Put down the scissors and step away…
It’s fair to say we’ve all been facing some unexpected situations while much of the world is in lockdown. Since hairdressers and barbers are not considered essential businesses in many countries, many people have been left gazing into the mirror and watching their hair grow more out of control with every passing day. Some countries even attempted long-distance barbering for a while before strict shelter in place measures were introduced in many countries.
For some people, however, the beautiful mix of self-isolation boredom and untamed hair despair has led to action. In some cases, extreme action. So join us as we explore the newly emerging trend of DIY self-isolation haircuts. Spoiler alert: it ain’t always pretty.
“I went to go do quarantine bangs…”
We start our dry cut deep-dive with Dancing Hermione herself. Like many others, Kelsey Ellison found herself sat in front of a mirror, scissors in hand, on a dull Saturday afternoon. “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, don’t say it cause I know I’m cute”, the lyrics to Juice by Lizzo echo in the background of the video. We’re sure the irony was not lost on Kelsey. Hair in hand, it’s not a pretty sight.
“So good you can laugh about these things”, one user commented on Twitter. “I hope they grow back really fast!” said another. Kelsey went on to reassure followers that it will grow back in no time. What’s that we hear? A collective sigh of relief? Personally, we think it could be worse.
“Let’s just say I’m glad I have to stay inside”, Kelsey concludes. Serving Lord Farquaad realness.
I went to go do quarantine bangs. Let’s just say I’m glad I have to stay inside… 😂 pic.twitter.com/UobVoNBXBi
— Kelsey Ellison ⚡️Lila Bard (@KelseyEllison) April 18, 2020
“This isn’t my finest moment…”
“I’m just going to trim it because how hard can it be, right?”, Adam Hattan shares how many people might be feeling while stuck indoors without the help of a professional. What comes next is a valuable lesson, one that Adam has learnt the hard way.
Will from Stranger Things, Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, Jim Carrey Dumb and Dumber – these are just some of the less-than-flattering comparisons that flooded in. “This isn’t my finest moment”, Adam concludes. Let’s hope he has an extensive collection of hats. Or some clippers.
“I don’t want to talk about it…”
While this last entry isn’t the result of some cack-handed scissor disaster, we couldn’t write this article without including it. HOWEVER, if we’re being honest… we’re not mad about the results. It’s clearly not what Jack Edwards was picturing in his mind when he considered dying his hair, but the more we look at it the less offended we feel by it. Maybe we’re just hungry for Ginger Nut biscuits.
“Guys I tried to dye my hair but it went terribly”, Jack revealed on Twitter. “I was planning a big reveal but it looks so stupid I’m actually never showing this ever”. Thankfully for us, Jack gave in and posted the results.
Don’t worry Jack, we consulted an expert and if you re-bleach and then tone it you should be onto a winner. Be careful with your hair though – bleaching can damage your hair and the results will be much worse than the strawberry blonde(?) locks you’ve now been blessed with.
this is not what I want, this is not what I planned, and I just gotta say I don’t understand pic.twitter.com/g1WYhNDn8n
— Jack Edwards (@jackbenedwards) April 16, 2020
Okay, we admit it…
Fine. We confess. There is something quite amusing about seeing questionable personal hairstyling results. It’s the ultimate schadenfreude. So lets lean in to the feeling. Luckily for us, people all over the internet have been hacking away at their fringes and looking back at their reflection in the mirror for many years. Here’s a few of our personal favourite examples in a handy compilation video. You’re welcome.
Keep entertained while you stay at home and read 9 Jeffree Star Moments We Wish We Could Relate To But Can’t or Love In Lockdown: Online Dating In The Coronavirus Era. Alternatively read Five BookTubers Who Are Helping Us Through Self-Isolation.