Pros and Cons for Cutting Your Own Hair versus Going to a Barber Shop

Have you ever been in that position where you have to cut your hair for one reason or the other? Cutting your own hair may sound a little bit unusual but sometimes it happens out of necessity. For instance, you may be unable to find a decent barber to cut your hair the way you want or you may simply not have the money to pay a barber.

Whatever the reason, cutting your own hair comes with its pros and cons. Here is a look at some of them in a bid to help you make an informed decision on whether you should cut your own hair or visit a barbershop.

Pros

It Doesn’t Cost You a Cent

Perhaps this is the most obvious reason why you may consider cutting your own hair instead of going to the barbers. All you need to do is invest in a good set of clippers and from there on you don’t have to pay for a hair cut. Besides saving on the haircut itself, you will save time as well bearing in mind that you won’t have to commute to the barbershop.

You Know Exactly What You Want

Cutting your own hair yourself essentially means that you’ll never depend or trust another person to give you the style you’re looking for. If you’re really conscious about how your hair looks like, then cutting it yourself can be a great way of getting precisely what you want.

You Don’t Have to Wait for an Appointment

Some barbershops have a huge flow of customers to an extent that you have to book for an appointment to have a hair cut. However, this is not the case when you cut your own hair. You can cut it anytime you want irrespective of what time of day or week it is.

Cons

Cutting your own hair has is downsides too, some of which would want to make you think twice before taking that set clippers to cut the hair. They include:

You Don’t Have the Skills to Cut the Hair Precisely How You Want

While you may know what you want, you might lack adequate skills to do it perfectly. Unlike at the barbers where your hair is cut evenly, getting the proper hair length when cutting it on your own can be quite tricky. It may be easier to cut the hair if it’s short but even then you will certainly have problems trimming the hair at the back of your head.

It Will Take Long to Cut the Hair

Looking at your hair in the mirror and trying to cut it perfectly is no easy task. Think of the time you will spend trying to get a perfect cut. However at the barbers, you will spend less than an hour when the hair is trimmed by a professional who probably spends the whole day cutting people’s hair.

There’s nothing wrong in cutting your own hair if you’re comfortable with it. However the quality of the cut might not be as smooth as the one you’d get a barbershop, thus before you cut it on your own, mull over the above outlined pros and cons.

 

 

 

 

 

Hair Cut DIY Tips From A Media Entrepreneur

After creating my media and photography agency, I always wanted to expand to other areas.  Washington DC being one of them.  So I decided to go to DC to expand my network and meet new potential clients.  It was a tough process because I didn’t know a lot of people down there.  Nonetheless, I had a few people I knew in New York make some introductions to folks they knew in Washington DC and the rest was history.

I knew I need to get sharp, so while I was down there I met a really good washington DC barber shop located on Washington Ave in Washington DC.  Besides getting a great haircut he also have me some amazing hair care tips I wanted to share with you.

First, you should always cut your hair every week to two weeks.  The reason for this stems beyond having a hair cut that looks fresh.  The other side of the coin is the process of adding conditioner which fortifies and makes your hair more sleeker and cleaner and overall healthier.

Second, you should not wash your hair every day.  But when you do, it’s good to wash the day before you go to the barber.  I rarely forgot to do this, but it’s nothing more embarrassing than a ton of snow flakes coming out when you’re getting a hair cut.  It slows down the hair cutting process, doesn’t smell good, and can be embarrassing.

Third, don’t always try to go with the cheapest hair cut option.  When I was in DC, I found a couple options to go to.  I read the reviews and wasn’t too impresses.  I found The Dashery which was charging slightly above average price of $25 per head.  I normally paid $15 per head in New York, but I saw the reviews and felt comfortable.  You won’t always strike gold with someone who charges more as another location I found was charging $40 per hair cut which is definitely a bit steep.  The bottom line is check reviews and don’t go with the cheapest alternative.

Lastly, you should always carry your own pair a liners or hair clippers.  There will be times when you don’t have time to visit a barber.  What do you do in those instances.  Those are cases where it is important to be able to cut your own hair.  If you do, it will really pay off when you want to cut your hair fast and not spend the extra money on another barber.

Yes, I got a lot of these tips from a barber in DC.  I heard some of these from my barber in New York but I simply wanted to share.  Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

My First Media Post – Mad I Lost It

So this is my unofficial first post.  I’ve had this site for sometime, but for whatever reason I stop posting and lost all of the content.  So I decided to instead leaving it as my photography, animation, and media site, I’ll just blog and talk about my journey in the media space and experience around areas passionate to me.

While spending time in New York, I decided I wanted to visit my family in Philadelphia.  So I packed my bags and walked to 33rd and 11th Avenue.  I walk directly to the bus but know that I have this craving for McDonald’s.  Despite the craving, I don’t have time to stop as I really only have 10 minutes to catch the bus.  So instead, I stop at this food truck that serves hot dogs and other random stuff.  I ask for a hot dog and Coke.  The guy is literally on the phone the entire time and doesn’t really seem to be paying attention.  He then tells me the total is $6.00…..  Really, $6.00 for a coke and a small hot dog.  $4.00 is too much for that let alone $6.00.  He doesn’t even hand me a napkin and after asking for one he hands me a napkin with ketchup on it.  At this point, I actually curse at him…something I rarely do, and he finally gets me a clean one.

Here is the lesson people.  First, customer service.  Get off the phone and act like you care about your customers.  Even if you know you wont be seeing them for a long time.  Because that mentality bleeds over into the people you will be seeing often.  It helps you form better habits.  Second, ask me if there is anything else I want. When you’re distracted while on the phone, you don’t think about asking the customer for anything else they may want something else.  You want to give yourself a chance to up sell people.  You certainly can’t do that when you’re on the phone in your own world.  Finally, pay attention to the details.  You didn’t even have the care or decency to see if the dinky napkin you gave me had ketchup on it.  Let alone just giving me 1 napkin.  And I don’t mean the industrial size strong bounty type napkins.  I mean the ones you get out of a dispenser that are flimsy and breaks easily.

I know I’ve been rambling, but after getting my coke and hot dog, I finally got on the bus.  I was somewhat exhausted by the experience but nonetheless what happy to get something in my stomach.