Ellen DeGeneres has treated her mum to a special birthday haircut this week, but fans have been left questioning whether the 90-year-old should have just waited for hair salons to open up again instead of trusting her daughter with the clippers.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus many have been forced to hold off visits to the hairdresser, and some have turned to cutting their own hair. There have been successes and failures, and most believe Ellen’s experience cutting her mum’s hair probably comes under the latter.
The television host took to social media to share a video of the hilarious hairdressing experience, with her mother sporting a worried look on her face as Ellen hacks at her beautiful white locks. Elizabeth, or Betty as she’s more commonly known, started off with a gorgeous curly ‘do, but they were soon taken away by the clippers.
“Oh, oh …,” the 90-year-old could be heard saying as she listened to Ellen with the clippers at the back of her heard. “It’s not that short mother, it’s just taking the edges off, I promise you,” the TV host replied.
As more and more hair landed on the floor Betty’s anxiety over her new haircut started to rise. “Why am I letting her do this?” she questioned. To which her daughter promptly replied: “Because it’s your birthday.”
“You don’t use the scissors?” Betty asked her daughter. “Believe me, you don’t want me to use the scissors,” Ellen responded.
The filming then stopped briefly while Ellen continued the haircut and when it resumed, the new very short haircut was revealed. While the TV host appeared quite proud of her work, Betty didn’t seem as enthused when she first looked in the mirror. “Do you like it?” Ellen asked her mum. “No, not yet, but when I wash it … oh you really cut it short!” Betty replied.