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Much depends on my job. I travel a good deal and am a so called expert (that means I work more than 200 miles from home). If I am playing professional, I go to a beautician.   Otherwise, I grab the electric trimmers with a 1.5 inch head and cut everything.
 
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I had my son cut my hair instead of the political overblown mask thing & waiting in the parking lot for 3 hour.
It is not as good as my beautician will do when thing calm down, but it is cooler & I am not trying to impress anyone anyways.
 
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I just cut my wife’s hair yesterday, for the first time.  She has a very short hairstyle (basically a man’s haircut), so I was very nervous.  It actually turned out OK, and all the mistakes are on the back of her head where it won’t show up on a Zoom call.  I plan to do better next time around, and we definitely won’t be going back to the hair salons even after they reopen.
 
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My partner was getting some severe wild-man-of-the woods Covid hair. We finally said, let's just do this. Went outside on a beautiful, calm evening. I brought my fabric scissors and a spray bottle of water. It was so much fun! I just kind of went with my instincts. I do a lot of art too, so I was thinking of this like making art, and just going with the spirit, if you know what I mean. My fingers and scissors found a rhythm of sorts, as I made sure to layer it up, enhance the little waves and curls, make it shapely around the ears. He was so brave! :P   I mean, I might not have just let someone go to town with scissors on my hair. (Although I have cut my own throughout Covid--mainly bangs maintenance, but also evening out layers.)

Anyway, when it was done, I loved it. Looks really good on him. Face-enhancing. Casual, yet cleaned-up. And he says it's the best haircut he's ever had. :) Maybe he's being kind, but I do think he likes it!  So, yay--success. And now I'm a little addicted. Anyone need a haircut?
 
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I've been cutting & styling my own for over 30yrs, in my own version of the pony tail way. I also did my own henna for about 12yrs. I like to keep it long, but when I decided I was done with henna, I cut it short - to my jaw, took 15 inches off, then another 10. That's how I ended up with what's in my profile pic. When it's straightened out, it's about to the middle of my back, but between my natural curls and the humidity here, it often still looks like it barely reaches the tops of my shoulders. I also make my own shampoo bars.
I did my kids, when they were small, and have almost always done my husband's - lol, all 3 of them.  
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