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.

#1

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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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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

Does not matter, you will not meet anybody for the next month... (Except if you are sharing your picture..) ;-)

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#2

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Mark
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1 year ago

Or is that the front his face and he has a completely blank expression ;)

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#3

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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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Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

He could go undercover in an Amish community now.

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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.

#4

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Alex Bailey
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1 year ago

Well, with a seven year old you aren't expecting a good cut, surely?

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#5

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Quarantine + boredom + overconfidence = this monstrosity

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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

2020 fashion week at home

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#6

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Quarantine self cut gone wrong...

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Kristof De Smet
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1 year ago

top looks OK, though! Oh wait, you probably didn't touch that...

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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.

#7

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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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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Stay well. Don't run with scissors.

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#8

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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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Hans
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1 year ago

"They grow old so fast"

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#9

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These quarantine cuts are amazing

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Jim Kang
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1 year ago

Hahahaha. Is that a quarantine hair cut or a typical Walmart customer?

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#10

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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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Mark
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1 year ago

Yeee, probably would have been less noticeable with a bit of hair on your top lip ;)

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#11

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Moe got paid to look like that.

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#12

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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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YoyoSthlm
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1 year ago

Just don't tell him!

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#13

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Don't use your beard trimmer to cut your hair

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Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Or if you do use the trimmer guards. Start with the highest number as you can always go shorter. Longer on top, shorter on back and sides. I have a six on top, and a combo of four, three, two as I get closer to the edges.

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#14

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

His hair was fine before.

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#15

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Um, gloves usually come in the packs...

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#16

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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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Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Why don't people look at online guides? There are plenty of videos showing people how to do an easy trimmer haircut. It isn't difficult. My sister always did her sons hair.

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#17

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Bates Motel?

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#18

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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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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

JUST don't DO IT.

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#19

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With the barbershop closed during quarantine, my wife tried her best...

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Alex Bailey
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1 year ago

What the hell was she using - pinking-shears??

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#20

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Malakai
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1 year ago

They look like flesh talons

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#21

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My mom: “Don’t worry, I used to give haircuts all the time”

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

...in the institution.

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#22

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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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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

Poor little fellow.

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#23

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Except for the FAIL on the fade, this isn't actually too bad...

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#24

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

Sad. It WAS fine before.

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#25

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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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Jim Kang
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1 year ago

Another case of the mange.

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#26

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wife wanted to cut my hair for her birthday since I was overdue before quarantine started...

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Wyomudder
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1 year ago

That would normally seem like an odd birthday present... but given the times...

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#27

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

this is just asking for the "nailed it" caption

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#28

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ispeak catanese
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1 year ago

Kinda looks like a badly mowed lawn

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#29

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Nadine
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1 year ago

A child with a moustache?

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#30

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Alex Bailey
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1 year ago

Yikes. Never understood the desire for acrylics... all that filling-in hassle.

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