“Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no! People can't see me like this. My own mother won't recognize me.” Chances are, nearly all of us have felt like this after a horrendous haircut. Whether by the will of a newbie/hungover/angry hairstylist or by your own clumsy hands at home, you've ended up massacring your hairdo. And now you can't leave home out of shame. (Which is kind of alright what with the global pandemic, lockdowns, and all.)
There's a hilarious subreddit called ‘Just Eff My Crap Up' (paraphrasing their name a bit; can you guess what their real name is?) that collects the most unfortunate, badly done haircuts on the net. Check out some of the best examples of what not to do to your hair below and remember to upvote the pics that made your hair follicles tingle as you scroll down.
Getting a bad haircut is easy enough. But we wanted to learn what it takes to create a great haircut both at home and by the hands of a capable barber, so we reached out to Giuliano Dore, co-founder of 'Get Groomed.' "The main difference between avant-garde and plain bad for a haircut is the focus on details and the whole idea behind the haircut. You would think that haircuts like the bowl cut are never gonna be trendy. Wrong. It’s happening and thanks to extremely talented hairstylists, we see a lot of hipsters rocking a very fashionable bowl. It’s all about pattern, symmetry, and (sometimes) controlled asymmetry. If I see patchy haircuts, holes or broken hairlines, I am gonna assume the worst," he told Bored Panda. Read on for the full interview.
#1 Saw This On Youtube Rn Haha
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#2 So For A Good Week Now My Friend Has Been Asking Me To Cut Her Hair For Her... No Idea Where She Got The Idea That I Wouldn’t Screw This Up. I Finally Went To Do It And This Was The Result. Sad Things, I Really Did Try! I’m Not A Hairdresser! I Feel Awful Though... Hope We’re Still Friends
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#3 I Paid $50 For This Haircut
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Giuliano also gave Bored Panda some advice about cutting our hair at home. And what with the pandemic still going on, chances are, some of us are going to be making our second attempts at quarantine haircuts soon.
"If you want to cut your own hair at home, go with a safe option. Same-level buzz cuts are a safe choice. Home is not the place for challenging haircuts. For example, attempting a 0 to 2 high skin fade by yourself is not gonna work. Even professional barbers don’t do it themselves. I know this because they book each other on our app," Giuliano explained that simplicity is best when you're working on your hair at home.
"Being able to cut just based on the reflection of a mirror takes a whole new level of 4D chess and not everyone is ready for the challenge. I would also avoid sharp tools like razor blades. It’s absolutely possible to rock a very decent hairline without using razor blades at home. Clippers are your friends."
#4 Tried To Do A Homemade Bowl Cut
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#5 The Straw Is The Icing On The Cake
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#6 This Is A Sponsored Ad, Wow What A Fringe
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The co-founder of 'Get Groomed' also opened up about how the pandemic affected their business. For instance, they stopped all of their office-based barbering events back in March 2020. And they haven't restarted them as of yet.
"We saw a surge in home-based bookings since the first UK lockdown. I believe people don’t want to go to crowded barbershop at the moment and it’s very visible in our data. People are also more concerned about hygiene and frequently ask questions about our methodology, if the barber is coming with PPE, etc. We are making sure that our barbers are fully PPE equipped and that they clean their tools between bookings."
#7 When You Ask For A Line But The Barber Gives You An Entire Highway
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#8 I Asked To Have It Edged Up So My Bangs Would Be Straight. Proceeded To Cut All My Bangs Off And My Entire Widows Peak. White Guy At A Black Barbershop Problems.
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#9 A New Species Of Neck Beard
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The 'Just Eff My Crap Up' subreddit has over 751k members and it will be celebrating its 6th birthday on 17 December. Be sure to give them a visit. We hear they're friendly and know a thing or two about artsy and avant-garde hairdos.
The subreddit obviously got their name from a legendary meme that's known as ‘Just Eff My Crap Up,' ‘Just Eff Me Up,' ‘JUST,' as well as ‘The Barber.' The memo's all about botched (or, depending on your point of view, incredibly brave) haircuts and imagined conversations between customers and their barbers.
“Just a bit off the sides?” the barber might ask. “Nah, just eff my crap up,” the customer would supposedly say to get their atrocious hairstyles that mock everything that is fair and beautiful in this world.
#10 A 70 Billion Dollar Haircut
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#11 I Bet It’s Enchanting To Watch Him Talk.
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#12 Just Give Me That Microphone Head
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‘Know Your Meme' explains that the earliest known example of this joke (in a slightly different form) was done by none other than Zach Galifianakis back in 2006 during his comedy special, ‘Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Ocean.'
“When you look like I do, it's hard to get a table for one at Chuck E Cheese. I went to my stylist today and she said, ‘What are you looking for?' and I told her, ‘Just give me the Amber Alert,' he joked.
From there, the meme spread in bursts and sprints. In 2012, Miley Cyrus became the butt of rapper Tyler, The Creator's mocking tweet about her new haircut. He joked that Cyrus asked her hairstylist to ‘eff her up real quick.' And in case you were curious, Cyrus insulted Tyler's face in response. The meme solidified its hold in popular culture in 2014 when it spread on Twitter and Reddit. Almost exactly at the same time that the ‘Eff My Crap Up' subreddit was born.
#13 My 10th Grade Year Book Picture
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#14 I Paid 300$ To Get My Curly Hair Managed.
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#15 I Like Any Haircut That Makes An Ear The Central Area Of Focus
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#16 She Blended Them In Well.
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#17 Russian Politician Valentina Petrenko
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#18 Give Me The Reverse Dad
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#19 The Combover To End All Combovers.
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#20 I Want To Die A Virgin. Say No More
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#21 What My Sister Got vs. What She Asked For...
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#22 Not A Comb-Over, A Comb-Forward? On A Pottery Show In The UK
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#23 The Years Have Been Rough For Bart Simpson
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#24 Give Me The “My 5 Year Old Just Learned How To Cut Bangs”
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#25 No Words Needed
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#26 This Dude Is Running For Schoolboard In My Town. Got A Flyer In The Mail With This Pic And Almost Spit My Drink Out
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#27 I’m Struggling To Find The Words To Describe How Awful This Looks.
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#28 Omfg My Friend's Brother Just Got A Fidget Spinner Haircut
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#29 Give Me That Future White Collar Criminal
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#30 "I Need The Worst Possible Style For My Head Shape." "I Got You Fam."
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#31 The Helmet
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#32 This Picture Made Me Scream What The Fuck
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#33 Gimme That 'Thinning Hair In A Rainstorm' Look
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#34 He’s Hungry
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#35 You Bouta Get All The Pussy Fam
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#36 How Do I Let Everyone To Know I Have Dreads?
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#37 "You Seen That Episode With Doofus Rick?"
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#38 This Man Is A Legend
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#39 I Don't Even Have A Joke To Make For These
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#40 Gimme That Straw Basket Look
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#41 ... And The Absolute Winner Of All Time Is...
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#42 Her Ponytail Is Extensions Linked To Her Actual Head Of Hair Through A Ring/Hoop/Chain...
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#43 Here Is Another Judge Judy Participant.
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#44 Spotted On Instagram
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#45 The Haircut That All Blizzard Esports Casters And Pros Are Now Required To Get.
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#46 My Soldier Said I Could Post This As Long As I Get Up Votes.. Well I Dont Wanna Disappoint The Kid.
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#47 In The Window Of A Hairsalon.
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#49 "You Know What A Ballsa-" "Say No More"
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#50 Give Me That "If Dubstep Were A Haircut" Look.
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#51 What Happens When You Actually Speak To The Manager
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#52 My Husband Can Fuck His Own Shit Up, Thank You Very Much!
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#53 Guess I Have To Fuck My Own Shit Up In These Quarantined Times
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#54 I Asked For A High Fade, And To Even Out The Top. This Is What I Got...
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#55 Sheldon Adelson, Worth 31.6 Billion Dollars, CEO Of The World's 8th Biggest Casino Company, Las Vegas Sands
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#56 Miley Going For That Classic Simple Jack Look
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#57 You Ever Seen A Youtube Video? Say No More Fam
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#58 Do Beard Transplants Count?
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#59 He Needs To Go Back To Jail
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#60 My Clipper Died About 30 Seconds Into Shaving My Head ...
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#61 Found This
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#62 Found This Rapper Guy That Stole My Brothers Look Back In 2009!
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#63 “You Know How Your Pencil Eraser Looks After You Finish The Sat?”
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#64 When Your Company Has A Strict No Beard Policy....but It Doesn't Say Anything A About A Neckbeard
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#65 From Homeless Person To Child Predator
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#66 So, I Got My Hands On My Dad’s Senior Prom Picture.
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#67 Gimme That Simple Jack Bang Look.
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#68 Random Man Being Interviewed In Wisconsin Today
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#69 Bird Nest Fam
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#70 They Gave Him The Hut
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#71 Dj Khaled Legit Looks Like A Completely Hairless Dude In Costume On His Way To A 70s-Themed Halloween Party
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#72 New Barber Left Me With A Hard Part Moses Would Be Satisfied With
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#73 The Quarantine Fade?
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#74 Straight Hair + Bike Helmet = Asian Cornrows
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#75 Lost A Bet, And In Turn My Friends Cut My Hair. They Called It The “Bowllet” (Bowl Cut Mullet). I Thought This Sub Would Appreciate It In All Its Glory.
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#76 I Hate Seeing Kids Getting Forced Into Having Their Hair Cut. He Clearly Doesnt Like This
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#77 The Hairdresser Had “No Idea” How This Happened.
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#78 Back To 1979 And 1980
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#79 Mushroom Cloud
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#80 3 Going On 50 And Divorced
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#81 When Your Transformation Is Complete But You Have To Get Downtown
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