Good evening wonderful people of the Internet! It has been quite a while since I’ve written an actual blog post, but it’s been even longer since I’ve let another person cut my hair. As many of you know (and as explained by the title), I cut my own hair. I’ve been doing this for 3 years now, and it’s been a pretty good run.

Learning to cut your own hair teaches you many things, such as manual dexterity, patience, and definitely accountability. Plus, you save a nice chunk of change when you decide to skip the barber for a while. However, there’s one thing that you don’t get when you’re your own barber – convenience. It’s frickin’ hard to navigate your own head using two mirrors and a bunch of sharp tools. Also unless you’re a hair-cutting genius, you aren’t going to get the perfect cut.

MindtrickSo as some of you know, I spent the last two weeks in Asia. I saw many a great hairstyle, but I also saw many that were less than good. Literally, some guys looked like they had a blind barber. Anyway, I digress.

It took a lot of convincing for me to get my hair cut in the outside world, but I figured that hair stylists in Asia would at least know how to handle cutting/styling Asian hair. My hunch was right!! On my aunt’s suggestion, I visited Kim Robinson’s salon in Hong Kong. Eric was my stylist and he did a fantastic job with my hair. Real talk. He also gave me some great tips for controlling my less-than-cooperative hair.

If you’re someone who takes great pride in the way their hair looks, I have to say it is worth it to find a stylist who understands your hair’s ins and outs and can give you a proper cut to achieve your desired style. Since Eric cut my hair, my hair is much more cooperative and my styling process has become much more effective overall.

Below are some pictures of the results. The first two are from Eric’s styling and the last picture is my own work:

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That’s it for this week! Stay tuned for more content in the coming weeks.

Stay Shuai,



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