Lockdown restrictions mean hairdressers and barbers have closed, so many people are taking it into their own hands to give themselves a trim.
Social media has witnessed a range of different isolation haircuts with some being a lot more sensible than others. And with the quarantine cut not always meeting expectations, it is rather handy that none of us have any immediate plans.
My wife gave me an Isolation haircut for the long weekend: “The Punk Cesar”
News conference is in 55 minutes. pic.twitter.com/mE3j1RVGRz
— Alex Druce (@AlexDruuuce) April 14, 2020
And more selfie haircuts will continue because the government’s plans to gradually ease the restrictions say that industries such as hairdressers cannot open before the 4th July.
8. Step three, which could come into place no earlier than July 4, will see remaining businesses reopen, such as hairdressers, hotels, pubs and places of worship.
Social distancing will remain in place and any premises that cannot adhere to the 2m rule will remain closed.
— Metro (@MetroUK) May 11, 2020
And due to this restriction, barbers have been making sure that their clients are as educated as they can be before committing to the ‘coronacut’ with many videos online giving step by step instructions of how to perform a haircut correctly.
In-depth home haircut tutorial: https://t.co/VZR5nbQKVa
— DMAC (@dmac143) May 6, 2020
“one client wants to see me before his family after lockdown” tom moore- barber
Barber Tom Moore says that he found it hard to watch videos online of his clients shaving their head. And he says his clients are always on the phone asking him questions one said he was more excited to see Tom than his family after lock down.
However, not all of the haircuts being performed by the public are out of mere boredom and desperation. Jake Staples, a student from Nottingham, decided to shave his hair in order to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He felt that lockdown was the right time to get rid of his hair and was a good way to raise money for an important cause.
And it’s not just the public doing their own haircuts at home. Australian singer Cody Simpson revealed his new shaven head which was the work of his girlfriend, Miley Cyrus.
With just under two months before 4th July, it is likely that we are going to be seeing many more people cutting their own hair before the barbers re-open.