At this time of hardship we’re constantly being told that celebrities have it the easiest, but spare a thought for David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Because if there’s one thing that levels the social playing field, even for the world’s biggest footballers, it’s a haircut.
Remove the experts and, very quickly, even the best hair-cuts on the planet become decidedly dodgy in record time.
Two said haircuts have been in jeopardy for the last few weeks as the world went into lockdown.
One by one, offices began to close. Bars, restaurants, beaches, malls and then finally, barbershops.
Along the way we saw hints at what was to come: people attempting to cut their own hair, or letting someone else (untrained) do it for them. The results, unsurprisingly, were not great.
And so it is with a heavy heart that we can report that both David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo both elected for a DIY haircut this weekend.
Beckham broke first, posting a picture to his Instagram early this morning of a freshly shaved head. Although, judging by the angle, it looks like it might have gone awry.
Ronaldo posted his effort later in the day. A video of the cut actually happening, the end result is again, unclear.
What we do know is that David Beckham is not a man troubled by shaving his head. When He cut his hair off in 2000 he inspired a nation of British men to do the same.
Will his shaved head do the same this time around? Who knows? But just in case you want to try it yourself, we’d suggest considering whether shaving it off really is the lesser of two evils.
If it is, ask someone to help you cut the length off with scissors. Then, using a clean (ie not one you use to trim your body hair) electric razor, shave the hair down to a grade four to begin with. You can always go shorter afterwards.
What’s the worst than can happen? You can always wear a cap on your Zoom calls this month.