20-year-old Scottish student gets ‘worst haircut of his life’ at hairdresser after Covid lockdown

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Scottish college student, 20, gets ‘worst haircut of his life’ on first visit to hairdresser after four months in custody by Covid

  • Andrew Riley, from Glasgow, visited the hairdresser in Bearsden on April 7 – two days after they were allowed to reopen in Scotland
  • He paid £ 12 for the mid-skin fade – a tapered cut that ends between the temple and the ears
  • The end result left Mr. Riley with a thick strand of hair on his head and bald sides
  • Planning to start a hairdressing course of his own in August, he posted a new look on Twitter

A man who waited four months during lockdown to visit his hairdresser has left social media with the ‘worst haircut of his life’.

Student Andrew Riley, 20, from Glasgow, visited his local hairdresser in Bearsden on April 7 – two days after the salons in Scotland were allowed to reopen.

Mr Riley paid £ 12 for the cut and asked the hairdresser for a mid-skin fade – a tapered cut that ends between the temple and the ears.

However, he was furious when he ended up with a thick strand of hair on top of his head and bald sides.

Mr. Riley, who will be starting a hairdressing course of his own in August, took to Twitter to share the results of his new look.

Student Andrew Riley (above), 20, from Glasgow, visited his local hairdresser in Bearsden on April 7 - two days after the salons in Scotland were allowed to reopen.  The result earned him the 'worst haircut of his life'

Student Andrew Riley (above), 20, from Glasgow, visited his local hairdresser in Bearsden on April 7 – two days after the salons in Scotland were allowed to reopen. The result earned him the ‘worst haircut of his life’

Mr Riley paid £ 12 for the cut and asked the hairdresser for a mid-skin fade - a tapered cut that ends between the temple and the ears.  However, he grew a thick strand of hair on the top of his head and bald sides

Mr Riley paid £ 12 for the cut and asked the hairdresser for a mid-skin fade - a tapered cut that ends between the temple and the ears.  However, he ended up with a thick strand of hair on his head and bald sides

Mr Riley paid £ 12 for the cut and asked the hairdresser for a mid-skin fade – a tapered cut that ends between the temple and the ears. However, he ended up with a thick strand of hair on his head and bald sides

In screenshots of messages between Mr. Riley and the hairdresser, the student explains that he is not happy with the finished look

In screenshots of messages between Mr. Riley and the hairdresser, the student explains that he is not happy with the finished look

The hairdresser responds with an apology and offers a free haircut next time

The hairdresser responds with an apology and offers a free haircut next time

In screenshots of messages between Mr. Riley and the hairdresser, the student explains that he is not happy with the finished look. The hairdresser responds with an apology and offers a free haircut next time

In screenshots of messages between Mr. Riley and the hairdresser, the student explains that he is not happy with the finished look.

The hairdresser responds with an apology and offers a free haircut next time.

However, the customer is not impressed and replies, “Don’t think it will be a buddy, because I’m going elsewhere with my company.”

Mr. Riley (above), who will be starting a hairdressing course on his own in August, took to Twitter to share his experience and has garnered over 10,500 likes

Mr. Riley (above), who will be starting a hairdressing course on his own in August, took to Twitter to share his experience and has garnered over 10,500 likes

Mr. Riley (above), who will be starting a hairdressing course on his own in August, took to Twitter to share his experience and has garnered over 10,500 likes

Mr. Riley has since said, ‘While cutting, I had my doubts as I have before, but I thought I should trust the process as these guys are trained professionals.

“I waited four months for the haircut and was hit by the worst I’ve ever had in my life.”

When will hairdressers reopen in the UK?

Scotland: Hair salons opened in Scotland on Monday, April 5 – allowing desperate people to finally get a trim, as long as they have booked in advance.

England: Hair salons and hairdressers in England will reopen on April 12, but they too must have made an appointment.

Wales: Hairdressers were allowed to reopen on March 15.

Northern Ireland: NI has not yet confirmed dates when hairdressers and hairdressers can reopen. The Northern Ireland Executive has said some lockdown restrictions could be loosened from April 12, as long as Covid cases remain low after Easter weekend.

Mr Riley chose not to complain to the staff during his visit, but promptly paid and left.

He said, ‘I was really angry and frustrated with my haircut, it ruined my whole day.

‘I decided to text the hairdresser to complain when I found their number on Facebook.’

The tweet has garnered 10,500 likes so far, with funny comments.

“You never paid for it anyway,” one person asked, to which Mr. Riley replied, “Unfortunately you did, mate.”

‘Did he use hedge trimmers for that!’ Joked another fan of the look.

Mr. Riley wasn’t the only one who felt disappointed with a haircut.

Another Twitter user revealed that they hadn’t had a great experience either, reportedly with the same hairdresser.

‘I’ve been there before, buddy, they don’t even listen to what you ask, they just decide for themselves what to do,’ they wrote.

Even a professional hairdresser weighed in and added, ‘Wow, this is unreal! I am a hairdresser and this does not look like an intermediate blur. This is like shaved straight up and not blended well at all. ‘

Mr. Riley says he did not expect his post to go viral and is shocked by the response.

He added: ‘It’s pretty bloated on Twitter, which I didn’t expect and wasn’t the reason I posted it.’

Commenters on Twitter were quick to respond to Andrew Riley's chilling trip to his local barber shop

Commenters on Twitter were quick to respond to Andrew Riley's chilling trip to his local barber shop

Commenters on Twitter were quick to respond to Andrew Riley’s chilling trip to his local barber shop

File photo of a man being given a textbook while the haircut fades halfway through the skin (asked by the model)

File photo of a man being given a textbook while the haircut fades halfway through the skin (asked by the model)

File photo of a man being given a textbook while the haircut fades halfway through the skin (asked by the model)

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