It’s April first but this isn’t a joke. I officially motion that we as a nation designate April to forgive—nay celebrate—bad haircuts.
We are in a unique moment, where many of us do not have access to salons or barbershops. As such, our hair is growing long, wild, and admittedly embarrassing. Not even celebrities are immune.
Remember haircuts? pic.twitter.com/0Lvq8SW2UM— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) March 30, 2020
As we video-chat with friends, family, and co-workers, we are facing a brave new world of bad hair. It’s pushing some of us to experiment with home haircutting, for better and for worse.
“You know, I actually think I’m handling this whole quarantine situation really well.”— Hannah Shaw-Williams (@HSW3K) March 30, 2020
Three hours later: pic.twitter.com/wzD90vE8DS
Quarantine haircut and DIY mask.— Anna Biela (@anna_biela3) April 1, 2020
The back is secretly kinda a mess, but I’m pretty proud of how well it turned out. Since I have no idea what I’m doing. pic.twitter.com/WjisWDf753
Wayyyy to real. pic.twitter.com/CdQIgBWRj2— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 30, 2020
My niece was bored and discovered some clippers. She now “combs her bald spot with toothpaste because it’s refreshing.”— Amy Miller (@amymiller) April 1, 2020
We are all coping in our own way. pic.twitter.com/3CievcaHGL
But here’s the thing. It’s all okay if we proclaim April as National Bad Haircut Forgiveness Month. If you pull off a good cut, good for you! If you don’t, good for you too! This month, there are no wrong answers when it comes to hair. It’s all hair do’s no hair don’ts!
You want to take a whack at that mess that’s falling in your face, go for it. You want to give bangs a go? Now is your moment.
It’s almost 1 and I’m wide awake with a temptation to give into the quarantine diy bangs.— nay nay ♡ (@nvyeli_) March 30, 2020
One of the unintended consequences of this quarantine will surely be the increased number of girls with DIY bangs— Matt aye yo (@mateodavis) March 29, 2020
Bleach your hair. Shave half it off. Try to dye it pastel pink. Give yourself bangs. Hair grows back, have some fun with it.— Toilet Paper Dealer (@JulesCvnt) March 28, 2020
But for the love of god don't you dare give yourself a DIY piercing.
There are days for you to adjust to a new look before deciding to show it off in public/online. There is time to let a not-so-great cut grow out. Plus, one upside to all this social distancing is no one will get so close that they’ll notice where things got a bit wonky around your ears.
And hey, if you want to leave it for the experts and let your hair grow weirdly shaggy like a Dr. Suess character (is that just me?), that’s your prerogative. In this month of isolation for the greater good, we are all free to have bad hair. You do you and love your locks however they fall (off).
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