There’s a small handful of things you can treat yourself with. Scented candles, self-help books, home-made nachos, and rewatching every season of Girls are fine for a while. Until you stumble upon that pale figure staring back from the mirror. Chipped nails and undyed hair hint that the line has been crossed.
And sooner than you know it, your quarantined home turns into a DIY beauty salon. It charges nothing and covers all essential services from fake tan, manicure, and hair trimming. All executed by you—a professional rookie. Surprise surprise, a quarantine beauty fail accomplished! Bored Panda has compiled a list of the best lockdown beauty disasters that will either inspire or curb your enthusiasm for good.
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My kiddo cut his hair yesterday, then agreed to let me have a little fun with it before we fixed it.
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What could go wrong having my first buzz cut with the boys at 11PM without checking how much battery the razor has left
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Giving yourself some time to focus on you and relax may be exactly what you need the most. You may not have a better opportunity to focus on yourself than the quarantined days any time soon. But before getting yourself into a full-blown home-made spa, you might wanna know some tips about basic beauty treatments.
If you feel like you need a hair trim, you’d better take some time off from cutting altogether. Stay focused on your hair health and consider adding conditioning masks or moisturizing treatments to your beauty routine. After the crisis is over, you will be stunned to see your luscious locks well-rested and ready to take on the summer look.
Another great tip is to try washing your hair less. Start slow—skip days at a time and see how your locks are feeling. There are natural oils on our scalp that boost hair health, but we usually wash them all off in daily shampooing sessions.
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Quarantine + boredom + overconfidence = this monstrosity
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I’m reluctant to call what my wife did to me a haircut. But here it is. Well done wife, another string to your bow
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Another great tip is washing your hair less. Start slow—skip days at a time and see how your locks are feeling. There are natural oils on our scalp that boost hair health, but we usually wash them all off in daily shampooing sessions.
You can definitely try out a quarantine nail salon at home. But it’s better to stay away from gel or dip manicures altogether. A regular polish of your fave color is a great way to get that lively look. Try out colors that you usually don’t wear—quarantine is a judgement-free zone, and it’s an excellent time to experiment a little.
Don’t use your beard trimmer to cut your hair
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Is anyone else struggling to adjust to their new at-home beauty routine? I accidentally burned my lip trying to wax yesterday… so painful. Tell me I’m not alone
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Quarantine self cut gone wrong…
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wife wanted to cut my hair for her birthday since I was overdue before quarantine started…
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My mom: “Don’t worry, I used to give haircuts all the time”
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I’m not a hairdresser. Corona forced me to be a hair dresser. This is why I am not and should not be a hairdresser. (I had my phone in my hand and it accidentally took a burst pic which captured the “what have I done” look on my face)
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Our son’s hair was in desperate need of a haircut during quarantine. Husband and I took a wack at it. We had to stop before it got worse
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Welp, I guess you can’t learn everything on YouTube! Thinking I should stick to writing
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With the barbershop closed during quarantine, my wife tried her best…
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These quarantine cuts are amazing
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First attempt at a quarantine haircut not going so well
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Tried to cut my son’s hair during quarantine, now he’s gonna complain to the hotel manager
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Today my partner learned that you shouldn’t put off a haircut until the apocalypse when the only person left to do it (we’re in NYC) is your girlfriend who has never even trimmed her own ends. He calls this look “Cambodian garbage Hitler.”
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My buddy’s wife convinced him to let her cut his hair while in quarantine. The results speak for themselves
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Uh oh, this looks weird. Maybe I should have googled how to give a haircut before jumping right in
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Quarantine ‘my parent is now my barber’ special
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