Looking for more even more ways to save money? Have you ever considered giving yourself a haircut?
Money Saving Breakdown – Give Yourself a Haircut
- Difficulty (Super Easy/Easy/Medium/Hard/Expert): Hard
- Average Savings per Year ($/year): 84
- Time Required (mins): 5
- Savings for your time ($/hr): 1,008
How to Give Yourself a Haircut
OK, so in most cases you aren’t going to actually be giving yourself a haircut. This is more of a do-it-with-a-friend versus do-it-yourself. If you have a lot of hair, it would be pretty hard to cut it properly by yourself unless you’re taking a razor to it. What you’ll need is a friend, family member, or spouse to cut your hair using clippers and/or scissors. I’ve found that clippers are literally a frugal person’s best friend! Here’s what I got a long while ago to help trim my beard Philips Norelco Trimmer. I think when we got ours it was only like $30 though… Generally, any type of clippers will do, but I find the rechargable one more convenient and less restrictive. Up to you…
Results – Give Yourself a Haircut
Now, whenever I go to get a haircut I always get a 5 on the top and a 1 on the side. The haircut place then proceeds to charge me $12 (plus $2 tip) for about 10 minutes of actual hair cutting seat time. If you take the time involved in the whole trip from your home to the haircut place and back again, the whole process takes about 1-hour.
Since I’ve started MoneyAhoy, I’m looking for all kinds of ways to save money – both large and small. I figured what the hell, if they can cut my hair in about 10 minutes, it can’t be that hard. My wife should be able handle this task with ease!
A Word of Caution – Give Yourself a Haircut
Two words of caution actually. Make sure you trust the person cutting your hair 🙂 My wife had never really cut hair before, but I trusted she would take her time and give it her best shot. Worse case scenario, I could just get a buzz cut if she completely botched things up. The second word of caution is that the 5 on the beard trimmer doesn’t match up with the 5 they use at the haircut place!!! The 5 on a beard trimmer is MUCH, MUCH shorter. Unfortunately, we found this out AFTER getting started 🙂 Lucky for me, everything came out well on the first try. I can thank my wife for that 🙂
Anyways, I hope you consider giving it a try if you’re looking to save some money. I marked this tip as hard because it does take a little leap of faith to go through with it, but after you make the decision you’ll actually be saving time over heading to the haircut place. I think we’ll be cutting my hair this way from here on out as it will save a bunch of money and time! Also, if it ever does get screwed up accidentally it will make for a great conversation starter!
Before and After Pictures – Give Yourself a Haircut
Check out some of the before and after pics below:
Final Thoughts – Give Yourself a Haircut
So, what do you think? Anyone brave enough to give it a try?!?