I cut my own hair. Use one of those clipper things with a #2 shoe attached. The electric clipper sets can be bought at Aldi or Lidl or similar for about the price of one cheap haircut.
I only shave when the stubble gets annoying and I find that all modern 2/3/4/5 blade razors, even when rinsed out after every swipe, become quickly clogged and have to be repeatedly un-clogged using a wooden toothpick or similar. So I've gone back to using an old single-blade safety razor - the same model as the one in the photo.
Amazingly, Tesco still sells packets of double-edged razor blades for these - 10 blades for £2 last time I bought some. Compares very favorably with the replacement heads for the multi-blade razors which, if you're not careful, can cost more than a pound each.
Oooo....cept. I remember those. Those were decent razors (when the wife didn't use it on the QT for her legs). I quit doing extensive shaving decades ago, but for a while, I was applying a Celtic tonsure to keep the wispy tendrils of my forelock knot from falling in to my face....and to trim the edges of my beard, of course...I just grabbed whatever cheapo multi-blade shaver had been lying about ready to be chucked in to a travel kit.
A 'pricey cut' in these parts is about three times that. 7 quid is about ten US dollars...you'd be lucky to find a buzz cut for that.
Yeah, have you seen my hair? I went to a guy who did $10 cuts for years, but when I got laid off, he was rather out of the way for me to get to, and it made sense to go local (to a shop I can walk to) for $12 (which went up to $14 in the last year).
Steve you have generic short hair .. how bad could a cut be?
*points to military-style flat top*
I go every 2-3 weeks, though now that my local barber has upped his price from $12 to $14, I try to keep it more at the 3 week interval, though I'd love to have it done every 2 weeks.
*reminisces about $5-6 cuts during time in the service*
I don't go 'every 2-3 weeks'. More like 'twice a year', which is every 26-28 weeks.
So, at $14 per cut every 2-3 weeks, Shake spends in the realm of $150 every six months for haircuts. I keep my hair longish and it costs me almost $40 for a haircut and beard trim...but I need to get it cut only twice a year....or, if I'm being particularly fastidious, thrice a year. Still, even with $5 tips, I'm spending less than Shake on annual grooming costs.
Of course, I have allowed my hair to grow to my nipples at one point in my life and being shaggy has been a lifestyle choice. I could not get away from the buzz cut fast enough when I was thirteen and I've never looked back.