Today we feature a picture of a child getting an outdoor haircut. The picture was taken in 1936, so I would imagine that a professional haircut was a luxury most people could not afford.
Interestingly, I have not gotten a professional haircut in over 25 years. Ages ago I got the robocut system, and cut my own hair. It is a nice clipper system hooked to a vacuum. It has a spacer that lets you precisely set the length the cut will be. So you just set the length, run it over the top, then set it a little shorter, and do the sides, and then my wife cleans up the edges with scissors. The whole thing takes under ten minutes. I went to this not so much to save money, but just the hassle.