in college, my friends and i would cut each other's hair. it was easy and free. when we got married, i started cutting my husband's hair. it wasn't entirely without incident, but it worked. :) we didn't have much money at all then. he was in grad school and i was just starting out as a nurse, so i asked him to cut my hair... once. he kept trying to straighten the line across my back and i could just feel it getting shorter and shorter. i didn't let him try again. :) the girls have very easy one length haircuts that i have always cut.
it took some guts to finally try cutting my own hair, but i worked up the nerve and told myself that i could always go to the stylist (as long as i didn't cut it too short). it worked out fine and it's been a few years since i've gone and paid to get it cut. i would not have attempted cutting my own hair when it was short, but at this point i believe that it looks best longer...and now that i can cut it myself, there is even more motivation to keep it longer.
so i cut this tribe's hair. we don't pay for haircuts.
if this is a goal. start with an easy cut and a good pair of scissors that is especially made for cutting hair and only used for this purpose (mine cost much less than the cost of a good haircut). :) there are also lots of tutorials out there online.
this post is one of a series based on this quote by courtney carver, "instead of figuring out how to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends," and originating here.