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Old 10th Sep 2016, 16:22
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I've cut my hair for most of my adult life, but . . .

Indeed, one time in the Amsterdam Hilton, a couple of our girls were convinced I'd paid the fortune the in-house hairdresser charged.

Having hair much on the style of Melvyn Bragg - I flatter myself so I'll say at least the mass of. I thought I'd better get meself another trimmer to replace the one I left in Texas. I got a Phillips that cuts 'twice as fast'.

My first reaction was 'No it ing doesn't'. But I pressed on. All in all it was looking much more tidy but I'd been a bit too keen on top, just near the front. I thought I'd take off a bit more all around the dip.

I did, then the dip was too long. Then the rest was too long. Then the dip was more of a dip. I was now committed to not going out for two weeks. For some reason I set about the rest with the adjuster wheel screwed down to almost nil.


One has not got a nice shaped head. (It's bulbous by necessity, to house my massive brain) And one has ears that slow me down on my bike. Buggah, now they show. Buggah, it's the Rivetess' birthday party this weekend. Buggah.

I've decided to go in disguise. After all, I've lost 30 lbs and I reasoned all I'd need was some glue for the ears and a false moustache. Don't have to go out for that, I've got a mass of hair I can glue under my nose.

I'm not sure this is going to work. I'm not sure it's even funny, especially as there's a couple of girls there that I really fancy. Oh well. Unlikely to pull, anyway.

Anyone else cut their hair? I started when it went up to 5/=.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 16:30
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The first Mrs FoxOs trained as a hairdresser and cut mine until we parted company. At the age of 55 and living in the country, rarely visiting a town in shop hours, I didn't fancy the barbers so I bought myself a Wahl cutter, stuck the No 2 guide on it, and just go all over everywhere (on my head) with it.
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Yep, got one of them Babyliss circular trimmers about 3 years ago and haven't needed to visit a barber's since. Does the job very well, caters for unevenness of the 'ead and has paid for itself many times over. Great piece of kit.
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Having hair much on the style of Melvyn Bragg
I hate you! And Melvyn Bragg. And Tom Conti, plus some others whose names I cant think of who all seem to have nicked my share of hair, and have far more than is decent for gentlemen of our generation.

So I'm delighted you have buggered up your haircut - serves you right!



Having got that off my chest I must admit that now barbers have gone all unisex, young female hairdressers seem to be the norm, and I very much enjoy having my hair cut (what's left of it) and beard trimmed by an attractive young lady, and all for a tenner!
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 16:54
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When I was working, I used to have my hair cut by a lady barber, who washed it before cutting it.

Leaning backwards over a handbasin having shampoo massaged into the scalp (and the attendant blow-dry) was a sensuous experience.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 17:48
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TTN, I thought it was just a wide parting.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 18:24
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My beloved Mrs Bg cuts mine....gets it right most times, but the difference between a good cut and a bad one is only 3 days, so who cares.


Last time I went to a barber and actually paid money was probably 25 years ago.


...and my wide parting is up there with the best!
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 18:33
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Haven't cut my hair for close to three years.
Wife mightyly pissed off. Kids in the kindergartens where I do my annual Nisse (Santa Claus) impersonation mightily impressed. Started to grow my Nissen beard three weeks ago. Should be OK by end of December
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Like bgbazz.
Seriously the hours we worked on kipper fleet and Shacks made a trip to the station barber difficult. Sort of got out the habit, I think the last was at Waddo in 90s but wouldn't swear to it.

Last I remember was in ASI with a South African. She included an ear massage and blow out.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 19:10
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C'mon guys, Selfie haircuts? Hair cutters set to minimum by accident? Not going to the barbers for years? Not wanting to go out?

We've all worked out that you've all gone bald but daren't admit it!

I would never trust my clumsy missus to cut my hair, btw. The difference between a good and a bad haircut could involve the loss of one or both ears!
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I would never trust my clumsy missus to cut my hair, btw. The difference between a good and a bad haircut could involve the loss of one or both ears!
Really? I'd assumed you always had done.
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Really? I'd assumed you always had done.
Pardon? Did you say something, CG?
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That'd be both ears then!

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(Bags o' hair for a hunk who is 60 in 3 weeks. Grey as a feckin' badger tho!)
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I went to a barber a few weeks ago and he cut mine first even though a couple of chaps were
there before me. When I asked why he politely explained that mine would only take about five
minutes max whereas the others would take a lot longer and he thought I wouldn't want to wait.
The other two customers just grinned.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 20:35
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I still have a haircut that would meet the approval of the SWO.
I attend a barber, not a hairdresser, while there I have a haircut and a shave.
At today's exchange rate, it costs me 5.25.

The best value haircuts I ever had was in Boys service at Yatesbury. We were docked 1/- a month from our 2/6 a day, for that we had as many haircuts as you were told to get!
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 20:42
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I would never trust my clumsy missus to cut my hair, btw.
A first yesterday, Mrs PN let me cut her hair.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 22:36
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This reminds me of an old joke (showing my age though):

A young chap goes into the barber's shop and asks for an "Elvis" haircut.

"Elvis who?" asked the old barber.

"Elvis...? Elvis Presley of course!"

The barber takes the whole lot off, right down to the scalp.

"You fool, Elvis Presley doesn't have a haircut like this!" said the young man.

"He would if he came in here!" came the reply.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 22:49
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My hair's salt and pepper. (Strangely, when it's wet, it's almost black. I suppose it's refraction or summit.) Anyway, I have this theory that loose skin allows the little pipes to reach the hair follicles and so feeds the hair-making devices. The only problem is, all this loose skin allowed my face to fall off.

For most of my later life, I've used one of those plastic brushes that fit over the fingers. I scrubble at the scalp until it's red sometimes. Any hair that falls out is probably lost anyway. Feels nice, too. Blood flow is the answer I guess but I did meet one chap who's hair was all gone on the dome. It was astonishing just how tight the skin was - almost painted on. However, his wife was the single most attractive woman I've met in the last 30 years so it's done him no harm.
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...and the attendant blow-dry was a sensuous experience
- G-CPTN

She included an ear massage and blow out.
- P-N

Now why did I misread those posts first time round?

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