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Rife with difficulties.
Where do you get your hair cut, and what do you ask for?
bit off the top
"Same but a bit shorter. Leave it longer at the front so I can sweep it off to one side."
"A Javier Zanetti sir?"
I have absolutely nothing to talk to my barber about.
Barbers here cost £14+ and I've yet to find a good one. So I started paying a "proper" hairdresser £19 for a good haircut. But then my hairdresser got deported and the selfish cow that replaced her has only gone off on maternity leave, hasn't she?
So now my hair looks terrible and I don't know where to go.
£15 inc tip
Keep plenty of length on the crown, please, it sticks up otherwise. About an inch and a half off the top, or thereabouts.
someday I'm going to ask for precisely the haircut in one of them
I'm assuming that no-one here has dared to bring in a picture from a magazine of a haircut they particularly admired, and asked for the same? My wife's trying to encourage me to do this but it feels like a line being crossed.
if you can get over that initial feeling, it does make things much easier.
the hairdresser (yeah that's right) thought it normal.
they started laughing at me and i've never lived it down.
just joking, they said 'sound' and i got a great haircut out of it. don't know why this would be an issue, who cares
My bigger problem though is when you get some 17 year old girl shampooing your hair before the haircut, especially when they give you a head massage. Don't want to look too relaxed or like i'm enjoying it too much lest I look a bit pervy, but don't want to be too stiff (hehe) with eyes staring straight at the ceiling lest I look like an uptight virgin. I never know what to do. Always bloody awkward.
not had it done before, made me feel a bit awkward at the situation, but it actually felt really nice. Not in a pervy way, just all relaxing and good.
Not done it since though
my hair's usually poorly styled and covered in putty, so they should cut it that way.
It's a decision I'll repent at leisure.
What grade would you like? "Err, 4, if you could..."
It'll look OK in a fortnight. That feels a long way away.
too short and there's no room for correction, too long and it sounds like asking someone to draw your caricature in pencil, just in case.
so there. in nottingham.
I'm really glad you're back and posting again :)
I am not a gentleman and I let my friend cut my fringe with the kitchen scissors a few weekends ago thinking thta she used ot be a hairdresser (she was actually a brazilian waxer and nail technician but I didn't find this out until afterwards. It's awful but i'm getting extensions on sunday)). so I have nothign to contribute here but i wanted to say hello.
You'd think that if she's comfortable tearing away people's fufu hair she'd find a fringe a breeze. Also I think most boys assume that all women are capable of hairdressing to some extent - I've had some pretty challenging haircuts from female friends of mine in the past. Never again.
Agreed that hairdressers are not necessarily good by virtue of their gender- my favourite ever hairdresser was Miguel at Josh Wood. He does Sinitta's hair <3 (and you know how much I resemble Sinitta).
I have thick hair.
If it starts looking bad I shave it all off. I haven't paid for a haircut since the Hair Removal Debacle of '07.
I ask her for a haircut.
cost = 0
its not awkward if her boob brushes past me whilst shes cutting my hair
Think it's about a tenner, usually get a beer thrown in too. The girls who cut your hair are very north manchester so you get to hear about their mates and family in prison.
in a pub in Dalston. 20 quid including "free" beer.
his haircut comes with a DJ. A fucking DJ.
apart from the once every 18 months or so impulsive day when I think fuck it, you know what, I fancy a head massage and a talk about the weather
A number two round the back and the sides, and a bit of a tidy up on the top please.
my thinly-veiled cuts mine for me
2 at the back and sides, bit off the top and a grope at her arse
everyone's a winner
last time I was there, a 60-year-old woman was sat next to me on the bench and we had a bit of a chat while I waited. She got up and left after I sat down and I asked the barber if she was a friend of his.
'Yes, she's still looking for young man, you know. She have very good prospect'.
I said, 'I think she's a bit old for me mate' and the barber rubbed his fingers together and said 'nothing's too old when you earn 80k a year'.
My mate used to go to the same barber but stopped because the barber started stroking his head and saying 'your hair cuts like a dream'.
The TV was on and a video by The Wanted was playing. The barber leaned in to me and hissed, 'I don't mean anythink funny by this, but them lads are fresh as fuck'.
then he left to pursue another career, although he agreed to continue cutting my hair and i go round to his flat now. I am extremely particular about who cuts my hair!
Pay generally £30.
before that I went to a crappy barbers and got a number 2 back and sides and either trim the top or shave the top a bit longer than that. Now I go to a crappy barbers again and ask for a 2 back and sides and a trim on top. I have no idea what to ask for, there is no way of asking for something a bit snazzier without sounding like a complete dick. I am only ever just about satisfied by haircuts so want to go to a decent barber next time, but just don't know what to say. Do I just go in and say that I have no idea what I want, do something with my hair that will look good??
else that's definitely what I'd go for.
As for your last sentence - well, why not? Or they might have a book of haircuts you can peruse.
but feel a bit weird asking that, especially as I go to the kind of place where they just shave kids' heads and give Grandads a neaten up around the edges for £6. Maybe I will if I go to a proper place which charges over a tenner. But then I will have to go back every month, I'm not made of money :(
or was it jim?
I've given him some truly appalling haircuts in my time. Once I make him look like Dennis from that appalling 90s film, 'Dennis'.
say 'i want that'
I don't really look at other men's hair enough though. Nothing creepy about doing that, right?
short back and sides and step the top so I can quiff it.
what does that mean?
that was a bit odd. Probably made up nonsense.
have settled on a place that charges £8. i round it up to a tenner.
gotta be honest, the haircuts are shite, but the banter's good.
not having to constantly move it out of my eyes/mouth is well worth regular visits to the barbers.
does anyone else find it hard to stay awake when they're getting their hair cut? i dunno what it is but every time i struggle to keep my eyes open.
i might be dying?
just used to get a 3 all over or whatever.
Since i've been cultivating long flowing locks i got to a hairdressers, which is more expensive and i'm terrible for chit chat. But on the plus side you get a head massage which is pretty nice and my hair doesn't look totally shit
number 1 all over 'cause I'm going bald and it looks ridiculous if it gets too long. £6.50.
and do it yourself. Although a trip to a barber to do it proper like and get a razor to really trim round the edges for special occasions is a good idea.
but I would probably make a mess and end up paying someone else to fix it anyway
5 - 10 minutes whip around your head, piece of piss.
in a barbers in the northern quarter. Walked in at 11:44, asked for a trim, left at 11:55.