A cheeky little girl remained like “Friar Tuck” and “David Bowie” after pawing herself with her hairdresser mom’s scissors.
Chloe Hope grabbed the scissors that were in her reach when her parents were decorating and got herself a DIY haircut.
Her mother Jo had gone to the bathroom to brush her teeth and was horrified to find out what her baby had done.
The then two-year-old cut the top of her previously shoulder-length blonde locks into a 1cm-long circular patch on her head.
Hairstylist and color technician Jo, 31, spent weeks covering Chloe’s head with headbands and hats to hide her unsuccessful hairdo.
And the young man’s cut left her cradling a mullet two months later, resembling David Bowie as the Goblin King in Labyrinth.
Jo, from County Durham, said, “It was just a normal morning, I was getting ready and went to the bathroom to brush my teeth.
“I had been in there for no more than a minute and when I got out of the bathroom I was amazed.
“I saw her with a handful of hair, very proud of herself, saying ‘Mom’s look’ and she was cute.
“She had practically done a short circular lock of hair on her head. She liked it, thought it was fantastic, I was mortified.
“Being a hairdresser I felt some pressure [to sort it] but unfortunately all we could do was let it grow.
“She had scalped herself, so I called her Friar Tuck because she looked like him and when she grew up she looked like David Bowie.”
Chloe indulged in the DIY haircut in July 2018 with her mom who snapped the mullet snap in September of that year.
She sent the shot to her huge David Bowie fan dad who jokingly urged her to keep the style, stating that it looks “cool”.
Jo added: “He went from Friar Tuck, then evolved into me with my Goblin King at home.
“This was literally the headboard. She had taken a bath the night before, gone to bed, got up the next morning and that was how it was.
“I took that picture especially for my dad because he likes David Bowie.
“I said ‘there you have your rock star’. She actually wanted us to keep her hair like that because she thought it was beautiful.”
Jo initially saw the fun side, blaming her 31-year-old husband Chris, a civil servant, for moving the scissors while decorating.
Mom continued: “My hairdressing scissors are in a case and are usually on top.
“We were doing some decorating work, so they got pushed aside with all the decorating stuff.
“My husband didn’t want them to be put away with the decorative stuff, so he moved them, not realizing they were within his reach.
“When it happened I realized that Chris had moved my scissors, I went crazy.
“When he got home he was a little shocked, but he found it funny enough, but I could have killed him.”
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Luckily she saw the fun side later and called her friend when she was panicking.
Chloe, now six, has managed to regrow but Jo says she had to style her hair after the DIY disaster.
Jo concluded: “Now her hair is down to her butt.
“But if you look closely I had to style the hair around her face because it’s not that long yet but it’s getting there.
“As a hairdresser I rate her scissors skills 10/10, absolutely fantastic.
“It was a nice close cut, she didn’t even get hurt during the trial.”