Once upon a time The Rambling Expat went to the hairdressers every 4 or so weeks for a clipper cut. After a few years of this we realised that clippers cost about $30 and a haircut cost $30. The hairdressers haircut only lasted 4 weeks, while clippers lasted 2 years. So we bought clippers and now cut at home.
Cheap clippers do the deed.
The Rambling Expat's bill was roughly $720 over the 2 years, now it's $30 plus a little $ for power (lets make it $5). This equates to a savings of $685. A huge amount of money which was just slipping through our fingers. And time wise it takes only 5 minutes. As I clip, all the hair goes into newspaper and then into the compost. It's inexpensive, green, local and time efficient.
Of course clipper cuts need to suit you. I think my partner looks great with his hair clipped. And if you're thinning on top why fight it?
Before cut and shower; looking worn out.
After cut and shower; looking younger and refreshed.
I also clip my neighbour, Mr T's hair. He starts it off and pops over for me to tidy it up. He earns well as a white collar manager however he is $$$ savvy, saving for a life of luxury when he retires young.
Do you cut your family or friend's hair? Any tips or views to share? Is a visit to the hairdressers a luxury or necessity? Why are women's cuts so more expensive compared to men's? I would be interested in your comments and thoughts.
Stephanie @ Frugal Down Under.