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I've usually always worn my hair shortish for a girl, but I've spent the past year trying to grow it out. Until this morning it was the longest it had ever been in my life, but the ends were looking a bit shaggy so I went in for a "trim". The hairstylist took about 4 inches off and totally undid the past year of growing. :( I'm so bummed.

To make me feel better, can you tell me about a time you had a bad haircut?
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[User Picture]From: kitashla
2012-12-07 09:04 pm (UTC)

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When I was 14 I wanted to get my hair cut before yearbook pictures. I was a really late bloomer and super short and someone had told me that if I cut my long hair to shoulder length, I might look older/taller. My mom decided my brothers needed a trim too amd hqd my stepdad take all of us. My stepdad took us all to a barber shop. Apparently the barber had no experience cutting girl hair. He just kept cutting...ajd the kept having to 'even it up' until I was left with a shaggy mess than barely came down to my earlobes.

I didnt realize it was that bad because I wasnt facing the mirror. The next day at school was super great because I was already picked on and bullied as it was. Throwing an awful hair cut on top of the mix was just gravy.

I was so traumatized that I didnt end up cutting my hair again until I was 21.
[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2012-12-07 09:07 pm (UTC)

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Oh, I feel for you. :( The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. I cried. Finally, my hair is to the point where it's actually considered long. I hope you told her you were unhappy and that you didn't end up having to pay for it, at least.

About a year ago, I got a hair cut (via Groupon). Last time I ever did that. The lady BUTCHERED my bangs so badly that it took months to make them look normal again (they were short and choppy). In addition, she cut the layers into awkward chunks. I hid for a few weeks after that.

Also, I got my hair colored with purple streaks that were supposed to be permanent. They literally washed out after ONE wash, and I paid $75 to get it done. Ugh.
[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-07 10:35 pm (UTC)

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I can relate to the last one - it wasn't a bad haircut, but I paid quite a chunk of money to get my hair dyed, and it barely lasted four or five days. :\
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-07 10:36 pm (UTC)

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Did you go back and request they re color your hair? That once happen to me and they did the whole process again for free.
[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2012-12-07 11:00 pm (UTC)

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Sadly not. I actually had it colored the day before I was going on vacation (looking back, probably a bad plan) and so I didn't have the time. Once I got back, I thought it had probably been too long to ask them to redo it. I didn't have much of a spine back then, unfortunately.
From: 234_am
2012-12-07 09:14 pm (UTC)

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I have had very short hair since I was 15...over ten years ago...and my hair is shoulder length after a year of not cutting it...much. I was planning on getting a trim before xmas but now I'm unsure haha
[User Picture]From: buncha_cruncha
2012-12-07 09:25 pm (UTC)

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Aww, that sucks. :(

A couple years ago, I had chin-length hair that was parted in the middle, and I thought it was boring. I decided I wanted some layers cut to frame my face, at my chin and getting a bit shorter towards the front. Not really bangs, but something to frame my face better.

I showed the stylist a picture on my phone that showed what I was looking for. She was like, "OK!" and proceeded to just snip my hair off straight across my forehead. I almost had a heart attack. I ended up looking like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, with the blunt bangs and the short hair..but not in a good way.
[User Picture]From: rubytuesday6
2012-12-07 09:58 pm (UTC)

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I used to have amazing full wavy hair but for no reason once I decided to cut it.... myself. I ended up looking fat and horrible. After two years of not cutting it I decided to cut it again. I never learn. Now I haven't cut it in around two years and I am too scared to go to a professional because they never did my hair the way I wanted. Another hair disaster was when I died my hair by myself. I posted about it here I think. So what did I do? I tried to fix it by dying it myself again, and again. Now I am just planning to not do anything with it for a while to give it a rest.

Don't feel too bad what's great about hair is that it grows back ;) ! So until then you could go to another hairdresser and do some style with your current haircut and wait until it grows back
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-12-08 02:39 am (UTC)

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You are going to think this is crazy, but I am still mad curious about the religious symbol you carry.
[User Picture]From: rubytuesday6
2012-12-08 07:44 am (UTC)

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hahahaha it is something related to my sect (Shia)
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-12-08 05:14 pm (UTC)

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Zulfiqar?
[User Picture]From: rubytuesday6
2012-12-09 07:46 am (UTC)

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it's a zulfikar in a kaff al abass thing and it has the names of the 12 imams
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-12-09 03:13 pm (UTC)

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:) Awesome. I've never seen either one. Is the kaff al abass similar to the hand of Fatima?
[User Picture]From: rubytuesday6
2012-12-09 03:25 pm (UTC)

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Yup. Is your husband a sunni?
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-12-09 04:33 pm (UTC)

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He is indeed. :)
[User Picture]From: mzkitteh
2012-12-07 10:00 pm (UTC)

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Last December I decided to treat myself to a cut after work. I know that they try to get as close to what you want, and even when you show them a picture, you have to expect that it's not going to come out exactly that way. The style I want was pretty simple. My hair was just a bit shorter than shoulder length at the time. I was growing out an a-line cut. I basically just wanted it all evened out. That would've required maybe an inch or two off at the most. I left that day with a total boy cut. And she left a bunch of pieces completely uneven. I was so upset. It's taken me almost a year for my hair to finally grow out to something a bit more styleable and female looking. I was so angry. I went from having a really nice, professional looking style that just simply grew out, to something that was impossible to work with. I'm so glad it's looking better now. I learned my lesson for not going to my usual stylist. Never making that mistake again.


When I was 13 I had a bad cut that made me look like a boy. Not fun being in 7th grade and having kids come up to you to ask if you're a boy or a girl.
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2012-12-07 10:12 pm (UTC)

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I usually have long hair, everytime i cut it above shoulder length i regret it and swear ill never cut it again... then i cut it, hate it grow it back out, get uncomfortable, cut it, hate it, grow it... its an endless cycle of discomfort

And when i was a kid i had a problem w chewing on my hair so my parents cut it like boys hair and all the kids made fun of me and said i was a boy

Dont worry your hair will grow back

[User Picture]From: gigantomachy
2012-12-07 10:20 pm (UTC)

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whenever my hair is longer than my shoulders i have a bad habit of hacking the ends up with scissors for no apparent reason, making my long hair simultaneously blunt and uneven. i mostly did this in high school but last year i succumbed to the urge and did it again. this is why i prefer to keep my hair between my chin and my shoulders. :P
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-12-07 10:38 pm (UTC)

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I have had a couple places butcher my hair. Usually when that happens I refuse to pay.

If you say "I want you to only take off a quarter inch" and they take off more then you are entitled to get a refund.
[User Picture]From: piperki
2012-12-07 10:56 pm (UTC)

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I agree, ask for your money back. Next time you go in, say, "I do not want ANY LENGTH TAKEN OFF." Mention that you were traumatized the last time you tried to get the dry ends trimmed because they took off 4 inches and you didn't want any length taken off. Obviously they will cut some off, but not that much because you said you wanted to keep all your length. Also, don't go to some place random. Ask people who actually have good haircuts where they go. That's how I found my current stylist.

I got some layers cut into my bob right before my wedding...I looked like an insane bird. Oh well. It grew.
[User Picture]From: futurenurselady
2012-12-07 10:40 pm (UTC)

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Every time I go to a place and let someone else cut my hair, it gets butchered.

I cut it myself now.
[User Picture]From: lillyluna
2012-12-07 11:49 pm (UTC)

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Legit just say: "I do not want more than half an inch taken off. I do not want to lose any lenght." and then dgaf what they say, it's your hair man.

I'm like the most anal person about getting my hair cut, omg.
[User Picture]From: running_jumping
2012-12-07 11:57 pm (UTC)

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In the 90's, when pixie cuts were really popular, I learned that my ears stick out. I really didn't notice that until I got that haircut.
[User Picture]From: sodamnhorrible
2012-12-08 12:51 am (UTC)

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I have long hair and usually had my mom just give me a trim. I was always nervous about going to a salon, but I eventually did it and the stylist was wonderful. So a few months later I made an appointment with the same stylist, but when I showed up she wasn't actually there that day. They had this guy with an open chair and I took one look at him and was like "NO NO NO" in my head but I was a weinie and too afraid to decline right to his face so I agreed and figured it wouldn't be so bad.

Well.

I don't know if it's because I'm not much of a talker (I know a lot of people get chatty with their stylists but I've never been a small talk kinda person), or if he was just truly awful but he was a complete ass and basically called me snotty because I wouldn't really chat. I even lied and said I was getting a haircut to go to a funeral but he just wouldn't shut up. What I ended up with was a horribly choppy layer job, and he cut my bangs at such a sharp angle I couldn't wear them any other way (picture inch long bangs over one eye and 4 inch long over the other eye). The layers on one side of my face a good 3 inches than the other side. He had also used styling paste without my knowledge and made my hair a sticky mess. Even the receptionist was unable to conceal her grimace! And I was so shellshocked that I still tipped! I had to go straight home and wash it out, and it took nearly a year to grow out. I eventually went back and complained and they offered me a discounted haircut, but I never went.
[User Picture]From: piperki
2012-12-08 01:21 am (UTC)

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Once I went to an Aveda school where I've had good haircuts before, and this guy came out and said he was the one to do my cut and I thought "something feels wrong." But like an idiot, I went ahead and let him cut my hair. I ended up with a hybrid mullet/bowl haircut. It was so fetching. I went back a month later and had someone cut the back up short so it was a pixie, because he had just ruined it. Now if I get a bad feeling from a new stylist, I just don't go through with it.
[User Picture]From: hatefatwhores
2012-12-08 01:35 am (UTC)

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That's so annoying. I would be so mad if I were you.

I usually always talk about how I like my long hair throughout the entire hair cut so they know I don't want too much taken off.

When I was about 4 my cousin was going through cosmetology school so my mom let her practice on me and she basically gave me a wiffle. I don't remember it, but the pictures are very embarrassing. I went to preschool with a girl who ended up being in my high school and she brought in a picture of us in preschool to put in the year book :(
[User Picture]From: kikkyo
2012-12-08 01:35 am (UTC)

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I used to have a specific style that I preferred, and I'd just keep getting my hair trimmed to that style once it grew out a bit. I'd gone to this one inexpensive little place a couple times and had gotten a pretty decent stylist, so I went back again. The stylist I wanted wasn't in that day, so I ended up getting someone else thinking, what could it hurt? So I sat down in the chair, described the cut I wanted to her in very specific details, and by the time she's finishing up she gets this really excited voice and says, "Oooh girl, I am LOVIN' yo BOB!!"

Uh, no. Did not ask for a bob. Went over exactly what I wanted. Hth did that translate to 'bob'? I was pissed.

And it wasn't even a good bob! It was a hacked mess. ;__;

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[User Picture]From: xlightbringerx
2012-12-08 07:22 pm (UTC)

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I can relate to that. I spent my teen years growing out my hair really long, and when I was about 19 it was finally down to my hips. I was into Jrock and all that stuff and asked a friend, who was a hairstylist, to give me a certain cut. I couldn't find any photos, so I drew a rough sketch for her. She was good at what she did, but she followed my sketch too closely and cut half of my length off! I was so bummed...all those years, all that anticipation, for nothing. The cut looked ok, though, so I wasn't mad at HER, just bummed about my hair, although she was somehow convinced I hated her and wanted her to die and took it really personally for some reason.

She apparently called me one day during one of those classes with a teacher who will answer your phone for you or something like that if your phone rings during class--I mean, go figure my luck, the one day I have my phone on in that one class because nobody ever calls me, and this same girl calls me right then. I hung up without answering, intending to call the person back later. Then I found out it was her, tried calling her back and left a message explaining why I hadn't answered her call, and never heard from her again.

Then there was that one time some noob hairstylist at a salon was SO MUCH SMARTER THAN ME and argued against everything I wanted her to do with my hair. I ended up with a mullet.
[User Picture]From: koalatycontrol
2012-12-10 05:17 pm (UTC)

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This girl I used to work with when I did hair gave me a straight up Friar Tuck haircut. I was wearing it short and trying to grow it, but I wanted the back tightened up a lot. She fuckin' one-guarded me, straight across, up to my occipital bone, and didn't blend it. Then she carried on and on about how I looked just like Rihanna. It was awful.