By Arré Bench Apr. 22, 2020
Nearly a month after lockdown was imposed in most parts of the world, thousands of social media users have begun to give themselves haircuts at home, with terrible – and hilarious – results. Except Anushka Sharma, who aced Virat Kohli’s cut.
Of all the unintended consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, one trend has risen above all to provide some much needed comic relief. And no, we’re not talking about binge-watching Amazon Prime’s Four More Shots Please!
Nearly a month after lockdown was imposed in most parts of the world, thousands of social media users have begun to realise that hair-dressers, who aren’t counted in the list of essential services, deserve more credit than they’re currently afforded.
Is anyone else getting dangerously close to having to do a DIY haircut?
— Chris Boardman (@Chris_Boardman) April 21, 2020
As evidenced by the terrible haircuts on display over the last week, it turns out that barbers actually have some of the toughest jobs in the world. Or at least, a job that can’t be easily replicated at home.
Take for instance this man, who realised that his five-year-old child was definitely not up to the task…
— medicalsocialworker (@medicalsocialw1) April 13, 2020
Or these guys, who are probably part of the minority that’s hoping the lockdown is extended for a few more weeks…
— David Bowler (@Bowler39) April 9, 2020
— Kien Tan (@kien1974) April 11, 2020
Or this guy, who quickly realised that trimmers need to be charged before you start shaving your head…
not a joke, my clippers just died pic.twitter.com/9ALnt1HCyQ
— Ben Rosen (@ben_rosen) April 20, 2020
Even celebrities, who are used to having their own team of make up staff following them around, felt the withdrawals. Country singer Blake Shelton was given a haircut by pop star girlfriend Gwen Stefani live on Jimmy Kimmel with some pretty… interesting results.
Among the horror stories, though, came a success story, in the form of Virat Kohli. The Indian captain’s Instagram post, showing off his neat shave, proves that being an excellent cricketer and swearing are but two of his biggest talents.
His haircut, courtesy actor Anushka Sharma, is even more impressive, especially when compared to some of the more tragic pictures doing the rounds.