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#771703 - 04/17/05 03:26 PM Men only
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What do you people think of female barbers?

I entered a commoners' barber shop and found a women cutting a man's hair. I felt extremely uncomfortable and discreetly walked out.

How can there be female barbers? How can a man be comfortable with a women trimming his beard? Isn't a female wielding a razor obscene?

I called a private barber, and while he was trimming my beard, I asked him about this subject. He replied, "that's would be the equivalent to a male sanitary napkin salesman." I agreed.

My wife commented that only females tend to her hair.

What do you people think?

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#771704 - 04/17/05 03:28 PM Re: Men only
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:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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#771705 - 04/17/05 03:34 PM Re: Men only
Tom--K Offline
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I once when I was but a lowly stockbroker (institutional mortage backed) had my hair cut by a topless female barber.

It was an enjoyable experience. \:\)

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#771706 - 04/17/05 03:37 PM Re: Men only
Siddhartha Offline
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
When it comes to female barbers, there's no such thing as too much off the top.
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#771707 - 04/17/05 03:39 PM Re: Men only
plays88skeys Offline
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What's the big deal with male vs. female when it comes to a haircut?

I don't need a barber because I don't have a beard. The only time YOU should be troubled by a female wielding a razor would be if you'd made her mad and she had PMS.
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#771708 - 04/17/05 03:43 PM Re: Men only
Tom--K Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by yhabpo:
How can a man be comfortable with a women trimming his beard? Isn't a female wielding a razor obscene?
[/b]
Somehow this is how I always pictured you----


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#771709 - 04/17/05 03:44 PM Re: Men only
Eldon Offline
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Loc: Illinois
Me thinks you've got too much time on your hands...!
But, since you're talkin' hair and since the weather is nice, I've left my clippers in the barn. I cut my hair (buzz it) right in the alley-way. In another month, I'll be using size 40 blades. \:D

While in Japan last June and feelin' a little shaggy, I stopped at a barbershop. It started with a head and shoulder massage from the wife. This was followed by having my head washed. I then chose the blade size that I wanted. After the cut, came a hot towel and then a cold one. Then we visited and had hot tea, while they practiced their English. \:\) I was charged 3000 yen and gave them 4000.
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#771710 - 04/17/05 03:46 PM Re: Men only
katie_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 1838
Loc: Canada
 Quote:
Originally posted by yhabpo:
What do you people think of female barbers?

I entered a commoners' barber shop[/b] and found a women cutting a man's hair. I felt extremely uncomfortable and discreetly walked out.

How can there be female barbers? How can a man be comfortable with a women trimming his beard? Isn't a female wielding a razor obscene?[/b]

I called a private barber[/b], and while he was trimming my beard, I asked him about this subject. He replied, "that's would be the equivalent to a male sanitary napkin salesman." I agreed.

My wife commented that only females tend to her hair.

What do you people think?
I don't have a comment or a question yhabpo. I just wanted to use the bold function and archive this so I could show it to my husband when he gets home ....

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#771711 - 04/17/05 03:47 PM Re: Men only
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
That post was odd, comical, unusual, thoughtful and so far out that Yhabpo I have to say that I just don't understand you sometimes...

I love to cut hair... I can understand your unease... It is kind of intimate isn't it..? I always thought I'd be an excellent hairdresser, but I really don't like the smell of people, and I guess I wouldn't want to cut a man's hair I wasn't related to because of that 'personal space' issue.

Thanks for posing the question.
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#771712 - 04/17/05 03:50 PM Re: Men only
Tom--K Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Eldon:

But, since you're talkin' hair and since the weather is nice, I've left my clippers in the barn. I cut my hair (buzz it) right in the alley-way. In another month, I'll be using size 40 blades. \:D
[/b]
Yea, I pretty much cut my own hair, too. I think the topless barber was the last time I went to one. I have brown curley/wavey hair and when it gets too long I just cut some off.

Always looks good--or at least no one has ever complained.

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#771713 - 04/17/05 03:53 PM Re: Men only
RZ Offline
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Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 515
Loc: Anaheim, CA
 Quote:
Originally posted by plays88skeys:
What's the big deal with male vs. female when it comes to a haircut?

I don't need a barber because I don't have a beard. The only time YOU should be troubled by a female wielding a razor would be if you'd made her mad and she had PMS. [/b]
The only problem is that we men often don't know that we have made her mad until she is already mad (or why she is mad -- even after she tells us) and we aren't that good at knowing when she has PMS! ;\)

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#771714 - 04/17/05 03:54 PM Re: Men only
Renauda Offline
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Posts: 5066
 Quote:
Originally posted by yhabpo:


What do you people think of female barbers?

I entered a commoners' barber shop and found a women cutting a man's hair. I felt extremely uncomfortable and discreetly walked out.

[/b]
This commoner has a lady barber from Viet Nam. She does a very good job at a reasonable price.

I'm glad you discreetly left the premises without issuing a Fatwa.
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#771715 - 04/17/05 03:54 PM Re: Men only
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
 Quote:
Originally posted by Tom--K:
I have brown curley/wavey hair and when it gets too long I just cut some off.
[/b]
that is really a cute statement.. so simple minded and yet direct.. it gives me pause to ponder.. it makes my mind wonder...

You know, there are trillions of follicles on this earth that are constantly growing hair; you'd think they'd find a way to make clothes out of it, or something useful.
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#771716 - 04/17/05 04:00 PM Re: Men only
Nina Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
My father used to spin our retriever's hair into the yarn he used to weave rugs. Seriously. There was SOOOO much of it, and it was as soft as angora.

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#771717 - 04/17/05 04:02 PM Re: Men only
plays88skeys Offline
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Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 3091
Loc: Richmond, VA
The long hair men wore in the early 70s used to drive my ultra conservative father nuts. He would mutter about "why do they all want to look like disciples?" and so on.

As a response to these mutterings, I developed my own ridiculous theory. I told him that the general belief among young people was that the hair was taking up too much space in their heads and they needed to let it grow long so the weight would keep it pulled and give brain cells a chance to expand.

The funny thing was I think he actually believed I was telling him the truth.
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#771718 - 04/17/05 04:04 PM Re: Men only
dolmansaxlil Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 364
I actually prefer having a male stylist. Not necessarily because they do a better job (my current stylist is female, and she's amazing) but because men tend to give lovely head massages during the wash. Of course, I'm sure a lot of female stylists do as well, but the men seem to be more thorough. I'd expect many female stylists are more thorough when they are cutting men's hair, but I suppose I wouldn't know.
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#771719 - 04/17/05 04:05 PM Re: Men only
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Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 3773
Loc: Boulder, Colorado
The undercoat on a dog makes great yarn and thread!
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#771720 - 04/17/05 04:21 PM Re: Men only
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
We have some biker neighbors and the woman, a 53 yr. old tough chic.. (she's got a 20,000 dollar bike and lives in a shoebox) never cut her hair.. She had a butch in front and a braid in back that almost reached her knees .

Anyway she just cut it off and donated it to women with cancer.

Our school had a kid undergoing chemo and EVERYONE, male and female in the class shaved their head one day as a show of solidarity. The girls cried many tears during a little award presentation..
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#771721 - 04/17/05 04:33 PM Re: Men only
Jeffrey Offline
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Registered: 04/18/04
Posts: 2948
Loc: New York
yby: "I called a private barber"

Where I come from this is a fancy word for charging way to much for cutting some hair. Just some friendly advice. \:\)

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#771722 - 04/17/05 04:34 PM Re: Men only
Luke's Dad Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 1426
Loc: Mid Atlantic
 Quote:
Originally posted by yhabpo:
What do you people think of female barbers?

I entered a commoners' barber shop and found a women cutting a man's hair. I felt extremely uncomfortable and discreetly walked out.

How can there be female barbers? How can a man be comfortable with a women trimming his beard? Isn't a female wielding a razor obscene?

I called a private barber, and while he was trimming my beard, I asked him about this subject. He replied, "that's would be the equivalent to a male sanitary napkin salesman." I agreed.

My wife commented that only females tend to her hair.

What do you people think? [/b]
This is a joke, right?
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#771723 - 04/17/05 04:36 PM Re: Men only
kenny Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 7051
Unless people use their genitals to cut hair, the cutter's gender is not relevant.

Unless, of course, the customer has issues.

. . . Hmmm
Now I am visualizing each gender trying to hold the scissors with. . . . Oh never mind.

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#771724 - 04/17/05 04:38 PM Re: Men only
kluurs Offline
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Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 3739
Loc: Chicago
Yhabpo,

If you were injured in a car accident, would you have a problem with a female surgeon operating on you? Or if a transfusion was necessary, would you object to receiving a woman's blood? These women would be saving your life.

If a woman can perform surgery, why not cut hair?

K

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#771725 - 04/17/05 04:52 PM Re: Men only
yhabpo Offline
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Registered: 05/22/04
Posts: 489
 Quote:
If you were injured in a car accident, would you have a problem with a female surgeon operating on you? Or if a transfusion was necessary, would you object to receiving a woman's blood?
I'd have no trouble with either of those two and I have never indicated that it would be so.
The problem isn't so much as cutting hair, but concerns facial hair. No man should see a women mending facial hair.

Should men sell brassieres? Should they fit them too? Some things are strictly gender specific.

 Quote:
Where I come from this is a fancy word for charging way to much for cutting some hair.
He comes with his equipment in a bag, we pick a chair, and he cuts my hair in the privacy of my home. It's not fancy, nor is it expensive.

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#771726 - 04/17/05 04:55 PM Re: Men only
miseenplace Offline
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Registered: 01/16/05
Posts: 197
Loc: Minnesota
These days I have my hair cut every three years, not at a barber, at a great clips. I've been doing this for about 20 years now. Prior to that I used to go to a barber.

I wouldn't be comfortable with a female barber. I'm perfectly comfortable with a female hairstylist. A barbershop is like a club, where men talk about things they wouldn't discuss with their spouse. It's a very macho thing. Plus you can smoke at some barbershops if you're the smoking type.
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#771727 - 04/17/05 04:57 PM Re: Men only
Renauda Offline
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Posts: 5066
So he arrives with sheep shears and a mixing bowl. I guess it would be cheap.
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#771728 - 04/17/05 04:58 PM Re: Men only
kenny Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 7051
Actually
Today for the first time ever a non-professional cut my hair.
I bought a cutter at Costco and my SO will do it from now on.

I don't even tip him.

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#771729 - 04/17/05 05:01 PM Re: Men only
johnmoonlight Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 2384
Loc: Lancaster, pa
In medical school I had a huge crush on the gorgeous woman that cut my hair. I'd get nervous before going in for the haircut. Sweaty palms and all. First she'd shampoo my hair. She'd massage my scalp in a way that would almost make me pass out. Then she would gently dry my hair with a towel. Through all of this, I'd be right up near her breasts as she made small talk. Her perfume drove me crazy. Just a hint of the most passionate of scents...
Then she'd start cutting my hair...her breasts right there the entire time.
By the time she asked me if I was satisfied with the haircut well, frankly, she could have scalped me and I'd have said "HE** yes" as the drool ran down my chin...
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#771730 - 04/17/05 05:01 PM Re: Men only
kathyk Offline
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Posts: 6971
Loc: Maine
YHAP, are you for real? What in tarnation is a commoner's barber?

A man selling sanitary napkins? Like the checkout guy at Walmart? Hate to break it to you, but if you live on this continent, it happens all the time. :rolleyes:

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#771731 - 04/17/05 05:03 PM Re: Men only
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Loc: Oklahoma City
This is a something that honestly had never occured to me as being a problem for anyone.
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#771732 - 04/17/05 05:04 PM Re: Men only
kenny Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 7051
 Quote:
Originally posted by johnmoonlight:
In medical school I had a huge crush on the gorgeous woman that cut my hair. I'd get nervous before going in for the haircut. Sweaty palms and all. First she'd shampoo my hair. She'd massage my scalp in a way that would almost make me pass out. Then she would gently dry my hair with a towel. Through all of this, I'd be right up near her breasts as she made small talk. Her perfume drove me crazy. Just a hint of the most passionate of scents...
Then she'd start cutting my hair...her breasts right there the entire time.
By the time she asked me if I was satisfied with the haircut well, frankly, she could have scalped me and I'd have said "HE** yes" as the drool ran down my chin... [/b]
Moderator?

Family Forum.

Oh not gay, so okay.

Sorry.

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