With several barbershops and salons closed during the quarantine period, a lot of people with long and unruly hair took the risk and had their crowning glory trimmed at home. Some did it on their own while others got help from their family and friends. While many of those haircuts turned out just fine, there were a few that went horribly and hilariously wrong. If you’re planning of having your hair cut at home without the assistance of any professional barber or hairdresser, the below list of quarantine haircut fails may change your mind for the better.
#1 John Lithgow Jr.
After cutting his own hair, the kid in the photo asked his dad to fix it for him. But before the father did so, he was able to convince his child to have a little fun with his hairdo. Seemingly aiming for a timeless professor look, the dad matched his son’s hairstyle with a long-sleeved checkered shirt topped with a red vest and a snowflakes-printed bow tie. Though the duo nailed the look they’re aiming for, the outfit actually made the kid look like a mini version of the actor John Lithgow.
#2 Self-cut gone wrong
This guy’s self-cut looks perfect from the front. The back, however, has a massive bald spot on it. While the large hairless patch is an obvious eyesore, no one would probably notice it as long as he keeps his winning smile on.
#3 ‘Cambodian Garbage Hitler’ look
Dubbed as the “Cambodian Garbage Hitler” look, this haircut was done by the guy’s girlfriend, who has never even trimmed her own locks. Though not perfect, the man’s new hairdo isn’t really that bad compared to the other haircuts featured in this list. In fact, some people online even think that it’s kind of similar to the textured crop top being sported by Cillian Murphy’s Thomas Shelby from the British period drama, Peaky Blinders.
#4 No big deal
While the man in the picture probably has one of the worst quarantine haircuts ever, it seems that the guy couldn’t be more bothered by it. As seen in the photo, the guy even went to a convenience store without hiding his badly done haircut from the public. After all, it’s just hair and it will all grow back in time.
#5 Moe from The Three Stooges
After making her husband’s hair look like Moe’s from The Three Stooges, Laura Laser shared this pic on Twitter and warned her fellow wives not to cut their husbands’ hair no matter how much they beg. Luckily for Laser’s husband, a follow-up photo reveals that she was able to fix his haircut. Though not perfect, it’s definitely much better than the previous one.
This man’s pretty decent hair instantly became the stuff of nightmares after he got a haircut from his girlfriend. As seen in the first photo, the guy’s hair didn’t really need some trimming. But for some reason, he let his girlfriend cut it for him, and the results were just unacceptable. His new hairdo looks so bad that some people on social media can’t help but wonder whether or not his girlfriend ruined his hair on purpose just to get back at him for something he did.
#7 Birthday gift
For her birthday, the wife of the man in the photo asked him to let her cut his hair. With his haircut overdue, the husband granted his wife’s birthday wish without any reservations. Though not as awful as the other haircuts featured in this list, the man’s new hairdo is still bad in more ways than one.
#8 Berber carpet effect
The semi-bald spots at the back of this haircut give it a berber carpet look. While many people will still find this acceptable, the uploader of the photo tweeted that the haircut’s front view is “too traumatic to share in these difficult times.”
#9 Texas map outline
Though one of the most satisfactory hairdos in this list, this haircut is far from perfect. As seen in the picture, it seems like the boy’s mom, who did the haircut, was going for the map outline of Texas on one of the sides.
#10 You can’t learn everything on YouTube
Author mom Stacy Wise realized that she should stick to writing after shearing off a portion of his son’s hair even after watching some haircutting tutorials on YouTube. The photo above shows her first pass through her son’s hair with the clippers. Though her son’s new hairdo ended up much shorter than what was planned, she assured her followers that her boy still looks adorable as always.
#11 Why battery check is always necessary
This 14-year-old guy was having his first buzz cut with his friends when the battery of the electric razor completely ran out. Without any replacement battery on hand, the young fella was left with an unfinished haircut. While some people online suggested to shave off his remaining hair at the back and on the sides of his head using a regular disposable razor, others told him to embrace his new hairstyle and grow a skullet.
#12 Bowl cut
The man in the photo asked his wife for a hair trim and ended up getting an embarrassing bowl cut. As shared by the wife on Twitter, his husband had video conferences for a whole week following the haircut, and every time he needed to reach right or left to grab some paperwork, he didn’t dare to turn his head sideways, making him look like a titling sailboat in front of the camera.
With his new haircut, the man in the picture just needs to shave his mustache to pass as an Amish. Done by his wife, the awful haircut looks like there’s a giant spider on top of his head. Funnily enough, despite how horrible his new hairstyle is, the husband still manages to put on a fake smile in the photo so as to not upset his wife.
#14 Grandfather-granddaughter bonding
This grandfather let his 7-year-old granddaughter cut his hair, and the dreadful results were kind of expected. Now with visible bald patches on the back of his head, the grandfather takes comfort in the fact that his new hairstyle makes him look like a leper from behind ― an appearance which, according to his tweet, can keep people at least 2 meters away from him.
#15 This is what happens when you dry cut your hair
When trimming long thick hair like the one in the photo, hairdressers suggest cutting it while it’s wet. Comb it repeatedly until smooth and keep the amount of hair you cut off to a minimum. Repeat the process from the start until you achieve your desired length. Fortunately for the woman in the picture, her hair is still long and can easily be fixed by following the said tips.
#16 ‘Layered’ cut
The man in the photo couldn’t help but laugh after messing up his son’s haircut. Based on the picture, the father seemed to be aiming for a layered look. But having no experience in haircutting, he ended up making his boy’s hairdo look like a multi-layered fringe skirt.
#17 Too embarrassing
While beard trimmers are designed for cutting facial hair, they can also be used to trim one’s actual hair. But if you’re not a pro, using it as a substitute for hair trimmers can cause some serious problems, just like what happened to the man in the photo who cut his own hair with a beard trimmer. The final look of his self-cut looks so bad that he covered his eyes with virtual stickers in the pictures because of embarrassment.
#18 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Though the hair of the man in the first photo was just fine, his partner, for some reason, decided to cut it and ended up ruining it completely. While we can’t be sure what the guy feels about his new hairdo, the color of his ear in the second photo implies that he’s not very happy about it.
#19 Two heads aren’t always better than one
Both parents of the boy in the pictures claimed that their son’s hair was in “desperate need” of a haircut, so together, the husband and wife tried to give their boy a fade. The couple, however, stopped midway after realizing that they screwed up their kid’s hair in a big way. Good thing, the boy still looks adorable despite his appalling new hairdo.
#20 Fade gone wrong
The person behind this hilariously awful haircut was aiming for a fade but ended up shaving about two-thirds of the man’s entire hair. With a large portion of the guy’s scalp now exposed, some people online jokingly commented that the back of his head can be easily mistaken for a big toe.
#21 When the clipper guard comes off
Kristina Alder was giving her husband a quarantine haircut when the clipper guard accidentally came off. Embarrassingly enough, her husband had to go to work the following morning. Though his new hairdo naturally became the subject of laughter among his colleagues, Alder said that his husband handled it like a pro.
The sole shaved spot at the back of this haircut ruins the whole look. Sadly, there are only two options to quickly fix this: either shave the rest of the hair or use shoe polish to cover the pit. But if the man in the photo is trying to set a new trend, then he’s, of course, free to show off his avant-garde hairstyle in public.
#23 Just like a mullet
The man in the photo had his hair cut by his wife, who appeared to have accidentally shaved one of his sides in its entirety. Though she didn’t appear to be aiming for a mullet, that’s the closest thing his new hairdo looks like. While it’s not something the guy was expecting, at least it gives him some Joe Exotic vibe.
#24 Even a child knows what a bad haircut is
This child got a horrible quarantine haircut from one of his parents. And as seen in the photo, the poor kid is so unhappy with his new hairdo that he can’t even pull off a straight face for the camera.
#25 What do you expect from a first-timer?
The man in the photo had his hair cut by a first-timer, and as expected, it didn’t go well. While it looks like the poor guy will be doomed for a long time, his hair can still be saved by cutting it much shorter or shaving it all off.
#26 Give me an ‘L’
This poor guy had his hair cut by his wife even though it didn’t seem to need any trimming. As seen in the photo, the results were downright terrible, as the man now displays an L-shaped bald spot on one side of his head.
#27 A badly mowed lawn
The man in the photo said that his wife tried her “best” to give him a quarantine haircut, but obviously, her best wasn’t good enough. The guy’s new hairdo looks so bad that some people online have begun to wonder whether his wife used pinking shears, a butter knife, or toenail clippers to cut his hair. With semi-bald spots scattered across his head, the man’s hair now looks like a poorly mowed lawn.
#28 Sometimes it’s okay not to trust your mom
Words can be deceiving even if they come from your own mom. The guy in the photo let his mother cut his hair after getting reassurance that she “used to give haircuts all the time.” While that might be true, it doesn’t really show in her son’s new hairdo that looks a lot like a patchy field trimmed using a weed whacker. To be fair, the guy’s mom just said she gave haircuts before, but never really mentioned that she’s good at it.
#29 Too late for that
After giving her little son a “weird” quarantine haircut, a guilt-ridden Jennifer Wang thought that she should have first browsed the Internet for some tips on haircutting before doing the deed. Though it’s too late for that, the boy’s new hairdo isn’t really as bad as the others in this list, and can actually be fixed by simply buzzing his hair in its entirety.
#30 King Henry V look
The guy in the photo needs some serious help after his attempt to cut his own hair resulted in a complete disaster. Now sporting a hairstyle similar to that of King Henry V, the man in the picture seemingly have to stay at home a little bit longer to save himself from embarrassment, unless, of course, he decides to shave it all off and become the newest addition to the growing skinhead family during this quarantine period.