Corona Lock down Diaries – DIY Haircut

DIY hair cut and beard trim

I have a t-shirt which proclaims that a man who sacrifices his bear for a woman deserves neither. Think about it for a moment. Okay, got it? A deep truth and one I believe most firmly. I have the t-short so it must be true, right?

I do enjoy a good beard, and lock down has allowed me to cultivate a particularly large one. Well large by my usual standards. It is not of a hillbilly serial killer or suicide bomber quality, but it’s a decent effort I think. Okay so it’s not wholly out of choice – I couldn’t find my razor charger once it got to the ‘needs a trim stage’, but it is of a decent enough quality to probably scare dogs and small children.

When it comes to hair, I usually sport a number one crew cut also so the hair has been enjoying a summer of freedom also. It gets kinda wavy and curly when I let it grow which is usually a sign to shave it all off.

I found the beard trimmer yesterday and charged it so was able to have a crack at it today. It’s no easy feat to cut your hair with a beard trimmer but after about half an hour of carefully and gradually reducing the length I think I just about cracked it. At the front at least. I think perhaps I may have the beginnings of a mullet at the back but it’ll do for now.

Tomorrow I am hoping to have a crack at my youngest’s hair. He had a lockdown cut from the missus using only a pair of blunt kitchen scissors and whilst it looked okay at first it now looks like a scruffy version of Boris Johnson.

If that can even be a thing…

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

21 thoughts on “Corona Lock down Diaries – DIY Haircut”

  1. If the youngest squawks tell him he’s lucky you did not practice on him first! My parents cut my bangs when I was a kid – cellophane tape, scissors and stood on either side, evening them out – the result was a too-big forehead and uneven, chopped-up bangs. In later years, I would ask “how could you do this to your only kid?”


  2. How come people with curls prefer to cut/straighten them away but those of us with straight hair would die for a chance to have curly hair? In all seriousness it looks good Michael!

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  3. When I was younger my mum would always say women would love to have my curls. I have a photo somewhere of when I let it gro out a bit…tbh I looked like a sex offender…

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  4. that stuff will traumatise you! I recall a bad haircut when I was about 11 and we were having family photos that day and you can still see my red eyes from crying

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  5. I share your pain – I’ve had some scary hair events too. A friend of the family wanted to give me a perm for my last year in high school. She was a hairdresser. I seriously wondered about her credentials after that perm. One side was frizzy, the other side my usual stick straight. My hair was long and it took forever to grow out and get back to normal.


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