Daniel Andrews has been mocked for his unfortunate DIY haircut after debuting his new short back and sides on national television.
The Victorian premier appeared to have had enough of his brunette locks growing out after seven weeks of lockdown with another month to go.
Mr Andrews was sporting a noticeably choppy hairdo during his Covid press conference on Sunday, at which he announced another 779 new local cases.
Dan Andrews (pictured) was sporting a noticeably choppy hairdo during his Covid press conference on Sunday, in which he announced another 779 new local cases of the virus
‘So where are you getting your haircut?’ one woman questioned the premier on Twitter
Melburnians will have to wait another month to get a decent haircut, unless they live with a hairdresser, as salons were not in the slight relaxation he announced.
Frustrated Victorians complained online about the slight relaxation of restrictions that still has all but the most essential businesses shut down.
One woman tweeted the premier’s lockdown haircut was clearly a home job, likely by his wife Catherine who has tried her best in previous lockdowns.
‘Obviously his wife or kids gave him a haircut. Nobody cares about your hair, it’s not that important. If it is then go get yourself some scissors and move on,’ she said.
Other Victorians were quick to notice Mr Andrews was sporting a new look that he was likely to cringe at when reviewing the tape.
‘So where are you getting your haircut?’ one woman questioned the premier.
‘Where are you guys getting your hair cut? How can we book in?’ another man asked, tagging both Mr Andrews and his chief health officer Brett Sutton in the tweet.
‘Nice to see you looking good with your fresh haircut, Mr Premier,’ another wrote.
‘Nice to see you looking good with your fresh haircut, Mr Premier,’ a user tweeted last week
One woman tweeted the premier’s lockdown haircut was clearly a home job, while implying the fixation on his hair was of little importance
Hair salons will only open when 70 per cent of Victoria’s eligible population has received two doses of a Covid vaccine, under the roadmap out of lockdown.
Hairdressers are set to reopen for up to five fully vaccinated patrons at that vaccination milestone, a date earmarked for October 26.
It’s not the first time the Labor leader’s hair has sent tongues wagging.
In June, Mr Andrews was spotted in his wife Catherine’s Instagram story, as she attempted to give her husband a lockdown haircut.
‘On the tools again. Practice makes perfect. Love this one so much – getting better every day,’ Mrs Andrews captioned the post.
It was just the fourth social media post the Labor leader appeared in since his fall at a holiday house in the Mornington Peninsula on March 9.
He suffered at least five broken ribs and an acute compression fracture of the T7 vertebra in his spine, putting him on extended sick leave.
‘As I put my foot on to the first step. I knew I was in trouble. I didn’t really connect with the step it just slid straight off, I became airborne almost,’ he said as he returned to work at the end of June.
‘Then all I can hear is just this almighty crunch. When I heard the crunch, I knew. I thought this is serious, we’re in trouble here.’
In June, Mr Andrews was spotted in his wife Catherine’s Instagram story, as she attempted to give her husband a lockdown haircut (pictured)
‘On the tools again. Practice makes perfect. Love this one so much – getting better every day,’ Mrs Andrews captioned the post
Long-suffering Victorians will soon enjoy some eased restrictions once their state hits 80 per cent single-dose on Tuesday.
Melburnians will be able to enjoy ‘contactless’ sports like golf, tennis and boating from Wednesday, as some long-standing restrictions are finally relaxed.
From 11.59pm on Tuesday, the outdoor venue cap will increase from 20 to 30 with masks allowed to be removed if the service requires it in hair and beauty salons, so facials and beard trimmings can recommence in regional Victoria.
In metropolitan Melbourne, residents will be able to enjoy ‘contactless’ sports in outdoor facilities with the 10km travel rule to be extended to 15km. The low-risk sports permitted include golf, boating and tennis.
Personal training for a group of five people plus a trainer is permitted as long as all parties are fully vaccinated.
The Victorian premier (pictured) suffered at least five broken ribs and an acute compression fracture of the T7 vertebra in his spine when he took a tumble at a holiday house in the Mornington Peninsula on March 9
Parents will be permitted to remove their masks for eating and drinking purposes while supervising their children in playgrounds.
Around 47 per cent of Victorians have now had two doses of a Covid vaccine compared to NSW, where 57.8 per cent of over-16s are fully vaccinated.
‘That is a fantastic achievement, and as we announced some time ago, that makes some things possible,’ Mr Andrews said.
‘I am not overselling this, they are modest things. Not Freedom Day, not the end of the lockdown. That is getting closer every day though.’
Victoria recorded 779 new local Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday.