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Old 03-22-2015, 06:24 AM   #1
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Getting your hair cut while on the road

I was wondering what you guys and gals do for hair cuts while you are on the road seeing this and our neighbors beautiful countries. When I am traveling either for work or pleasure I usually stop at Great Clips to get a trim. Besides having a good senior discount, they have a great app that shows me where all of the Great Clips are located and what the wait time is for each salon. I also like their reservation system where if you check in on line your time in line starts right then. So if a salon has a 30 minute wait time, and you check in 30 minutes before then as you walk in the door they will take you next.

So, where do you go and why?
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We mostly used Walmart ( super centers ). Never got a great one :( but there was always one available everywhere we went and the price was reasonable.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:33 AM   #3
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I was going to suggest Great Clips, but you already did. I've lived here and there for work, and there was always one nearby. They are pretty much hit and miss for the quality, but if they have a person that does a good job, you can always ask for them.
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We've been cutting each others for a few years and no mistakes yet. Try it, it can be fun.
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It's one of the "joys" of traveling.....finding a barber, and the result.
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I always ask a local senior citizen where to find the oldest resident local barber shop that still has a Barber Pole outside his shop.

I usually pay $9 - $10 per cut.

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You guy's make me wish I had hair!
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The best barber in the world sleeps with me.


My wife learned how to cut my hair when we retired.


I don't have to find one and needless to say it is VERY convenient.
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I ask the park staff or full timers where is a local barber shop.

ALSO - Many truck stops have a barber shop. I've gotten haircuts at Pilot and Fly J several times over the years. They have weird hours that can sometimes work toy your advantage.
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Getting your hair cut while on the road

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I have been using something very similar for 15 years! I figure I've saved over $3000 in 15 years cutting my own hair.

http://www.haircut.com
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Great idea! (-:
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We mostly used Walmart ( super centers ). Never got a great one :( but there was always one available everywhere we went and the price was reasonable.
I tried going to Walmart 3 times and each time I left without getting to sit in the chair.

First time no one ever said "Hello" or "I'll be there in just a minute", or "Can you wait 20 minutes", or "Go away you bum" or anything. So after a while I just left.

Second time the wait was over an hour! so I left.

The third and finial time no one was in the shop. I figured I had it made. I stepped up to the check-in counter, and in one of the chairs sat this gum cracking grossly overweight woman reading a book and drinking a HUGE soda who said "honey, I'm on break, you will have to come back in 30 minutes. I left.

We were in Colorado and Sharon wanted to "go shopping". So I did the manly thing and went looking for a place to get a hair cut and there was a Great Clips. I walked in expecting a long wait since it was busy. The manager took my phone number, greeted me by my last name, knew exactly what I normally get, and looked at his watch and said "I've got a mandatory meeting shortly, but I have just enough time to help you. please follow me. I asked how he knew my name and what I wanted and he replied your information is all linked to your phone number and accessibly at any Great Clips anywhere in the US. Then as he was cutting my hair he told me about their App and how it could be a big benefit to someone traveling.

I tipped him and he said "since I am the manager I can't take this. I told him to use the money for someone less fortunate and help them out somehow, then I doubled the amount.

When you find good customer service you remember it and come back. When you don't I usually say "Forget you, there are other fish in the sea".
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It's one of the "joys" of traveling.....finding a barber, and the result.
And Joy it is!

During our stay in Rockport, TX a few years ago, I decide to try Great Clips. Well, I get this young girl who asks me what number cut I would like. I've never heard this term from a Real Barber before so I said "I don't know, just give me a trim".
Well, about 30 seconds later, she steps back and says "How's that?"
Now here was my big mistake. I said "But you haven't even started" to which she said "Okay" and began to cut some more.
When she was finished, I looked in the mirror and thought I will need to buy a hat or hide for the next while until this mess grows out. Reluctantly, I paid the young lady, sans the tip and left. I went to pick up my wife and she got in the car, looked at me and said "What the H$&@ happened to you? It looks like a rat chewed your hair". Confirmed my sight in the mirror.
So now, I go in search of a Real Barber to fix this mess. I find one that comes recommended by folks in the RV Park and off I go.
I sit down in the chair and explain what happened to which he replied "No problem Ya All, I'll do the best I can"
Well, he did a great job getting my head back in order and a decent haircut to boot. At the end, he takes out his little hose with Compressed Air and blows off the loose cuttings. Never seen compressed air used by a barber but, I pay the man with a generous tip for his efforts and off I go.
Next day I have a terrible ear ache and head for a clinic to have it checked out. Doctor looks into my ear and says, "Did you get a haircut recently?" To which I of course replied, "As a matter of fact, I just had two yesterday". To which the doc replies "it appears you have a few Strands of hair logged in your ear causing an infection"
To make a long story short, $1000 later for doctor fees and antibiotics, I was back to normal.

There is my Road Trip Hair Cut Story.
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