There’s a small handful of things you can treat yourself with. Scented candles, self-help books, home-made nachos, and rewatching every season of Girls are fine for a while. Until you stumble upon that pale figure staring back from the mirror. Chipped nails and undyed hair hint that the line has been crossed.

And sooner than you know it, your quarantined home turns into a DIY beauty salon. It charges nothing and covers all essential services from fake tan, manicure, and hair trimming. All executed by you—a professional rookie. Surprise surprise, a quarantine beauty fail accomplished! Bored Panda has compiled a list of the best lockdown beauty disasters that will either inspire or curb your enthusiasm for good.

#1

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What could go wrong having my first buzz cut with the boys at 11PM without checking how much battery the razor has left

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Human #1,232,867
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7 months ago

Does not matter, you will not meet anybody for the next month... (Except if you are sharing your picture..) ;-)

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#2

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Alex Bailey
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7 months ago

Why would you just shave it though? Trimmers, with length guides/guards are very good and really easy to use.

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#3

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I'm reluctant to call what my wife did to me a haircut. But here it is. Well done wife, another string to your bow

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Martha Meyer
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7 months ago

He could go undercover in an Amish community now.

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Giving yourself some time to focus on you and relax may be exactly what you need the most. You may not have a better opportunity to focus on yourself than the quarantined days any time soon. But before getting yourself into a full-blown home-made spa, you might wanna know some tips about basic beauty treatments.

If you feel like you need a hair trim, you'd better take some time off from cutting altogether. Stay focused on your hair health and consider adding conditioning masks or moisturizing treatments to your beauty routine. After the crisis is over, you will be stunned to see your luscious locks well-rested and ready to take on the summer look.

Another great tip is to try washing your hair less. Start slow—skip days at a time and see how your locks are feeling. There are natural oils on our scalp that boost hair health, but we usually wash them all off in daily shampooing sessions.

#4

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Dorothy Parker
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7 months ago

I see the face of Jesus on the back of your head

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#5

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Quarantine + boredom + overconfidence = this monstrosity

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Chris Jones
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7 months ago (edited)

Ponytail first and then chop of the end. Damp hair, smooth into a low ponytail and then keep the amount you cut off to a minimum. If you repeat the process from start to finish it ends up pretty even.

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#6

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Quarantine self cut gone wrong...

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Dian Parama Kosala
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7 months ago

thats winning smile........ lol

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Another great tip is washing your hair less. Start slow—skip days at a time and see how your locks are feeling. There are natural oils on our scalp that boost hair health, but we usually wash them all off in daily shampooing sessions.

You can definitely try out a quarantine nail salon at home. But it’s better to stay away from gel or dip manicures altogether. A regular polish of your fave color is a great way to get that lively look. Try out colors that you usually don’t wear—quarantine is a judgement-free zone, and it’s an excellent time to experiment a little.

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Today my partner learned that you shouldn’t put off a haircut until the apocalypse when the only person left to do it (we’re in NYC) is your girlfriend who has never even trimmed her own ends. He calls this look “Cambodian garbage Hitler.” 

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Lana Belysheva
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7 months ago

Caption is hilarious!

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#8

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My kiddo cut his hair yesterday, then agreed to let me have a little fun with it before we fixed it.

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Z Kalnina
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7 months ago

Thia pic is circling the net like 3rd time round. Come ON!

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#9

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These quarantine cuts are amazing

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Jim Kang
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7 months ago

Hahahaha. Is that a quarantine hair cut or a typical Walmart customer?

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#10

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Is anyone else struggling to adjust to their new at-home beauty routine? I accidentally burned my lip trying to wax yesterday… so painful. Tell me I’m not alone

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Mark
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7 months ago

Yeee, probably would have been less noticeable with a bit of hair on your top lip ;)

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#11

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Dorothy Parker
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7 months ago

Moe got paid to look like that.

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Tried to cut my son's hair during quarantine, now he's gonna complain to the hotel manager

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Jaxson Evans
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7 months ago

you can see the dude dying in the mirror

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#13

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Don't use your beard trimmer to cut your hair

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Chris Jones
Community Member
7 months ago

Or if you do use the trimmer guards. Start with the highest number as you can always go shorter. Longer on top, shorter on back and sides. I have a six on top, and a combo of four, three, two as I get closer to the edges.

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#14

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Rabbit Carrot
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7 months ago

His hair was fine before.

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#15

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Laugh Fan
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7 months ago

Um, gloves usually come in the packs...

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#16

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Our son's hair was in desperate need of a haircut during quarantine. Husband and I took a wack at it. We had to stop before it got worse

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Chris Jones
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7 months ago

Why don't people look at online guides? There are plenty of videos showing people how to do an easy trimmer haircut. It isn't difficult. My sister always did her sons hair.

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#17

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y a n a
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7 months ago

He looks like a thumb

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#18

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My buddy's wife convinced him to let her cut his hair while in quarantine. The results speak for themselves

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Dorothy Parker
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7 months ago

JUST don't DO IT.

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#19

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With the barbershop closed during quarantine, my wife tried her best...

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Alex Bailey
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7 months ago

What the hell was she using - pinking-shears??

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#20

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Chris Jones
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7 months ago

Ugh, try your own nails for the duration. The break might do them some good as acrylics can damage the nail and in some cases cause fungal infections.

Pretty Pangolin
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7 months ago

Agree, my first thought was "That's an infection waiting to happen." Now's the time to let your nails breathe.

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Malakai
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7 months ago

They look like flesh talons

Suzieq
Community Member
7 months ago

Is...is that silly putty?

Bhadrika Love
Community Member
7 months ago

My nails split vertically; I use acrylics to avoid being in constant pain. I'm doing my best to patch them, not for looks.

zims
Community Member
7 months ago

Forget acrylics, practice your polish game

M Adams
Community Member
7 months ago

Short nails make it harder to harbor Covid19 underneath

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
7 months ago

Ewwwkkkk ... 🙈

Jeanne Dam
Community Member
7 months ago

So ugly. Cut them. Do your own nails insted

Veni Ch
Community Member
7 months ago

When this is over beauty salons will be rich...!! And desperate at what they have to deal with...

Bored Silly
Community Member
7 months ago

Gross. Who is going to see these anyway. Its like wearing makeup during quarantine. Why? Let yr own nails breath. False nails make yr own nails brittle and thin.

Jeanne Dam
Community Member
7 months ago

So ugly

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

Trimming own nails and putting clear shellac on would have been a better option...

Hannah Boning
Community Member
7 months ago

why do you need acrylic nails anyway nobodys gonna see them

okpkpkp
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7 months ago

purty

Ashley Wright
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Frightful. Go au natural! Prettier anyway.

JJM
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh! no. That looks positively painful. From one who gets her nails done frequently I feel your pain.

Joseph Brzezinski
Community Member
7 months ago

Did she do it with her eyes closed?

Annamarie Dodge
Community Member
7 months ago

again i say, if you dont know what you are doing, dont do it

Sarah Nunns
Community Member
7 months ago

Sorry, not a good look. And flesh coloured nail varnish should be banned!

Debster
Community Member
7 months ago

Do you have a pet rat?

Laurie Lazar
Community Member
7 months ago

Fake nails are so 20th century. Yuck.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
7 months ago

why???

Sandy Britton
Community Member
7 months ago

Nails like that are an excellent hiding place for viruses!

Max L.
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7 months ago

You'd top product placement bonus for the week

Gutsy
Community Member
7 months ago

aw, poor you!

Lisa Merrill
Community Member
7 months ago

Eeeewwww!

Kim Bush
Community Member
7 months ago

Let your natural nails breathe for a while, it'll make them stronger and you may find you like them better than those fake things (not to mention the money you'll save)

melanie bly
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like a little clean-cut would make them look better. Maybe order glue on instead from Amazon or Etsy, very easy to do and awesome designs, no fail.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
7 months ago

“That’s not creepy at all” she lied through her teeth... I would have stopped at strike one.

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
7 months ago

BooHoo

Kanga9ine
Community Member
7 months ago

Bet you're adding up all the money you could have saved towards a trip you booked and got no refund so it's a moot point.

Jenny Lorenz
Community Member
7 months ago

Ok.... Ive been doing that since I was 11. Then just chip it off my skin when dry.

Debra DeStefano
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7 months ago

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They look great! They are your nails and just like hair it grows back. Do what makes you feel pretty and ignore the people who have nothing better to do than give out unsolicited criticism. My mom wore acrylics all my life and never had a single fungal infection or nail problem at all. Nails don't breathe, they continually replace themselves. You go girl!

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
7 months ago

Nails don't breathe but at the cuticle they do. The tissue under them does. This is where the fungal infection starts.

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#21

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My mom: “Don’t worry, I used to give haircuts all the time”

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Dorothy Parker
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7 months ago

...in the institution.

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#22

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Uh oh, this looks weird. Maybe I should have googled how to give a haircut before jumping right in

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

Is this the famous Kim Jung Un style? Now I understand why Donnie fell hopelssly in love with him....

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#23

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*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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7 months ago

The dude laughing his ass of in the corner though

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#24

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Donna Leske
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7 months ago

Sad. It WAS fine before.

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#25

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I’m not a hairdresser. Corona forced me to be a hair dresser. This is why I am not and should not be a hairdresser. (I had my phone in my hand and it accidentally took a burst pic which captured the “what have I done” look on my face)

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Jim Kang
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7 months ago

Another case of the mange.

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#26

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wife wanted to cut my hair for her birthday since I was overdue before quarantine started...

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Wyomudder
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7 months ago

That would normally seem like an odd birthday present... but given the times...

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#27

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Rowlie
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7 months ago

this is just asking for the "nailed it" caption

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#28

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Kanga9ine
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7 months ago

Love this Berber Carpet effect. Just want to curl my toes up in it right now.

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#29

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Jessica Johnson
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7 months ago

Prenager

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#30

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Alex Bailey
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7 months ago

Yikes. Never understood the desire for acrylics... all that filling-in hassle.

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