As lockdowns continue across the world, social media is being inundated with images and stories of people rediscovering one particular old friend (or fiend) in the realm of manes and tresses: the buzz cut.
Men, women, and even celebrities are having a go at shaving their own heads, using razors or electric clippers, and a good dose of nerves.
But the bold look is not just a haircut of convenience, meant to keep our locks under control while salons and barber shops remain closed. Outside of the army, where it originated, the buzz cut has long been the preserve of counterculture -- a symbol of rebellious aesthetics, empowerment, event political dissent.
At a time when the world seems to be spinning out of place, it's a powerful, personal way to reclaim ourselves.
If you're tempted, watch CNN social media editor Dominic Rech get the look from home with the help of hair stylist Mark Francome Painter:
Read how the buzz cut went from from a symbol of wholesomeness to the hallmark of punk here: