Free Haircuts = Save Money – DFA Tip of the Week – 4/27/2009

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There are many ways to reduce costs in our every day lives, so to help do just that each Monday I will post a money saving “Tip of the Week”.

“And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.” Luke 19:17

This weeks tip involves…getting free haircuts!

haircutI have always hated having to pay for haircuts.  To me getting my hair cut is kind of like mowing my lawn, it just keeps growing & we just keep cutting, over & over & over. As a matter of fact, I sort of wish I were bald.  There I said it…and I think I may actually mean it!  Any bald men out there please chime in with reasons why I should not wish to be hairless. Although quite necessary…to me cutting my hair once a month just seems like a big waste of time and money.

If I break it down, including tip haircuts were costing us around $20/month.  Here is what my wife & I did to cut that down to $0/month!

  • We purchased a decent pair of hair clippers for $45
  • We purchased a hair cape for $10
  • We let my wife loose on my hair
  • If you are not confident in your ability (or maybe your wife’s ability) to cut hair, check out this post on instructions for the tapered haircut, which is the most popular mens haircut.

For an initial investment of $55, which we made back in just three short months, we are now able to put the extra $20 into our savings or toward debt repayment…and every penny counts.  Let me add that my wife is doing an excellent job to date.  I think she is giving me better cuts than my barber…after all she does cut it with love!  Thanks again baby.

At this point I am not cutting my wife’s hair…yet!  She won’t let me near it, although I think I could do a very good job given the chance.

Lastly…gentlemen, please make sure that you “get right with your wife” before you give her clippers & sit in her chair or you may end up looking like the kid in this picture!

Click here to see all our past DFA Tips of the Week.

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1 Bob's Occasional Musings

Great post. Speaking as someone who is 90% bald, I agree with you. I finally got to the point where it was silly to go to a barber (though I paid less then you being in the military). I purchased the clippers and now cut my own hair and trim my beard. I have gotten it down to where I can do it myself …… not that I don’t trust my wonderful wife, just easier for me.

2 Alan Schram

I haven’t had my hair cut in almost 6 years! How did I manage to do that?

I started growing my hair out, and then I got dreadlocks four years ago, and I haven’t looked back. I also save on shampoo!

3 Tarah

Since my son was a baby, he was terrified of getting a hair cut, so I started cutting his hair with scissors and eventually clippers. It saved us so much money, my husband chimed in and wanted his cut, too. Now I cut everyone’s hair… except my own (which on occasion I regrettably venture and do). Perhaps one day my husband will learn to cut my hair??? lol

4 benedictus

don’t laugh, but I use a flowbee to cut my two boys hair and it works great. they had many for sale on ebay and still sell them at flowbee.com. like the clippers (which my husband uses) it pays for itself after a few uses. for me, I USED to cut and highlight my hair at $150 a month, but let my hair go back to its natural color (brunette), and no longer have to worry about that ridiculous expense anymore. to think of the money i’ve wasted over the years….

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