As an incoming college freshman, there are several instances/situations, that you will have to figure out. For example: culture shock, finding your classes, time management, etc. HOWEVER, there is one very important thing that you will need to figure out for the duration of your college tenure. What is that one thing? ... Well I'm glad you asked!
WHO IS GOING TO CUT YOUR HAIR FOR THE NEXT 4-5 YEARS??
9 times out of 10, you've become accustomed to getting your hair cut by the same barber for a number of years, but all of that changes once you get to college. There are several people that will make the trip home every 2 or 3 weeks if they are within a reasonable driving range, but that tends to get old pretty quickly if you are on a college budget. You don't want to be that guy/girl that is notorious for wearing a hat everywhere, and there will be certain functions/events where having a groomed head is required. Let's look at some possible solutions.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
The #1 thing you do not want to do out of desperation is go to the first barbershop you can find and go jump in the chair. This is a sure fire way to be set up for disappointment! Instead, try the options below:
If none of the tips above really worked for you, there is one other option.
LEARN TO CUT YOUR OWN HAIR
If you're like me, I've had bad experiences with barbers. After getting my line pushed back by one barber, and getting a chili bowl fade by another, I was done experimenting around. I invested in my own set of clippers and trimmers and began watching tutorials. (Check out our tutorials on this website!)
The biggest aid in me learning how to cut my own hair was the purchase of the SELF CUT SYSTEM. It is a 3-way mirror that you hand on your door and it allows you to see all angles of your head. It can be purchased at www.selfcutsystem.com.
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