This Buzzcut Video Is Going Viral Because It Literally Looks Like Murder Waiting to Happen

Oh no.

Buzzcut
(Image credit: Instagram)

Things I expect to happen when I get a haircut: a nice little head massage, some “real talk” about the state of my dry ends, and multiple offers for anything to drink. Things I don’t expect: a sharp electric razor swinging around my head like a cleaver waiting to skin me alive.

Related Stories

Marie Claire Logo

(Image credit: Future)

Chrissy Teigen

(Image credit: Snapchat)

And yet, one Turkish barber by the name of Erkek Saç is apparently trying to make hair swinging a thing, as reported by Allure, which, according to the Instagram clip, entails literally swinging clippers back and forth over a client’s head, buzzing off random chunks of hair in the process. And if that sounds hella dangerous, then you’re absolutely correct.

Thankfully, the swing cut only lasts for a few seconds, before Saç just shaves the man’s whole head and entire beard off, before squeezing a ridiculous amount of oil over his bald head and slappin’ it around for a few seconds. Yes, this video is as confusing and weird as it sounds, but hey—it has 1.2 million views, so clearly something Saç is doing something right. Check out the insane video, below, and please; don’t try this at home.

A post shared by Barberstown (@barberstown) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.