New Punishment for Teens & Tweens Going Viral: Beware the ‘Ugly Haircut’

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*Uh-oh. I hate to say it, but this might be seen as the perfect punishment for your teen or tween.

A ugly hair cut.

And the photos parents are putting online after making their kid get one is going viral.

Please don’t report me to the authorities, but this is funny as hell.

I know if my parents would’ve threatened me with some crap like this when I was younger, I would’ve straightened up with a quickness!

It all started with a barber named Russell Fredrick, whose 12-year-old son kept messin’ around in school and ignoring homework assignments.

Apparently nothing worked in trying to get the kid on the straight and narrow, so Mr. Fredrick used his greatest weapon: his clippers.

Not only did he cut his son’s fade off. He cut all of his hair off. And while bald is cool for most men these days, for boys…not so much.

The son was not amused.

“After I shaved him bald, I told him that if things continued I would get more creative with each cut,” said Fredrick, co-owner of A-1 Kutz in Snellville, Georgia. “But I never had to because he straightened up his act.”

The Bad Guy: Russell Fredrick, co-owner of A-1 Kutz, grooms the hair of an unidentified boy in Snellville, Ga.
The Bad Guy: Russell Fredrick, co-owner of A-1 Kutz, grooms the hair of an unidentified boy in Snellville, Ga.

Fredrick put a photo on Instagram of his son’s shave late last year, and it didn’t take long for parents to reach out to him for embarrassing, old-man cuts for their kids. The cuts were dubbed “Benjamin Button specials” or “the George Jefferson,” so named for their baldness up top and fringe left on the sides and around the base.

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Fredrick has now done more than 20 cuts since February.

And they’ve all been free of charge.

“Whenever people come in and ask for it we do it,” said the 35-year-old Russell. “You’ve got to reach these kids before law enforcement has to do the punishing.”

Now, I know what you’re thinking. It’s a dangerous curve and a slippery slope when you take to embarrassing kids publicly. What with the recent suicide of a teen girl following the posting of a video by her dad because she cut her hair.

Let’s pray it doesn’t come to that. Many of the teen suicides are the result of cyber bullying.

Hopefully,  this form of “punishment” comes with a good talking to.

And something tells me parents may not even need to go so far as actually doing the cut.

Just show the kid the pictures, and that’ll probably do the trick.


What do you think of this form of punishment?


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