#1: Yes I actually did this
You know what's funny as hell. When I contacted a prospective employer about a part time side job, I still had a long mane/fro of curls. I contacted them on a Sunday and they wanted to interview me on the next day (Monday). I didn't have time for a haircut but instead of tousling it with spray gel to create sassy curls, I had to make it look at least semi-respectable. So, what I did was shower, blow-dry my hair using a round styling brush. After that I curled my hair with my wife's curling iron. LMAO It gave the appearance that I cut my hair. Even though I did it a few days later. You are probably still laughing that a guy curled his hair. Well, I got the job. Maybe it was the luck of the curling iron.