George Clooney has revealed the secret behind his Hollywood hair. Photo / Getty Images
George Clooney may be just like us. The star said he does his own haircuts with a device famous in infomercials.
In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker said he has been cutting his own hair for over twenty years.
“My hair really is like straw,” Clooney said of his thick, pepper-and-salt felt. “So it’s easy to cut, it can’t really make too many mistakes. So years ago I bought something called a Flowbee.”
“You didn’t,” said skeptical interviewer Tracy Smith.
“The thing with the vacuum cleaner and the clippers, yes. I still have it, ”Clooney replied. “My haircuts take literally two minutes.”
Flowbee sales soared as the coronavirus pandemic restricted access to hair salons and barber shops in some areas, Fortune magazine reported in late March. But as Clooney told CBS News correspondent Smith, he’s been cutting his hair “for 25 years” and relies on the Flowbee.
The Texas-based maker of the product did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.
First released in the late 1980s, the device has become entrenched in popular culture: it was spoofed in the movie “Wayne’s World” and served as a punch line in TV’s “Glee” and “The Nanny”.
Stan Rosenfield, Clooney’s longtime publicist, said on Sunday that he didn’t know if Clooney is grooming his own hair. Although the actor is famous for pranking his fellow stars, Rosenfield said it seemed unlikely that this was one of his practical jokes.