It has happened to all of us: you come into a salon, desperate for a new haircut, and you end up leaving disappointed, or even worse¦in tears! Bad haircuts happen, and unfortunately, it could end up happening more than once, especially if you don’t see a regular stylist.
So how do you fix hair that’s simply all wrong? You don’t need to go home and cry yourself to sleep or hide from the world for a few weeks until it grows out, you just have to have a few key tools in your styling arsenal.
Even the ugliest of ugly haircuts can be hidden with a nice headband or some strategically placed barrettes. If the sides of your cut are too short, try pinning them back with barrettes or bobby pins “ just make sure they’re the same colour as your hair.
If you’re not one to straighten or curl your hair all that often, you may have to put your fears of styling tools aside. Say the hairdresser cut your hair a few inches too short, try straightening your hair every morning to make it appear longer. You can also try adding some curls with a curling iron if your new style is ridiculously flat. A neat trick for short bangs that refuse to sweep naturally involves a little creativity, too. Try to bobby pin your wet bangs to the side. As the hair dries, you’ll get a more natural swoop without much effort.
If your stylist didn’t give you what you asked for, you may need to try a few new products to style your hair in a different way. Maybe your bangs were too short and they stick to your forehead like glue “ try to reduce the bluntness of your bangs. You can do this by taking a pair of cuticle scissors and taking baby snips to the edge of your bands, just like your stylist attempted to do. This technique is a great way to thin out the bluntness of your bangs. Or maybe you need to give your hair a little oomph if you got an overall boring cut “ for this, try adding a volumizing or texture cream to add body.
Go back to the root of the problem:
If all else fails, and you turn out to be a bad hairstylist yourself, go back to the salon. A lot of the time, talking to the manager will lead you to a different stylist who can adjust the cut and correct the mistakes. If it’s only been a day or two, most salons will do it for free since it’s their fault in the first place.