George Clooney said he's cut his own hair for 25 years using the Flowbee, and people are obsessing over the infomercial product
- George Clooney told "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Tracy Smith that he's been giving himself at-home haircuts for 25 years.
- The actor and filmmaker said that he uses an infomercial product called the Flowbee, which he said he bought years ago.
- The Flowbee at-home haircutting vacuum system sells kits on its website that cost between $99 and $140.
- Shortly after Clooney's interview, which aired on Sunday, fans of the actors shared reactions to his modest haircut hack on Twitter. The Flowbee site was unavailable at some point after the interview went live.
George Clooney has revealed his secret to giving himself an at-home haircut, which he says is something he's been doing for years.
In an interview on "CBS Sunday Morning," the correspondent Tracy Smith asked the actor and filmmaker if he's been cutting his hair at home because of the pandemic.
"I've been cutting my own hair for 25 years," Clooney said in the interview, which aired on Sunday. "Look, my hair is really like straw, and so it's easy to cut. You can't really make too many mistakes."
—CBS Sunday Morning (@CBSSunday) November 29, 2020
"Years ago, I bought a thing called a 'Flowbee,'" Clooney continued, prompting the CBS production to cut to a clip of an infomercial for the product. "It comes with a vacuum cleaner and clippers. I still have it. My haircuts take literally two minutes.
"Listen, man, it works."
According to Mental Floss, the Flowbee was created by a carpenter, Rick Hunts, and became popular in the 1980s when it was sold on infomercials. The product looks — as Clooney described — like a vacuum cleaner attachment that clips hair and collects the trimmings in its canister.
The Flowbee System sells for $99, and another kit with a "super mini vac" sells for $140 on the company's website.
Shortly after "CBS Sunday Morning" shared a clip of its interview with Clooney, other Flowbee users came forward on Twitter.
—Tom Zeller Jr. (@tomzellerjr) November 29, 2020
—Sanjay Shah (@sanjayshah) November 29, 2020
After Clooney's mention of the product, the Flowbee site appeared to crash, according to one Twitter user.
—Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) November 29, 2020
Clooney's got reactions from fans — and may just be inspiring some people's holiday wish lists.
—MARIA TERESA KUMAR #WearAMask (@MariaTeresa1) November 29, 2020
—Steve Chamraz (@TMJ4Steve) November 29, 2020
—Matthew Fuhrman (@mfuhrman) November 29, 2020
—Thor Benson (@thor_benson) November 29, 2020
Representatives for Flowbee did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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