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Offline ZombieCake

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When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« on: April 25, 2020, 03:22:22 am »
The barber shops are all closed, so can't get a haircut.  I was therefore wondering what do people do?  My general formula is if that my fringe can be pulled down to within an inch of the end of ny nose then a trim is in order. It keeps the barber in scissors and the comments from work in check.
Now the world has ended if I nod forwards hair flops over end of nose.  It's OK with MS Teams etc. as everyone looks weird. So for the real world should I:

a) Stuff my head in a lawn mower and return to corporate zombie,
b) Manual trim and hope no-one notices I look like I escaped from an asylum,
c) Buy more shampoo and embrace metal!

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 06:34:06 am »
C: Embrace Metal  Zombiecake.
It doesn’t have to metal but music is good for the soul.
My hair looks like Robert Smiths out of The Cure so I have become a Goth.

Incidentally are you staying up until 3am?
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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 07:49:14 am »
Here you go ZombieCake - become a goth, although it might be a bit career limiting.

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 08:30:41 am »
My daughter cut hear boyfriends hair last week with horse clippers her, don't think he was overly impressed with it

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 08:34:03 am »
I bought a clipper off eBay. I know nothing about this so used my intelligence which told me that a battery powered one could run flat half way though, so went for a mains one. Read reviews and found a certain well known brand was a bummer. I bought a Phillips and its great.

Basically, if your a skinhead you cant go wrong, if you like styling you have a problem.

The clippers I bought are sold out, but this is the model I recommend. Philips Series 3000
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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 09:15:48 am »
I'd recommend horse clippers just for entertainment value, although a bit expensive for the odd haircut

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2020, 09:38:16 am »
My wife has always cut her own hair and I think has never been to a hairdresser. She wields the clipper on me and the kids with grim determination. However I discovered that if you set the clipper to ½” it is OK to do your own quite easily, give it a whirl.....

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 09:44:09 am »
Remember these?

(My grandfather used to be a hairdresser - and that's some time ago!  These belonged to him.)
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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2020, 10:35:59 am »
I haven't been to the barbers for 26 years. It gets a (very) occasional trim by pulling it over my shoulder in a fist and hacking the end off.

That said you have to be careful, I once carelessly left a few strands loose as I decended Geology pot. Nearing the bottom they dragged the whole lot into the rack, I stopped pretty pronto! Prussiked back up a little and untanggled myself from the rack.

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 10:49:23 am »
I haven't been to the barbers for 26 years. It gets a (very) occasional trim by pulling it over my shoulder in a fist and hacking the end off.

That said you have to be careful, I once carelessly left a few strands loose as I decended Geology pot. Nearing the bottom they dragged the whole lot into the rack, I stopped pretty pronto! Prussiked back up a little and untanggled myself from the rack.

The last two trips I had at the Llandudno copper mines dave flowers from "goes" got his (farther Christmas) style beard caught up in his rack. Took a chunk out of his unkempt beard and the screems
 where spine chilling.  ;D

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2020, 12:36:49 pm »
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The last two trips I had at the Llandudno copper mines

You meanhe did it twice?  ;D

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2020, 12:44:45 pm »
Luckily (ha!) I'm half-bald and skinhead on the rest - never thought I'd be able to boast about hair-loss, but hey-ho, it's a different world now. I've still been going to my local barber's though until the lockdown, as for £4 I got to hear every bizarre tale possible from some pretty amusing characters, far too detailed to go into here - but it was clear their days were numbered, even before this. The actual barber is currently in a mental facility, and his female partners have been running the show (somewhat more efficiently since his incarceration), but were clearly not making the numbers. On the street I live, one of the busier shopping streets, there are now sixteen barber shops in 1.5 miles. Sixteen - and nearly all opened in the last two years. So the one I used, the oldest of them all, was just getting crushed. At least this has crushed all the others too. I cannot wait to see how all the Craig David clones who frequent these joints are going to cope, as they usually require servicing every three days.

Anyway, I bought one of these, and just use it every three days - cheap and cheerful, but it works - and if you still have actual hair, or even a beard, there's nine combs come with it. I'll never use mine so if anyone buys one and wants some spares, let me know. It says a four-hour charge time, but mine's been way faster than that. £30 from Argos:

https://uk.remington-europe.com/products/hc4250-quickcut-hair-clipper

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2020, 12:50:39 pm »
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The last two trips I had at the Llandudno copper mines

You meanhe did it twice?  ;D

Unfortunately for him yes  :lol:
I did suggest on the second trip he uses something other than a rack as they are a bit bigger than a stop so more likely to kill a bit of beard

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2020, 03:03:51 pm »
Wahl clippers and a buzz cut, on what hair remains....
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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2020, 04:12:15 pm »
The brand to go for is wahl.  This is what the barbers use and they're not too pricey -I think about £60 now, though mine was £45 or so a few years back. These are professional tools after all. 4-6 haircuts and you're in profit.

Do not buy a remington rechargable one. Basically it was such utter shyte I stuck it in the bin after one attempt. In retrospect I should have taken it back but hey hi

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2020, 04:14:48 pm »
They are just like my American motorbike: built like a tank and rather loud.... :lol:
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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2020, 06:39:19 pm »
I haven't been to the barbers for 26 years. It gets a (very) occasional trim by pulling it over my shoulder in a fist and hacking the end off.

That said you have to be careful, I once carelessly left a few strands loose as I decended Geology pot. Nearing the bottom they dragged the whole lot into the rack, I stopped pretty pronto! Prussiked back up a little and untanggled myself from the rack.

The last two trips I had at the Llandudno copper mines dave flowers from "goes" got his (farther Christmas) style beard caught up in his rack. Took a chunk out of his unkempt beard and the screems
 where spine chilling.  ;D

Been there down that - not nice! :o :o :o

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2020, 06:49:12 pm »
Not for you mrodoc but hilarious for us

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2020, 08:43:01 pm »
Remember these?

(My grandfather used to be a hairdresser - and that's some time ago!  These belonged to him.)

My wife bought me one of those from a charity shop a while ago, I have tried it and it's much more effective than I would have imagined, but as I cut my own hair, it would be a bit tricky behind the ears I think...

I got a cheap Remmington clipper from argos about 20 years ago  (well technically my mum did, but I soon became the only user), and as my hair is very dense and very curly, I tend to keep it very short, so I cut it every month or so. Either way, the clipper lasted about 5 years, I got a battery one after that when I went to uni, but it was hopeless, so I got another cheap plug in Remmington. That lasted at least 5 years, so I got another one the same when it packed up.

The current one must be over 5 years old now, so really hope it doesn't break during lockdown if there is a national shortage!  :o
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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2020, 10:24:16 pm »
All you need is a pudding bowl. And maybe a pair of scissors.

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2020, 06:52:53 am »
There is video on Billhook Junkies facebook page of someone giving a haircut to another with nothing more than a comb and a Billhook. The Billhook does not even look particularly sharp but the result is good.

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2020, 11:05:54 am »
Not for you mrodoc but hilarious for us

I was halfway down a 100 metre shaft at the time. Watched the detached hairs flutter into the darkness. One of my daughters managed to catch her hair on an outdoor abseil - I had to  crawl out on a ledge and use my Swiss Army knife!

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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2020, 02:27:13 pm »
I can remember a kdxn episode involving a rack and a beard.  8)
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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2020, 10:36:32 pm »
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C: Embrace Metal  Zombiecake.
It doesn’t have to metal but music is good for the soul.
My hair looks like Robert Smiths out of The Cure so I have become a Goth.

Hmm, Goth wins in lockdown.  Like it was a difficult choice (for those that know me...)  Hide away from daylight and look pale, works for me!  ;D   Any way as promised from the original post here's a video, and with the requisite hand washing that is de rigeur these days at about a minute in.  It's actually also from the Cradle of Filth. Thoughts and contributions welcome.


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Re: When Does a Haircut go to Eleven?
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2020, 09:35:40 am »
I didn’t even make the connection with your name zombiecake. I should have known :lol:

 

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