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    Old fashioned barbers

    In my area, so many of the longtime barbers have either retired or just simply closed their doors. A while back, mine retired and I had no idea that finding a replacement would be such a challenge. I'd try going to a salon only to be told that they were booked up solid. I preferred to find an old fashioned male barber if possible. Just when I would remember another real popular barber, I would find out that he too had retired.

    Meanwhile, the growth of hair atop my noggin grew ever so longer. It had been years since I let it get that long. Couldn't even keep my cowboy hats on, on windy days. All that hair would put up a fight with almost any kind of hat or cap. Since I've been helping to take care of an ill family member, I had less and less time to find somebody to cut that fro off my head. I was getting desperate to find help.

    Thankfully there is a man who cuts hair the old fashioned way. No, he doesn't use chili bowls. But, it can be challenging to get an appointment. He set up shop in the lower floor of an old,historical hotel. The man is talented.
    At first, I wasn't sure if he or his scissors and clippers were up to the task of taming the beast on my noggin.
    It would definitely be a battle and would take longer than the usual thirty minutes for this head of hair. But, in the end the man with sharpened steel won the war. There was a noticeable mess of chopped up locks of hair all over the floor.
    A gruesome scene indeed. He even used hot wax and a razor. I made sure that he got a generous tip and am thankful to look more like a modern human being. It's nice to get noticed by all the pretty ladies again.Thank you,Jerry.



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    Shaving your back shouldn't be that big of a hassle. Try attaching a pair of clippers to a yard stick and see if that works. It'll save you the time and hassle. You can do it anytime you feel the need.

























    Seriously, back before I started sporting the "Kennyd bowling ball" look, a good barber is a must. Find one and stick with him.


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    Diesel, have thought about just using a torch for the back wire, I mean hair, but chickened out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by green and red man View Post
    Diesel, have thought about just using a torch for the back wire, I mean hair, but chickened out.
    Maybe Farmgirl has some shears she could use? She isn't all that far away. I'm sure she wouldn't mind helping another fellow GTT member AND fellow Texan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    back before I started sporting the "Kennyd bowling ball" look...
    How the heck did I get thrown into this

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    I had an old fashioned barber when I was in high school but most recently I had been using Lady Jane's. They have shops all over MI and it looks like they are expanding.

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    My barber and I were just having this same conversation this week when I got my hair cut. I have been going to him for nearly 20 years now, since he just got out of barber school. Since he is not yet 40, I expect to not have to change barbers again.

    We were mentally mulling over the few barbers left in our area and the fact that the closest barber school is now nearly 200 miles away, all the others having closed. There are few new barbers today as not many people are choosing the trade. Since I require my hair cut to be flat on top (nearly 60 years now), I find it difficult to have just anyone cut my hair. Just for fun, I sometimes ask at a hair salon if they cut my type of hair cut. The looks I get are sometimes hilarious.

    For those that can remember the "good old days", I can remember getting my hair cut for 25 cents. At my age, I can remember that, but can't remember how much I paid this week. Seems like I remember that someone once said that was the sign of "getting older". I am only going to "be" 39 on my next birthday. Thanks Jack Benny and FG.

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    When my barber retired I went to a #2 all over, simple and quick.
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    be thankful that you guys have hair to cut, but then again, I do save money on shampoo lotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    When my barber retired I went to a #2 all over, simple and quick.
    Considering doing the exact same thing. Usually go to one of those strip mall haircut places, wait to get in, then it costs $13 plus tip. I wear a hat about all the time anyway, so what am I really getting by doing it the way I am?

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