For Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, the answer was clear: “I thought I would do it myself but I thought it would be a disaster.”
She only admitted to having had her hair cut after being caught red-handed when her hairdresser posted on Facebook that giving the mayor a trim had been a pleasure: cue the chorus of public shaming.
In her defense, Lightfoot invoked her visibility and the fact that the hairdresser wore a mask, but the accusations of privilege and elitism poured in.
Stuck at home for several weeks, Americans are finding their normally carefully coiffed ‘dos growing roots or even transforming into mullets.
Rather than despair, many are using their intriguing growth patterns and bird’s nest-like locks as an antidote to tragedy, posting jokes, memes, video montages and even helpful video tutorials online.
Even The New York Times has gotten in on the act with articles explaining “How to Take Care of Your Hair at Home” and “How to Touch Up Your Roots at Home.”
Not everyone — celebrities included — has seen success.
Actor Riz Ahmed of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” appeared to have taken a razor to his head with a near buzz cut.
“Anyone else do a #StayAtHome haircut that got outta hand?” he posted on Twitter, along with a photo of his new look and a forlorn expression. “Least now feels like there’s someone else here when I look in mirror.”
Mary Lee Gannon, a 59-year-old Pittsburg resident, is not a celebrity but said her spouse was beginning to look like one.
“I offered to cut my husband’s hair two weeks ago because he looked like Mike Jagger — he turned me down,” she said.
When he finally took her up on her offer, she armed herself with an old pair of scissors previously used to cut their dog’s hair and took his tresses to task. The end result: “He was very pleased, it worked out OK,” she said.
For child star Julia Butters from “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” cutting her father’s hair did not end in a happily-ever-after storybook finish, even if the experience — and extremely patchy looking ‘do — provided a bit of fun.