George Clooney has been using this weird device to cut his own hair for YEARS

To say we’re shocked and outraged is an understatement

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / December 04 2020

I think we can all collectively agree that George Clooney is an attractive man. He is one of those universally good-looking people that seems to have struck a chord the world over – in large part due to the man’s lasting cool factor.

However, we recently learned that the very same man has been using a device called a ‘flowbee’ to cut his glorious silver fox of a bonnet for YEARS. 

In an interview with CBS This Morning the actor revealed, “my hair is like straw so it’s easy to cut, you can’t really make too many mistakes, so years ago I bought a thing called a Flowbee… with the vacuum cleaner and the clippers… I still have it.”

For those who don’t know, a Flowbee is a clipper-vacuum-hybrid that has been sold on the infomercial circuit since the ‘80s and is any professional hairdresser’s worst nightmare. Check it:

The news of Clooney’s penchant for this gimmicky tool then reached talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who decided he wanted to see the Flowbee in action. And so, Kimmel whipped out a pair of the vacuum shears for himself and Clooney mid-interview to perform some on-stage barbery for the audience. 

Now, we don’t know if it’s the aggression with which George attacks his dome with the device, but the sight of these two middle-aged men assaulting their expertly styled hair has left us scarred for life. 

Hopefully, we have provided ample warning for any feelings of triggered nausea you may experience watching the following clip. We can only apologise in advance:

The grooming routines of cishet men have often been cause for concernshout out to the humble 3-in-1 shower products they refuse to relinquishbut this is on another level. SMH.

Now back to some actual haircare... The 4 products Lucy Boynton uses to keep her blonde in perfect shape.

Main image credit: @getty

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).