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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonbed View Post
    The wife cut mine today. Used the dog clippers.
    Iím just glad this lockdown is gonna last a while yet!
    Make do and mend,priceless

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    There is probably more people with Covid than hair on this forum
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    I really needed a haircut before CV shutdown the country.

    Now my head hair and back hair are now merging seamlessly into one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    I get to sleep with my Barber, though she prefers the word hairdresser.
    Haircuts are getting expensive, so I suppose it's a reasonable compromise of she's happy

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    10 mins in the shower with a mach3, face and head done

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    Going to go long

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    Glad Iíve not been the only one thinking what the heck to do.

    Been threatening a bone head for years so told the wife she better get on YouTube or else.

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    I normally have a shortish beard and Ďshort at the sides longer on topí from the Barbers. Iím counting myself lucky that heading into my 5th decade I still have the same mop of hair Iíve always had, in fact now the grey is creeping in itís thicker than ever.
    I wasnít sure whether to get out the clippers, until I read about the sad passing of Kenny Rogers - and the accompanying picture has given me my whole Covid 19 hair and beard style inspiration! In a couple of months I might even have the start of a mullet going on


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    Always a short back and sides for me, luckily the Mrs is a hairdresser.


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    This for my 2 sons




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    Been doing bare clippers and then blade for years on a decreasing patch, I thought I might just let it grow the duration head and beard, check how many shades of grey grow in, I mean, not going out so whoís going to see the Wookiee?

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    Lucky enough to have a full head of hair that grows quite thick. I reckon Iíve got about a week and a half until I get to the Ďbouffantí stage. I really donít want to resort to clippers...the all-one-length microphone head is not a good look!

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    Iím not concerned about hairdressers but terrified supplies of this might run out...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Lucky enough to have a full head of hair that grows quite thick. I reckon Iíve got about a week and a half until I get to the Ďbouffantí stage. I really donít want to resort to clippers...the all-one-length microphone head is not a good look!
    Hahaha I've had a flat top for 36 years and the thought of the microphone look is giving me nightmares.
    I'm definitely entering the bouffant stage and don't like the feel of hair hanging over my ears.....so have resorted to letting the missus loose with the scissors.

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    I fortunately cut my own hair. A habit I've had since uni days when I was skint.

    The skills definitely come with practice and experience. Having good clippers also make a massive difference. I've had loads of really bad haircuts when I was a noob and had crappy clippers.

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    Come on then you self-declared godlike artistes de coiffre -

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    managed to bag a set of clippers the day the shops were ordered to close... having two boys too who luckily had short haircuts recently it will give me time to soak up the youtube videos on what to do.

    In university days I used to clipper my own hair and my flatmates too we ended up looking like a bunch of leftwing extremists but it grows back
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    Hair clippers have gone the same way as flour and toilet rolls. Amazon seems to have run out of many brands.

    However, the Wahl Colour Pro Cordless gets good reviews. I managed to get one with the grocery delivery from Tesco!

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    Canít get any clippers as on a 12 week lockdown and canít even get a slot for a delivery... Brian May hairdo coming to a bungalow near you

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    For anyone who has a clipper cut, I've been DIYing for years now. The fine detail isn't quite salon standard but Bea or sam usually check the back for me anyway.

    Wahl is the brand to go for, and these will probably outlast most of us. Proper supplier to the profession, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    There is probably more people with Covid than hair on this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    By order of the Peaky Blinders!

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    another vote for wahl clippers, ive had the 'current' ones for 20+ yrs and they are still going strong - like others i just get someone else to to the back of my neck so it doesnt look like a ski slope .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugster View Post
    another vote for wahl clippers, ive had the 'current' ones for 20+ yrs and they are still going strong - like others i just get someone else to to the back of my neck so it doesnt look like a ski slope .
    Are the £11 version any good, or do I need to spend more and go up to £50.
    My new forum motto is going to be - "Measure twice / cut once"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wahl-Homepr...646184&sr=8-42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
    Are the £11 version any good, or do I need to spend more and go up to £50.
    My new forum motto is going to be - "Measure twice / cut once"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wahl-Homepr...646184&sr=8-42
    There's no question that the salon-quality ones are superior; with home use they're likely to last for decades, too. If you're just looking for something to get you through the current situation these are probably fine, as long as they have a decent range of guards in the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-P View Post
    Does anyone know if the 1-8 etc length settings are a universal? I mean, is a 3 on a commercial-standard looking Wahl the same as a 3 on a Remington beard trimmer?
    I think the beard trimmer numbers are mm

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    Been doing my own since Uni, literally the last 2 cuts decided to start returning to a barber, glad I didnít throw the clippers out.

    I start with an 8 on top, fade back to a 6 at the rear of the top & then 6/4/3/2 down the back & sides to blend it all in. My wife then does the wings around my ears (a big proof point you cut your own as clippers never get it properly) and neatens the back edge up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Been doing my own since Uni, literally the last 2 cuts decided to start returning to a barber, glad I didn’t throw the clippers out.

    I start with an 8 on top, fade back to a 6 at the rear of the top & then 6/4/3/2 down the back & sides to blend it all in. My wife then does the wings around my ears (a big proof point you cut your own as clippers never get it properly) and neatens the back edge up.

    Jobs a good’un
    The diagonal guards work quite well for round the ears - got any of those in your set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    However, the Wahl Colour Pro Cordless gets good reviews. I managed to get one with the grocery delivery from Tesco!
    I'm in need of a trim, managed to snag a set from Wahl direct ✂️. Liz will have to train up.

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    Growing it....and taking a break from manscaping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
    Are the £11 version any good, or do I need to spend more and go up to £50.
    My new forum motto is going to be - "Measure twice / cut once"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wahl-Homepr...646184&sr=8-42

    tbh i have no idea what these would be like (i have a professional set) , i'd look at it like this - its the difference between £2 haircut and a £10 one (i've yet to find anything in life where cheaper =better or 'just as good' quality - spend a bit extra and they will probably last most of your lifetime.

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    I have a set of Wahl - wireless version. Hardly used them (maybe 4 times, between barber visits) as the barber is just much more convenient. They were only around £20-30 from memory (similar to those linked above I suspect, but rechargeable). They are fine and I wouldn't suggest the need to spend more for the casual home trimmer! Mine will certainly be getting more use soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    We have a national emergency, half the country are struggling for income, there are people dying.......
    And you're worrying about hair cuts..?

    FFS...get a life.

    Comb, mirror, scissors....get on with it.
    I take it yours didn't turn out so good ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprite1275 View Post
    I take it yours didn't turn out so good ....


    Personally, I can’t see whats wrong this subject (or discussing watches) as a little light relief...I guess OP suggests we all outdo each other with posts of Coronavirus woe and grief?
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    Normally use the Philips MG7710/13 7000 series 12 with no guard. But hell, not going anywhere, so courtesy of Mr Gillette !!!



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    I seem to be behind the times for everything. Running low on toilet roll and now canít even find a set of half decent clippers online for delivery within the next fortnight. I think Iím going to end up cutting my hair with the kitchen scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    The diagonal guards work quite well for round the ears - got any of those in your set?
    No, remember seeing them being available but never realised they genuinely helped. Might have to find a No.2.

    From memory they have a left & right, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    No, remember seeing them being available but never realised they genuinely helped. Might have to find a No.2.

    From memory they have a left & right, correct?
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    I think the beard trimmer numbers are mm
    On the continent (well in the Netherlands at least), you use mm as well for the trimmer.

    Quote Originally Posted by TikTokTrev View Post
    Growing it....and taking a break from manscaping!
    Maybe time for https://www.manscaped.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I'm in need of a trim, managed to snag a set from Wahl direct ✂️. Liz will have to train up.
    I used the 10% discount code by signing up to the newsletter as a new registration, and ended up with a full £10 off the £26.99p purchase price (I only expected a 10% discount of £2.69p)

    Thank you Rod & Tony for your advice.
    I never knew the wedged guards were for around the ears.
    Just waiting for the £16.99p clippers to arrived within the next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
    I used the 10% discount code by signing up to the newsletter as a new registration, and ended up with a full £10 off the £26.99p purchase price (I only expected a 10% discount of £2.69p)

    Thank you Rod & Tony for your advice.
    I never knew the wedged guards were for around the ears.
    Just waiting for the £16.99p clippers to arrived within the next week.
    That sounds like a good deal. (Iím not sure that those guards are meant for the ears, but they do help to tidy up that area if you angle them a bit.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    That sounds like a good deal. (Iím not sure that those guards are meant for the ears, but they do help to tidy up that area if you angle them a bit.)
    Maybe meant for the privates?

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    I haven't been to a barbers' shop for 25 years.

    My wife cuts my hair (a zero all over) once a week during the summer & fortnightly the rest of the year. We've always used Wahl products.

    My experience of Wahl is that you'll get about a hundred decent haircuts out of a cheap pair before the blades blunten* enough to be noticeable. I normally buy them when I see them reduced to less than a tenner in TKMaxx (and always have a spare set ready-to-go in case of emergencies, eg. the ones being used breaking halfway through a trim, which has never happened, BTW).

    As to the actual haircut; practice makes perfect.

    *I believe that's the first use of the word 'blunten' on this forum. I thought it was a fairly common word.
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    Haircuts In A Time Of Coronavirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    I have a set of Wahl - wireless version. Hardly used them (maybe 4 times, between barber visits) as the barber is just much more convenient. They were only around £20-30 from memory (similar to those linked above I suspect, but rechargeable). They are fine and I wouldn't suggest the need to spend more for the casual home trimmer! Mine will certainly be getting more use soon!
    being wireless does that mean your barber can cut your hair remotely

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    Bought this, arrived today. Will have to have a go by the weekend
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