In light of the fact that a) we are living on a [tiny] budget until we can get some on-the-side jobs going here, b) Mike needed a haircut REALLY bad, c) Haircuts are ridiculously expensive, especially in Germany, and d) We have no car and the salon is kind of far away, I ordered a cheap-o hair clipping set (something like 9EUR from amazon.de) and determined that I would cut Mike's hair. Did I think about the fact that I'd never done it before? Sure, but that didn't stop me from being determined to save hundreds of dollars over the next 10 months.
Well, I got the set in the mail today, and the longest clipper setting included was 9 mm (3/8"). Uh oh, that meant I would have to use scissors. Crap. I sent Mike off to the shower to wash his hair, assuring him that he had no reason to be scared, and that I knew what I was doing (I didn't). I sat down to watch as many YouTube videos as possible before he got out of the shower and I had to actually DO this thing.
It took me about an hour to do, but I did it!! I cut his hair! And it actually turned out OK. Are there parts that could be better? Probably. Is there room for improvement? Definitely - a haircut should not take an hour... especially a men's cut.
Anyway, here's what Mike's hair looked like before:
In case you couldn't tell... that's ridiculously long.
Here's what it looks like now:
His hair isn't red... The pic just makes it look that way. But hey - not bad, right??