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Old 04-27-2020, 06:00 AM
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Default What equipment would you need to give yourself a decent haircut?

I am assuming obviously a large mirror and a swivel chair ( or maybe some kind of movable swivel type mirror on wheels). And perhaps something more professional than a pair of ordinary household scissors. Maybe first watching a you-tube video of someone like Vidal Sassoon cutting hair.

Is that everything?
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Clippers work great... you might need more attachments depending on the length you want. A mirror and a good pair of scissors will help, but the clippers will do most of it.
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Clippers work great... you might need more attachments depending on the length you want. A mirror and a good pair of scissors will help, but the clippers will do most of it.
Definitely it would be good idea to have two mirrors front and back.
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Electric clippers with the number #6 head (about 3/4 inch)
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You beat me to it, RP. Amen, brudda.

My last scheduled haircut fell on the first day of closure for all barber/beauty salons here in Texas, and thus had to skip it. So for the time being, I'm going Full Ben Franklin in terms of hairstyle.
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I’ve been cutting my own hair for several years. Just use a standard Wahl clipper and a very short #1 guard.
I don’t have that much hair to begin with... I just let it grow till I can’t stand it any more and then I give myself a “buzz”.....

This almost-hairless look seems to be favored by many of us coppers.....
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I have honestly been cutting my own hair with a simple clipper for about 2 years now anyhow. Saw a Youtube video on it a couple years ago and tried it.

It's simple and takes about 15 minutes. It comes out pretty good. So good that no one knows I did it myself.
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I know guys who've been doing their own buzz cuts for years, and they look fine..it ain't rocket science...I know a few guys whose S.O. is quite skilled at cutting their hair for years and they look fine...

I also know a few who've been giving themselves "regular cuts" for years and quite a few more who are attempting it now, and I haven't seen a "selfie" haircut yet that makes me think that it's a good idea...

I'm 70 now, and fortunate that my hair is still pretty thick and full and grows quickly...I usually get a cut every 3 weeks, and I'm sure I'm going to be long overdue before I can see my regular stylist, but my wife likes it and tells me to just roll with it...
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