This is Mr Shoestring's new haircut. He saved himself nearly 13 pounds by asking Mrs Shoestring to do it for him. He does sometimes go to the barber to get a proper haircut but often doesn't think about it until it is too late to go that day. Also, as you will have noticed he has less hair than some customers and feels that he should be offered a discount for being less work, but has yet to be offered one !
So quite a few years ago now, when we lived in the USA we bought a home haircutting kit with a set of clippers, combs and sharp hairdressing scissors. Videos on YouTube showed Mrs Shoestring what to do and now a little trim takes around 15 minutes plus the time to brush up the hair ! Mrs Shoestring likes the saving, Mr Shoestring likes having a tidy up when he feels like it ! However, to maintain the proper shape he still goes twice a year for that proper haircut referred to above. It might not matter so much if he didn't have quite curly hair which eventually needs bit of a prune rather than just a trim.
Mrs Shoestring has started to use a haircutting device which holds the hair in place at the proper angle so you can cut your fringe straight. She has also bought the one which lets you cut layers into the rest of your hair but still lacks the courage to try it ! Mrs Shoestring hates the hairdressers and goes as little as possible. She has tried all sorts of variations over the years from always going to the same stylist every 6 weeks and tipping well to booking at the local college and taking whatever hairstyle she has been offered, But alas, the perfect hairstyle for thick, long, going grey hair around a very large face eludes her ! The little device for cutting layers has been out of the packet and videos and photographs of what to do have been perused at length but yesterday only the fringe was cut and an internal promise made to maybe visit the hairdresser once this year !
My challenge to you today :- Do you cut hair at home ?