Premier Doug Ford showed up to Tuesday’s COVID-19 news conference with significantly shorter hair, which raised questions from reporters about how he cut it while salons are closed.
Ford revealed his daughter used dog clippers to trim his wavy pandemic locks at home.
“I looked like a sheepdog. We literally got some dog clippers,” he said. “I just sat in the chair and said ‘honey go to town’.”
Ford said last month that he was ready to “go to the dog clippers” as he waited for personal care businesses to re-open. With their re-opening date pushed back indefinitely as COVID-19 cases soar, it appears Ford got sick of waiting.
“I’ve got more gel on here than you can shake a stick at,” he said back on March 22, describing how he’s been dealing with the lack of haircuts.
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The at-home cut went fairly well, although Ford thinks he might be “half-bald” on only one side.
Like many Ontarians, he’s looking forward to getting a proper haircut when salons eventually re-open.
“As much as my daughter did an incredible job for a rookie … My heart breaks for these barbers and hairstylists that have been shut down. I’m going to do everything I can to get you back open.”
Ontario is currently under a four-week long Stay-at-Home order where non-essential businesses must remain closed.