Quarantine haircuts are all the buzz
By Milo Carr, Content and Social Media Editor
When a teenager is stuck inside for months on end, what else can they do but experiment with their hair? This spring has seen its share of new, bold hairstyles ranging from bleached blonde to chic DIY bangs to totally bald.
Everyone’s seen the clean shaven heads of their friends circulating Snapchat and Instagram. But what’s driven some students to change their looks?
After bouncing between hair colors, junior Ella Bowden decided to go for the big chop- and completely shaved her head. “I wanted to see if I would feel any less feminine without my hair,” said Bowden, “and how differently’ people would react to me.”
Kolo Enson-Overstreet and Benny Robinthal, who took to Instagram to share their new do’s, summarized their decision in two short, simple sentences. “It just sorta happened,” said Enson-Overstreet. “At first we had hair, then we didn’t,” agreed Robinthal.
While buzz cuts seem to be the most popular, some students have opted to keep and alter their existing hair.
Zachary Van Dusen bleached his hair, stating the decision was made out of boredom. “I was originally going to try to cut my hair to the best of my ability but I was enjoying my long hair,” said Van Dusen. “I decided bleaching was a fun option that also kept my hair long.”
Whatever students decide to do with their hair this quarantine, it seems everyone will end up with new styles.