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Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« on: May 12, 2009, 10:12:25 »
I'm starting BMQ in exactly 1 week.  It's in St-Hubert, Quebec.  Should I shave my head before getting there or they are going to do it when I'll get there? A friend told me not to shave it because it's going to be part of my best memories from BMQ (Full metal jacket style), but some guy in my unit recommended me to shave it prior my to arrival...  What you guys think?

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 10:17:27 »
No.

Search on haircut standards, get a military style cut if you want before going, but there is no need to "shave your head".  You are not going to Parris Island.

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 10:24:42 »
Ok but my question was more : should I arrive there with the haircut or do they provide a barber for recruits on the first BMQ day?

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 10:26:53 »
If somone from your unit said to get a hair cut, then get a hair cut.

In the future, when somone gives you helpful advice, follow it.
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 10:27:47 »
You should watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btz8NWxgnNI

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 10:32:12 »
Ok but my question was more : should I arrive there with the haircut or do they provide a barber for recruits on the first BMQ day?

Forgive me, your use of the word "shave" four times plus a reference to Full Metal Jacket must have led me to believe you meant "shave."

Try searching on "BMQ" + "haircut."


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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 12:02:51 »
You should watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btz8NWxgnNI

Wow thank you, it is so interesting!!!  I will watch them all!

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 12:32:01 »
The second time I did Basic (that's another story) I went out and got a proper military style haircut before showing up to the Alphabet school in Borden.  I mean, afterall, I was in before, and knew what to get...  It didn't really matter, I had to get another haircut with everyone else during the first week.  Save yourself the money, and get a haircut when they tell you to, in the style they tell you to.


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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009, 18:24:11 »
Only slightly off topic but very amusing if you know the details. Buddy of mine who is a U.S. Marine told me shaving his head before he went was an extremely unfortunate decision as that part of his indoctrination was 'made up for' in other ways.

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2009, 19:37:35 »
Yes definately.  Just tell the barber #1 all over.

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2009, 19:56:57 »
Many, many, many moons ago when I went from Res to Reg, I actually let my hair grow out. I think it helped in the long run.
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2009, 20:38:08 »
Well I am slated for the August 31st BMOQ, and I have been sporting the bald look for quite sometime now.  Just to let you know, I did not originally wish to do so, lol, however thanks to genetics the choice was made for me.  I figured being bald looks a heck of a lot better than balding...

I just figure I am gonna save the CF alot on haircuts ;)
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2009, 20:47:10 »


I just figure I am gonna save the CF alot on haircuts ;)

Unfortunately, the only flaw in your thinking is that we pay for our own haircuts.

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2009, 20:54:13 »
Long ago and far away you could get the RSM on your case for having too little hair -  Shaving your pate was akin to a "self-inflicted wound"  and would result in the RSM and his minions taking a lot of interest in your case.

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 23:02:52 »
Unfortunately, the only flaw in your thinking is that we pay for our own haircuts.

Well that does make sense... oh well, glad that I have my own set of clippers...and no i do not use a razor, gets too expensive lol.
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2010, 16:40:13 »
Would I have to shave my moustache during BMQ...as Ive had mine for over 5 years and Ive grown very attached to it...
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2010, 18:40:29 »
Would I have to shave my moustache during BMQ...as Ive had mine for over 5 years and Ive grown very attached to it...

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2010, 19:16:45 »
hmm thats odd...I received contradictory answers on this one...Ive been grooming mine for some time now and I would hate to have to shave it off...
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2010, 19:21:50 »
I guess you will have to wait and see what happens on day 1 of BMQ.

If you have to shave it, guess what you will survive it is only hair... it will grow back.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 19:24:51 by -Skeletor- »

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2010, 21:10:24 »
You can keep the mustache, but you have to shave your armpits, eyebrow, and legs for hygiene reasons.
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2010, 21:30:25 »
You can keep the mustache, but you have to shave your armpits, eyebrow, and legs for hygiene reasons.

Why'd you have to go and ruin the surprise? Anyways now that the cat's out of the bag.. the course staffwill march the course into the shower room and instruct them how to properly shave themselfs and having your fireteam partner get the areas you can't reach

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2010, 22:14:42 »
Thats too bad I even have a nickname for my moustache tsokman jr...
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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2010, 22:31:31 »
Thats too bad I even have a nickname for my moustache tsokman jr...

Way to make this thread all weird and creepy..

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2010, 22:37:43 »
And another one gets trashed.

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Re: Head Shaving/BMQ (merged)
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2012, 21:26:22 »
Thought it'd be fun to let my girlfriend shave my head and see what i'm going to look like, i had very long hair.

I was soon told by an ex military member, "Don't you know what they do to guys who shave their head before they start?"

I was not told the answer and have not received the answer yet. So I'm starting to wonder...