Cutting hair with a vacuum cleaner (a device I once saw)
March 15, 2008 3:21 AM   Subscribe

Weird vacuum cleaner/haircut extension tube device. I saw it on an infomercial once. I think there's one in Wayne's World. Can I get one in the UK?

I am looking for a device that fits on to the end of a vacuum cleaner hose. It has a series of blades inside which cut hair. The length of hair is chosen, the vacuum cleaner is switched on and then the user sucks their hair up the tube, cutting it as they do so.

I saw it on American TV one time. My girlfriend says that there is one in Wayne's World (Garth uses it, I can only vaguely remember the scene).

I live in the UK. Where can I get one? What would I search for on eBay for instance?

posted by bollockovnikov to Shopping (6 answers total)
This was called the Flowbee.
posted by sharkfu at 3:24 AM on March 15, 2008

I just want to add that in Wayne's World the fictional version was called the "Suck-Kut".
posted by sharkfu at 4:04 AM on March 15, 2008

Response by poster: Are there any similar alternatives? Not necessarily vacuum related, but auto-hair-cutting products that let you cut your hair at many lengths longer than a conventional hair trimmer?

Especially in the UK
posted by bollockovnikov at 5:09 AM on March 15, 2008

If you speak with Flowbee, watch out for the high pressure sales tactics, they pushed someone I know into buying 16 of them at one.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:25 AM on March 15, 2008

Flowbee! My brother did in fact buy and use such a device. He was trying to go very short, though, where it sounds like you're trying to go long. Bit of advice just in case, though, even if the shortest extension bit is too long for what you want, do not remove it and use the bare Flowbee device. Or if you do, learn to enjoy wearing hats and/or entertaining your barber.
posted by madmethods at 11:05 AM on March 15, 2008

It's sucking my will to live!
posted by SlyBevel at 1:06 PM on March 15, 2008

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