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Re: Haircuts while cruising?
Med, onceuponatime I woke up at 4:45 AM on Independence Day in a cold loudy employees dorm and started to shave. And then I said "บันทึกนี้" and threw away the razor and quit. It had been a lousy summer, when you're working for tips and the wx is so bad there are no guests...บันทึกนี้.
Did a little trimming but kept a full beard (That's me, the fourth guy in the ZZTop demos) and a pony tail for damn near 25 years until I decided Upper Managment in the corporate world would be happier if I adjusted the scenary.
It helps if you study what the barber id doing, A good pair pf "thinning scissors", a regular scissor, learning to lift with the comb and trim alongside it with either a razor OR a little electric trimmer...If you're at sea you get a chance to fix all the mistakes 2-3 weeks later as it grows back in.
Sometimes having two mirrors, one in front of you one behind, helps. And you've got to get used to working backwards in the mirror, and even working by feel. My barber asked me how I got it so straight in the back, because sometimes I'll lift it on the neck, and I tell him after 25 years I just do do it by feel and run a straight line across.
You're working on someone else? Great, go slow, make sure they'll have 3 weeks to regrow it before they get to prot.
Really, I'd bet that if you ask the barber, tell him you're going to sea and need to know how to take care of it while you're out there, he'll gladly show you what he's doing to others, what tools you need, and put a half day to really good use.