Even though the world is beginning to open back up, the threat of COVID-19 is still a very real concern. Until there is a vaccine it won’t really go away. That is why many countries are opening back up in stages and taking precautions. Businesses are allowed to reopen under the guarantee that they’ll make efforts to keep people as socially distant as possible. Essentially what we’re opening ourselves up to is a whole new version of normal.
Part of that normal is that places like hair salons and barbershops need to wait a while to open up since they’re very close contact professions. As a result, many of us have not had a proper haircut or style in months. Personally, I have been watching cut your own hair tutorials all quarantine, but I’ve been too chicken to attempt any sort of hair cut. I think I’ll just wait till Ireland moves into phase 4 and I can be reunited with my stylist.
But for some people, they have bravely taken the plunge and attempted to do their own hair care at home. Unfortunately for some of these daring souls, the gamble has not paid off. As a result, social media has been flooded with pictures of quarantine cuts gone wrong. In order to document all these haircuts – good, bad, and ugly – the social media page Corona Cuts has been created.
Below, we have 12 of our favorite Corona Cuts:
1. Classic Bowl Cut
Let’s face it. Most of those who attempted an at-home haircut got a little help from either a family member or friend they were quarantined with. As this picture so unabashedly shows, their handiwork wasn’t the best.
Is it growing in any? Maybe?
I cannot bring myself to look at his skull/my handiwork. Please don’t tell! #coronacut pic.twitter.com/yA76tgoIhC
— LeAnne Cantrell (@kidsensela) April 9, 2020
2. When You Take Too Much
This one is a wonderful visual representation of the stages of a Corona Cut. It starts off with you trying to do your normal cut that you’d get at the barbershop. Then it goes terribly wrong but you’re already in too deep so you need to fully commit and just buzz it.
I mean, a global pandemic is bad news for a lot of businesses, but it is REALLY bad news for my barber… 💇♂️#coronacut pic.twitter.com/bITnFWdz0s
— Kien Tan (@kien1974) April 11, 2020
3. He Had It Coming
An adult doing a bad job on your hair? That’s unfortunate but you took a gamble that perhaps your significant other might have discovered a hidden talent for hair. But letting your five-year-old cut your hair? You did it to yourself. There is no way it’d come out even halfway decent.
I let my five year old son give me a haircut. #CoronaCut #SelfQuarantined #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/6ZKPdLNhBE
— medicalsocialworker (@medicalsocialw1) April 13, 2020
4. Thank Goodness For Social Distancing
This man had a bad Corona Cut. But at least from afar, you can’t see how bad it is. Lucky for him that meant he could probably still go to the store without the need for a hat so long as he kept his distance from people.
Let Lorna cut my hair tonight, after she finished she said it looks good from a distance. Thank fuck for social distancing #CoronaCut pic.twitter.com/ItGJ6o0ai7
— David Bowler* (@Bowler39) April 9, 2020
5. Might As Well Just Shave It
There was probably no salvaging this except to fully commit to the quarantine cut and just shave it all. It’s hair, it’ll grow back. Eventually.
6. Not Good
We think it’s safe to say that after the experience of this pandemic, we all have a newfound appreciation for the work that barbers do.
7. Oh Dear
He’s going to have a tough time explaining this one to his barber when he’s allowed back to see him. Think it may be time to just shave it all.
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8. The Patch Test
Clearly this man wasn’t sure if he could commit to a full hair cut. Unfortunately, the patch test didn’t turn out quite as expected.
Maybe this will make you feel better.#CoronaCuts pic.twitter.com/Cvga0kWFaH
— Mendy Pellin (@MendyTV) April 13, 2020
9. Creative Kids
For some people attempting hair cuts at home they already knew going in that no matter what, it was going to turn out bad. Perhaps even to the point that they’d have to shave it all. This man decided to let his family have some fun at his expense.
When you let your 3 teenagers freely cut your hair and beard…and leave it for the weekend. 😂 #coronacuts pic.twitter.com/WIOgc55ddf
— Shelisa Welde (@OHEWelde) April 11, 2020
10. Dad Can’t Be Trusted
As the post stated, he was left alone for with his dad for an hour. We really hope that Dad had plans to finish the sides.
11. What You See Is What You Get
It’s bad, there is no denying it. But at least this person was willing to admit it rather than try to convince themselves that it was fine. Good thing they could hide indoors until it grew out again.
So far….so bad.#coronacut pic.twitter.com/035BZxC8gc
— Jen Brister (@JenBrister) April 12, 2020
12. A Run Of Bad Luck
While some people tried to keep their quarantine haircuts as close to their normal look as possible, others decided to just take the plunge and buzz cut it all the way down. Unfortunately for this person, their hair trimmer died halfway through their buzzcut. If that wasn’t bad enough, he was an essential worker on his way to work.
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I am STRUGGLING right now. Not major shit, but ya boy fucked up:
Decided to give myself a #coronacut and though my trimmer could make it through.
INCORRECT! It died 3/4 of the way through. I have to be at work in less than 9 hours. #EssentialWorkers
Here’s the results: pic.twitter.com/QJMWqzKvFW
— Connor Bryant (@JConnorBryant) April 13, 2020