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Offline reddog

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Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« on: March 11, 2023, 01:10:29 PM »
The first week of June will be my 10 year anniversary and I'm considering a couple things.

After 10 years, I'm considering stopping shaving while I still have a mostly full head of hair. I've tried numerous times to grow it back, but seldom made it past a few weeks. It would take a great amount of willpower, especially in the summer! It would be cool to  get a flattop from a good barber.

Or I could stop shaving for a couple of months and get a barbershop headshave on my anniversary to celebrate. There is a lady barber near me that does shaves, and I've never had a gal shave me bald.


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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2023, 11:11:26 AM »
Why not have your cake and eat it too?

Go for the pampered shave on your birthday and afterwords grow it out and sport a flattop for six months or so?


Have some fun with it while you can

Do you want even want to try a bad ass mohawk after the flat top!  Thereís even a video on YouTube about a flat topped Mohawk!  Way Cool!

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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2023, 02:41:16 PM »
@Semi-Sly , thanks for the suggestions. Food for thought!

I'm also thinking if I start growing now, it would be about 12weeks to my anniversary, and I could get a nice flattop by then. The lady barber I mentioned does a killer flattop. I've seen her work, and it is outstanding. Then later in the summer, I can go back to her for a smooth headshave.
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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2023, 06:41:49 AM »
Wow 10 yrs! Congratulations. It seems like so much longer. When to grow and when to shaveÖ..my only advice is to think about tan lines when you go to shave as we head into summer.

Plus why not celebrate 10 yrs of baldness with a nice head shave!

But enjoy the flattop. Best haircut ever.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2023, 12:31:32 PM by Razorhead »

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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2023, 08:28:34 AM »
Congratulations on the 10 years.

I often think that if I had hair, there are several styles I would like to "try out" on myself.  Some would take some time and effort, but I think they would be fun.

Tight fade side part - the modern version of a classic.

A Mohawk - kind-of old school edgy.

An undercut, shaved sides and longer top.  Similar to our own @DoberDaddy 's hairpiece.  Also very similar to the mohawk in cut, just styled differently.

And this one would take a long time - a Mullet.

And of course, a Flattop (your own photos are my best example)
« Last Edit: March 13, 2023, 11:54:38 AM by slybeard »
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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2023, 08:41:50 AM »
10... wow, I think I am at like... 29. LOL

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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2023, 04:06:35 PM »
Congrats, Iím almost 12 1/2 months to 20 years, this year, I budgeted for four barbershop shaves with a straight razor, forgot to shave past 3 days, so I had my head shaved at the barbershop today , and I have one scheduled for April 6th close to my 19th bald anniversary



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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2023, 10:06:16 PM »
Congratulations!!!!

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Re: Ten year baldiversary, at a crossroads.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2023, 10:33:27 PM »
Thirty years ago it was becoming fashionable again for guys to buzz off most of their hair when the weather got warmer and sport a flattop for the summer.   I remember really wanting to do it, but I never did.  It just seemed so drastic. 

I used to regret not giving it a try while I still had the chance, but not anymore.  Perhaps Iím being influenced by my lack of options but all I really want now is to be bald.  Having to grow back any amount of hair would be a huge sacrifice, and Iím glad I canít because it means no one will ever pressure me into it.