Homestyle haircutting harrowing



“My hair had grown out long and shaggy—not in that sexy-young-rock-star kind of way but in that time-to-take-Rover-to-the-groomer kind of way.” Jim Butcher, White Night


To clip or not to clip is the nagging question that has bothered a goodly number  of people ever since the COVID 19 virus has caused hair salons and barber shops to temporarily close their doors. But a person’s hair cannot be put on temporary suspension and we all must face the grim reality of trimming our own hair. -GC

This week’s Wednesday Challenge on Susan and my alternate site , WEEKLY PROMPTS, was PERSONAL GROOMING.

The closing of beauty parlors and barber shops has forced many folks to consider the idea of cutting their own hair at home. Their trusted salon specialist and friendly barber have been laid off and we all know and appreciate the fact (now) what important services these folks provide for us.

Never since biblical times when Delilah cut Samson’s hair has the world ( and many of those perfectly groomed individual) shuddered and gasped so long and so loud for fear of having to trim their own hair.

With this in mind Susan and I invite you to take out your camera and either take a photo of the hair cut you created for yourself or write about your angst and trepidations at the thought of cutting your own once perfectly shorn locks.

What have you got to lose? Well probably a few strands of hair that will eventually grow back before you know it.

Don’t be shy. Let it all hang out! 🙂

Wednesday Challenge – Personal Grooming


  1. Ooh, now there’s a challenge and a half. Have pruned my other half, but am driven to wrap my hair up in a scarf. I’m thinking we’ll not recognise even closest friends and relatives when we finally meet again. What a bonkers world we’ve ended up in.


    • Bonkers is the best way to describe it Tish. Before I started to clip (shape) I tried to remember the steps taken by my trusted barber. Usually the hair is washed first and cut when wet. I tried that but that was a dismal failure. Cutting the back of you head is challenging. You can only place a set of mirrors only so far away. Visual fatigue. So, a cap will cover a multitude of errors for me least for the duration! Stay safe. 🙂

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