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Oct 12, 2014 17:35 |  #1

Here's proof it doesn't just happen with photography...

Taken from a Facebook Post.

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I have clippered my husbands hair for approx 15 years and done it for my sons who are now 8 and 7 and am willing to try other children boys hair for $5.00 and see how it goes.....PLEASE NOTE...I am not a hairdresser but am very confidant in clipper cuts. (Also cut and dyed my own hair for over 10 years so will see how I go with this first) ONLY AVAILABLE at home on Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Oct 12, 2014 17:54 |  #2

That would be illegal in Washington state. Even if you had a business license, you would need a barber license.


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Oct 12, 2014 18:38 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #3

But, it's just a hobby...no license is required if I am just making some extra spending money, right?


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Oct 12, 2014 19:28 |  #4

Brave soul that goes there for a hair cut.


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Oct 12, 2014 20:59 |  #5

You get what you pay for and some people have no problems paying for poor quality if it saves them a few bucks.




  
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Oct 13, 2014 09:23 |  #6

the flying moose wrote in post #17209505 (external link)
You get what you pay for and some people have no problems paying for poor quality if it saves them a few bucks.

You're assuming that it's poor quality. That could easily be way off mark.

Some of the best photographers I know aren't professionals. It's not that they couldn't be, they just don't want to be. They have jobs which they've done for years and are good at and those pay the bills. But, they enjoy the hobby and they are very, very good. Likewise, once of the best haircuts I ever got was from someone who just knew how to cut hair.

Assuming that something is good or bad, based on what it costs, is often ill-advised...


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Oct 13, 2014 09:34 |  #7

I have my friend clipper my hair for free. May be all of the professional stylists in town should **** about him stealing their business?


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Oct 13, 2014 09:50 |  #8

Iscariotau wrote in post #17209380 (external link)
Brave soul that goes there for a hair cut.

Brave? Not really. Some of us (myself definitely included) simply don't care what our hair looks like. At all. Bravery has nothing to do with it.

Why spend money for quality (or perceived quality) when we don't care about the quality? It only makes sense to spend money for things that matter to us. If higher quality doesn't matter, then it doesn't make sense to pay more for it. This goes for haircuts, photography services, or anything else.


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Oct 13, 2014 10:15 |  #9

I use clippers on myself. You can't really go wrong, if it's just an all over #1. I've done it for other people too, for free of course.. It always amazes me that people will pay a hairdresser to shave their head!?! Buy some clippers! You'll make the money back in a month.


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Oct 13, 2014 10:24 |  #10

Yup, I just used clippers on my own head yesterday. I had to replace my old clipper as it just gave out. THe new one was $30 at $5 a cut (local barber charges $10) thats only 6 cuts. I do my hair 2-3 times a month you do the math :)

If all she is offering is clipper cuts there is not much that can go wrong. Put the #1 or #2 guard on and go to town.




  
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Oct 13, 2014 10:41 |  #11

At the very least she's confidant [Sic].



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Oct 13, 2014 10:57 |  #12

Well, seeing as I'm bald I feel that she's overcharging.


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Oct 13, 2014 14:02 |  #13

This has been going on in countless jobs for a long time.

Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, lanscapers, painters, car repair, basically every handyman type job and any job that is more mundane.




  
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Oct 13, 2014 14:17 |  #14

Road Dog wrote in post #17210200 (external link)
You're assuming that it's poor quality. That could easily be way off mark.

Some of the best photographers I know aren't professionals. It's not that they couldn't be, they just don't want to be. They have jobs which they've done for years and are good at and those pay the bills. But, they enjoy the hobby and they are very, very good. Likewise, once of the best haircuts I ever got was from someone who just knew how to cut hair.

Assuming that something is good or bad, based on what it costs, is often ill-advised...

That's true but I am speaking on my experiences, in my area, especially with someone who isn't a "insert profession here" doing cheap work on the side. In fact, 4 of my recent shoots were people who went to someone else who "does a little photography on the side for cheap" and were incredibly unhappy with the results.

While it might just be a haircut but you'd never expect a person who said, "I read law books in my free time, I'll be your lawyer", or "I've got some tools at home, and I can Google the problem, I'll fix your car for you" to give you good results.

While there are people out there with a natural talent and can just pick up a tool or camera or a guitar and be instantly awesome, most people aren't and without a ton of practice and hard work cannot produce good results.




  
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Oct 13, 2014 20:44 |  #15

the flying moose wrote in post #17210728 (external link)
While there are people out there with a natural talent and can just pick up a tool or camera or a guitar and be instantly awesome, most people aren't and without a ton of practice and hard work cannot produce good results.

And there is no shortage of people out there, who've purchased very nice cameras, practiced and, as a result of that practice, are very, very good photographers. These people, though, either give their work away or shoot for very little money, just because making money with photography is something which doesn't interest them.

There seems to be some mindset here that, if it's inexpensive or free, it must be of poor quality. Nothing could be further from the truth...


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