@Semi-Sly I know after many years of shaving it can get old. I have now backed off and only shave every other day or so, but I also like the stubble free smooth feel. When I am not pressed for time, though, I still enjoy giving myself a smooth shave. I would think as a barber you would actually like shaving. Does it have more to do with your shoulder issues? If a guy comes to your barber chair and asks for a head shave, do you enjoy that, or is it just part of the job?
No, While I do not enjoy giving face shaves, (because they are tricky and time consuming), I do enjoy shaving a guys' head; especially if it is his first time and I can help him see just how good he can look. BuT I don't like shaving my own head or face because:
1. My disability makes it impossible for me to hold my head upright or to tilt it back at all. And,it is very painful to even try to get my head back enough to shave my neck.
2. I have had three shoulder surgeries in the past three years and I just cannot get my arms to go up, over and in back of my head very well.
3. Like any other profession, what barber wants to cut his own hair or shave his own head when the rest of the world gets to have someone else do this for them? It is kind of like the auto mechanic's car is always the last to get serviced; the house painter's house is always in need of attention; and no chef want's to come home after a hard night's work and have to cook his own meal?