So you got a bad haircut. It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Your stylist puts down the scissors, takes a step back and you’re shocked. You hate your haircut. It happens to all of us. Even our favorite celebs have had some awful hairstyles. If you want to make yourself feel better, take a look at the 11 worst celebrity hairstyles ever. Take comfort in the fact that you won’t have the whole world judging you. Celebrities, on the other hand, will have their bad hairstyles live on the internet forever.
What To Do When You Get A Bad Haircut
Wait until your stylist is finished. Whether you’re just getting a cut or full-on color, the process can take a while. Don’t jump to conclusions. Remember that there is a method to the madness. Try to keep an open mind as your stylist works, they may have a different way of working than you’re used to but that doesn’t mean they’re wrong or that your hair will be a disaster. Ken Hung from Salon Era in Vancouver explains you need to trust your stylist,
“A professional experienced hairstylist should be able to see your hair texture and face shape to see if those types of hairstyles suit you.” – Ken Hung, Salon Era
You should wait until you see the finished look before deciding whether or not a style is for you. So now your stylist is done, they’ve dropped the scissors and held up a mirror. And you still don’t like it.
Tell Your Stylist
Don’t panic, take a deep breathe, and tell your stylist. Their job is to help you leave the salon satisfied. Most stylists will try their best to fix it if you’re not happy. Ken says “It’s all about communication.” Calmly explain your concerns and they should be able to take care of it. Remember, you might not like the styling of the hair but the cut could be fine. Maybe they’ve curled it or blow dried it in a way you’re not used to.
Wait Two Weeks
Give the haircut a chance. Sometimes we have to get used to a change in our appearance. Once the initial shock has worn off, you might realize that the new style suits you. That’s why you should give yourself around two weeks to cool off. During this time, you can play with it a little. Try different styles. Put some product in it, wear it straight, curl it, experiment with it. Go online and get some inspiration. Check out Instagram or Pinterest to find some new ideas on how to style your cut. And after all of that, you might just fall in love with your new look.
Most hair disasters can be fixed. Even the shortest of pixie cuts can be shaped or styled differently. But sometimes you have to admit defeat and go back to the salon. Speak openly to your stylist about what you like and dislike about your current look. Make sure you’re clear about the look you expect this time around.
How Can You Stop This From Happening In The First Place?
The only way to avoid getting a bad haircut is to be completely open and honest with your stylist. At the end of the day it’s your hair and while you should always be open to suggestions from your stylist, don’t feel like you have to agree with them. Take advantage of resources online and bring in pictures and photos of styles you like. Save them on your phone if you have to. Point out specifics things you like about the pictures. Keep it simple, don’t try to use technical terms that you don’t really understand.
Ken warns us about the dangers of tech talk in the Salon, ” I always tell my clients this ‘Don’t throw me professional terms.’ They come in and they ask for lots of layers, but actually it turns out after a conversation it’s not layered at all. Clients will try to use professional terms and that can actually just confuse us. I always say ‘bring me a picture.’”
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