Jonathan Van Ness Has Advice for Quarantine Haircutters

"Just don’t do it."

Considering a DIY quarancut? You may want to put those scissors down.

Jonathan Van Ness, resident grooming expert on Netflix’s Emmy-winning Queer Eye reboot, appeared this week on the from-home edition of The Tonight Show.

With so many hair salons and barbershops closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, some people are taking their haircuts into their own hands. Does Van Ness have any tips for these self-isolating amateur stylists?

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jonathan Van Ness attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by IMDb, Neuro Drinks and Walmart on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

"I think the most important advice is to not," he told host Jimmy Fallon. "It’s just to not do it. Just don’t do it.” And there you have it, kids!

"The average human head grows between a quarter of an inch and a half an inch of hair a month," he explained, "so worst case scenario, this is going to give you, like, what, two inches, three inches of hair? It’s like, try a new look. Maybe you need a shag, maybe you need a new little bit of length. Save your haircuts."

“What you don’t want to do is mess up your hair so bad that you’re still growing that thing out after the quarantine."

The grooming guru recently tweeted his own anti-quarancut mantra: "I will not give myself fringe today."

Van Ness also plugged his new children's bookPeanut Goes for the Gold, about a nonbinary guinea pig with big dreams.

After coming out publicly last summer as nonbinary and gender nonconforming, Van Ness released his memoir, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love, in which he opened up about being HIV-positive and a sexual assault survivor.

Watch and heed Van Ness on The Tonight Show below.

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