Now that your local hair salon is shut for the foreseeable future, it looks like your hair isn’t getting a professional treatment any time soon. But you still really want those fringe bangs, huh? Standing in front of a mirror, you tell yourself, “I can do this” as you cut your own hair with a pair of rusty kitchen scissors.

After all, spring is the right time to freshen up those looks and when a DIY haircut is the only service available, it’ll have to do. After all, how difficult could cutting bangs or doing a short back and sides be...?

Turns out it’s harder than it looks and many of us have ended up with hilariously bad haircuts. From seriously disconnected undercuts to accidental slips with the shaver, we’ve compiled them all. Maybe that Peaky Blinders haircut wasn’t such a good idea after all. Oh well, at least you can go for a buzzcut as the last resort — I heard they’re always in fashion.

#1

The Last Hairbender

The Last Hairbender

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Zoltán Végh
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1 year ago

Ang.... :D

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#2

Realized I Look Like Jim Carrey In Dumb And Dumber After My DIY Haircut

Realized I Look Like Jim Carrey In Dumb And Dumber After My DIY Haircut

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Doctor who?!
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1 year ago

Nothin change here den!!

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#3

My Kiddo Cut His Hair Yesterday, Then Agreed To Let Me Have A Little Fun With It Before We Fixed It With A Buzzcut

My Kiddo Cut His Hair Yesterday, Then Agreed To Let Me Have A Little Fun With It Before We Fixed It With A Buzzcut

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Id row
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1 year ago

The Costanza.

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Bored Panda contacted La Boutique hair salon based in Sydney and asked their team if it’s ever a good idea to cut your own hair. 

Senior hairstylist Joelene Booth told us, “There’s a reason that people go to study hairdressing for three years before they're even allowed to work on their first client and spend their whole life working at improving their craft.” She believes that a good haircut is not something you can learn from a Youtube "how to cut hair" video.

On the other hand, we are now living in unprecedented times. Joelene said that “there are a few tricks hairdressers can teach you to help tide you over until you’re able to see them next, like trimming your bangs.” First, do not bulk cut your hair—instead, try cutting bits at a time. Second, go millimeter by millimeter and don't cut straight lines. "To do this, you use point cutting, which is where you hold the scissors vertically, not horizontally," she explained. 

According to Belinda Jeffrey, the award-winning hair colorist and owner of La Boutique, cutting your dead ends isn’t a priority. She said, “Use this time for treatments to repair the damage from styling and coloring to get it in the best condition you can for when you can return to your normal routine.”

Most importantly, remember that it’s just a haircut. Joelene advised us not to worry about making a mistake: “the hair will grow back before you know it.”

#4

Today My Partner Learned That You Shouldn’t Put Off A Haircut Until The Only Person Left To Do It Is Your Girlfriend. Went For A Peaky Blinders Haircut But He Calls It “Cambodian Garbage Hitler.”

Today My Partner Learned That You Shouldn’t Put Off A Haircut Until The Only Person Left To Do It Is Your Girlfriend. Went For A Peaky Blinders Haircut But He Calls It “Cambodian Garbage Hitler.”

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Guinny
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1 year ago

his hair on the top right looks cool though

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#5

Kim Jong-Un Disconnected Undercut? Say No More Fam

Kim Jong-Un Disconnected Undercut? Say No More Fam

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Suzanne Clark
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1 year ago

The neck, the neck!

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#6

Followed All The "Steps" On The DIY Haircut Guide

Followed All The "Steps" On The DIY Haircut Guide

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Steps are the new fades!

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In an interview with Bored Panda, Ryan Forsythe, Senior Director and Head of Education at Trevor Sorbie salon in Covent Garden, London, said that it’s better to leave your hairstyle ideas to the pros.

“We’ve all suffered epic fail haircuts and funny hairstyles as kids and those scars run deep. After 2 months, your hairdresser will have more hair to play with and who knows—you may want to take your style in a new direction.”

“We’ve all suffered bad haircuts and funny hairstyles as kids — those scars run deep. After two months, your hairdresser will have more hair to play with. So, who knows, you may want to take your style in a new direction.”

The enforced time at home is an excellent opportunity to give your hair a much-needed break from blow-drying and styling tools. “Give it the love it needs with the appropriate treatments — moisturizing, strengthening or repair masks. Now you have the time to let products do their work,” Ryan told us.

Have you ever wondered how the professionals do their own hair? Well, it turns out for a DIY haircut that a little goes a long way. Ryan said, “As a guy, the most I’ll do is trim and sideburns with trimmers. I’m not going anywhere so I’m happy to let it grow out a bit. I think that would be the same for most hairdressers.”

#7

I'll Give Him Points For Effort Though

I'll Give Him Points For Effort Though

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

That's great if he did it himself. When needing 2 mirrors it's hard to know where your hands should go.

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#8

How You Actually Look After Cutting Bangs

How You Actually Look After Cutting Bangs

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European other
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1 year ago

Kinda looks like a wig !

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#9

Aw Snap, We Have To Go Bald

Aw Snap, We Have To Go Bald

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know why people can't wait a few weeks. Your hair will only be about 1cm longer.

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While most of the states in the US have allowed barbers and hair salons to decide whether to close for quarantine or not, the UK is now debating the prospect of shutting down all salons.

The conservative MP David Morris, who owned six hair salons himself, urged government to add salons to the list of closed venues. “Hairdressers don't wear gloves when cutting hair. It's impossible to do so," he told the Sun, “and they touch other people on average 1,000 times per haircut."

“I don’t want to see my former colleagues close down but I don’t want them sick either. Hairdressers work with so many clients every week that the issue needs to be addressed now."

#10

Joined The Club

Joined The Club

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Spikey Bunny
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1 year ago

Cute smile though

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#11

Josh Went For The Full-On Bowl Cut

Josh Went For The Full-On Bowl Cut

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Id row
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1 year ago

Someone should be arrested for that crime.

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#12

Thanks, Son...

Thanks, Son...

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Ruth Mayfly
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1 year ago

That's really not bad, considering.

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Sometimes, an urge to change one's appearance has to do with changing situations amid stressful times. “It’s about people trying to control what they can," said Amy Flowers, a psychologist specializing in stress management and body image.

“A lot of people change their appearance when they have a change of situation. It’s a task, it’s a mission, and that makes us feel good," she explained.

In the end, it’s a painless way to experiment a bit without getting awkward looks from people on the streets. Let’s hope we can all pay a visit to the salon or barbershop again soon. 

#13

With The Hairdressers Being Shut, We Thought We’d Better Do It..... He Was Way Too Tired And Kicked Off Halfway Through.... He’s Now Asleep With This Haircut

With The Hairdressers Being Shut, We Thought We’d Better Do It..... He Was Way Too Tired And Kicked Off Halfway Through.... He’s Now Asleep With This Haircut

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

Well it could be the start of a trend after quarantine !

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#14

Harry, 23

Harry, 23

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Tammy Natoli
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1 year ago

B L E N D LOL

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#15

One Reason Why You Shouldn't Cut Your Own Hair — You Can't See How Bad It Looks

One Reason Why You Shouldn't Cut Your Own Hair — You Can't See How Bad It Looks

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Julie cohn
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1 year ago

You're in quarantine... literally who on earth are you cutting your hair for? Hobbies, people. Hobbies.

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#16

My Brother Gave Himself A Peaky Blinders Haircut Because Hairdressers Are Closed. He Watched A Yt Tutorial, It Didn't Work Out

My Brother Gave Himself A Peaky Blinders Haircut Because Hairdressers Are Closed. He Watched A Yt Tutorial, It Didn't Work Out

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Miraculous Klutz
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1 year ago

Not the worst here. At least it is half decent.

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#17

My Husband’s DIY Haircut...the First Of Many To Come

My Husband’s DIY Haircut...the First Of Many To Come

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Ha, that's really bad!

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#18

Ollie, 22

Ollie, 22

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago

This photo looks like it’s from the 80’s

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#19

An Attempt At Fringe Bangs Was Made

An Attempt At Fringe Bangs Was Made

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, on the bright side it is shorter !

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#20

Kinda Cursed Vibes From This DIY Haircut

Kinda Cursed Vibes From This DIY Haircut

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European other
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1 year ago

Was there an earthquake while you did it ?!

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#21

Day 8

Day 8

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Suzanne Clark
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1 year ago

Um, step away from the scissors, slowly, slowly, put them down...

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#22

Jim, 20

Jim, 20

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Doctor who?!
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1 year ago

Not bad in comparison

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#23

Keeping The Undercut High And Tight

Keeping The Undercut High And Tight

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MissyTheUniverse
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1 year ago

So as you can see our new trend is the pee pot style its cheap and fast

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#24

I Need To Tweet This So I Can Put It In My Blog So Here Is What Happened When I Cut My Ear

I Need To Tweet This So I Can Put It In My Blog So Here Is What Happened When I Cut My Ear

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The only Plueschopossum
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1 year ago

That pullover full of hair is much more disturbing than the hair- or earcut...

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