7 Out-there haircuts you should get as we're all reintroduced into society

7 Out-there haircuts you should get as we're all reintroduced into society


Text: Redzhanna Jazmin

Happy pandemic times, where the boredom is real and our tresses have been left alone for far too long. If you're ready for a big change, here are some niche ideas for your big makeover

Are you bored? We sure are. Despite the lifting of the nationwide MCO, with the way that cases are rising (and with new variants popping up like weeds), the big collective reintroduction into society has been shelved for now. That said, salons are now taking appointments, so you know what that means.

Yes, if there is anything to rejoice about our precariously homebound state, it's that once again, it's the perfect time to experiment with hair. We're talking high-risk, questionable reward: The return of the (quasi)quarantine haircuts. It may not be a good sequel, but we'll be damned if it isn't an entertaining one.

For context: Way back when, during the first worldwide lockdown (those were the days), we saw celebs undergoing big quarantine hair makeovers left, right, and centre. Dua Lipa sported some bleached bangs courtesy of a chemical cut, a pre-cannibal scandal Armie Hammer channelled Joe Exotic with his lockdown antics, and Joe Jonas gave us a good look at his lockdown moustache routine.

Think about it: Now is the perfect time to get freaky with your hair. The best-case scenario? You'll love your new look and keep it going. The worst-case scenario? You should be staying home, anyway—where could you possibly be going right now? Win-win!

As we said, salons are now operating, with SOPs limiting services to haircuts only, but there's nothing stopping you from hitting the bleach and scissors on your own (wink-wink). So, in the spirit of embracing the DIY life again (or—if you're responsible—the edgy, SOP-controlled salon life instead), we're rounding up all the haircuts and styles you should be trying out now.

The microbang

The mullet (and all its iterations)

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The Hime haircut

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Bleached buzz (dye optional)

Gen-Z Green (brows optional)

Scene queen coon-tails (the sequel)

The dyed underlayer

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