very complicated haircut (#1).
    Just to make sure i dont miss anything i hold an ipad in camera mode behind my head so that i can check it in the mirror. Must have saved me a fortune over the years.
  3. b0redj0rd


    Joined: Jul 21, 2012

    Posts: 678

    £13 charge but usually give £15.
  4. LeeUK


    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 4,561

    £5.50 at a local no frills barber shop ran by some wifey.

    I've never really found the need to go to some trendy place to pay upwards of £10+ to have my hair styled like a tart and a beard trim with a hot towel.

    When all you're getting done is short back and sides £5.50 is enough to pay. :)
  5. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 30,185

    decent prosecco? 1 glass? so about 50p worth?

    i can give you some magic beans and a full bottle of prosecco for £100. deal?
  6. Yadda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Baa

    I'm a "self stylist" (ok, buzz-cut/skinhead :D) too, but only with clippers. Fair play to you learning to cut your hair with scissors using a mirror. :eek: Do you still have both ears?
  7. Pigeon_Killer


    Joined: Nov 21, 2005

    Posts: 31,249


    When you're called Screech, Curly Locks and Birds Nest Head at school you know there's little point in paying to get something done to your hair so buying my own clippers and removing it all was the best option.
  8. Eurofighter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 20, 2014

    Posts: 1,273

  9. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,857

    Gone up from £14, occasionally £10 then £16 and now £18. I only have two numbers shaved, so very quick. Every 2 weeks. My wife spends well over £140, so it puts mine in perspective :)
  10. Ollie83


    Joined: May 17, 2009

    Posts: 477

    Location: Kirkwall, Orkney

  11. Roland Butter

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Apr 13, 2017

    Posts: 971

    Location: scotland

    The number of people doing hair selfies is quite surprising, are these the type of people who don't go out we ask ourselves ?

    In the interests of research I urge these ardent fans of tonsorial onanism to send us pictures of the "before and after".
  12. Street


    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,235

    Location: Liverpool

    I was paying £9 a go until I bought my own clippers for £25 seven years ago to do the same job. I actually had to replace the blade a few months ago as I dropped the clippers on the tiles and cracked it, that was £12. I don't think £3 a year is bad going for cutting my hair. :)
  13. Yadda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Baa

    We go out alright. About 15 minutes before you. While you lover boys with your swish hair finish washing, drying and preening your thatch, we're on our second pint. :p
  14. bainbridge


    Joined: Dec 9, 2009

    Posts: 3,108

    Location: Bristol

    Guaranteed your hair looks DIY. Even a barber gets someone else to cut their hair. Self-barbering is a skill you shouldn't have, like self-dentistry.
  15. silvagti

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 10, 2013

    Posts: 1,584

    Real men cut their own hair :cool:
  16. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    £30 every 5 weeks with Eddy.

    It’s the law.
  17. Teh_Next

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Nov 3, 2018

    Posts: 708

    Location: The other side of The Gap

    Gone up to an average ten notes round these parts. Caused by all these ponsey Turkish barbers creeping up everywhere. There's even some joint recently appeared that only sees you by appointment, pffft.
  18. dodg3rman


    Joined: Apr 10, 2013

    Posts: 435

    Location: Norwich

    For a long time now i've just buzz cut all mine off myself with the missus checking for any stray hair

    However yesterday for some reason I fancied it cut so went to the one she uses. Very nice young lady made an excellent job of it considering she didnt have much to work with. Anyhows it was £5.50 so gave her £7 cos i was very happy with it. I think i'm gonna pamper myself and have it cut for me from now on
  19. Skorpion


    Joined: Jun 5, 2010

    Posts: 604

    Location: Lincolnshire

    9 quid every 2 months :p
  20. keylion


    Joined: May 17, 2003

    Posts: 147

    Location: Lancashire

    £7 but I always give £10.