My Formula for a Haircut

Donald Daniel, May 2019

For years I did not know how to describe to a barber I had never met before how to get a satisfactory haircut. I finally hit on a foolproof procedure.

Get a wooden pencil with a rubber eraser on one end. With a black felt tip marker make a line around the pencil 1.5 inches from the rubber end of the pencil. Give this to the barber. The barber can put the rubber eraser against your scalp if necessary to cut every hair 1.5 inches long. If some hair is already less than 1.5 inches, leave that hair alone.

Not perhaps ideal, but always acceptable.