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Recommend me some high quality hair clippers?

After watching this scene from Full Metal Jacket, my SO wanted to get a pair of similar quality clippers.  He has shaved his head by himself for more than 10 years but often complains of clippers that clog, or have a slow motor or "miss spots".  He was blown away by the clippers in that Full Metal Jacket scene.  After searching online Wahl seems to make good ones. Can anyone recommend me some good high quality clippers? He shaves his head with no guard on the blade down to 1/8".  
posted by denimchair on Dec 18, 2013 - 17 answers

Looking for a history-of-fashion art book, please!

I'm looking for a nice art book covering fashion and (particularly) hairstyles, both men's and women's, in America in the 30s, 40s, and/or 50s. This is a gift for a hairstylist, so pictures are key - the text is much less important. Price range up to $200. Thanks!
posted by restless_nomad on Dec 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Great haircut in NYC?

I want to get my hair cut, and I'd like to go to someone who can just look at me and say "This, this is what you should do with your hair," or something like that. A genius with scissors. Any recommendations for a really skilled haircutter in NYC? I don't want to pay too much more than $100, if I can help it. Thanks!
posted by swheatie on Dec 11, 2013 - 8 answers

Headband Hell

Trying to keep bad hair under control throughout the work day without looking like I'm 12. Help? [more inside]
posted by gohabsgo on Dec 5, 2013 - 21 answers

Why do I get headaches when I wear my hair down?

I have barely shoulder length hair which I typically wear down at work or when I'm out. After several hours, I sometimes get a headache which is immediately alleviated by putting my hair up (I'd say I get a headache after leaving my hair down about 20% of the time). Why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Dec 4, 2013 - 14 answers

What stuff do I use on my newly blue hair?

Yesterday i dyed my hair blue underneath my regular blonde. I am normally very low maintenance, like wash and go, and didn't really think through how to take care of it. Looking for specific suggestions on products I can pick up today or order online that will keep the blue as blue as possible. Should I try dry shampoos? I honestly have just been using aussie shampoo since the 80s, so trying to find a new product seems oversized. I was told to keep the blonde and blue separate when I wash my hair, like put the blue in a ponytail, wash the blonde and put conditioner on it, and then wash the blue. If anyone has managed to do this, tips for this also welcome.
posted by katinka-katinka on Dec 4, 2013 - 20 answers

"Jo, your one beauty!"

Is selling or donating my hair worthwhile, or should I just get a damn haircut like normal people? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Dec 3, 2013 - 18 answers

Those pesky hairs

Need recommendations for a battery-operated ear and nose hair trimmer whose noise level doesn't cause me to become hard of hearing! [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Nov 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Hair for Grownups-Slash-Dummies

I have medium-thick, fine, kind of wavy hair that I have washed and either pulled back still-wet into a high ponytail or French braided every day since the beginning of time. It's a little longer than shoulder-length. I would like to find some more interesting and adult things to do with it, (maybe something that looks a little less severe?) but would not like to spend more than 10 or (gulp) 15 minutes of my morning on hair-related tasks. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Nov 12, 2013 - 31 answers

Queer-friendly haircut in the Twin Cities?

Looking for a place or a particular stylist who will cut my queer hair and who may even offer suggestions about style. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Nov 5, 2013 - 15 answers

Can you recommend a shampoo for my special-snowflake hair and scalp?

Can you recommend a shampoo for a scalp with excess sebum BUT also dry, frizzy, curly hair? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 28, 2013 - 10 answers

I need to update my hair care regimen

I used to be able to shampoo, blow dry, and curl my hair and then sleep on it for a day or two at a time to spare my ends daily heat damage. Then I got bangs. My bangs get oily mere hours after I get out of the shower, forcing me to shower, dry, and style my hair every day and accumulate the repercussions of constant heat contact. Dry shampoo makes my hair look even oilier. So how can I keep my roots/bangs oil-free and my ends healthy? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Oct 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me get an asymmetrical haircut that doesn't look awful

I'm a guy with fairly long hair (between chin and shoulder length) who wants to try something a little daring and, yes, possibly very stupid. I've been thinking about getting one side buzzed short- not shaved- while leaving the rest long. How should I request this? What is that even called? Details and stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Oct 26, 2013 - 10 answers

FX show Archer: What hairstyle does Pam have?

On the animated show Archer, Pam Poovey has her hair up in some kind of pseudo-bun apparatus (possibly a french twist?). What is her hairstyle and where can I find instructions for recreating it? [more inside]
posted by mikurski on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Halloween Hair Humectant? Soggy Samhain Strands?

Remember The Wet Look? Well, I need The Drowned Look. For this year’s Halloween costume contest, my buddies and I are going as the ladies of Shakespearean tragedy, and I drew Ophelia. I’m not doing Sad or Mad Ophelia, though; I’m doing recently-fished-out-of-the-creek Ophelia, and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by The Underpants Monster on Oct 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Whipped cream, or should I see a doctor?

I recently started working at a cafe. Since I started working there (and it may or may not be related), I've noticed a few rough patches on my scalp, right where I part my hair. [more inside]
posted by jb on Oct 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Hate hair dryers. Should be drying my hair. Solution?

It's getting cool again and I'm thinking that maybe I should start drying my hair before work so I don't show up with wet hair. But I hate hair dryers. Can I use something like this instead of a hair dryer? How do I do that without ruining my hair? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Oct 18, 2013 - 45 answers

She cuts my hair, I look less disheveled. It works out. Kinda.

My wife cuts my hair but it's never quite as good as a good barbershop haircut. What are some things she and I may not be doing properly or can do differently/better to improve the results? Many [non-dandruff related] snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Oct 17, 2013 - 15 answers

I'm too lazy to shave every day....Solutions?

We can put a man on the moon. We can turn a woman into a man and a man into a woman. We can create computers that are smarter than us. We know what the middle of the earth looks like...And so on and so on and so on...... We are a pretty much technology advanced race of humans. How close are we to inventing a 'Nair' like product for the head? I'm bald and a bit lazy and tired of the routine of shaving my head 3x a week to maintain an appearance that isn't so 'gruff'. My wife likes me smooth! Every hair removal product I read of is not recommended for the head, because our skin on top is too thin and the hair removal chemicals could do more damage then good. So anyway, is there a solution on the horizon? Any miracle head hair removal gel, cream, mist coming out soon? Life must be pretty good if this is what concerns me at the moment...... Humor me?
posted by TwilightKid on Oct 4, 2013 - 16 answers

Halloween costume for someone with long curly black hair....

Have any ideas for a Halloween costume for someone who has long curly dark hair?
posted by likeapen on Sep 26, 2013 - 24 answers

Bottle-blonde for dummies

I have typical Irish colouring (not stereotypical, think The Corrs), healthy brows and very little interest in maintenance. What do I need to know if I want to try going blonde. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Sep 26, 2013 - 13 answers

I am curious, pink

I'm having a tiny nervous breakdown and I think one thing that might help me feel better would be to make a radical change to my hair. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 24, 2013 - 26 answers

How does salon dyeing work?

I'm new to colouring my hair, hence this probably very basic question about how it works and reasonable expectations. Way too much info inside. [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night on Sep 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Great, long lasting drugstore hair dye... does it exist?

Can you help me find a drugstore hair color that suits my needs? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Sep 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Temporary dyeing of beard

I'm thinking about trying to temporarily dye my beard green. I've been reading up on how to do this with food coloring. I'm looking for advice or personal anecdotes which can help! [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Sep 14, 2013 - 13 answers

Who is the Lisa Eldridge of hair?

I am obsessed with Lisa Eldridge's fantastic makeup videos - she's incredibly friendly, her videos are beautifully shot, and she talks to you about why you should or shouldn't do things as well as how. Do you know of someone similar who focuses on just hair? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Sep 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Embarrassing First World Problem/Question

I can't tolerate scented skin and hair products. The later are the worst and impossible to find. But my hair needs help. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 7, 2013 - 13 answers

Asian hair in Boston

Help me find an Asian hair salon in Boston. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Do you live in Boston? Do you have curly hair? How?

I'm white, I have curly hair and I live in the Boston area. Around this time of year, every year, I have massive problems with frizz (my hair doubles in size, and not in a good way). I don't have this problem when I'm a few states south, in the tri-state area. I'm seeing tons of girls with curly hair in Massachusetts right now who don't have this problem. What's the secret? [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Aug 31, 2013 - 16 answers

Where to get my hairs did in Fishkill? Style recommendations?

I will be traveling to Fishkill, NY in September for a wedding. Due to an unfortunate current hair style from growing out a pixie cut I am feeling pretty frumpy and would like to have my hair professionally done the day of the wedding. [more inside]
posted by ridiculous on Aug 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Blondes have more fun?

Is there a trick to maintaining blonde hair when your natural hair is a medium to dark brown? [more inside]
posted by toerinishuman on Aug 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Poppin' my hair cherry!

I'm getting my hair dyed (well, highlighted) for the first time tomorrow. When should I work out? Should I keep using sulfate-free shampoo, or should I switch to special stuff for dyed hair? BONUS: give me stories about being extremely happy after dying your hair :). [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance on Aug 14, 2013 - 19 answers

I just want to look at pictures of other people's hair

Seagull Salon in NYC has a tumblr on which they post photos of some (most? all?) of the clients who come through the salon to get their hair cut, dyed, or styled. This seems like such an obviously great idea - not only has it taught me about lots of new hair trends, it gives me a chance to see what these super creative styles look like on real people. If I were ever in the market for a NYC haircut, I'd feel confident going to Seagull. But for some reason, I've had trouble finding other blogs like this: my results are clogged by hair salon websites and individually run blogs full of tutorials and photos of celebrities and such. Do you know of any other salons that do this? They don't have to be the same genre of hairstyle as Seagull; I just want to look at lots of un-retouched photos of other people's haircuts.
posted by pretentious illiterate on Aug 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Hair straightener suggestions?

My beloved Conair 2-in-1 Straightener and Curling Iron (model CD110, now discontinued) finally died yesterday and I can't seem to find anything similar. [more inside]
posted by Endure You Are Not Alone on Aug 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Best product for darkening very short male hair?

I've been cutting my hair very short, and discovered that while I didn't mind my graying hair when it was a normal length, it is much grayer-looking when cut this close and does not look good in combination with my untanned white scalp. Can someone point out good hair color products for white guys with extremely short hair? [more inside]
posted by Another Sock Puppet on Aug 6, 2013 - 7 answers

30's hair cut for a modern gal?

I've seen some great advice on hair cuts here on MeFi and I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm performer and occasionally get the opportunity to get all decked out 1920's/30's style. I really love doing this and would like to do it more frequently but one of the hardest aspects is getting the hair right. I'm going to need a trim soon, can you help me instruct my hairstylist on a style that will be easy to maintain on a daily basis but will allow for the period styling when the need occurs? [more inside]
posted by snowymorninblues on Aug 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Why did my hair suddenly change, and how do I fix it?

Two weeks ago my hair type suddenly... changed. Or something happened to it. It went from smooth and shiny to coarse and frizzy and feeling like it's coated in conditioner that hasn't been washed out, yet horribly dry at the same time. I feel as though I've tried everything. Help? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Aug 2, 2013 - 36 answers

Sustainable forestry management aka the loveliest leg hair ever.

How do you keep your hairy pins (and bits) in tip top condition? [more inside]
posted by pipstar on Aug 2, 2013 - 14 answers

I can't believe I paid someone to hurt me that much.

I've always wanted to try waxing my legs (and.... eventually... other stuff too....) but I've been too scared of the pain. However, shaving my legs every five seconds is REALLY getting old, so finally I decided to try it. It was pretty much a disaster. What did I do wrong and how can I make it work better for me? [more inside]
posted by Everythingsalrighteverythingsfine on Aug 1, 2013 - 31 answers

Why is the THC in my hair follicles not reducing quickly?

I've been submitting hair samples myself with the Hairconfirm test. I understand the hair test, confirms usage within a 90 day period. On day 72, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .53 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. On day 92, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .45 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. On day 108, I submitted samples, and STILL tested positive with a .42 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. Why is the rate of reduction of THC Metabolites in my hair not reducing faster? [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Stronger hair

A guy here with very fine hair and a ponytail. I would like to collect all my hair in the ponytail but the sides never gets long enough. Is there anything I can do to get it stronger and longer? Much annoyed by flying hair when the top is down.
posted by Ferrari328 on Jul 31, 2013 - 10 answers

Hair's My Problem

I need suggestions for updos (up-dos?) for someone who has fine, thin, and limp (no volume) hair. And some helpful tips/suggestions/resources for getting better at keeping my hair looking nice. A huge novel inside. [more inside]
posted by driedmango on Jul 29, 2013 - 25 answers

Hack My Cat's Hair, How To

I adopted a great cat when he was just three weeks old. My daughter and I love him. However...we were told he'd have medium-ish hair and would be easy to take care of. Not so, very long hair everywhere. Everywhere. On everything. Hope me... [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Jul 27, 2013 - 23 answers

Can I get this colour on my head?

Is it possible to get my hair the colour I want using henna? [more inside]
posted by stillnocturnal on Jul 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Boston-area salon that does finger waves

My friend is getting married in September in Somerville, MA. She wants her hair in finger waves. She's struggling to find a salon in metro Boston that can do finger waves. Any personal recommendations (especially reasonable-cost ones) from people who have gotten finger waves in the Boston area? The wedding is on a Saturday afternoon (so hair would be Saturday morning). Transit accessibility is not an issue; assume she'll have a car. [more inside]
posted by snowmentality on Jul 25, 2013 - 7 answers

sticky-uppy, poofy, polished, soft, cool hair?

I am loving Tina Marjarino's hair in the new Veronica Mars Movie clips & promo pictures. How do I get my hair to do this (seen here as well)? I don't know what to even call it to use my google-fu! I just know that it is fabulous and I need to do it. Currently I'm growing out a pixie, so I should have the correct amount of hair. Sorry for such a silly question!
posted by firei on Jul 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Just cut my hair off, already.

Where in or around North County San Diego can I find a hair stylist who will cut my hair in a short, edgy style without fretting over how short is too short for a woman, or what hairstyles suit a tall body or a oblong face? I'd love to find somebody unafraid to have fun with my hair, who has experience doing more alternative-looking cuts. [more inside]
posted by moira on Jul 20, 2013 - 21 answers

Please help me find my new hairstyle

Help a girl have her mid-40s rebellion: I'm fat and I want short hair. I'm totally willing to break the "fat girls shouldn't have short hair" rule, but what I don't understand is what kind of style will work because my hair is naturally wavy in the "jew-fro" style. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2013 - 16 answers

My hair keeps turning orange. What can I do?

I don't want orange hair, but nothing seems to work. Please help. [more inside]
posted by amodelcitizen on Jul 18, 2013 - 19 answers

Take me from Nottie to Hottie.

I'm a beauty noob. Make me into a beauty pro. Who can teach me how to hair and makeup? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jul 18, 2013 - 27 answers

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