irrationally embarrassed that you think $25 to ensure that the back of my head and my mustache/beard are even is somehow gonna make or break me
To second WGW, if I can't even get a good look at the back of my head when I'm sitting in a chair in front of a full length mirror while holding a smaller mirror in front of me, how in the world would I be able to buzz the back of my head myself?
― pplains, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 14:38 (four months ago) link
with #2 all over you can't go far wrong. it is kind of annoying to have to do it myself but i prefer it to going to a hairdressers, for all the reasons listed above plus being offered a coffee which you foolishly accept so then the guy goes off and takes five minutes to make it, leaving you wondering if you're going to get out of there before your lunch break is over, then he comes back with the coffee but you can't actually drink it because, y'know, you're having your hair cut, so then you have to gulp it in one when your haircut is finished even though it's somehow still boiling hot and because it's a turkish coffee you accidentally drink and too much and get hot bitter coffee grounds in your mouth.
― buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 14:44 (four months ago) link
though it's always intriguing to see what tricks the local turkish barbers will pull out even for the cheapest haircut. last time - the time of the coffee incident - it was flicking a burning taper at my ears.
― buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 14:53 (four months ago) link
― pplains, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3:38 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink
trust your other senses
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 15:52 (four months ago) link
i'm sticking with doing it myself, no guard and as short as the clippers will go, because it feels good. HOWEVER i've decided i'm paying for a regular beard trim because reasons. it's sort of a compromise i guess.
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 15:54 (four months ago) link
given how unsteady my anxiety-hand is and how I've accidentally given myself a half-mustache due to that, I am not letting myself touch any hair besides my mustache and beard which I will still fuck up
― Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 16:09 (four months ago) link
That deaf, dumb, and blind boy . . sure gives a mean haircut.
― nickn, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 16:10 (four months ago) link
clippers, one setting, one movement, i guess if you have a shoulder injury it might be difficult?
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 16:12 (four months ago) link
also i wouldn't put it past a deaf dumb or blind person to potentially give an excellent haircut
finding out I share any interests with friends or family
― Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 16:54 (four months ago) link
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, May 24, 2022 8:52 AM (one hour ago)
otm! senses like ... touch! ... did I miss a patch at the back of my neck?
― sarahell, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 17:20 (four months ago) link
and sound haha. if clippers go bzz a little higher than they are shaving hair. go till the sound stops.
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 17:22 (four months ago) link
― sarahell, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 17:25 (four months ago) link
with #2 all over you can't go far wrong.
― pplains, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 17:25 (four months ago) link
Social awkwardness of the haircut is exacerbated by the WAIT, in old-school babrbers that don't take bookings. It's Saturday morning, I've got a powerful hangover and there are four guys in front of me. I've read the Mirror and last month's FHM, I should get up and leave, but no, that would be wasting the emotional commitment I've already made to be sitting there in the first place.
― fetter, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 19:29 (four months ago) link
God, I used to hate going to the hairdressers. I had a stammer that was much more pronounced when I was a kid and the hairdressers was the perfect arena to intensify it: small talk, social anxieties with strangers, earnest young women, the strong sense of being isolated and observed. My issue was always 'W's and I could sit there for minutes at a time, blushing furiously, with a 'where/why' question stuck like a pebble in the antechamber of my mouth. I have a clear memory of being about 14, sitting in the chair with the little cloth cape around my neck, the hairdresser, a whirl of skin and perfume right there right there and my mum pressing a pound into my hand saying loudly 'give this to the lady'. The burning hole of shame is as fresh and livid as if it was yesterday.
So yeah, I grew my hair after that and got it cut professionally maybe twice? I skinned it in my mid-30s and now it's once a week, clippers with the guard off. I use a mirror for the front and my hands and ears to check the back.
― Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 19:41 (four months ago) link
whew chinaski that sounds awful. i have my complaints about barbers but didn't realize the extent to which they make so many people uncomfortable.
i went back to the "new guy" i found and he's perfect, the place is perfect. online appointments. music playing overhead is not great but not loud and ignorable. no small talk. he did a fantastic job on my beard trim / shave and used like 5 different products that smelled like cement but in a good way. when he did talk it was about what he was doing and he was very accurate in his questions / descriptions. pricey but worth it, somewhat reasonable for just the trim. why i'm posting this here i have no idea.
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 23:38 (four months ago) link
i guess i've gotten into the shave part and the hot towel and mini spa treatment, it's nice.
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 23:39 (four months ago) link
Oh, I love getting a barbershop shave. It is like a mini spa treatment. They always do a much better job than I ever do, and it feels damn good.
― immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 00:43 (four months ago) link
I got a haircut yesterday. I paid way too much and the haircut was not what I asked for but the conversation was really good.
― brimstead, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:51 (three months ago) link