Kw-logo-smaller

Surviving a Bad Haircut

Fight promoter Don King has legendary bad hair.
Bad Haircuts
People freaked when Felicity's Keri Russell cut her hair off.
Courtesy of Fox

We've all had it happen. A haircut gone horribly, horribly wrong is a living nightmare. What makes this an earth-shattering event is that you can't do a thing about it. If it was a bad poodle perm you could have the hairdresser relax the curl. If it was a bad dye job you could try to dye it again. But once those scissors have sliced through your hair - even crazy glue can't re-attach it (Trust me, I've tried.) Here are some tips for dealing with a new (unwanted and unflattering) 'do.

Hate it - Say It

If you went in for a trim and ended up with less hair than Mr. Clean or you wanted a body wave and ended up with a fro Justin Timberlake would envy, say something. The worse thing you can do is smile, nod and pay for it without so much as a whimper. If you don't tell them you are unhappy they don't know. Most hairdressers don't want you to be unhappy - they'll lose your business. They should be more than willing to discount you or fix the situation, if possible.

Go Home and Get a Grip

Okay, when it first happens you can cry, scream and feel sorry for yourself all you want, but then you need to get over it. Your hair's gone and tears and pity-parties will not make it grow back any faster. The first thing you need to do is wash it and style it yourself. Sometimes the cut isn't as heinous as you think, it's just the way your hairdresser styled it that makes it look wonky. Give it a good wash, get out your fave styling product and go to work.

Accessorize

If it still looks like you lost a wrestling match with a lawn mower, take yourself on an shopping spree. Buy some cute little barrettes, headbands, even glittery hair gel. With a little luck you can turn the "massacre" into a funky, edgy style.

Smile

When all else fails - smile. Don't let it ruin your life. If you walk around with a scowl on your face, it's not gonna help you look (or feel) any better. Why turn an ugly haircut into an ugly personality? Smiling always looks good on a person - and who knows, maybe the glare from your pearly whites will blind people to that not-so-hot hairdo.

FYI: If you get a bad haircut in the winter, you're in luck - hair grows quicker during colder weather and you have an excuse to wear a hat.

Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

Zanzi

Zanzi wrote:

Same
commented: Sat Jul 06, 2013

PrideInWastedYouth
I've never had a bad hair cut.
commented: Sat Apr 13, 2013

21inkiepielover
lols hahahahaha! :D
commented: Sat Apr 13, 2013

there are 18 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F985725746500

Who Has the Worst 'Do in Hollywood?

  • Faith Hill - what happened to the long locks?
  • Keri Russell - Felicity has a fro.
  • Christina Aguilera - pick a color, any color!

related stories

Micro_curly-micro
Curly haired girls are lucky! There are so many fun hair styles you can pull off by just adding a...
Micro_hair_micro
Justin Bieber copycats are popping up everywhere. A new hairstyle known as The Bieber is side-swe...
If you’ve got super curly hair and you’re just sick and tired of straightening it every single da...

latest videos

Dear Dish-It in the forums

sonurules
sonurules posted in Friends:
ask her out
reply about 2 hours
SEAHAWK129
SEAHAWK129 posted in Friends:
I'm.  A. Shame. Of.  My.  Friend. Because he.  STOL. My.  Girlfriend.  And.  I.  Am.  Soooooooooooooooooooooo    mad!!!!!!
reply about 4 hours
GaaraLove
Neither. My parents are dead. I love only myself.
reply about 8 hours
Tamia2013
My mama.
reply about 8 hours
GaaraLove
GaaraLove posted in Friends:
I have a crush on my best friend. He and I have almost all the same classes. I've known him for 4 years now. I want him solely to be happy. He has a girlfriend an they're having severe problems. I would like to help, but how do I do it without making the crush known?  :annoyed
reply about 8 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...