Finding a good barber

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  1. 89109

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    I never gave it much thought and assumed that a barber is a barber, and not so skilled, I always tipped well but took mine for granted.
    I was wrong! I was fortunate enough to have had an an excellent barber for the past 25+ years until his passing. I have since found that a skilled barber is very difficult to find.
    I’m not picky just looking for a proper haircut
     
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    Usually people who say they are not picky... are picky.... :D
     
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  3. nmk

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    What type of cut?
     
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    I found a barber college near me. They do a great job.

    My ideal barber shop would be 3-4 chairs, magazines like car and driver, field and stream, popular mechanics, guns and ammo, and old playboys. An old chest style coke-a-cola machine.
     
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  6. shadow_dog

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    I have a great barber. My wife cuts my hair since this covid crap started. I was needing a haircut during the early lockdown in Ohio. Went to Kroger and bought a clipper set for around $25. Told the wife to put the #5 guide on it and start cutting my hair. Had a few haircuts since and the clipper kit has paid for itself. Don't plan on going to Great Clips again.
     
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  7. 89109

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    Nothing fancy a #7 with a #4 fade and cleaned up. Haircut 101
     
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    DIY. The money I save I buy myself a Glock every Father's Day. :fred:
     
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    Same kit I have.
     
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    To clarify, my issue is when you get home after showering and you find multiple hairs that you have to tweeze, or use pliers for the Cro Magnons here.
    It just doesn’t seem that difficult to not miss hairs (almost always around the ears)
     
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    Currently I am doing a Flat Top with a #4 on top and #0 on the sides.
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    Similar to that but with lots of gray :fred:
     
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    My last two barbers wasn't cutting it, no pun intended. So DIY
     
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    I'm a hairy mess. I always have to tweeze inside my ears and face after haircuts and shaving. I often wonder what I would experience had I been born before tweezers.
     
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    I'm "lucky" that I have a barber college in town. Most of the time they do a good job. Hey, what do ya want for 7 bucks? I don't have to impress anyone which reminds me, I need to go because I haven't been to a barber for about 10 months. I can't stand the hair on the back of my neck.
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    I've been going to the same barber shop for thirty three years. When they pass on I'll buy a trimmer kit and have my wife cut my hair. tom. :cowboy:
     
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    I've been doing the DIY method with the Wahl cordless for years. No walking in to encounter a 20 min wait at the barber, or making appointments.

    1/4" (#2) every week or so.

    And did I mention I save a lot on shampoo???
     
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    Just moved back to Texas and stumbled on a girl that does a great job cutting my hair. I'm surely a PITA about my hair and she did great with it.
     
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    I cut BF's hair.

    And he never tips either. Cheapskate.
     
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    I had the same barber for about 46 years. Gave me my first haircut when I was around 4 then retired a couple years ago. It was traumatic.