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    Hi all,

    No idea which forum section to put this in. Hopefully it won't end up as head shaving.
    I have a crew cut, which means a trip to the barber about every 3-4 weeks. Due to the present emergency, barber shops in the UK have ceased operations.
    Any of you clip/cut your own hair? Any tips, apart from growing a pony tail?

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    I used to have a number 2 grade all over, easy enough to do, just go in multiple directions.

    When I did my Army basic training I brought a set of clippers and charged 50p a haircut. I made a killing.

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    I cut my hair and that of my two boys. It’s really not that difficult. You can search a few YouTube videos for tutorials.

    Get yourself a good hair clipper, I recommend the corded Wahl senior. I don’t really care for cordless, corded is cheaper and more powerful. I also recommend the wahl pro set of clipper combs with metal attachment.

    If you want the top long, a good pair of barber shears such as dovo catch cut stainless are excellent.

    My haircut is very simple but my wife swears I do a better job than when I come back from the barbers. I do a #2 on the sides, a number 3 on the crown and parietal ridge and a #8 on the top. I clean up and straighten the neck line with a straight razor and clean up behind the ears with scissors.
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    Crew cut? Guessing as Mark said. Get a guide for some clippers and run it around your head. Seems an easy thing to do. Now if you were styling a Mullet, you might have an issue.
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    I have the machinery but my girlfriend is too eager to have at it..
    That is scaring me..
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    I've been cutting my own hair since maybe age 12 (now 43), was the unofficial barber in college. Clippers are pretty easy to use, that should do crew cut, but honestly I've never done the "flat top" style, that might take a little learning.

    It's a running joke with people that know me but I have had a flowbee for probably 20 years since I like the top a little longer. It works great, so easy, and I can get a hair cut in like 3 minutes with no itchy clippings left behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badgister View Post
    I cut my hair and that of my two boys. Itís really not that difficult. You can search a few YouTube videos for tutorials. Get yourself a good hair clipper, I recommend the corded Wahl senior. I donít really care for cordless, corded is cheaper and more powerful. I also recommend the wahl pro set of clipper combs with metal attachment.

    If you want the top long, a good pair of barber shears such as dovo catch cut stainless are excellent.

    My haircut is very simple but my wife swears I do a better job than when I come back from the barbers. I do a #2 on the sides, a number 3 on the crown and parietal ridge and a #8 on the top. I clean up and straighten the neck line with a straight razor and clean up behind the ears with scissors.
    When I moved back to South Florida I bought myself a Wahl "Peanut" cordless clipper. In eight years of self-haircutting, I've never needed more than one AA battery, start-to-finish (I use rechargeables). I figured that the cordless, although less powerful than the corded models, would not only do the job, but keep me from getting tangled-up in the cord. I was right, on both counts. (I was right about the comet!)

    In winter, I use a #3 on the sides and a #2 for a "fade" around/above the ears; in summertime, it's a straight #2 all over, for the coveted "high 'n tight" look. On top? Hah! Few hairs, but they need to be dealt with, and for that I use a #1 (which also cleans up my neck, year-round). Behind-the-ear trimming is straight clippers, w/o attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Crew cut? Guessing as Mark said. Get a guide for some clippers and run it around your head. Seems an easy thing to do. Now if you were styling a Mullet, you might have an issue.
    I have always thought the Mullet was a result of you not being able to see the back of your head....
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    Thanks for all the replies.
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    Although I currently go to a barber, my wife cut my hair for about 40 years using a Fromm hair shaper, a shavette with a guard to prevent her from cutting off my hear. My mother cut it for many years before I got married.

    If you have a spouse, girlfriend or responsible child, they could easily give you a crew cut, but you could probably do your own. Of course, you could always shave your head until the barbershops open again. It won't take long for a shaved head to grow back to crew cut length.

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