With an extended Sydney lockdown looming, it’s not as though getting a haircut was mane problem (pun intended). Keeping a job, maintaining physical and mental health and getting the second dose of the vaccine flowing through my veins are definitely top of my isolation to-do list. However on Saturday night, with the Boomers charging to victory in the background, I found myself craving a new challenge. And hair we are, trimming my locks-down.
The brainchild of lockdown boredom and vanity, I took out my phone and started searching for YouTube tutorials on how to cut my own hair at home. The goal; a simple tidy up of the back and sides with a very small trim on the top. After in-depth research (read as: one and half minutes) I landed on the below tutorial, mostly because of the production value in full transparency. My reasoning going only so far as believing that a YouTuber with a high-quality video would never be capable of dishing out poor advice when it came to such aesthetic business as a hairy. Enter; Mr Alex Kouras.
By pure luck, I had some brand new clippers in the cupboard and the kitchen scissors on standby. (I had accidentally bought hair clippers when shopping for a beard trimmer earlier this year that I was unable to return. Who’s laughing now Bing Lee?)
The whole process, including vacuuming up a substantial amount of my locks, took about 45 minutes, touch-ups included, and having emerged on Sunday morning with my scalp whole in tact, things truly could have gone much worse. Whilst this won’t be a habit I’ll be adopting when rejoining a functioning society, this seemed like the perfect time for a self-trim; zero social engagements, time to grow out any obvious disasters, and the ongoing ability to engage the old ‘broken camera’ excuse for any pending Zoom meetings.