Cutting my own hair

Jul 16th, 2019

Cutting my own hair

It has been a source of contstant frustration for me that after one brief period of having a local hairdresser in the village, we have had to go to Helensburgh to get our hair cut.
This takes the best part of a day by the time you drive down and back, and it is even worse going by bus because it is difficult to get an appointment which fits in with the bus times without waiting for months. Also, I have never been that happy with the cut I have had as they keep trying to do fancy stuff, and all I actually want is short hair. So I was very brave and bought some hair clippers.

There are eight different combs you can attach, ranging from 3mm to 150mm. I ran the 150mm over most of my head, then trimmed the side bits and back at 100mm. I did this all entirely alone.

I’ll be honest and say that neither R nor I think it looks any worse than from the hairdresser. The clippers cost £30 which is about the cost of a ladies’s cut in Helenburgh. I am at a loss to understand why there are “Men Only” barbers that charge £10 for a male cut, but if you are a woman you have to pay a fortune for a wash (not needed), and blow dry (not needed) – plus they never cut it as short as you would like so you have to keep coming back over and over again. This is even if you just have basic short hair, and I am not convinced that this is not discriminatory and illegal. So if I use these clippers every six weeks this coming year I will save nearly £300, plus a huge amount of hassle driving to Helensburgh.

I’ll spare the world the picture of me, but it does look and feel quite fine.