Cut Your Own Hair and Save Money

If you cut your own hair, you save time and money. Sounds like a good technique for frugal living. Let's look at haircuts at home and see just how we might save money.

I have cut my own hair for more than 20 years. I use a Flowbee vacuum hair cutter and standard electric shears.

You might be thinking that I'm more concerned about frugal living than having a nice haircut. The truth is that I’ve had worse haircuts by people that do it for a living.

Barber trimmers used for haircuts at home.

Can haircuts at home save money? Yeah, they sure can. The Flowbee was about $100, and it paid for itself in less than one year. Over the last 20 years, I have saved about $3,000 by cutting my own hair.

It isn't that hard. You'll need a mirror on the wall and one in your hand to do the back properly. It's challenging at first, but you'll get used to it.

In addition to the savings, you can cut your hair anytime. I remember many times when I cut my hair just before heading off to the airport for travel.

With shorter hair and shaved heads being popular these days, there is no reason for some of us to visit a barber at all. No travel, no wasted time and no cost. Indeed, a good frugal living tip that I have implemented for a very long time.

Give yourself or someone else a haircut at home and trim down the cost of personal care.

Done with Cut Your Own Hair, take me back to Frugal Living Tips

There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.