Trimming my own hair is something that I’ve been doing for quite a while now to save money. When my hair was short and layered, I used to have to get my hair cut every month. At a cost of about $20 a month, the cost to maintain my hairstyle was over $240 a year!
My new hair style, which is basically shoulder-length hair with bangs, is much more budget-friendly! The only thing that needs cut every month is my bangs and I cut those myself with a pair of moustache scissors (available in most mass merchandise stores) using my eyebrows as a guide. My need for an expensive professional hair cut has been reduced to about four times a year.
For men who prefer short haircuts, the savings can be even greater. My brother uses a Wahl home haircutting kit (basically a razor-like device with multiple attachments for cutting the hair to different lengths) to cut his hair. Since he likes to keep his hair really short (about 1/2 ” all over) he has no trouble getting the look he wants. The Wahl device costs between $20.00 and $40.00.
If you have a steady hand (or a friend with a steady hand) you may find that home haircuts can save you a great deal of money.
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