This Viral Haircut Video Will Give You So Much Anxiety

Faith Xue

Going in for a trim and leaving with too-short strands ranks high in our list of nightmare scenarios. Thus, we promptly freaked out when an extremely anxiety-causing video surfaced on the app BarberShapp. In it, an initially cheery model seems to be getting a haircut that BarberShapp describes as “quirky, stylish, and smooth,” but we can only describe as… experimental.

After cutting a few layers (if they can be called that) that go all the way around her head, the mystery stylist teases the model’s strands for a very, um, interesting final look. Watch the entire video below:


Quirky, Stylish and Smooth? Is this a new trend in the making? #StylistLove #ScissorsCut #HairCut

Posted by Barbershapp on Saturday, February 20, 2016

If that caused you intense anxiety, you’re not alone: Like all emotionally charged content, it quickly circulated around the Internet and has now received over 10 million views. Perhaps you’re wondering, “This has got to be a joke… right?” Oh, perceptive one—indeed it was. Turns out model Julia Andreeva was intending to shave her head (!!) all along, and this “haircut” was just a fun spoof before the final shave. You can see the actual look (complete with newly shorn head) below:

Andreeva looks stunning with a shaved head, no doubt, but we have to say that watching someone get all their hair shaved off stirred a torrent of questions within us. What went through her head when she saw the final look? Was she freaking out when the razor first touched her head? Did she grab her strands after the video and scream, “Why, God, why?!” (Most likely not—we have a feeling she’s rocking her shaved head with confidence.)

We’ll never know these things—but we will continue to watch the process on repeat.

The best complement to a shaved head (other than a badass 'tude)? A bright lip, of course. One swipe of Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($41) in Dragon Girl and you're good to go.

What do you think of the initial video and the final look? Sound off below!

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