The First Cut is the Hardest

Growing up, I didn’t like getting my hair cut. When I did get it cut, I often fell victim to the dreaded bowl cut. It wasn’t a good look for Moe from the Three Stooges, it wasn’t a good look for me. So when I went off to college I decided, “Screw that, I’m going to cut my own hair.” And I’ve been cutting my own hair ever since. Sure, my haircuts may not look “professional” … or “symmetrical” … or “good”, but they are distinctive.

This year, one of my buddies wanted to do a Halloween skit involving dressing up like soldiers and having an invisible gun fight. So, time for another haircut. I often get asked how I do it. It’s really quite simple:

  1. look in the mirror
  2. cut some hair
  3. repeat steps 1 and 2 until you like what you see or you’re bald
  4. jump in the shower to get rid of all the hair trimmings

Umm, yeah, so … I’ve been bald a couple of times so that may not work so well for you. On a completely unrelated topic, I often wonder in a blog like this how much information is too much information. I guess we’ll never know unless we test the boundaries…

In the last photo, I’m totally naked.

4 Responses to “The First Cut is the Hardest”

  1. IX Says:

    I often used the same tactic of cutting my hair until I had something I liked or until I was bald.

    Now I’m military and cutting my own hair, unless I want a buzz cut, is not a good idea. I just had my first post screw-up hair cut and I’m a lot happier now.

    You were going good on the TMI until the last bit… But I did laugh.

  2. NinjaHERO Says:

    What just happened?

  3. Mach Says:

    Heh heh.

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