How do you ask for a haircut? (in Off-topic)

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] January 30 2006 8:46 PM EST

My hair for years has been kind of long, and I have always just gotten "trims", easy to order, easily delivered. But I have wanted short hair however I don't know how to go about asking for it. Do I just say, "short hair please"?

Maelstrom January 30 2006 8:51 PM EST

Don't do it! Don't conform!

[YG]Wildthing January 30 2006 8:53 PM EST

find what you like. 'Cause there are many different short styles

Stephen January 30 2006 9:00 PM EST

In most barbers the term 'skinhead' is used for an all over trim. Just ask for one of those.

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] January 30 2006 9:02 PM EST


What if I say "give me a James Dean"

QBPixel Sage January 30 2006 9:04 PM EST

You ask by saying, "Can I please have a haircut"?

jk =P

I don't know, maybe ask "Can you see if you can change my hair so its short compared to my current longer style?" or something to that effect.

Stephen January 30 2006 9:06 PM EST

James Dean = US Marine in barber slang!

Rathershady January 30 2006 9:26 PM EST

It's a good idea to have a plan for what you want your hair to look like. If you go to almost any of the chain haircut places they usually have books with different haircuts for guys. Or you could always check out an online site like this one or this one. Once you have a sample, you could always print it out and show them. Then any stylist should be able to cut it right.

Or just ask the stylist, tell them you want a short cut and ask if they have any suggestions. I am sure they would be able to come up with something. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually the simplest.

Josh [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 30 2006 9:31 PM EST

If you have a friend that also has short hair, ask them how they ask. They may ask by length, like, "give me a 2"

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] January 30 2006 9:34 PM EST

Thanks for the responses, but I remembered it's pretty much free if I just cut it myself.

Free Haircut > Style

InebriatedArsonist January 30 2006 9:57 PM EST

Ah, someone got a Flowbee for Christmas.

Maelstrom January 30 2006 10:15 PM EST

Wow, I laughed out loud when I saw that Flowbee thing. Crazy.

Stephen January 30 2006 10:42 PM EST

Yeah, I think that guy uses it on his moustache too.

Reminds me of Wayne's World when Garth is forced to try using it and he cries out that "it's sucking my will to live."

Undertow January 30 2006 11:24 PM EST

Go to a stylist instead of a barber. Stylists are more like artists, give them an idea of what you want, and they'll make you look good.

Mem January 30 2006 11:28 PM EST

I cut my own hair. It's the only way to go, if you don't mind looking silly at least. I don't.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 31 2006 12:04 AM EST

#1 buy buzzer, buy the third one up from the cheapest.


#3 profit! err shave your head, use the #1 plastic thingy if you're a sissy about being completely bald.

Xiaz on Hiatus January 31 2006 3:30 AM EST

Here's what you say! Make me


! :D

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] January 31 2006 3:34 AM EST

"Do it yourself" is for oil changes & creative plumbing, Ox.

Mem January 31 2006 10:45 AM EST

Don't you forget paper mache and bird-houses, Bast... or paper mache bird-houses...
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