Olivia Wilde and Ellen DeGeneres cut Jason Sudeikis’ hair on air

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Back in February, Ellen DeGeneres convinced Super Bowl MVP, New England Patriot Julian Edelman, to let her shave off the beard he’d grown during the football season. She offered $10K to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, with whom he works, if he let her do it. She’d bought a special barber chair, backdrop and smock for the bit. I guess the prop team told her if they bought her a chair, she’d have to play with it more than once because she made poor Jason Sudeikis sit in the same chair yesterday for a haircut. Sudeikis guest-hosted the show last week. So Ellen had him back to thank him, supposedly. But then she turned the discussion to his hair, which he had grown out for a role. But he’s kept it long since the film wrapped and Ellen thinks it’s too long. She brought his partner, Olivia Wilde, who sided with Ellen on the hair hate. So, after way too short a time to truly think this through, he said yes. Again – he agreed to let a talk show host and an actress (so not hair stylists) cut his hair – for fun – on TV.

Jason Sudeikis got more than he bargained for when he stopped by Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The Saturday Night Live vet, 43, was ambushed by fiancée Olivia Wilde, who teamed up with DeGeneres to forced Sudeikis into cutting his long locks.

“We think it’s long,” DeGeneres, 61, said.

“Just a little long,” added Wilde, 35. “It’s almost the same as my hair. There’s only room for one of these in our house.”

Sudeikis was trepidatious about the whole thing, especially because it was the first time DeGeneres or Wilde had cut hair before. But he remained a good sport as Wilde and DeGeneres attacked the task together, each taking a side of his head.

“Ellen, you knew I loved you before but this is really… wow,” Wilde remarked. “It’s perfect. I feel like we’re really good at this! I think we should do this more often.”

[From People]

The video for the shenanigans is below. Obviously Sudeikis was in on this before he agreed, nobody is that brave. I’m pretty adventurous with my hair and have gone to stylists and told them to do whatever they wanted. But they are trained professionals that I’ve known and trusted for years. I wouldn’t let two very unqualified people anywhere near my scalp with scissors, I don’t care how much I loved them. My assumption is that he needs to shave his head or get a crew cut for a role anyway, so I’m sure there was a fix-it hair appointment booked before the first lock hit the floor.

The thing that got me is that is looked pretty decent when they were done. Granted it was still wet but it looked okay. I think it was his curls. I was worried about cutting my kids hair when they were young because their hair was curly and I wasn’t used to that. But a grandma of one of their friends said, ‘curls correct themselves,’ meaning as long as you are close, curls will hide an uneven cut. What I can’t figure out is why they did this bit. Ellen suggested they should auction the hair for charity, but she always put the charity up front so it sounded like an afterthought. And the pieces aren’t long enough to donate for a wig so it’d have to be an auction for the hair itself. I didn’t realize there were that many people out there waiting to bid on Jason Sudeikis’ hair. Okay.

What they should be auctioning is Olivia’s absolutely adorable pink suit. Put me down for the first bid:

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    I think that Jason has an over inflated idea of his looks. That long hair was not a good look. Cutting it was wise.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. Aw, I don’t find him super attractive but I actually think the longer hair was kinda cute.

  2. Lucy2 says:

    That was not a good look on him.

  3. SM says:

    Clearly Olivia really wanted to get rid of that hair. Not even bothered what will come out of that chaotic cutting, just driven by urge to get rid of it and I can’t blame her.

  4. Lizzie says:

    i think he’s adorable – even with that stupid hair. i’ve always found him handsome but i really kind of fell in love with him after watching sleeping with other people.

  5. tuille says:

    Olivia’s pants are too long. Floor-drag is not a good look.

  6. Dorothy#1 says:

    Ha! Clearly I’m in the minority but I think his hair is the only thing that made him hot.

  7. Lara says:

    Cut that shit off!

  8. Ashley says:

    I loved his hair like that,i’ve always liked him,but after seeing him in sleeping with other people i “fell in love”. He was so hilarious in that movie.

  9. stormsmama says:

    After seeing the pics from SXSW with his long hair my first thought was THAT HAIR IS BAD
    He was really destroying his hotness- on the other hand he looked like a lot of cute guys I know who are into organic food, bike riding, and jam bands…so not bad, just not good
    Glad he cut it

  10. Lala11_7 says:

    I’ve always thought Jason was HAWT….

    He’s got that “vibe” that I go for….

    • Lizzie says:

      is that “vibe” kind of an asshole but just extremely sensitive and will go down on you for 3 hours? am i imagining that?

  11. BANANIE says:

    Eek! I have curly hair and would never, ever allow this to happen. I’m frustrated because I had to get a new stylist (old one retired) and I went to a place that specializes in curly hair. As it turns out, they have no expertise in that arena. I’m not saying my stylist needed to have curly hair for me to trust her, but I wonder if that would have helped.

    I also wanted to ask – have y’all had the experience where stylists are talented but have very stringy, damaged hair themselves? I guess it’s because they change up their hair a lot, but it always gives me pause.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Try to find someone who has been trained in the Devachan method of cutting curly hair. Ask for that specifically. It makes a bit difference. I actually knew Lorraine when she started her first salon and it’s amazing how big her business has gotten. But she does train everyone who works with her and she does teach across the country.

  12. Grant says:

    I thought he looked cute with the long hair! That’s a great head of hair that didn’t look greasy or stringy–take note, Jason Momoa!

  13. Charfromdarock says:

    I watched this yesterday and found it very uncomfortable.

    ETA. I hope this doesn’t become a thing on the show.