Question for those who get their hair buzzed

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    Oct 03, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    This is kind of a stupid question, but here goes. I've been thinking a long time about getting my hair cut very short, both for practical as well as aesthetic reasons.

    My question is: do people go to a stylist for a haircut that simple, or do you just go to a regular barber? I've seen people with chunks buzzed off too close, and I don't want to risk that. But it seems like paying too much to go to my regular stylist.

    Thanks.
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    I do it myself. You can buy clippers that have various sized of guards, which would prevent chunks being buzzed off. You'd be wasting your money going to a stylist for a buzz cut.
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I'm not nearly brave enough to try buzzing my own head. I wouldn't be able to cut it evenly, even with the guards.
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    I've done it myself and it's really not that hard. Just get a friend to make sure you got all of the back. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    mikkeb saidI've done it myself and it's really not that hard. Just get a friend to make sure you got all of the back. icon_razz.gif


    You must really trust your friends! icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    Go to a barber,. Cheaper than a stylist and he gets a lot more practice at buzz cuts.
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    You will have to learn to do it yourself, as it grows to quickly to have it done all the time by a pprofessional. You will learn after a few mistakes, but remember it is only hair, and it will grow back.
    Next go all the way and shave it!
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    I may get into doing it myself one day, but I think I'll have a professional do it first, just to see if I even like it on me. I really like the shaved look too, but I don't think I could pull it off.
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    Oct 03, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    Go ahead and get to a barber to do your first buzz cut to see if you like it. If you end up liking it, go out and buy a good pair of clippers and buzz it yourself from there on out. As others have said, keeping a buzz cut short takes frequent maintenance, so you'll get plenty of practice and get good at doing it yourself pretty fast. I'd also recommend buying a hand-held mirror so you can see yourself buzz the back of your head, and also a pair of barber's scissors for those little extra spots that you miss.
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    Oct 03, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Supercuts for mine. Perfect every time.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI may get into doing it myself one day, but I think I'll have a professional do it first, just to see if I even like it on me. I really like the shaved look too, but I don't think I could pull it off.



    Pics or it didn't happen!!!

    I have always liked a buzzcut, but never did it myself. If you do it, I may try, too.
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    Oct 03, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    I like to shave mine myself. I usually get into it and do it Mulan style.
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle said
    DudeInNOVA saidI may get into doing it myself one day, but I think I'll have a professional do it first, just to see if I even like it on me. I really like the shaved look too, but I don't think I could pull it off.



    Pics or it didn't happen!!!

    I have always liked a buzzcut, but never did it myself. If you do it, I may try, too.


    I'll try to post pics, if I get it done. I'm not sure how I'd take a picture that will show how the hair cut looks. I almost need multiple pics to show the different sides.


    Saber170 saidI like to shave mine myself. I usually get into it and do it Mulan style.


    Looks great on you! I'm not really sure how it's going to look on me since I've never had my hair cut that short before. The only way to know is to try it, right?
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    I did it!!!

    I had it cut with a #2 (whatever that means) all over. It's the shortest I've ever had it in my life. What do you all think? (Sorry for the crappy bathroom mirror picture. Ignore the scary expression and just tell me what you think of the cut.)
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidThis is kind of a stupid question, but here goes. I've been thinking a long time about getting my hair cut very short, both for practical as well as aesthetic reasons.

    My question is: do people go to a stylist for a haircut that simple, or do you just go to a regular barber? I've seen people with chunks buzzed off too close, and I don't want to risk that. But it seems like paying too much to go to my regular stylist.

    Thanks.



    I went to a stylist. But i wouldn't be against a barber if they know what they're doing. In most instances, you get what you pay for
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    i do it myself..it's a breeze
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidNot bad. I approve.


    Yours is the only opinion that matters. I can keep getting it cut this way now. icon_cool.gif
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Oct 11, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    barber and you look great.
  • jeremylk7

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    Oct 11, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    Look great keep it up!
  • LJay

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    Oct 11, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    Looks just fine.

    Now head out and get clippers so that you can do it yourself the next time. In two cuts you will have paid for the clippers. You can get a friend to help, but it really is very, very easy.

    Then every time you do it put the amount of money aside you would spend to have it done and don't forget to add in the tips. After six months or a year, gather up the bucks and do something fun. You will be amazed at how much money it saves.
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    i have my own clipper icon_smile.gif it takes time to get used to it..i had my sister help me on my first time lol.
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Nice! Looks good.
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    haha this was my very first one as well, although i've learnt to do it properly over time

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    I no longer buzz my hair anymore, time for some winter protection icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    defectedhouse saidI went to a stylist. But i wouldn't be against a barber if they know what they're doing. In most instances, you get what you pay for


    I went to a men's chain. As it turns out, my former stylist moved anyway. I went to one of those guy places just for the irony of going to a macho place that offers facials and shoulder massages. I wanted to see a bunch of guys there try not to act metrosexual, but I was the only one there because it was a holiday weekend.

    OaklandRocks saidi do it myself..it's a breeze


    I'm not that brave. Do you shave your head completely? I don't know how I'd do the neck line if I tried to buzz it myself.

    Blackbeltguy saidbarber and you look great.


    Thanks!

    jeremylk7 saidLook great keep it up!


    Thanks too!

    LJay saidLooks just fine.

    Now head out and get clippers so that you can do it yourself the next time. In two cuts you will have paid for the clippers. You can get a friend to help, but it really is very, very easy.

    Then every time you do it put the amount of money aside you would spend to have it done and don't forget to add in the tips. After six months or a year, gather up the bucks and do something fun. You will be amazed at how much money it saves.


    I DO NOT trust my friends that much! icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 11, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    howser_hunter saidi have my own clipper icon_smile.gif it takes time to get used to it..i had my sister help me on my first time lol.


    My sister is even less trustworthy than my friends! icon_lol.gif (I seriously need to make more friends!)

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    DudeInNOVA said
    Trollileo saidNot bad. I approve.


    Yours is the only opinion that matters. I can keep getting it cut this way now. icon_cool.gif
    Yes. Yes, you can. You have really good eyebrows.


    Really? Thanks! No one has ever complimented my eyebrows before. I always think they're a little too much I almost had the barber trim those too. No joke!

    FootballHawk saidI no longer buzz my hair anymore, time for some winter protection icon_smile.gif


    Your hair looks great both ways. I thought about waiting until summer because of the cold, but it's still hot when I run. I can always wear a cap, but I can't do anything to make myself cooler.