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Have you recently walked into your local rural supply store and noticed the guy behind the counter looking a little more scruffy?
Or maybe it’s just following the latest mullet trend?
The lockdown has certainly caused people to think outside the box when it comes to do-it-yourself (DIY), whether it’s furniture, gardening, or even hair and beauty.
I posed this question to a loyal news source on Instagram and where I learned that 45% of those surveyed had resorted to home haircuts during the lockdown.
It had the usual fringe trims, chopped curls, taking off the end a bit, and even the trusty old bowl cut (literally with a bowl on your head – didn’t think it was a thing yet).
Then there were a few haircut mishaps to make you laugh out loud.
There were close shaves, instant mules, a Three-Stooges-doo, boyish cuts for girls and those who tried bangs for the first time, only to find it didn’t suit their face.
A few kids took matters into their own hands by using their father’s beard trimmer to place a lightning bolt on the side of their head.
Suffice it to say, “the operation light bolt” went rogue and the beard trimmer ended up giving the kid a buzz cut instead.
A mother cut her son’s hair before he had to make a video of himself for school, much to her husband’s dismay.
She swore it looked awesome when wet, but then later admitted, when it dried, that it swelled like a ball of lint.
There were guys who decided to kiss the bald guy.
And there was even a guy who cut his wife, whom she described as being askew.
But she gave him another chance when he gave her an undercut.
Let’s just say it wasn’t a compromise and she managed to make it grow.
I even used DIY color to cover up the grays with my hairstylist’s instructions.
But when it came time to put on the color, I had to tie the rope in the family while I was pulling my neck ligament while exercising and couldn’t put my hands above my head .
They put petroleum jelly around my face like a hairstylist so I didn’t get any color marks on my face.
It was different from some women who claim that their attempts left patches of color on their face that couldn’t be passed off as freckles.
But long before the lockdown, DIY haircuts were a rite of passage growing up as our parents took to cutting our hair as children.
My old daughter gave me bangs for the first day of a new school because she wanted my hair to be out of my face.
But she cut it so high that it ended up being a mule. There was certainly no party in the front or in the back.
Either way, as the saying goes, “you’re only as good as your last haircut” and luckily with the length of blockages these days there’s plenty of time to grow a doo. regrettable.
Life is too short to have boring hair. So I say let your mules sink.
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