With barbers and hairdressers reopening in England over the weekend, the public was finally able to get their untamed lockdown hairdos trimmed and their beards tidied. This came not a minute too soon. During lockdown, there was two choices; either let your hair grow or cut it yourself. With many people not being able to cut their own hair, the only choice was to let it grow.
This led to the vast majority of people sporting more untamed styles over the past couple of months than they normally would, surprising colleagues on Zoom calls with their new look. But after Boris Johnson complained that he was starting to get dreadlocks because he had not had a haircut for so long last week, that got us wondering… what would Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and other world leaders look like if barbers and hairdressers remained closed for the foreseeable future? To find out, Get Me My Mortgage used the popular AI face editor FaceApp to find out, and the results are hilarious.
Boris said recently that he was starting to grow dreadlocks because he hadn’t had a haircut for so long, so he’ll be pleased that the hairdressers are finally back open. If they had remained closed for much longer, we might have had a very shaggy looking Prime Minister.
Trump’s infamous combover might have been compromised had he not had access to a hairdresser during lockdown. He is very particular who touches his do, telling the Hollywood Reporter “the only one I allow to touch my hair is Melania” in 2016.
Known for his love of riding horses shirtless and fishing, Vladimir’s lockdown beard would help him keep warm during his holidays in the Russian wilderness.
French President Emmanuel Macron normally opts for a clean shaven look like most politicians. However, his potential new lockdown haircut reminds us of a young Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman, minus the beard of course.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems to have done the best job of any leader when tackling the pandemic, meaning she could re-open hairdresser early to tackle her long locks.
Justin Trudeau’s potential lockdown beard game would suit him the most when compared to the other world leaders on our list. Wouldn’t you agree?
🏴 First Minister
Nicola Sturgeon versus Boris Johnson has been an ongoing feature of lockdown, and you have to admit she’s winning!
They say growing a beard makes you look 10 years older, and this is certainly the case for Japanese PM Shinzō Abe.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Normally opting for a moustache without a full beard, we think Turkish President Erdoğan might have used lockdown to try something new had the barbers remained closed much longer.
Perhaps the most menacing of all our lockdown haircut and beard images, Brazil’s President wouldn’t look out of place as a Bond villain.
Kim Jong Un
The North Korean dictator only allows 15 state-approved haircuts in the entire nation. However this policy might have gone out the window without access to a barber.
Famously banning Winnie the Pooh from China because of comparisons made about him, we think Chairman Xi might have grown a beard to hide the embarrassment!
Recently told to “get off the grass!” by an angry citizen while doing an interview on Australian television, PM Morrison has never attempted to grow a beard during his time in office. However, if restrictions remained in place much longer, he might have opted to try the lockdown look.
Italy was the first country in Europe to go into lockdown, so PM Conte might have had longer than most to perfect the lockdown look. The real question is, is he really Keanu Reeves in disguise?
Without a hairdresser to visit, Dutch PM Mark Rutte would struggle keeping his normally well kept combover in check.
India’s Prime Minister is the only world leader on our list who normally sports a beard. However, with boredom being an issue during lockdown, he might be tempted to try something new.
The youngest head of government in the world, we think growing a beard might be a good idea for Chancellor Kurz, making him look a little older! It’s just a shame about the untamed hair.
With think Justin Trudeau’s beard suits him the most, but Pedro Sánchez’s effort comes very, very close.
The locks of Portuguese PM António Costa might have became even more unruly had lockdown lasted a minute longer.
With Sweden refusing to implement a lockdown like the rest of Europe, the PM might have opted to grow a beard to disguise him from angry citizens.