The idea began germinating in March, when we were trying to cut expenses and my husband realized that he was spending $600/year for haircuts. He wanted to experiment with cutting his own hair, and after looking at a lot of YouTube videos on cutting your own hair (like this), and looking at some how-to sites, we decided that it would probably be better if I did it, seeing as I had a better vantage point of his head than he did.
We bought one of these Wahl clipper kits for $25, figuring that even if it wasn’t a professional job, it would be worth it to try it at least once. We waited until the weekend, when he would have time to recover from a hack job and/or get it fixed at the barber.
I used the very handy illustrated instructions, and started buzzing away. After a bit of lopsidedness and a few clipper length changes, we pronounced it done. It took one more try a couple of days later before we pronounced it totally done.
The next day, one of his co-workers complimented him on his nice haircut (when normally no compliments had been forthcoming before). Plus, we invest an extra $50/month every time I cut his hair, so it’s an all-around win.