Free Haircuts For Life

This kit is similar to what I got 3 years ago.
Last night, wifey nonchalantly asked me when I would like to get my hair cut? Unbeknownst to her, I cracked her code years ago. What she was really saying to me was that she thought my hair was getting too long.

Personally, I think wifey wants to have longer hair between the two of us. But that's just me.

I thought my hair length was fine. It wasn't bothering me so I told her it'll be a while until I needed one.

The best part about getting a hair cut is the convenience. Anytime I feel like getting a hair cut, I could drop everything I'm doing, grab my barber, and get it done. Sounds like a major inconvenience to my barber, but wifey doesn't mind. You see, wifey is my barber. In return, when wifey needs a trim herself, I help her out. It's a win-win.

ZOMG! You cut each other's hair?

You mean you and your SO don't?

Frankly, it just makes financial sense.

Before, I was getting my hair cut for about $7 every 3-4 months. Yes, $7 is cheap. However, I wasn't a fan of the small talk. On the other end of the spectrum, wifey was getting hair cuts for $40. Her hair wasn't that long and frankly, I wasn't sure what they did exactly. Of course, this isn't normal for women. My wife's hair is short. So I suppose it's hard to ask for more than $40. However, hearing stories from other women at the office, they get their hair "done" for about $100 each time.

Eventually, I just took the plunge and picked up a clipper set from Walmart. I figured if I used the clippers five times, that would cover the cost of the clippers. If wifey used it once, it would cover an additional set of clippers.

This was 3 years ago.

I couldn't tell you how many times we used these clippers. Definitely more than 5 times. I'd get a hair cut from wifey and then a few weeks later, I'd need a little trim in the back. Then I'd just let the hair grow until wifey asks me when I want to get my hair cut and the cycle begins again. Wifey is usually clipping her hair every month or so. Her hair is not as soft as mine and, as a result, it itches her neck. Her solution is to cut it short. Cheaper to do it at home than it is to pay $40 each time to see a professional barber.

About 10 years ago, when I was working downtown, I desperately needed a haircut. Too lazy to take the streetcar 20 minutes to Chinatown for a $6 haircut, I visited a barbershop in the same building where my office was. My first clue should have been that the prices weren't listed. When the barber was finished, he told me it was $40. Holy cow! For a haircut? Of course, with a tip, the haircut ended up costing me $45. I forked over the money and vowed never to be too lazy to travel for a haircut.

While this was an expensive lesson for me, this is probably the norm for the average Joe.

I couldn't imagine paying for a $45 haircut every 2-3 months. That's a lot of money that could go to something else more useful. Like groceries or going towards the Internet or, better yet, getting a clipper set.

These $30 (+ tax) clippers that I purchased 3 years ago have more than paid for themselves! In addition to saving money on haircuts, we also saved gas money and travel time*.

But that's a whole other topic altogether.

Just get yourself a clipper set and save yourself the cost of haircuts.

*In short, it would take me 20 minutes to drive where wifey used to get her hair done. It would take me 30 minutes to get to my old haircut stomping ground.


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