The males in my family preferred to have short hair. Their hair is thick, curly, and they still want a butch. I purchased a pair of clippers when my boys were young and found that I actually enjoyed cutting hair. My nephew even got in on it. I called my sister-in-law whenever I was getting ready to cut hair.
I cannot imagine how much money I saved, since two of them like their hair cut once a month. I thought they would outgrow this, but my oldest still comes over for a buzz.
The secret was the vacuum attachment that I purchased to go with the clippers. It sucks the hair into the vacuum while you are cutting it. No more itchy noses or necks. That is not something you can find at a barber shop.