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How - and how not - to cut your own hair during COVID-19

FILE PHOTO - Could you do as good a job as your stylist? Quarantine might be the perfect time to find out.
April 19, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Have you found yourself staring in the mirror, bored out of your mind and holding a pair of kitchen scissors?

If so, take heed from these folks who cut their own hair during the quarantine.

Kamloops couple Justin Young and Justine Manuel just shaved off their eyebrows a few weeks ago, and then pulled out a bowl for the classic bathroom cut.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Justin Young

Theo Chapman let his mom cut his hair with her eyes closed. Don’t worry, he ended up going for completely buzzed sides and a tuft on top after this picture was taken.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Lynda Etchart

If you’re going to go for a fresh set of bangs, take note of what celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan has to say. Some of the most important advice is to not pull your bangs too much so you don’t end up with a much shorter fringe than anticipated.

Credit: YOUTUBE / The Ellen Show

Although some of the styles may not be traditional, they are perfect to wear indoors. Some at-home hair enthusiasts have even been inspired by the hard work of health care workers on the front line, and show their support through hair cutting.

This man let his fiancee show support for health care workers with this cut.
This man let his fiancee show support for health care workers with this cut.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Sarah Szabados

For the male population who wants to keep the creativity to the facial area, check out the guide to respirator-friendly facial hair styles made by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions.

When this is all over, all the hair fanatics can book salon appointments in a frenzy just like they did in Denmark.

If you have a quarantine haircut to share, we want to see it, especially if it didn’t go to plan. Send us an email with your own hairstyle.


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