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Post by marty » Mar 26 2020 5:44pm

Thanks to formula101's Covid-19 pandemonium. All the haircut shops are closed. I go to a old lady shop near my house. Hair guy does a nice job. $22 plus a $5 tip is $27. Called the hair guy and left a message on his answering machine. Told him I got a $50 bill with his name on it.

Today he called me :D Said he would come to my house next week. Thinking about proper working height for hair cutting. Hair guy is about as tall as the average human male 5' 9". I don't have any bar stools or drafting chair type chairs. Thinking of different ways to raise up a kitchen chair. Wood pallet. Sit on a phone book. Concrete blocks. Adjustable would be the best. Here is a picture of a chair like the hair guy uses in his shop.
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Carrying it up the stairs would would take 2 people and it's really heavy.

Search for portable folding barber chair. $279.20 na... I am on a low budget.
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Re: haircut

Post by Hillhater » Mar 26 2020 5:59pm

In the overall situation, i think there are bigger issues to worry about.
I dont think the chair is a big deal for a one off cut.
My aunt was a hairdresser and used to cut my hair at home ...any chair worked fine.!
PS ..i am currently sat on an adjustable height “bar stool”. With a seat just like that barbers chair.
Cost $50 at local furniture store. !
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Re: haircut

Post by mark5 » Mar 26 2020 6:01pm

I just cut my own with an electric hair clipper. Cheap & convenient.

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Re: haircut

Post by The fingers » Mar 26 2020 6:38pm

I’m sporting the shabby "Burton Cummings" look for the duration. If I have to I can get out the scissors. Trouble is it takes an hour to cut it myself.
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Re: haircut

Post by markz » Mar 26 2020 7:46pm

You should grab some N95 masks, that should be the priority.

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Post by amberwolf » Mar 26 2020 8:07pm

i just use the clippers i got for the dogs, with the 3/8" comb, and run it over my head and face once a month or so, so the whole beard and hair is all short and no brushing/etc required. wash and let dry, doesn't get in the way of anything, and leaves me more time for dealing with more important things in my day. ;) also doesn't require a mirror so i can stand or sit anywhere and do it.

so i dont really have much help for the chair dilemma, except that it's likely the barber can deal with whatever situation you have there. ;)

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Re: haircut

Post by markz » Mar 26 2020 8:40pm

https://www.flowbee.com/

Made in the USA - made in Kerrville, Texas USA
This revolutionary home haircutting system cuts your hair evenly into the recessed blades and trims it precisely. The results are a refreshing vacuum haircut.
With this product you
Save Money! Save Time! Have Fun!
Using the suction power of your vacuum cleaner or the new FLOWBEE super mini vac, the FLOWBEE then draws the hair evenly into the recessed blades and cuts it precisely. The results are a refreshing vacuum haircut.

minivacThe FLOWBEE Vacuum Haircut System allows you to create the most popular haircut styles. FLOWBEE can cut your hair from 1/2" to 6" long in any 1/4" increments. Simply select the desired spacer depending on the length you want your haircut. Then attach the spacer to your Flowbee. Haircut styles of your choice are easy & clean. Longer than 6" haircut is possible by simply adding more spacers.

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Re: haircut

Post by Hillhater » Mar 26 2020 10:56pm

markz wrote:
Mar 26 2020 8:40pm
Using the suction power of your vacuum cleaner or the new FLOWBEE super mini vac, the FLOWBEE then draws the hair evenly into the recessed blades and cuts it precisely. The results are a refreshing vacuum haircut.
:shock: just be careful which hairy areas you use that on ! :wink:

Also.... its fashionable these days to have a “kojak” ...shaved..head to detract from thinning and receeding hairlines. Reduces the need for haircuts, but probably increased the shaving time !
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Re: haircut

Post by Balmorhea » Mar 27 2020 12:55am

I was surprised than not only can you still buy one of these, but that they’re made in Central Texas:

https://www.flowbee.com/

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Re: haircut

Post by marty » Mar 27 2020 4:36am

mark5 wrote:
Mar 26 2020 6:01pm
I just cut my own with an electric hair clipper. Cheap & convenient.

Another idea:
Sometimes I wonder what we all look like? Mark5, that's you in the YouTube video :lol:
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Post by HK12K » Mar 27 2020 11:32am

I think I'm going to see if I can get in touch with my barber and send him a 50 if he'll take it. Been going there for well over a decade, bring my son there too. Would like to see him remain in business despite this situation and that's about what I would have spent for a pair of cuts with tip. I'll shaggy dog it for a bit and bust out the clippers myself if it gets to that point.

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Post by nicobie » Mar 27 2020 1:49pm

I'm a big fan of Flowbee too. Quick with no cleanup. :thumb:
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Re: haircut

Post by markz » Mar 27 2020 2:19pm

HK12K wrote:
Mar 27 2020 11:32am
I think I'm going to see if I can get in touch with my barber and send him a 50 if he'll take it. Been going there for well over a decade, bring my son there too. Would like to see him remain in business despite this situation and that's about what I would have spent for a pair of cuts with tip. I'll shaggy dog it for a bit and bust out the clippers myself if it gets to that point.

Why not just let it all grow for the time being.

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Post by HK12K » Mar 27 2020 6:29pm

Pretty much the plan for the moment. Still shaving though. Got a small collection of double edge razors and shavette or two, might as well use them.

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Post by markz » Mar 27 2020 6:53pm

HK12K wrote:
Mar 27 2020 6:29pm
Pretty much the plan for the moment. Still shaving though. Got a small collection of double edge razors and shavette or two, might as well use them.
Save them for shiv's just in case society goes medieval. Can use the blades for a shank.

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Re: haircut

Post by HK12K » Mar 27 2020 7:03pm

markz wrote:
Save them for shiv's just in case society goes medieval. Can use the blades for a shank.
Always have my Olfa if it comes down to that.

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DE blades are so cheap I probably have enough in the medicine cabinet to last a lifetime and provide every active member on es the best shave they've ever had.

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Post by marty » Mar 29 2020 5:14am

https://www.amazon.com/Hydraulic-Barber ... lp_pl_dp_3
Seat height from 18.5’’ to 23”
$115.99
& FREE Shipping
About the same price as a Walmart bicycle. Wonder if Chalo would like it?

My kitchen chairs have seat height of 18".

Got a office chair that adjusts from 16" to 21". Swivels and has 5 wheels.

Borrowed a stool with no back. Seat height is 30"

Here is a picture of a Drafting Chair. [seat-height adjustment lets users alter the height of the stool from 26.5 to 31.5"]
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Now I am dreaming of a special all purpose chair that adjusts from 16" to 36". Swivels and has 5 wheels.
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Post by spinningmagnets » Mar 29 2020 5:24am

I understand you young fellas wanting to be fashionable, but I took my 20-year-old Sears dog-clippers and mowed myself down to boot camp length...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0T4Yw-TabE


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Re: haircut

Post by markz » Mar 30 2020 6:05pm

Bald people are more inclined to shave it all.

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Post by dogman dan » Apr 03 2020 6:04am

Actually, if your state has closed the barber shops as non essential, then having him come to your house is defeating social distancing. Just saying, think about how essential a haircut really is.

Of course, this from a guy who last saw a barber in about 1980,, Still have the ponytail, but its quite a joke by now. Its just a hippie comb over really.

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Post by Dauntless » Apr 03 2020 3:14pm

Meanwhile, an update on Marty. Is the hair getting DANGEROUSLY long? Are dreadlocks in your future?

So when my Dad came to this town before I was born, he started going to the guy that was still cutting mine when he retired. Newspaper coverage (Back when they were something) of that. So I started with the remaining guy in his shop, who was so old he'd forget what he was doing while he was cutting your hair.

Always he'd say he'd never retire, twice divorced and kids moved away. One day I was walking past his shop and they were remodeling. This time, the world took no notice the guy was gone.

Only problem for me was sometimes I wanted it right. I did some cutting my own since high school. Now I do it fulltime. Even when I had shoulder trouble and couldn't lift one arm, I did it with just the other hand. Not one of the better periods for that. . . .
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Post by marty » Apr 03 2020 4:55pm

Hair guy never called :(

No Flowbee for me :(
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Post by mark5 » Apr 03 2020 6:33pm

Demand being up, electric clippers might soon also be hard to find at stores.

$22 Wahl clipper. Put the #4 guard (for 1/2" cut) on it & run it all over your head like you're mowing the lawn. Use the R & L tapered guards for the area around your ears.

Or there's Wahl's styling how-tos & lots of Youtube videos if you want to get fancier.

Amazon lists Flowbees. Says they'll be in stock 4/8.


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Re: haircut

Post by markz » Apr 03 2020 9:58pm

Just grow it out, who cares.

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Post by marty » Apr 06 2020 7:21am

Dauntless wrote:
Apr 03 2020 3:14pm
Is the hair getting DANGEROUSLY long?
Woman Scalped When Long Hair Is Caught in Car’s Fan While Checking Under Hood
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