Cut Your Own Hair

by Justin Weinger on September 28, 2006

I know this is definitely a bit out there, but it’s a “stupid college money saving trick” that’s sort of carried over in to my post college life.

First, let me preface by saying that I cut my hair pretty short, and have done so most of my life.  It’s not like cutting my own hair caused a dramatic change in my appearance.  However, if you’re someone who is very particular about your hair, I encourage you to stop reading now and go on to another one of my posts.

Anyway, one day while I was still in college, I realized that I was paying $15 every couple of weeks so I could have someone take a pair of clippers and cut my hair, something I could very easily do myself.

See Mom and Dad, all that tuition money ended up being useful!

So, instead of dropping $15 to get my hair cut, I went to Wal-Mart and bought a $15 pair of clippers – and have been using them ever since.  I figure over the past couple of years, I’ve probably saved over $750 by cutting my own hair, so I think it was definitely worth picking up the clippers.



Bee August 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

My boyfriend and I just tried this a few weeks ago… the clippers cost us less than the haircut, and we both got the trims we needed! Great money-saving tip.

Brian Carr August 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Thanks for the comment and glad to hear it worked for you. I never could understand why more people didn’t try this, although, there were a few times where I eneded up looking like Sloth from the Goonies, so I guess it’s not for everyone!

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