Lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing have become the new abnormal. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent fallout have altered the world, leaving most in their homes and pajamas. Many previously bubbling businesses have either temporarily shut down or permanently closed. As a direct result, human cosmetics and fashion have taken a huge hit. These days, many are “forced” into cutting their own hair or attempting to prepare their own salon-style nails. Needless to say, things haven’t gone as planned, especially without the proper professional expertise.
Amid global initiatives to stay home, thousands have started various DIY cosmetic projects, from cutting hair to waxing lips. Naturally, the results have been pretty disastrous.
Here’re 50 photos depicting some of the silliest, most ridiculous results of the collective costmetic fallout of global isolation:
1) Classic Bowl Cut
Those without haircutting experience need guidance. Some people have actually attempted to give a haircut with kitchenware as stencils. This isn’t going to end well, that’s for sure.
2) Almost Alfalfa
This guy’s rocking a new quarantine style, with a strip of long hair tucked down his forehead amid a buzzcut. He just needs some gel product and he’ll look exactly like Alfalfa from The Little Rascals. His distant daze speaks volumes.
Proper use of a buzzer is an artform, something reserved for a barber or aspiring hair stylist. A buzzer that’s fallen into the wrong hands can be a problem. Here, a brave somebody found himself with spare time and styling tools. The results aren’t pretty…
4) Buzz not Buddy
The buzzer can yield some pretty devasting results in the wrong hands. This guy took a huge chunk out of the hair on the back of his head. It’ll grow back, fortunately. But for now, it looks pretty gnarly.
5) Traditional Bowl
The typical bowl cut is not quite dead, making a strong revival during the COVID-19 pandemic. We should be optimistic about the future, but maybe things truly are lost. This is a borderline perfect bowl cut.
6) Uneven Times, Uneven Hair
These are strange days indeed, necessitating weird, uneven haircuts. Some may say it’s due to a lack of experience and technical expertise. Others would argue it’s an artistic choice.
7) Mohawk Mayhem
In the current chaos, true ridiculousness shines through. This guy recently shaved only the sides of his head, leaving a convincing little mohawk dead center. Now is a better time than ever to experiment…
8) Brother Barber
Brothers, you love them to death. Some brothers will always have your back. Others can’t shave the back of your head worth a darn. Designating an inexperienced brother as barber can be a disaster.
9) Spouse Surprise
Some spouses have the gift, cutting and shaping hair with relative ease. Others shouldn’t be allowed around scissors. Here, a classic spouse spawning hack-job can be seen in all its glory.
10) Beard-Trimming Barber
A man has a clear quarantine message: don’t cut your hair with a beard trimmer. He should know – he tried it. Half of his hair sits akwardly draped across the back of his head. His results were absolutely astonishing.
11) Sophie’s Choice… or Total Lack of Skill
According to his Twitter, Daniel recently had his hair cut by someone named Sophie, presumably a friend or family member. She did a rough job, to put it lightly. It looks like there’s an animal on his head.
12) Socially Distant Nails
Nail fails can reveal some stunning miscalculations. The paint only made its way halfway up these nails. Back to the drawing board.
13) Sharp Homemade Nails
Quarantines have ushered people into figuring out novel ways to stay entertained. Some have dabbled in beautification. These nails look vampiric, effectively combining gothic horror and nail polish.
14) Hacked Hair
Some of these are downright awful. Absolutely no consistency, marking another hilarious hair fail. The bottom parts are patchy and by far shorter than the rest of the hair. Well it’ll all eventually grow back, hopefully quickly and before quarantining ends.
15) Missing a Spot
Almost every hardcore hair blunder seems to fall at the hands of the clippers. This time, only a single patch was taken from this young man’s fine head of hair. On the bright side, most of his hair is still there.
I’m not quite sure what happened here. Did he attempt to buzz the back of his hair? The patches are so random. It’ll take weeks or months to fill those patches.
17) Hair Hand Dye
Hair dying is generally left to professionals. Every now and then, a brave, unexperienced soul attempts their own hair dying. It’s okay, it’s all a learning process.
18) 11-Year-Old Budding Barber
Extreme times call for extreme measures. When there aren’t any professional hair stylists on hand, letting your 11-year-old cut your hair doesn’t seem too far out of line. And then you see the results…
19) Nail Nonsense
Some people’s fashion has absolutely tanked in the wake of quarantining and social distancing. These nails are absolute nonsense on all fronts. They’re barely on the finger.
20) Crazy Quarantine Cut
He recently cut his hair… or at least tried. The transition between scissors and clippers is rather stark. It almost looks like his beard stubble extends unnaturally up his face, encroaching on his longer locks.
21) Back of Head Failure
One Twitter user claims his haircut looks good from the front. But from the back… yikes. He’s got at least a few good weeks to grow it back out before engaging in anything remotely social anyway.
22) Failed Fade
Brittany’s mother was tasked with cutting this man’s hair. It seems like a failed attempt at the popular fade. His head and hair look layered like the walls of the grand canyon.
23) A Delightful Disaster
A man called on the services of his wife amid a difficult time. She did what she could… He looks surprisingly cheery. Maybe he’s a glass half full kind of guy.
24) Half Hair
A man has half of his hair eaten. Wanted: hair clippers. There is absolutely no transition between long and short hair here. He’ll be back.
25) Out of Focus Hair
The bottom hairline is riddled with ridges. It’s as uneven as a jagged rock. The photo is even a little out of focus, adding to the ridiculousness.
26) Druken Disaster
GH0STGRLS admits to a drunken acryllic adventure. The results were a lot less fun than the process. They look like nails from a sci-fi film.
27) “Inverse French”
Diana calls her quarantine nails “inverse French.” They barely encompass half of the nail… She did set herself up for great success next time around now that she’s practiced a little.
28) RIP Hair
/u/whitejeepTJ decided to cut his own hair. The back of his head’s now missing an entire region. He’s still trying to stay positive about everything.
A man attempts to cut his son’s hair with questionable results. The hair looks horrendously layered. Dad can be seen in the mirror laughing.
30) Nebulous Nails
Not everybody learns how to color within the lines. These nebulous nails are fully covered… but so is the nearby skin. Cleanup is absolutely necessary.
31) Burned Lip
The absence of even the smallest beautification services have led to unintended consequences, plighting the average Joe and Jane. Take a look at her upper lip. She burned her skin attempting to wax.
32) Battling with Premature Baldness
A man recently lost a battle with baldness. Not because he was naturally forced into it by age… but because he decided to get a haircut during the middle of a lockdown. Now, he’s paying the cosmetic consequences.
33) A Clearing in the Forest
This man’s new haircut is reminiscent of a clearing in the woods. It’s spacious in the middle and dense on the sides. He’s going to have a hard time living this one down for the next few weeks. Somewhat thankfully, he likely won’t be attending any social gatherings soon.
34) Bottom Begone
This child recently had the bottom and back portions of his hair clipped clean off. He looks somewhat ridiculous. Fortunately, he’s got a ton of hair to work with up top.
35) Split Screening
Quarantines have prompted very liberal uses of hair clippers. This guy has a duality of man thing going. Half of his head is thick with hair, while the other half is bare. It makes for a captivating sight from the back.
36) Hair Horror Story: Before and After
He needed a haircut, and a haircut he got. Options were severely limited, so he enlisted his girlfriend. Before and after pictures show fear and shock.
37) Clean Shaven in the Worst Way Possible
He tried to cut his own hair, paying the consequences for his foolish actions. He ended up shaving the bottom half of his hair clean off. He’s left with some strange cousin of the bowl cut.
38) Unique Hair Flare
People are inevitably getting antsy amid staying at home most of the day, everyday. Sometimes, ya just gotta mix things up. Often, people change their hair to keep things interesting. But without a professional hair stylist around, things can get a little… hairy. It looks like he tried to get a unique cut, but things went horribly wrong.
39) Something’s Amiss
I’m honestly not quite sure what happened here. He asked his mom for some hair help. The results are simply displeasing.