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.

Crazy Cat Lady
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7 months ago

Chris Jones, they probably could have used that info 5 minutes ago. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Human #1,232,867
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7 months ago

2020 fashion week at home

Solrac
Community Member
7 months ago

Just make it even and solved. Big deal.

Linda HS
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, no!

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
7 months ago

the one who did this must have been drunk i think a blind would have done a better job hahaah

elfin
Community Member
7 months ago

I like it's. It's asymmetrical and interesting. And she has very pretty, thick hair. Which will grow back.

Dolevaal
Community Member
7 months ago

I actually like that.

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

Good thing hair grows back... eventually.

Hafida
Community Member
7 months ago

I would have died if somebody did this to me. Gratefully i am a hairdresser myself

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
7 months ago

now it´s time to call on s.o.

Donald Holder
Community Member
7 months ago

That that's a sin! Gorgeous hair!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
7 months ago

😢

Molly Block
Community Member
7 months ago

Whoa. Was this done while drunk? LOL

Annamarie Dodge
Community Member
7 months ago

I self cut/style/colour my own hair, have for more than twenty years and i never screwed my hair up that bad...this is a super easy fix if she knows what shes doing

Archie MacLean
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, no ones gonna see it...

Steven McCornack
Community Member
7 months ago

I like this look

Aileen Cann
Community Member
7 months ago

Ops

Pamela E Brueckner
Community Member
7 months ago

Been there...done that

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like something your sister would do.

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
7 months ago

😲😲😲

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
7 months ago

It just looks like she's not done yet. That's a Lot of hair.

Kelly
Community Member
7 months ago

Just end your job, why taking a picture now? Oh, I see... so BP can add more copy-paste...

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
7 months ago

Just flip your head over. Voila!

Jo Choto
Community Member
7 months ago

What the heck?

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
7 months ago

Did someone chain you to a chair, then cut your hair ???

Anne Flitton
Community Member
7 months ago

oh.....honey

spharoe
Community Member
7 months ago

How would this even HAPPEN?

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
7 months ago

Why even cut the length? Bangs, maybe!

Éva Nemes
Community Member
7 months ago

Haircut is simple... Really simple.

melanie bly
Community Member
7 months ago

Umm, you should have pulled the pony tail from the back over head going from front! Google tutorials for self hair cutting, there great. I haven't been to the salon for 2 years since watching them.

Karen Sheeler
Community Member
7 months ago

I learned this way to cut or trim hair longer than shoulder length from Seventeen Magazine in the 70s. Start with wet hair. With a comb, part your hair in the middle and continue down the back of your head to neck. Pull each section over your should to front. Comb again to get all hair equally smoothed to front. No lumps. Spread out the hair ends across the front of your shoulders evenly, don’t just whack it in one cut. Use comb to give yourself a straight cutting line. Snip across. Match other side and snip. It gives you a nice rounded trim/cut. It will do fine until you can get to a professional. P.S. someone know how to trim bangs? I’m not so good at that.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
7 months ago

😂 I know how she did that! Made a ponytail thinking error!

Debbie Hayden
Community Member
7 months ago

Also, if you want a nice "shag" haircut, put your hair in a pony tail, put the pony tail at the top of your head, and proceed. And you maybe should not have the elastic band squinched tight at the top of your head. I had this done once WITH the help of a girlfriend. She cut it for me. My hair was quite thick, but not as thick as yours. It turned out good.

Debbie Hayden
Community Member
7 months ago

As we say in North Dakota: UFFDA.

Cheri Bickley
Community Member
7 months ago

Never let a man cut your hair unless he is a professional.

Bored Silly
Community Member
7 months ago

Why would anyone do this to themselves.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
7 months ago

Never let me near his hair.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
7 months ago

I did the same thing to a pair of jeans while boyfriend of yesteryear was in them. Trying to even them up was impossible. First the pockets hung out and then something you really don't want to hang out did. We threw the daisy dukes away, avoiding inevitable ridicule and an arrest on his record.

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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.

#7

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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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#12

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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
Community Member
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.

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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
Community Member
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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