Most men are accustomed to monthly trims so the lockdown period is proving a true test. While some men are happily emulating Hey Arnold / Edward Scissorhands, others are desperate to trim their ends – with several looking to their partners to step up and perform.
It’s easier for us gals to give our split ends a quick blitz at home (you can read our guide to nailing an at-home trim here), but what about fellas?
If you’d managed to avoid stepping up to the play in the hope that salons would reopen, we come bearing bad news. Ladies and fellas… it looks like hairdressers won’t be opening again until well into the summer.
According to the government’s 50-page plan for easing the lockdown that Boris Johnson unveiled this week, hair salons won’t be able to open up again until the ‘late summer’. And Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky’s Kay Burley that salons will not be opening until July 4 “at the very earliest”.
“Obviously the proximity within salons… is something where we just don’t think we are ready yet, given where we are with the virus,” he said.
So look at how long your man’s hair is now and basically imagine it twice the length. Yikes.
It’s little wonder that men have been hailing trimmers and hair clippers ‘like gold dust’ as they continue to sell out online. Luckily we’ve done the hard work for you and trawled the ‘net to source the best ones still available to buy. Once armed with your tools of choice, read our Fashion Editor’s definitive guide (with step-by-step pictures) to cutting men’s hair at home.
TikTok turned a scene from Money Heist into a massive beauty meme
As they do every single day, TikTok users have come up with yet another beauty meme to keep us entertained for weeks to come. This time, it’s in the form of a hair challenge that’s downright hypnotising to watch.
Filmed from behind, people with really long hair are attempting to do updos with nothing but a single pencil. The challenge is based on a fan-favourite scene from the Spanish Netflix series Money Heist, but it’s become so popular that people who’ve never even seen the show just have to get in on the action.
Of course, you don’t absolutely need a pencil to copy this challenge at home. Some TikTok users have resorted to using chopsticks, hairpins, and even porcupine quills to create their own versions of the pencil bun. Below, see our favourite takes on the meme before you get to practice it yourself.
User @naturaldeodorant proves that doing this meme on wet hair and letting it dry is actually a great way to get heatless curls.
Naturally, this meme has made way for countless dating jokes like this one. If you’re that person in your friend group who’s supernaturally good at finding people’s crushes online, you’ll get a chuckle out of this clip from @zara.howey.
User @livtroconis brings extra hacker flair to her Money Heist bun challenge with the addition of sunglasses and a laptop.
Even though @annabelrkk admittedly doesn’t watch Money Heist, she just had to do her own version of the meme with her porcupine quill.
Buns aren’t the only hairstyle you can achieve with a pencil or pin – @nattaylorrrr’s take on the Money Heist challenge is a cute side ponytail.
Will you be taking on this challenge yourself? We’ve got tonnes more hairstyle inspo from pull-through braids, to second-day ‘dos and how to get curly hair at home.