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March 30, 2010 @ 04:16 PM
jaded

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Yo what do those numbers mean? I've never gone in my barbershop and asked for anything like this; I normally tell the barer to either fade it, edge it up, shape it up, low fade, or shadow fade.


Seriously? It's not like Lost or anything. The numbers are just an indication of height. It's a setting on clippers.


^ That.

I don't do fades or anything like that. I know how I like my hair so I know exactly what guards to ask for.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

March 30, 2010 @ 04:26 PM
ᴊᴜᴀɴ

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I think it's univerasal for black people to go in and tell them what numbers they want. How else would you go about it?
March 30, 2010 @ 04:34 PM
FreshAddict

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yeah i dont understand how u cant kno wat number u get...
March 30, 2010 @ 04:55 PM
young idiot

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I remember the first time I went to a proper barbers I had to point to a picture the first couple of times.
March 30, 2010 @ 05:03 PM
.AG23.

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Seriously? It's not like Lost or anything. The numbers are just an indication of height. It's a setting on clippers.


smh, its not a setting on the clippers. its the "blade" you put on the clippers.
March 30, 2010 @ 05:33 PM
young idiot

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Eh.
March 30, 2010 @ 06:12 PM
Maui Waui

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Good lookin' out, I thought that's what dude meant by the numbers (height settings). I didn't know what they meant because I've never got my haircut that way before; I've pretty much asked for fades my entire life.

j/w, how do you know what heights to choose? How do you know how it will look when the barber finishes?
March 30, 2010 @ 06:13 PM
.AG23.

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good lookin out, I thought that's what dude meant by the numbers (height settings). I didn't know what they meant because I've never got my haircut that way before, I've pretty much asked for fades my entire life.


im surprised still. i get a fade and they ask what lengths i want on the top and sides.
March 30, 2010 @ 06:15 PM
ᴊᴜᴀɴ

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^word. Do you guys just say "I want a fade" and take what they give you?
March 30, 2010 @ 06:18 PM
Maui Waui

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My barber asks me if I want to take any off when I get a fade, and I normally just ask for him to take a little off, I don't use the numbers. Sometimes I'll ask for a fade and he doesn't ask, but he always comes correct lol.
March 30, 2010 @ 06:20 PM
jaded

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j/w, how do you know what heights to choose? How do you know how it will look when the barber finishes?


I read about the 8 on top, 7 on sides, 7 on back tapered into a 6 on the bottom of the back, so I asked for it. I have had those numbers before, so I knew what it would look like. Just ask the person who cuts your hair how long it will be after using an 8 on it, or whatever number you choose. The 8/7/6 set-up I got this last time is pretty short.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

March 30, 2010 @ 06:24 PM
Maui Waui

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I'll keep that in mind. I just got my my hair cut even all around last week. I plan on growing it out again haha.
March 30, 2010 @ 07:17 PM
young idiot

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Generally, I'll ask for a high number (which, to me, is like a 2 or 3) first if I haven't been in a while. Then I'll just take it down from there until I'm satisfied.
March 30, 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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yeah i always get a fade but they ask wat length...always get 2 on sides to a 3 on top styll n fade out the bak
April 1, 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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8 on top, 7 on sides, 7 on back tapered into a 6 on the bottom


not to sound weird lol but you got like a pic? i want to get something similar because i want to cut my hair short... but not too short. i know an 8 is like an inch so i think that'll be alright. did you get a tape with it btw? if you got a pic thatll be great. thanks man
April 1, 2010 @ 11:19 AM
IbRiNgDaBaCon

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I got that kinda hair Claire... yeee
April 1, 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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April 1, 2010 @ 11:28 AM
snuff_daddy

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this shit makes me lol




April 1, 2010 @ 12:06 PM
ᴊᴜᴀɴ

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How the fuck did dude in the red get his hair like that? Shit looks like niigga hair
April 1, 2010 @ 05:38 PM
Shaun

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Why doesn't it shock me? Like I've seen that before somewhere...


April 1, 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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workin on this
April 2, 2010 @ 04:51 PM
youcantguess

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not to sound weird lol but you got like a pic? i want to get something similar because i want to cut my hair short... but not too short. i know an 8 is like an inch so i think that'll be alright. did you get a tape with it btw? if you got a pic thatll be great. thanks man


bumpppp lol
April 2, 2010 @ 04:56 PM
AntonyT

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just got a cut. i might post a pic
April 2, 2010 @ 05:18 PM
jaded

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not to sound weird lol but you got like a pic? i want to get something similar because i want to cut my hair short... but not too short. i know an 8 is like an inch so i think that'll be alright. did you get a tape with it btw? if you got a pic thatll be great. thanks man


I don't know what you mean by tape.

It's an 8 on the top, 7 on the sides and back, and then on the back I had her taper it into a 6 on the bottom. Google Tom Ford, he has the same haircut, you could get a good idea of the length from that.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

April 3, 2010 @ 01:18 PM
IbRiNgDaBaCon

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Claire you said for the haircut I need to have the same kind of hair.
April 3, 2010 @ 05:00 PM
youcantguess

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I don't know what you mean by tape.

It's an 8 on the top, 7 on the sides and back, and then on the back I had her taper it into a 6 on the bottom. Google Tom Ford, he has the same haircut, you could get a good idea of the length from that.


oh alright thanks.. just looked it up but dude has a big ass forehead lol so couldnt really get an idea. but anywas, a tape is like a straight line in the front, like how the barber usually shapes it with short hair lol dont really know how to explain it
April 3, 2010 @ 06:10 PM
no0 v.2.0

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you know what i notice? my hair looks a lot better when i don't shampoo it for a few days, then when i put shampoo in that bitch it looks fucking amazing. as for the cut, i usually just get a 4 or a 3, then let it grow out for a few weeks, repeat the process.
April 3, 2010 @ 08:03 PM
SimplyLuck

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Can someone please post some nice haircuts for people with curly hair? My hair is really curly and dry(fucking sucks) and I've been wondering what to do with it for the longest time >_>... Some products to make it less frizzy/dry would be nice too.
April 3, 2010 @ 10:31 PM
drifter

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I read about the 8 on top, 7 on sides, 7 on back tapered into a 6 on the bottom of the back, so I asked for it. I have had those numbers before, so I knew what it would look like. Just ask the person who cuts your hair how long it will be after using an 8 on it, or whatever number you choose. The 8/7/6 set-up I got this last time is pretty short.


An 8...and 7....and 6? Wtf, honestly how is that short at all? when i get a 3 for a fde i think its still too long. An 8 would seem like why even go there, i think you mean a 4 honestly.
April 4, 2010 @ 11:53 PM
IbRiNgDaBaCon

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oh, haha.. my bad. alright then you can get the haircut you want?


I'll do it for fall/winter.

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