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Haircut

How hard is it to get the haircut you want?

Barbers charge ridiculous prices and try to do all sorts of things to you that you don't want and charge you extra for it. It is literally a fight to get out of having my hair shampooed when I visit the barbers, even though I have just shampooed it at home before I left the house.

Some common terms which barbers use that are quite well defined generally but do not produce the expected results: tapered and trim. I think the standard tapered cut would involve some use of the clippers around the border but then it should be long on top and mostly cut by scissors.

Barbers never seem to offer trims anymore but if you get your haircut regularly that is all you would want. A trim would literally be trimming the edges of the hair around the border so that it would be neat and then he would obviously blend it in for me. This was explained to me by a barber in Bristol who would trim my hair for £3. Obviously he would often try to ask for the full…