Guest blog by: Midge
Adventure may not be my middle name but I am willing to try my hand at something new at least once. And budget cuts in our family have become a frugal competition between my husband and I. We even have started to save the small shards of soap before they go down the drain, roll up the toothpaste tube to make sure we squeeze every little bit out of it and eat the heels of the bread even though the little kid part in me says – ugh!
So, when my husband challenged me to start giving him a haircut, I said, “game on!” The only problem was I did not know the first thing about cutting hair. My husband’s mom and dad had been cutting his hair at home since he was a child. The last time I remember getting my hair cut by my mom, I was a child. And the end result left my bangs in the shape of an upside down bowl.
On the day of reckoning and about two buzz cuts into cutting my husband’s hair, I knew we had an issue and I froze. I panicked. What was I thinking?? I can’t cut my husband’s hair! Already, the small attachment on the hair clipper had made him look like a cross between a short haired Chihuahua and a Poodle.
Our budget “cut” went out the window. Five days later, with a baseball cap placed firmly on his head, we forked over a small amount from our budget to pay for a barber. My husband is still immensely proud of me for being willing to try.
Maybe I need to invest in one of those vacuums that can cut your hair… although I have a feeling that may cause me to give up altogether!
Do you have any words of wisdom on how to save money on haircuts? Have you ever made a minor frugal mistake? What did you learn in the process?