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Haircuts in lockdown
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:15:38 PM »
Assuming all goes according to plan, we're currently on the final stretch of lockdown and shops, pubs and other businesses will soon be reopening (at long, long fucking last).

How's everybody's hair doing right now? Doing it yourself? Asking your partner to do it? Getting a sneaky back-alley haircut done?

Usually, I'll get my haircut around eight to ten times a year but managed to get just two in the last twelve months. The vast majority of men I see out and about seem to have managed to keep their hair neat and tidy whereas mine is looking like 80s Gene Wilder at the moment - The longest it's been for 20 odd years. Although, TBH, what with the ever growing bald spot, I probably ought to get it all shaved off, or start wearing a hat.

I never thought the day would come where I used a hairdryer. Usually, a quick once-over with the towel is enough to dry it off.


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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 03:19:52 PM »
A few weeks ago I was described as looking like ‘Boris’s brother’.  There was an intervention shortly after that.  About an hour later in fact.  You need a contact with thinning scissors, which I didn’t even know were a thing. Doesn’t look that bad and the increase in comfort was terrific.  Just two and a bit weeks to go now.

Looking around either everyone has been doing similar or there’s an underground network of black market hairdressers doing brisk business.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 03:22:26 PM »
Getting quite long now, to the point where it's annoying and in my eyes all the time. Bought some clippers about a month or two ago but never used them.

Tempted to buzz it all off BZZT

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 03:32:48 PM »
Haven't had a hair cut in over a year, it's down to my shoulders for the first time in my life.

Dunno whether I'll get it 'tidied up' or properly cut. It's a bit annoying how it goes in my face/glasses and having to tie it back.

Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2021, 03:54:10 PM »
Got a hat on.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 04:04:10 PM »
Gone a bit Ken Dodd.

Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 04:05:30 PM »
Last haircut was in October, managed to get an appointment in three weeks. Looks an absolute state at the back and sides, as I have it fairly moptop most of the time, so it's gotten out of control the last two months.

An tSaoi

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2021, 04:39:11 PM »
Buzz it. Peace of piss. Initial shock, then you'll never look back.

Also tees you up nicely for the inevitable baldness.


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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2021, 06:41:38 PM »
Buzz it. Peace of piss. Initial shock, then you'll never look back.

Also tees you up nicely for the inevitable baldness.

Depends on bonce shape though. I think I'd look like a Sontaran and can't risk it.

Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2021, 07:15:43 PM »
Depends on bonce shape though. I think I'd look like a Sontaran and can't risk it.
Yeah, my Mekon-esque dome is best well covered up.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2021, 07:57:15 PM »
Would a Sontaran look any better with hair? No.

Buzz it.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2021, 09:53:59 PM »
Clippers in Lockdown 1 were fucking gold dust. Eventually managed to get a pair online. Unfortunately, so did my wife. So we’re a two-clipper household.

I’ve had two DIY cuts from my wife since December. We had a cut booked with our mobile hairdresser for mid-April but have had to push it back a week. I might just make it but I’ll be getting my money’s worth!

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2021, 10:06:43 PM »
Would a Sontaran look any better with hair? No.

Inspired by your avatar I'll have another think.


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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2021, 10:25:02 PM »
Been snipping my own hair on the reg since about 2010, so the pandemic has actually been quite uneventful for me on this front.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2021, 11:56:34 PM »
The shameless lying on display in this thread is nothing short of pathetic.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2021, 12:23:35 AM »
Last cut was June last year so now its down to the shoulders. Might hold out for a whole year.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2021, 02:06:33 AM »
Getting quite long now, to the point where it's annoying and in my eyes all the time. Bought some clippers about a month or two ago but never used them.

Tempted to buzz it all off BZZT

Gone for 5mm up the sides, top has been left to grow out. Looks mad but good at certain angles?

Never leave the house without a hat (wooly if it’s cold, baseball cap if it’s sunny).

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2021, 03:12:28 AM »
I cut my own hair during the first lockdown. It took a few tries but eventually I got used to looking completely unkempt and throughout the summer actually started to enjoy it.

I haven't bothered cutting it this year though because what's the point of doing anything anymore? I haven't seen my forehead in months. Fringe as far as the eye can see.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2021, 08:52:11 AM »


... or there’s an underground network of black market hairdressers doing brisk business.

Surely this is the case? I know a barber and a women’s hair stylist and they’ve both never been busier, in their own home or they’ll come to your’s. Is anyone prepared to admit to doing this? I light-heartedly challenged my neighbour who has an immaculate coiffure and he owned up to visiting his barber every fortnight.

Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2021, 09:13:37 AM »
Buzz it. Peace of piss. Initial shock, then you'll never look back.

Also tees you up nicely for the inevitable baldness.

That seems to be the general consensus. One of those things that seems like a big lifestyle change, like running, doing weights or going vegan, that once done nobody ever regrets.

Depends on bonce shape though. I think I'd look like a Sontaran and can't risk it.

My concerns exactly. Some people are blessed with the right shaped head that makes it ideal to shave. Your Stathams, Willises and O'Connors.


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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2021, 09:42:27 AM »
Caught a look of myself in the mirror the other day and thought I looked like Gilfoyle from Silicon Valley, after he's slept in a bush.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2021, 10:43:16 AM »
Surely this is the case? I know a barber and a women’s hair stylist and they’ve both never been busier, in their own home or they’ll come to your’s. Is anyone prepared to admit to doing this? I light-heartedly challenged my neighbour who has an immaculate coiffure and he owned up to visiting his barber every fortnight.

I've seen a lot of suspiciously well-groomed doggos about as well.

Been cutting Mr Jam's hair with clippers, using a comb and proper hairdressing scissors to graduate the sides and top. Watched some YouTube tutorials first. Think I'm doing a good job, I'm quite proud. I feel creative doing them, like a sculptor, and I love getting them just right.

Been cutting my own hair with the proper hairdressing scissors. Probably looks crap but tbh I prefer it to paying £50 a pop for "a bit off the ends" even if my usual salon does have a cute doggo (she's a French bulldog, no visits to the groomer required).

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2021, 01:10:51 PM »
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/bridgend-hairdresser-barbers-coronavirus-visors-20287428.amp

I mean we all knew that a good percentage of people were never abiding by the safety measures anyway. I love the constant use of the phrase "from a selfish perspective" because they know.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2021, 03:30:06 PM »
I cut my own hair now, it’s quite long on top and I :

- Put the long hair up in a pineapple with a hairband
- Grade 2 with the clippers around the back and sides
- Undo the pineapple
- ???
- Profit


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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2021, 04:37:39 PM »
Does that not look a bit Curly Watts?

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2021, 04:42:42 PM »
My concerns exactly. Some people are blessed with the right shaped head that makes it ideal to shave. Your Stathams, Willises and O'Connors.

Don't worry about the head shape. Some famous bald people don't actually have a great dome when you really look at them. Take Patrick Stewart in profile. He's got a bit of "saddle", with the highest point being quite far back. Far from perfect, but he's one of the all-time classic bald men.

Does that not look a bit Curly Watts?

Or Moe from the Stooges.

Now that you've mentioned Curly... the Stooges prove my point entirely. Two guys with the absolute shittest haircuts, and one (Curly) with a timeless buzzcut.



If you had to have the same hair as one of the Stooges, Curly's your only choice. You could take him into the present day and no-one would bad an eyelid.
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Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2021, 04:44:36 PM »
Don't worry about the head shape. Some famous bald people don't actually have a great dome when you really loo at them. Take Patrick Stewart in profile. He's got a bit of "saddle", with the highest point being quite far back. Far from perfect, but he's one of all-time classic bald men.

Are there well established names for different bald head types? There's someone I know who I've noticed in profile has a dome that looks like they're permanently wearing some form of helmet.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2021, 04:55:22 PM »
The Cranston?



See what I mean? That's actually a bad-shaped head, but everyone thought Walt looked badass. The head shape thing is overblown.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2021, 04:58:17 PM »
Nah, a steep forehead/sides and almost a brim as it starts over the eyebrows.

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Re: Haircuts in lockdown
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2021, 05:01:35 PM »
Cro-Magnon Man? If his head's weird down to his eyebrows, then I don't think being haired or bald will make a difference.

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