Cheap Barber in NSW

Can anyone suggest a cheaper barber anywhere in Campbelltown NSW?

Majority charge $20 for basic cut and do it in 5 minutes without actually cutting the hairs short.

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    without actually cutting the hairs short.

    How does that work? 🤔

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      they use clip number 5 when asked for 3 or 2 they mark up the price.

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        Then buy your own clipper and do a no.3 or 2 all the way around, easy.

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    …in NSW

    So, how far are you willing to travel for this cheap haircut? NSW is a pretty big place…

    But a decent pair of clippers and they will cut the hair short and after 2 hair cuts it will have paid for itself.

    My recommendations are Remington Quick Cut or the Remington Rapid Cut Turbo.

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      thx

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      The Remington Rapid Cut Turbo is excellent. Very easy to use and a smooth cut without grabbing. My needs are a simple #2 all over. Not sure how you'd cater for a more demanding style cut.

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    If you are prepared to travel, there are free haircut options on Gumtree

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      thx

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    Cheap barbers in Sydney are usually around non English born majority suburbs.

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      thx

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      Yes. just came to know about Hurstville $7 cutting. Thats too far.

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        You asked for NSW, that's within the same city so is pretty close on comparison. Better than Wagga or Broken Hill lol.

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        $7 on weekends. $6 on weekdays. :)

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    Antonio is pretty cheap.

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    $8 in parramatta

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    George St in Paramatta has a bunch of old barbers that'll snip you for under $10

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    I gave up with barbers. Each time they ask me "how do you want it" and .. i don't honestly know …. shorter? they always produce such perfect looking hair rather than the slightly shabby look i particularly like.

    then i tried the hair dresser schools where cuts were $5. Even then, "how would you like it" … Once I had left my hair really long and wanted the students to go wild on my hair and do as they pleased. Instead, their response was … "ok .. so .. i'll cut it 2cm shorter, how's that?".. I was disappointed by their lack of creativity and enthusiasm.

    So .. i gave up.
    Bought my own clippers and have been cutting may hair (inc the back) for over a decade. Recently my kiddos need haircuts, so i'll cut theirs too. Once theyre older I may encourage them to cut their own hair.

    It's so convenient randomly deciding to cut one's hair at … a random time in the day and not have to queue for hours, or call ahead and then queue. It literally takes me 15minutes to half an hour depending how much mess I make .
    Easy!

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      Thankyou for your response. I have the required tool but dont have the skills. I am also dissapointed as it doesn't matter how much i pay$$$ the hair results are the same. Hence I am looking for a cheaper solution.

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        You don't need skills. Just go over your whole head with the comb on.

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        The skill you learn while doing. You just have to accept that you may look shaggy the first few times. Also, don't cut it too short initially so you can play with it. I recommend a hand held vac nearby to vacuum the hair up and to clean up vacuum in such a way that the hand held vac doesn't blow all the hair away !

        What I do is, face the mirror in the bathroom, chuck a plastic bag over the sink to avoid clogging it, put #4 on the clipper and start clipping back of head -> top of crown -> down to the front. That clips the back short and the front longer (due to the direction of my hair growth). Once i'm done doing that for all the head I then fluff up my hair at the top of my head and the sides and start doing at maybe 45 degree angles from the back to the front so that I can cut a bit shorter. The sides of the head over ears, etc, I go front to back with #4 still. Then the bits just around the ears I use no clipper attachment so I can remove the fluff around the ear. I may comb hair over the ear to remove bits the overlap. Then with the fringe I comb my hair flat forward and then clip it with no attachment.

        The back is fun. I face away from the bathroom mirror, while holding a small hand mirror with one hand. Then I manouver one at a time (hand mirror, or clipper) to position the clipper to make the cut to round the bottom back of my hair.

        EASY!

        I learnt by going to the barber and literally just paying attention to what they did.

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        I just wanted this video https://youtu.be/5JpAy_RTjos after the tip to buy clippers above. I'm going to try to convince my wife to go back to cutting my hair, now that we have a clue :)

        When I could get a $10 haircut I didn't mind. But cheapest locally is $26, so time for DIY

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    im a member of the cut my own hair club and have been for probably 10+ years now.

    get a cordless one. Way easier. Ive got a Philips one now that has a dial to adjust the comb depth, so you don't have to switch combs all the time.

    the numbers are just 1/8 inch each - no 2 is 2/8ths, no 8 is 8/8ths. Number 8 by itself is too long to work on the sides but you can just do number 8 on top, that's still an inch of hair which is plenty, number 4 on the sides and use the number 6 to blend it, get the wife or someone to blend in a number 3 on the bottom with a comb and use the clippers without a comb/guide to square off the back, job done. You can square off the back yourself but it won't look as neat as a barber's job or someone else doing it.

    anyway if you do go to the barber, remember there are more styles than just short back and sides! e.g. low-top fade, pompadour, high-top fade with hard part, etc

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    A spouse/friend cutting each other's hair is the easiest/cheapest option.

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    Campsie $ 8 & $ 9 many shops

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    I saw a sign for $15 cuts in Eagle Vale off Gould Rd

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    A spouse/friend cutting each other's hair is the easiest/cheapest option.
    What is the difference between a good haicut and a poor haircut? About 3 weeks