When you’ve been waiting months for a haircut, you want it to be damn good. That was not the case for one unfortunate Scottish man, whose botched bouffant recently went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Along the way, it exposed a broader problem in the UK right now: many barbers are rusty as hell. The man – a 20-year-old student from Glasgow – paid £12 (AUD$21) for a “mid skin fade.”
The problem? It was shaved right up and not really blended at all.
Andy took to Twitter on April the 7th to warn others of his ordeal – which he claims to be the worst haircut of his life.
@AlexHeadd look familiar?
— Alex Metcalfe (@Alexmetss) April 8, 2021
Many chimed in with remarks like, “Look familiar,” tagging their friends, suggesting the problem may not be an isolated incident.
Andy also shared snippets of a WhatsApp conversation he had with the barber, in which he was offered a free new do, which he declined.
— Andy Riley (@A_Riley__) April 7, 2021
Some users, who appear to know Andy, chimed in with (apparent) jokes, saying, “Your haircuts have always been horrendous.”
Other Twitter users shared some brutal cuts they’ve seen of their own…
Thers one boy in my work got,start a lockdown 1🤣🤣🤣 £20 Ano pic.twitter.com/oD5Ux4m87t
— Andrew Jarvis (@Andrewjarvis85) April 7, 2021
Others said they didn’t even know the barbers were open.
Barbers opened on Monday in Scotland
— Buff Kahn (@Stuartyclark) April 8, 2021
The general conclusion? After so many lockdowns, barbers are probably a bit rusty.
Imagine being their first cut in 4 months, be very rusty ahahahaha
— Trace (@NTrace8) April 7, 2021
“He was probably rusty cause of quarantine. I’m sure he’s gonna be back to his best,” one Twitter user wrote.
Further Twitter users said seeing this haircut made them nervous about their own appointments with the clippers.
Ffs due to get mine cut a week on Friday looking at this is making me real nervous 😅
— mick kendrick (@super_mariner) April 7, 2021
The incident also exposed a common problem men and women have both, since time immemorial, had at the hairdressers – awkwardness stopping you from speaking up when you don’t like the direction your cut is heading in.
We’ve all done it mate 😂
— Deek (@DeekMc1980) April 7, 2021
Although the difference between a bad haircut and a good haircut is often just a week or two, the man has been encouraged to stay at home and self-isolate, just in case…
Just isolate for a while and wear a hat if need to go out. Don’t go out though
— Stephen (@stephent35) April 7, 2021
Stay safe, people.