No, Sis! Yara Shahidi Is Out Here Cutting Her Own Quarantine Bangs

Yara Shahidi
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We get it. Many of us have actually been on quarantine and chill for two weeks and counting and, unless you’re used to working from home, we’re running out of things to do. We’re also obsessing over how to get our hair colored, cut, weaved or braided up in the age of social distancing.

[SEE ALSO: 10 Hair Do’s & Don’ts While Social Distancing]

Turns out celebs are facing the same at-home rut — including Yara Shahidi, who apparently is overdue for a haircut. The Grownish star took to Instagram a few days ago to show off her haircutting skills. Okay, really, there were no skills involved.


Sis was using straight-up grammar school scissors (with the rounded edges) to either cut her bangs or fairy knots from her natural hair.

In the video, she says “I’ve been playing with my hair more often,” while clipping a chunk of curls.

Understandably so, stylists and fans alike were not here for her do-it-yourself antics, with her go-to hairstylist posting a series of flushed face emojis (😳😳😳😳😳) showing her concern and Lacey Redway advising Yara to not have her fans think they can do it, too.

“You’re about to have everyone cutting their own hair we are about to have to fix out of quarantine 😂. Get your appointments in everyone ….we are all not going to be as skilled as Yara I promise 😩,” wrote Lacey.

Kendall Dorsey also chimed in saying he was willing to break quarantine if her mom would “please remove the shears 😂😂😂😂😂 my jet is on the way.”

Press play below to watch her shenanigans.

As a reminder all, cutting hair is on our list of DON’TS while we’re chilling at home. Of course, there are other things you can do, like color your hair with temporary wax or learn how to do a new protective style.

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