Saturday, August 18, 2007

Why do I have this blog?

I hope that this page can help somebody, and I would love your feedback on anything about this page or about anything else if you like! I am a pretty ardent supporter of having faith in yourself, and not wasting money. That is why I started this blog to tell everyone else about cutting hair at home.

The Story of Us :)
About a year ago my wife and I moved to a small town that everyone has heard of now, but that nobody lives in; Forks, Washington. A fairly new series of young adult novels has been released in the last couple of years that are based here, in Forks. (The books, if you are wondering, are the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, check out my Amazon affiliate link if you want a good read, and wooohooo, I could make like 9 cents or something!)

Anyhow, living in a very small town means that options are pretty limited, and we kind of thought we could save a little cash at $20 or $30 a cut.

Aside from saving money we were actually were pretty interested in being able to cut hair when we needed it, because we are pretty busy parents of two pretty busy-bodied little girls. I build websites (here at home) and my wife is an author, so we have plenty to do other than chasing our toddlers around.

Also, I really don't like crappy cuts. Now I cut my wifes hair, which she says I do better than at least half of the people she has paid to do it in the past. I can do it in 30 minutes, and she is able to deal with mine in 20 minutes, cow-licks and all.

One other thing I didn't mention above. We save time. I don't have to schedule around my local stylist who only works part-time (and kind of weird hours at that).

How about you? Do you drive 10-15 minutes to get to your favorite stylist? How long do you have to wait once you get there? How much do you pay that person? Either way, do I think knowing how to cut your own hair home is for everyone? No, but it sure works for us, maybe this site can help you decide if it is for you too!



Heidi said...

Hey Pat, Great tips! I've been cutting my own hair for years. I only go to a pro about every 4th haircut, just to keep it all in check. Then the other 3 I do myself. It saves me so much time and money and I love it when people tell me my hair looks great and ask me who cut it. I did it myself! More people should try it. What's the worst that could happen after all? If you blow it, you just go to a pro and have it fixed!

Kati said...

I'm cutting my first head of hair tonight... my father in law's... and you have given me some great tips and an awesome background. Wish me luck!

Patrick said...

Wow, thanks for you comments you two. I hope your hair cut on your father in law went well!

Heidi, I am surprised more people don't cut their own hair, it really isn't as difficult as most people think.


joy said...

It is nice of you to put hair cutting instruction up. Most people are too scared to cut their own hair, but I never go to a salon. I have paid money to be disappointed too many times. Anyway, thanks.

Bob said...

I think I might have got lice from my kids. I don't want to bring lice into a barber shop so I am giving myself a crewcut on Friday so I have the weekend for it to grow out a bit in case I go all the way. Thanks and wish me luck!

maffy said...

Thank you for taking the time to do this blog. I frequently take a scissor or clipper to my head and go at it just from what I remember from sitting in the stylist's chair. It never occurred to me to go to the web for instruction until tonight. Duh! One question: while using the clipper on my head tonight, there was one spot where it seemed to cut the hair shorter. I almost have a little bald spot. Might this be because the blade needed to be oiled or something? Not sure what I did wrong. Thanks again!

veronica said...

Thanks! Great stuff here and you live in Forks! I love that because I'm another one of those twimoms. I also agree with your many reasons why you and your wife cut eachothers hair. I was just looking for some pointers online and am grateful to find your blog.