Flowbee Hoover Haircut

by Stephen

Flowbee - the hoover haircutWhat will they think of next? Forget your average shaver kit that you thought was good enough. I’m here to tell you that it’s not because I have found a vacuum that hoovers your hair to cut it.

I can’t think of a better or more comical way to cut your hair. All you have to do is select which spacers you wish to use depending on the length of your hair, and then attach the spacer to your Flowbee. Hair longer that 6inches is possible with the addition of more spacers available. It can be attached to 90% of hoovers, although you can buy a special Flowbee hoover called the Super Vac that will work perfectly with the Flowbee.

The idea of this hair cutter is hilarious. I think it would make a great gift for dads and granddads as they usually cut their own hair. Watching someone using the Flowbee would be quite funny, definitely one for Christmas.

Cutting hair used to be a hassle. You need to sit the person on a chair, put a towel around their shoulders, cut hair and spray water occasionally. Finally all that needs done is for you to brush up all the hair. With the Flowbee, the hair goes straight into the hoover or super vac, saving you a lot of time and energy or a more precise hair cut!

You may be wondering if it can be used on animals. The answer is yes, only if you purchase a special pet groomer attachment. All pet hair must be washed and brushed before use so it is not matted. Please make sure your pet likes the hoover and also is not smaller than the hoover nozzle. Safety first!

Don’t delay Hoover to-day! Available from flowbee.com.

22 reviews or comments

Homer J Says: June 5, 2006 at 7:30 pm

Uh, the flowbee has been around since the mid 80’s, and was heavily advertised right next to the likes of chia-pets and the hair-club for men.

Al Says: June 6, 2006 at 5:53 am

Thanks, now you mention it I do recall seeing adverts for it years ago. I’m pleased to say I don’t think it ever took off here in the UK.

I’ll add it to the retro section 🙂

George Says: June 6, 2006 at 3:11 pm

I bought a flowbee back in the 80’s and I am still using it today. I haven’t paid for a hair cut in over 20 years.

Al Says: June 6, 2006 at 3:13 pm

George, that scares me

Stephen Says: June 6, 2006 at 3:29 pm

I hope you clean it George! 🙂

lee Says: June 11, 2006 at 11:18 pm

the “bubble boy” used the flowbee in the movie, inside his bubble.

Jimmy Says: July 25, 2006 at 7:28 am

I have been using my Flowbee for over 20 years and the only
parts that I have had to replace were the plastic spacers at less than ten bucks. Ibe saved thousands on haircuts…

Donna Sophia Says: November 18, 2006 at 12:38 am

I’ll probably be a closet Flowbee user because they seem to be the butt of jokes on the web. I’ve heard about them for years, just ordered one from their website today. There are some on Ebay too. My spike haircut is one length and it takes a while but I manage to cut it myself. I hope the flowbee makes cutting my hair simpler and faster. There I have said it out-loud.

Donna Sophia Says: November 28, 2006 at 11:17 am

Al are you still scared? Come sit by me and hold my hand (kidding Al).
Got my Flowbee and used it. It compares to the electric razor without the mess, with length options. If you used it correctly, you should be pleased.
I read horror stories, one got hair tangled, another looked like the mange. I surmise these unfortunate users didn’t follow directions. Put a couple of drops of their oil on the blades before each use. Barbers do that. Never cut off more than recommended (I think 1/4 or 1/2 inch at a time). You just can’t put a 5 inch pony tail in the thing and expect it to cut a perfect 2 in length, without some serious problems. Cut it several inches long, then cut it a little shorter until you get to the desired length. If you have really long hair to start with, cut some off first with shears.
I love my haircut, it trimmed those few hairs that I didn’t get perfectly cut with shears. And fast, I can keep my hair looking perfectly trimmed by using it every couple of weeks. It was well worth the money.
Hey Flowbee, do you need a spokes person?

c aturday Says: March 1, 2007 at 2:28 pm

perhaps best as a a trimmer for muh harbl?

RGB Says: June 21, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Hey, I’m the same way. I have been using one for twenty years mainly ’cause I’m too cheap to pay for haircuts. One nice thing is that when you give it a go, it does not look radically different, like you just had a haircut or something. Just a little shorter and smoother. From time to time when I hear people making fun of Flowbee, I don’t defend it, I just keep my mouth shut and have the last laugh. If my hair looks ragged from time to time, it’s because I was too lazy to cut it, not due to the haircut. The knack is to do it in steps, like the other guy said, and know which length spacer to use, and use the tapered ones on the right sides. You can’t mess it up because it doesn’t let you, really. I can’t imagine the thousands of dollars I’ve saved over the years.

Bill G Says: June 22, 2007 at 8:45 am

Used 18 years and still going.
$89.00 initial investment
Avoided paying $30 per haircut since then. I figure about 216 of them which would equate to $6480.00. Do the math!!!

Tim Webb Says: July 23, 2007 at 7:42 am

Been using the Flowbee for over 20 years and have had no problems other than getting new spacers, just recently. Everyone thinks I go to a girl named Flo. It never looks like I just got a hair cut as I cut it every two weeks. Being in entertainment, I need to always look my best and hair stylists are constantly in and out of the business. That is how it all started, couldn’t get my hair cut when I needed to before a show. Problem solved.

Patty Says: September 23, 2007 at 10:46 pm

I’ve been using the flowbee for 16 years now and I haven’t had a problem with it at all. I have cut My parents, Sisters, Brothers, Sons, Nephews, Well, My entire family’s hair, And have done so, in many many different styles. Everyone has saved lots of time and Money. I know people that havent used it Make Jokes about the Flowbee. But I dont know what I would do without mine!.

Don Says: January 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I bought a Flowbee years ago for $70 – which really hurt. But it really has paid for itself many times over. I get a decent haircut every time, I don’t have to drive to and pay a barber, and I get a predictable haircut every time. But I am a closet Flowbee-ist.

Steve Says: December 10, 2009 at 11:10 am

I’ve used a Flowbee for over 20 years. I’ve saved $thousands. The blades have been replaced once. I need new blades now. Anyone have any?.. 🙂

Donna Sophia Says: December 18, 2009 at 2:28 am

This is my 3rd post. OMG I can’t believe it’s been over 3 years since my 1st post here. I thought I’d be a closet user or risk being the butt of jokes. I get so many compliments from strangers who next ask who cuts my hair. The ones with a similar style wish their beautician could duplicate mine. Most of those strangers have never heard of Flowbee until they ask who does my hair. I should get a commission.
I’m not cheap, as a matter of fact I haven’t paid for a haircut in 36 years. My husband always cut it. Many women wanted him to cut their hair at his barber shop but he is too busy to mess with women. Flowbee does just as good a job. It’s just that now I don’t have to bother him when he has already stood in one spot cutting hair for 9 straight hours. For many years in a row he has been voted best barber in the tri-states, and he gives Flowbee an A+. No he doesn’t use it, he and his partner have always exchanged haircuts.

Steve Says: December 18, 2009 at 6:36 am

Hi Donna,
I have an early Flowbee. I’ve replaced the blades twice because I’ve used it so much. I need new blades now. I live in the tri-states area. Contact me if you know anyone local who has new blades for sale. Thanks.

Donna Sophia Says: January 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

I’d try Flowbee.com for blades, I know they sell them for the newer models.
I just bought a new vacuum and the hoses are exactly the same size and dont’ slide together. That huge yellow rubber band thing is just too hard to use so I have to use silver tape. Anyone have any clever solutions to hook the hoses together?

Dougie B Says: April 26, 2010 at 6:49 am

Use the Flowbee every 2 weeks or so. Great product. Nothing like cutting your hair at 5 A.M.!!!

jutto magutto Says: July 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

i actually found this in search for flowbee parts. i bought my flowbee about 12 years ago. i didnt realize they went as far back as the 80’s. i purchased mine on one of those infomercials for $49.95 & have been using it since. i just broke the original flat fork base for the extensions & have been looking to purchase another plastic base/fork….my brother made fun of me for years untill he came over once earlier this year in need of a “quik” haircut. he immediately purchased one & hasnt paid for a haircut since…heck ive probably saved over $15k in haircuts in 12 years!!

58 wolf kennel Says: October 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Saw an infomercial for this product late one night in the 90s while getting loaded and drooling over Rhonda Shear on USA’s “Up All Night”. I believe the featured film was “Airborne”, but never mind any of that.

My hair has always been rather coarse and unseemly. Barbers have often suggested that I either shave it all off or just let it grow into dreadlocks (lol) and forget about it. Frankly, I had grown weary of their barbs, so I was indeed interested in a “home remedy”, if you will. So the Flowbee intrigued me.

Upon receiving it, I removed it from the box, read the handy instructions and plugged ‘er in, ready to suck the hair right off of my head. Unfortunately, I believe I may have received a faulty model because, when I ran it through my hair, the thing sputtered and shorted out, but with my hair stuck inside the device (!). Frantic, I called my sister and asked her to come over and free me from this contraption. She pulled and pulled, but could not release my gnarly knot from the Flowbee and was ultimately forced to cut out a huge chunk of my hair.

Needless to say, I looked pretty ridiculous with a giant bald spot on my head, so I ran to the only store that was open at the time (it was another late night) and purchased a trucker hat with a giant “Gas, grass or ***” emblem on the front, accompanied with a lurid silhouette of some vixen. I proceeded to wear this silly hat everywhere for the next two weeks (board meetings, sporting events, etc) until my hair grew back.

In the end, I tossed the Flowbee into the rubbish bin and vowed never to buy something late at night when hopped up on Cutty Sark, Yellow Jackets and ‘shrooms.

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