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 concern—shout out to the humble 3-in-1 shower products they refuse to relinquish—but 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 was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.