The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of things in people’s lives. It all started a year ago and quickly spread to different parts of the world. To stop the spread, various governments implemented quarantines and lockdowns. Social gatherings were avoided, multiple businesses were closed, and some took a work-from-home setup. Everybody had to limit movement to prevent getting the virus or passing the virus to others if one is asymptomatic.
Because of being required to stay at home for several months, people got so used to being in their jammies and home clothes and missed visiting the salon or the barber to have themselves groomed or to at least get a haircut. This is what led some people to entrust haircutting to their family members who don’t have the skill to do it perfectly. For those who missed having great nails, they tried taking the DIY route in the hopes of achieving great results.
Here are 45 DIY disasters that these individuals got for their quarantine look. I hope they realized never to take that route again.
1) An Uneven Oddity
Scissors should be slashed with a sure hand. If not, things get complicated. This woman’s hair recently suffered at the hands of a floppy hand. Either cut the rest off or wait a few months for all of this to blow over.
Proper use of a buzzer is an artform, something reserved for a barber or aspiring hair stylist. A buzzer that’s fallen into the wrong hands can be a problem. Here, a brave somebody found himself with spare time and styling tools. The results aren’t pretty…
3) Man Turns to Spouse Amid Crisis
With the impossibility of reaching a professional hair stylist, many have turned to their spouses for work. In this case, the result is swathes of splotchy hair. He just wanted a normal cut.
4) Classic Bowl Cut
Those without haircutting experience need guidance. Some people have actually attempted to give a haircut with kitchenware as stencils. This isn’t going to end well, that’s for sure.
5) Traditional Bowl
The typical bowl cut is not quite dead, making a strong revival during the COVID-19 pandemic. We should be optimistic about the future, but maybe things truly are lost. This is a borderline perfect bowl cut.
6) Almost Alfalfa
This guy’s rocking a new quarantine style, with a strip of long hair tucked down his forehead amid a buzzcut. He just needs some gel product and he’ll look exactly like Alfalfa from The Little Rascals. His distant daze speaks volumes.
7) Buzz not Buddy
The buzzer can yield some pretty devastating results in the wrong hands. This guy took a huge chunk out of the hair on the back of his head. It’ll grow back, fortunately. But for now, it looks pretty gnarly.
8) Uneven Times, Uneven Hair
These are strange days indeed, necessitating weird, uneven haircuts. Some may say it’s due to a lack of experience and technical expertise. Others would argue it’s an artistic choice.
9) Brother Barber
Brothers, you love them to death. Some brothers will always have your back. Others can’t shave the back of your head worth a darn. Designating an inexperienced brother as barber can be a disaster.
10) Beard-Trimming Barber
A man has a clear quarantine message: don’t cut your hair with a beard trimmer. He should know – he tried it. Half of his hair sits awkwardly draped across the back of his head. His results were absolutely astonishing.
11) Sharp Homemade Nails
Quarantines have ushered people into figuring out novel ways to stay entertained. Some have dabbled in beautification. These nails look vampiric, effectively combining gothic horror and nail polish.
12) Missing a Spot
Almost every hardcore hair blunder seems to fall at the hands of the clippers. This time, only a single patch was taken from this young man’s fine head of hair. On the bright side, most of his hair is still there.
13) Spouse Surprise
Some spouses have the gift, cutting and shaping hair with relative ease. Others shouldn’t be allowed around scissors. Here, a classic spouse spawning hack-job can be seen in all its glory.
14) Socially Distant Nails
Nail fails can reveal some stunning miscalculations. The paint only made its way halfway up these nails. Back to the drawing board.
15) Sophie’s Choice… or Total Lack of Skill
According to his Twitter, Daniel recently had his hair cut by someone named Sophie, presumably a friend or family member. She did a rough job, to put it lightly. It looks like there’s an animal on his head.
16) Hacked Hair
Some of these are downright awful. Absolutely no consistency, marking another hilarious hair fail. The bottom parts are patchy and by far shorter than the rest of the hair. Well it’ll all eventually grow back quickly.
17) Nail Nonsense
Some people’s fashion has absolutely tanked in the wake of quarantining and social distancing. These nails are absolute nonsense on all fronts. They’re barely on the finger.
18) Crazy Quarantine Cut
He recently cut his hair… or at least tried. The transition between scissors and clippers is rather stark. It almost looks like his beard stubble extends unnaturally up his face, encroaching on his longer locks.
19) Back of Head Failure
One Twitter user claims his haircut looks good from the front. But from the back… yikes. He could now get a better haircut from a skilled barber anyway.
20) Failed Fade
Brittany’s mother was tasked with cutting this man’s hair. It seems like a failed attempt at the popular fade. His head and hair look layered like the walls of the grand canyon.
21) A Delightful Disaster
A man called on the services of his wife amid a difficult time. She did what she could… He looks surprisingly cheery. Maybe he’s a glass half full kind of guy.
22) Out of Focus Hair
The bottom hairline is riddled with ridges. It’s as uneven as a jagged rock. The photo is even a little out of focus, adding to the ridiculousness.
23) RIP Hair
/u/whitejeepTJ decided to cut his own hair. The back of his head’s now missing an entire region. He’s still trying to stay positive about everything.
24) Druken Disaster
GH0STGRLS admits to a drunken acryllic adventure. The results were a lot less fun than the process. They look like nails from a sci-fi film.
25) “Inverse French”
Diana calls her quarantine nails “inverse French.” They barely encompass half of the nail… She did set herself up for great success next time around now that she’s practiced a little.
A man attempts to cut his son’s hair with questionable results. The hair looks horrendously layered. Dad can be seen in the mirror laughing.
27) Burned Lip
The absence of even the smallest beautification services have led to unintended consequences, plighting the average Joe and Jane. Take a look at her upper lip. She burned her skin attempting to wax.
28) Nebulous Nails
Not everybody learns how to color within the lines. These nebulous nails are fully covered… but so is the nearby skin. Cleanup is absolutely necessary.
29) Battling with Premature Baldness
A man recently lost a battle with baldness. Not because he was naturally forced into it by age… but because he decided to get a haircut during the middle of a lockdown. Now, he’s paying the cosmetic consequences.
Here’s another premiere quarantine cut by Mom. You can easily see the different lengths of hair across this young man’s head. On the bright side, it’s not near as bad as countless others.
31) The Tan Line
You know there’s been a mistake when your haircut reveals a tan line inches deep down your head. Whoever cut the bottom half of this man’s hair had little to no clue what they were doing.
32) A Clearing in the Forest
This man’s new haircut is reminiscent of a clearing in the woods. It’s spacious in the middle and dense on the sides. We can only hope he grows his hair back quickly.
33) Bottom Begone
This child recently had the bottom and back portions of his hair clipped clean off. He looks somewhat ridiculous. Fortunately, he’s got a ton of hair to work with up top.
34) Split Screening
Quarantines have prompted very liberal uses of hair clippers. This guy has a duality of man thing going. Half of his head is thick with hair, while the other half is bare. It makes for a captivating sight from the back.
35) Hair Horror Story: Before and After
He needed a haircut, and a haircut he got. Options were severely limited, so he enlisted his girlfriend. Before and after pictures show fear and shock.
36) Clean Shaven in the Worst Way Possible
He tried to cut his own hair, paying the consequences for his foolish actions. He ended up shaving the bottom half of his hair clean off. He’s left with some strange cousin of the bowl cut.
37) Unique Hair Flare
People are inevitably getting antsy amid staying at home most of the day, everyday. Sometimes, ya just gotta mix things up. Often, people change their hair to keep things interesting. But without a professional hair stylist around, things can get a little… hairy. It looks like he tried to get a unique cut, but things went horribly wrong.
38) Not Nailing It
A woman recently attempted her own acryllic nails. Things didn’t go as planned. These nails are novice level.
39) Kid Cut
An inexperienced mother gives her child a ridiculous cut. I feel sorry for the kid, honestly.