As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of all invention. As it turns out, necessity is also the mother of prompting many of us to finally attempt DIY beauty endeavors we might never have considered taking into our own hands before. While social distancing — out of need and out of boredom — plenty of people have been testing the waters of trimming their own hair, doing their own nail art, learning new makeup techniques and trying to learn the art of the self-facial. Lucky for all of us, there’s social media to guide these attempts.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 16 useful DIY beauty tutorials experts have posted while social distancing, spanning skin care, hair styling, DIY nail art and makeup techniques. Scroll through for a bit of professional guidance — and proceed with caution, especially if you’re contemplating anything that includes the words “cut,” “trim,” or “dye.”