12-year-old Nathaniel Glennen turned to his mum Johanna Clark after deciding he wanted a haircut inspired by Gargamel, the evil wizard from The Smurfs.
However, he was in for a shock when his 34-year-old mum's handy work left him looking like the famous Simpsons character.
Johanna from Bendigo, in Victoria says that although his new 'do attracts a lot of funny looks', it has made him popular at school and she's glad he has a way to express himself.
Clark, who originally shared her haircut disaster on TikTok, said: "He had this beautiful wavy blonde hair that he always wore swept to the side.
"I cut it myself because I felt weird going into the barber in our small country town and asking for such a crazy cut.
"They totally would have done it but I thought he would wear it for one day and then I could shave the rest - but he’s still rocking it now!
"Nathaniel is a quirky 12-year-old with autism and some pretty amazing self-confidence.
"I was worried he might get picked on but he’s actually got a lot of street cred for the cut and has become bit of a legend at school.
"His initial inspiration was Gargamel from The Smurfs but he ended up looking more like Mr Burns.
"We were out for tea and he asked for it and his siblings were pleading me to let him cut it like that so we went home and I got the clippers out.
"It really was hilarious - we all giggled for a good half an hour when we first cut it and he gets laughs from everyone who sees him now."
Although his blonde wavy locks are no more, the 12-year-old couldn't be happier with this new do and said he doesn't plan on changing his unconventional look anytime soon.
While some parents may be hesitant to let their kids sport the quirky hairstyle, Johanna explained that seeing her son happy and living life without judgement is the most important thing.
"I thought we would get so much negative feedback but everyone has been so supportive, thinking it’s great he can openly express himself without fear of judgement," she added.
"He's so happy with the results and he wants to keep it like that ongoing, I’m praying he will let me shave it soon but if he’s happy, I’m happy.
"He’s only a kid for so long, let them be kids and have some fun.”
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