“I’m thinking of going shorter,” would have to be the single most terrifying phrase you could say to a hairdresser.
It’s basically a green flag for your trusted stylist to, well, go completely crazy. And let’s be honest – is there anything in the world more terrifying than a hairdresser with permission to cut?
Now there is. A scary/kind of tempting new hair cutting trend has found its way to mainstream salons, and to be honest, we’re freaking out.
Behold, the ‘clipper cut’:
The ‘clipper cut’ involves replacing traditional hairdressing scissors with an electric razor, commonly used for shaving heads or fading into blunt hairdos cropped close to the skin.
Like a lawn mower, they’ll move around your terrified noggin until your hair sits in a straight bob. The key? Not moving. (Actually, try not to breathe, either. There are no second chances on this one.)
Check out the hashtag #clipperbob for more examples of the cut in action. (Just be prepared to hold your breath in every video – it’s terrifying to watch…)
I’m dying to use this #clipperbob technique! @fernthebarber A video posted by Natalie Venus De Hull (@lovenati) on
Admittedly, the results are pretty great.
Clipper-cut bobs are sleek, perfect, and have a blunt edge you could only dream of achieving with scissors or a razor.
But as Anthony Nader points out, this isn’t a look for everyone. “Once you make that first cut, you can’t go back, so make sure in the consultation with your hairdresser that there is a 100 per cent understanding on the outcome and how blunt your new fab hair shape is going to be.”
Anthony says that if you are considering the clipper cut, make sure your hairdresser uses a good quality, super sharp pair of clippers to avoid damage. He recommends Wahl clippers because “they LAST.”
Blush beauty #nofilter #andersoncosalon #paulmitchellfocussalon #shinesxg #platinumcard #blushhair #cottoncandyhair #clipperbob A photo posted by Gabrielle Anderson (@andersonstylesboss) on
That bob #bob #clipperbob #nakcolour #honeyblonde #haircut #blonde #bobhair #happyclient #nakhair A photo posted by Paige l Smith (@hairbypaigeygirl) on
So, what do you think? Would you be brave enough to let your hairdresser come at you with electric clippers?
From razor blade haircuts to using flames to burn off dead ends (yes, that’s a thing), our poor old locks really have met with violent trends in recent years.
The upside to a clipper cut? It takes half the time than a traditional haircut.
Just make sure you don’t sneeze.