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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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
Community Member
2 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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2 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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2 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
2 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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2 months ago

His hair was fine before.

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#15

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Laugh Fan
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2 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
2 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.

SF Angel
Community Member
2 months ago

Or at least use common sense. And glasses.

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
2 months ago

Who is in a desperate need of a haircut?? Just let the kids hair grow a little bit longer ffs.

Koalamonster
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that's probably what most of these people should've done. In the case of kids I have to wonder who it was bugging- because if the kid isn't bothered by it they definitely could've just left it for a bit. It's not like he's got a recital or anything.

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

He's still a handsome boy.

Suzieq
Community Member
2 months ago

That is a handsome young man, in spite of what you did. It'll grow.

Kate Priestley
Community Member
2 months ago

Front looks fine. Just don't show him the back.

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh you definitely took a whack at it....

Steven Essex
Community Member
2 months ago

With a weed whacker!

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Margareta Hagman
Community Member
2 months ago

not too bad

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 months ago

Aww, he's adorable!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

YouTube, people. YouTube!!!

Annamarie Dodge
Community Member
2 months ago

no one is in that desperate need of a cut that they cant wait for a month or two, better than screwing it up because you dont know what you are doing

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
2 months ago

The front looks fine, but...

Rachel Green
Community Member
2 months ago

OR just don't "take a wack at it" haha

Bored Silly
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree with Chris Jones. Look at a YouTube tutorial . I have lost track at how many of these I have watched for help.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

This child is adorable. I hope he has a sense of humor.

Carole Strawn
Community Member
2 months ago

I cut my kids hair all the time they were little. It isn't that hard. Clippers come with guards so that you don't do this. You just need to be careful.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 months ago

why???

Wilma Sliwiak
Community Member
2 months ago

Wack. A good word

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, a "whack" appears to be exactly what you did!

Vanessa Sorensen
Community Member
2 months ago

At least he’s a kid. You can say he had a crack at his own hair, like my mum did once, the first time she cut my hair.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
2 months ago

Now his hair will match his square meal. Good thing his friends are dealing with their own creative moms and handyman dads. The dog knows better and is under the bed till Christmas.

Solrac
Community Member
2 months ago

If it really was needing a cut that bad, then why didn't they just grabbed some scissors and just cut the longer parts.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 months ago

Such an adorable boy !!!

spharoe
Community Member
2 months ago

I think people are just stupid.

Lisa Merrill
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful little boy! He'll be a heart breaker some day!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm glad you stopped when you did!

Steven Essex
Community Member
2 months ago

The poor kid's gonna have nightmares about this day for years to come...

melanie bly
Community Member
2 months ago

You got it Mr. Jones! I use them all the time with great results!

Slune
Community Member
2 months ago

Lovely boy

Sue Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, poor kid!!!

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor kid. At least he doesn't look like he's at the age he's going to take a look in the mirror.

NanZ
Community Member
2 months ago

I am beginning to think that several people in these pictures intentionally mucked up their haircuts. They just wanted to be on the internet. Some of the pictures look like they actually tried to cut hair and ran into trouble. Maybe it is just me that thinks that. Don't know.

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#17

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y a n a
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2 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
Community Member
2 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
Community Member
2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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
Community Member
2 months ago

Prenager

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#30

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Alex Bailey
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2 months ago

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

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