Hypnotizing Haircut Goes Viral on Instagram

A haircut doesn't sound like the most exciting thing to watch.

Can't stop watching.

By Sarah Wu, TeenVogue

A haircut doesn't sound like the most exciting thing to watch. In fact, we're usually way more invested in the before and after pictures than we are the endless snipping, combing, and trimming. But, one haircut video has managed to rack up more than 1.2 million views, and it's honestly mystifying. The clip in question was posted by Istanbul-based hairstylist (or, as he refers to himself on Instagram, "hair artist"/"hair designer") Emre Ayaksız. According to Allure, its appeal lies in its theatricality and surprising result, which we can kind of see. Although, personally, we suspect part of the reason why the video has attracted so much social media attention is that you literally don't know what's happening until it's over.
The clip begins with Embre trimming his client's hair diagonally, creating an extreme slope that he then begins to texturize with a pair of hair shears. He then takes some of the weight out of her hair by thinning it with shears, then runs those same shears down her hair from root to end. Finally, he colors her hair, taking it from brunette to blonde. The result: a beautifully tousled lob. It sounds straightforward enoguh, but throughout the entire process, you'll find yourself alternately asking, "Wait, what just happened?" and "Am I still watching the same video?" multiple times. It's the kind of thing you really just have to see for yourself. Check it out below:

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Women's Magazine: Hypnotizing Haircut Goes Viral on Instagram
Hypnotizing Haircut Goes Viral on Instagram
A haircut doesn't sound like the most exciting thing to watch.
Women's Magazine
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