With hairstylists, barbers and beauticians closing store to adhere to the lockdown, women and men are discovering ingenious methods to keep moderately nicely groomed. Malayalam actor Indrajith determined the simplest way was to tonsure his head. He lately posted a photograph of his new look on his Facebook web page and Instagram deal with and referred to as it ‘Quarantino’. While greater than 27ok followers welcomed his new look on Facebook, 1,44,384 reacted to it on Instagram, together with stars like Vijay Yesudas and movie director Aashiq Abu. “With no shooting for some time, I thought this was the easiest way to deal with the situation and beat the heat,” he says. His stylists had been his daughters 15-year-old Prarthana and 10-year-old Nakshatra.
Actor and YouTuber Archana Kavi additionally determined to give her father Jose Kavi a haircut and posted it on her Instagram deal with. “I looked up YouTube videos to learn how to do it. Then I practised on my cocker spaniel and finally garnered the courage to give my father a haircut. I guess they did not have a choice. Well, I did not nick their ears,” laughs Archana, who’s in Delhi together with her mother and father. She was visiting them when the lockdown was introduced.
Celebrity hairstylist, Ambika Pillai, says a whole lot of her shoppers are additionally experimenting with slicing their very own hair throughout the lockdown. “These days, everyone is turning to YouTube to pick up new skills. And there are a number of experts and professionals on YouTube who are showing you how to style your hair. I myself have demonstrated some simple ways to give yourself a haircut and take care of your hair,” she says.
Tips and methods
For occasion, she says that in case you are utilizing a trimmer, it’s greatest not to begin at the lowest stage however to “go slow and easy. If one is not careful, it is easy to take off the hair in patches. So begin at a higher level till you get the hang of it. I am posting tutorials on my Facebook page and Insta handles about simple ways to take care of your skin and hair. Looking at the situation, I am not sure when salons and parlours will open. So it is best to learn how to give yourself an easy haircut. A good pair of scissors and a comb will do. If you have a buzzer or trimmer, make sure you learn how to use it,” she explains.
Mimi Chiu, a hair stylist in Chennai, says that those that really feel the want for a haircut ought to greatest go for entrance bangs, even or uneven. “Or even a soft-layered style is easy if you plan to cut your hair yourself. Just tie your hair in a pony and turn it over and trim the ends. When you put back your hair, you will have a soft-layered look. If you have a friend or someone to help, then you can go for a simple, straight trim. Men can use a trimmer at the highest level. Whether it is men or women, if you are cutting your hair yourself for the first time, it is easier if you decide not to shorten your hair too much. That is when mistakes show up. Moreover, even if there is a problem, your hair stylist will find it easier to correct it if you have not attempted something complicated,” she says.
And that’s what Mumbai-based teenager Aarya Menon did by styling her bangs herself. “The heat and boredom got to me and I wanted to do something to change my hairstyle. So I went in for bangs. I viewed a couple of videos before chopping off my hair,” she says, sounding happy together with her determination.
In Chennai, 12-year-old Yohana Rajaratnam gathered ideas from tutorials on YouTube and turned hairstylist for her grandmother Hansa Pandit. “The two-hour haircut was filled with many arguments till my mother started seeing the results,” laughs Yohana’s mom Durva Rajaratnam.
Not to be left behind are mother and father of younger kids. While youngsters may determine to play Samson for a while, youngsters don’t stand an opportunity as soon as their mother and father determine it’s time for a haircut. That is why 10-year-old Siddarth agreed to be styled by his mom, Archana Gopinathan. “I used his dad’s trimmer to give him a really snazzy cut,” says Archana. And Sid approves. “I love the way she has done my hair ,” says Sid.
Chennai-based Anisha Menezes says her husband, Vivek, was at all times the hairstylist for her two sons once they had been in the US. “He used to lower his hair since school. This week, he’s planning to give them a trim.
In the meantime, senior residents recall a time in the distant previous when barbers would come dwelling to give the males their month-to-month haircuts. Mohan Sivanand, former editor of Reader’s Digest, posts on his Facebook web page that he was “dying for a haircut. That’s when I remembered something I learnt when I was five. We had a barber in our Kerala village come home to do the job for all the men in the house, right down from my grandpa, my uncle, dad… to us the boys. He worked in the backyard. And ha, since I wouldn’t sit still or keep quiet, the big barber managed to lock my head between his knees at times. One day, while my hair was being cut, I mustered the courage to ask him, “Who cuts your hair?”
‘I cut my hair myself,’ he replied. ‘I use two mirrors for that.’”
So Mohan determined to emulate the barber. Using the wall and cupboard mirrors in the rest room, he took a comb and a pair of scissors and trimmed his personal hair. “It looks like a load off my head… It was a chunk of cake too. No ready my flip, no studying Filmfare while I waited, no paying, no tipping,” he states, including “I may never go to a barber again…”