Confronting moment when an isolated woman in New Zealand cuts her own hair with a bread knife because her appointment was canceled during the corona virus crisis
- Corrie Walker has been in isolation since New Zealand was locked up
- Her hair appointment was canceled, so she decided to cut it herself on Saturday
- She had no scissors, so she resorted to several knives
- A nerve-racking video of the incident has gone viral and has garnered over 4,000 likes
A woman whose hairdresser appointment was canceled during the coronavirus crisis has taken matters into her own hands by cutting off her hair with a knife.
Corrie Walker had booked herself for a haircut, but it was delayed indefinitely after New Zealand locked up on March 25.
Sick of her locks, Ms. Walker decided to chop them off herself in a nerve-racking video posted on Facebook on Saturday.
Corrie Walker (pictured) has gone viral for cutting her hair with a knife while isolated in New Zealand
“I’ve been stuck for two weeks now and I’m kind of over it and I’m kind of over it,” she says, pulling her hair.
“I literally haven’t brushed it for two weeks, so I’m going to cut it off.”
“But I don’t have scissors, so I have this knife. So I guess I’ll just go there. I tied it up, that’s what they do right? And then we just cut it off. ‘
Then she pulls her ponytail vertically over her head with her right hand, using the left to cut the long serrated blade through her hair.
“If you’re wondering, no, I don’t have a mental breakdown, I just don’t have scissors,” she says.
After the first knife fails, she goes to the kitchen and comes back with three more to try.
The second blade is a success, and she continues to hollow out pieces of hair for another five minutes while the sharp edge staggers frighteningly close to her scalp and ear.
“That feels so good,” she says, combing through her thinned-up little girl, “I understand it’s like garbage right now, because I literally sawed off my hair with a knife, but I’m digging it a bit.”
Then she uses an electric razor to clean up the uneven strands and ends with a mullioned vertical.
When she is finished, she walks into a bedroom to surprise her wife with her new cut, making both of them laugh uncontrollably.
“You look ridiculous,” says her wife.
Ms Walker said she had no intention of trimming her hair in a vertical mullet but “really likes it”
The video has gone viral, sharing over 237,000 views and sharing nearly 7000 times.
Ms. Walker, who seemed to be in a good mood during the clip, was praised by commentators for her hilarious approach
“I’m a hairstylist and THIS is hysterical. You are hysterical !! Thanks for making my day! Rawk that mullet gurl! one person wrote.
“I lived for every minute. Thank you for much needed laughter, ”was another comment.
Someone else added: ‘You have gigantic lady b ** ls !!! I love it LOL. I am a hairstylist and the blades scared me, but the end result was not too bad! You go girl. ‘
Many hairdressers went to the comment section to praise Ms. Walker for her hilarious video
Ms. Walker later took to Facebook to discuss the publicity her clip received, explaining that it was made to ‘make her family and friends laugh’ and she didn’t expect it to go viral.
“Thank you to everyone who enjoyed the video,” she wrote.
“My hair will grow back, I will be locked up for at least the next 3 weeks and until NZ is back to level 1, I will not be leaving the house due to respiratory conditions, so only my poor wife has to deal with this look!”
New Zealand is currently on alert level 4, with people being instructed to stay at home, schools and universities closed, as well as nonessential businesses, major health service reprioritisation and severely limited travel.