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JTD1968

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Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« on: February 08, 2016, 09:41:25 AM »
Like many guys, I keep my hair short and simple ( basically just run the clippers over my head). My dilemma has always been that while I hate the idea of paying between 10 and 15 dollars for such simple haircut,I  also truly hate the mess and hassle of cutting it myself at home. I have recently started going to the local barber school for a great $3 haircut ($5 if you include  a $2 tip for the young student barber). They always do a great job, and are supervised by a teacher. It's a great deal that you can't beat. While getting my hair cut, I often see parents who don't appear very wealthy bringing there kids in for an affordable haircut.  These schools are providing a good service at a great price.

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 03:12:11 PM »
Like many guys, I keep my hair short and simple ( basically just run the clippers over my head). My dilemma has always been that while I hate the idea of paying between 10 and 15 dollars for such simple haircut,I  also truly hate the mess and hassle of cutting it myself at home. I have recently started going to the local barber school for a great $3 haircut ($5 if you include  a $2 tip for the young student barber). They always do a great job, and are supervised by a teacher. It's a great deal that you can't beat. While getting my hair cut, I often see parents who don't appear very wealthy bringing there kids in for an affordable haircut.  These schools are providing a good service at a great price.
HELL YEAH I am glad I am not the only one...I go to a local barber college too they charge $6 tho..the student is supervised as well and any touch ups or things that need to be done the teacher does at the end...I have noticed the students do a great job and are really passionate about their craft.. plus I feel good going to the barber college letting the students gain experience...the way I look at it $15(normal rate for haircut)-$6(barbershop college haircut) = $9 X 12 months (1 haircut per month) = $108 a year that could have been invested and turned into $1000's over a lifetime

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 03:15:38 PM »
These are great ways to save money!

I went to Cosmetology school and the amount of hours and practice you have to put in before they let you work on clients is quite a bit. Our school was in a public high school and students of the high school got free haircuts!

My grandma went their for years to get her weekly hairdo :) she was pretty dang frugal, lived in an underground house with solar built in the late 70s

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 08:19:02 PM »
I got the best hair cut ever at the local beauty school. I got to help a student learn it just took a bit extra time. But for $10 and no tip accepted it was awesome. Plus the instructor charges $80+ a hour when he cuts hair. But at the school he makes sure the hair cut is perfect. It really is a win win.
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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 12:13:42 AM »
     Went to a beauty college and paid 3$ twice.  Satisfactory cut.  But for about the last 5 years I just cut it myself.  DD doesn't even know when I cut it.  I'd say it might take 2 attempts to be skilled enough to give yourself an acceptable haircut.

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 08:34:56 AM »
Glad you were pleased with your haircut.  I am still a bit scarred from some awful hair cuts received as a child and a bit sensitive about my haircuts.  When I moved a few years ago, I had to leave my trusted barber and find a new one.   I went to 4 different barbers before I found one I was satisfied with.  I was worried he might retire or die before I retired given he is in his 70's , but looks like he is going to make it.  Post FIRE, I'll be using clippers to keep my hair in the 1/2" range for basically free. I probably should have worked up the nerve for a short cut during my working years, but wanted to look as professional as I could, especially in the early years.   

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 12:16:00 PM »
I have cut my hair myself for about 10 years.   I used to get my haircut by a gentleman named 'Cecil' at a local Great Clips, which he was way overqualified to work at.   He would be at any number of locations on a given day.  I would cut my hair myself if I couldn't track him down.  Long story short, he disappeared from Great Clips and I have felt it a waste of money to pay anyone else to cut my hair since.  (Okay, being that I am a visitor to this Forum, this outcome was a near certainty).


SO got hair cut at a beauty school for a time.   Ended up using a Groupon once, and then the hairdresser continued to extend a similar price going forward.    Cut + deep conditioning treatment now only costs slightly more than the beauty school price was.
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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 07:09:50 PM »
Like many guys, I keep my hair short and simple ( basically just run the clippers over my head). My dilemma has always been that while I hate the idea of paying between 10 and 15 dollars for such simple haircut,I  also truly hate the mess and hassle of cutting it myself at home. I have recently started going to the local barber school for a great $3 haircut ($5 if you include  a $2 tip for the young student barber). They always do a great job, and are supervised by a teacher. It's a great deal that you can't beat. While getting my hair cut, I often see parents who don't appear very wealthy bringing there kids in for an affordable haircut.  These schools are providing a good service at a great price.

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 05:45:53 PM »
Nice. I cut my hubs hair with a pair of clippers at home. No appointment necessary. I have heard really good things about hair academy but I am still trigger shy. I overpay for my hair cut and shampoo ( redheads need special love) but I have been traumatized by asking for layers and getting a gd mullet instead. Never again.

My fancy salon can charge me $55 for a cut and $35 for my shampoo. I drink fancy beer when I am there and cheat by getting trims (and I mean,"I will cut you if you take off more than a 1/4 inch" trims) at Hair Cuttery for $15 in between. I cope.

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 02:44:45 AM »
I am a simple and cool guy and like spiky hair. Actually, I just a student and learning the different types of haircuts beauty techniques  from barberseye.com. I am planning to open my own Saloon. Can anyone give me some tips on beauty and hair.

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 07:18:37 PM »
Like many guys, I keep my hair short and simple ( basically just run the clippers over my head). My dilemma has always been that while I hate the idea of paying between 10 and 15 dollars for such simple haircut,I  also truly hate the mess and hassle of cutting it myself at home. I have recently started going to the local barber school for a great $3 haircut ($5 if you include  a $2 tip for the young student barber). They always do a great job, and are supervised by a teacher. It's a great deal that you can't beat. While getting my hair cut, I often see parents who don't appear very wealthy bringing there kids in for an affordable haircut.  These schools are providing a good service at a great price.

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HAHA, that is the direction I am heading.

Great thread. I have set a goal this year of jettisoning my high priced stylist (who is also a friend) and going to a local barber college. I like my hair short, so it should work out.

I have gone to a friend who owns a salon, and since I live in Marin, the cost of a cut at a salon here is two-facepunch worthy. You would not believe the prices on Avocado Toast. But hey, I was helping a friend out.

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 12:32:16 PM »
Along the same lines, check out massage therapy colleges.  Some of them offer cut-rate massages.  The only caveat is that they can't issue receipts for insurance purposes, but it's great for peeps with no insurance, or for those who've maxed out their benefits.

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 05:03:46 PM »
I'll admit I only cut my hair in one big swoop once a year. For maintenance in between, I trim my own split ends hassle-free. As a woman, I do not dye my hair ( I haven't touched dye in 4 years) nor do I have an extensive or complicated hair cut/style. I keep the layers simple when I get my big chop yearly (usually let them take an upward of 3 inches off if they want), keep longer layers, and the maintenance is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

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Re: Barber schools for a cheap haircut
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 03:35:04 PM »
Wahl clippers (with attachments) for me.  No more hassle with making appointments and travelling, paid for itself after the first use.