Hairstylist ruined my hair. So upset! :(

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Five inches will grow back really fast, you’ll see! You intended to lose 2″ anyway, so really you’re only 3″ shorter than you intended to be. I can totally understand it being upsetting now, but just keep reminding yourself that hair grows and in a very short period of time it’s going to be how you want it again. AND probably even more healthy and lovely from this unintended chop 🙂

Post # 4
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@QueenSP11:  If your hair was below your waist and she cut 5 inches off, that is still very long hair! That would still be at the mid point of your back at least? I’m sorry she didn’t listen – I’ve had the same stylist for years and I trust her. 

For the pictures, I’d just throw in some clip in extensions. It should be back in 8 months, but if not, extensions again! Many look great and very natural. 

Post # 5
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Could you do an updo for your engagement photos? It could be a good time to try out a new hairstylist for your wedding. 

Post # 6
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@QueenSP11:  I’m so sorry you’re going through this! At least for the wedding you could wear extensions to get the look you really want. TONS of people do this, even daily, and they look completely natural.

Post # 7
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

A haircut you hate is the worst, especially if they cut too much! Your disappointment is understandable, but don’t despair yet. My hairstylist says hair grows about a half inch per month, so the length should definitely be back in time for your wedding. As for your engagement shoot, either do like PP said and put some extensions in or wear it up so the missing length isn’t as noticeable. I’m so sorry this happened to you–I hate it when you tell them you want to keep the length but they either don’t hear you or ignore you and end up chopping it off anyway!

Post # 8
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I’m really sorry that happened to you! I had a similar experience, instead of cutting 8 inches she cut  a little over 12. I had wanted my hair to still be below my shoulders and instead it was the shortest I had ever had it – about an inch or two below my ears. I was so frustrated and she shrugged it off and told me she thought it would look better and wanted to surprise me. It went from right below my ears to mid waist in about two years. Yours will definitely grow back several inches in time for the wedding!

Post # 10
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

There’s no way if your hair was at your waist 5 inches would make it THAT short. Like pps have said clip in extensions are great for this! Also, I’m sure it looks very healthy now which is a plus! Shorter than expected haircuts suck 🙁 sorry this happened to you. 

Post # 12
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a lady cut my hair like that, once. I asked for three inches, she cut off almost a foot (from my waist to the bottom of my shoulder blades). It was horrible.

I’d see if you can find someone to thin it out and do some real layers. That way the poof is more manageable.

Post # 13
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@QueenSP11:  can we see a photo? i think hair to your bra is probably lovely! i have super thick hair too and when it gets past my bra it just looks heavy. it is probably bouncier and more full of body. while i agree it is awful when they don’t listen and cut too much off, you still have a lot of length to work with. just curl the ends, it’ll look beautiful and fresh in the pictures, i’m sure.

Post # 14
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

That really sucks. I have no idea why some hairdressers do this. I love my hairdresser because she asks me like THREE times before she cuts. I’ll tell her something like “trim off 2 inches” and she’ll show me with her fingers, and then she will point to a spot on me (like my shoulder or collarbone or whatever), double check, and THEN she will cut. I think in the future you should show a hairdresser as well as tell her what you want. Then it’s unlikely she will mess it up. Also, it costs more, but I always go to a senior stylist.

I always wonder if the hairdressers who do this a) don’t listen b) are dumb c) are spiteful and doing this on purpose. Who knows. 

For what it’s worth, I would definitely file a complaint with salon management and give the woman a bad review or two online!

Post # 15
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@QueenSP11:  I completely feel your pain!  I had a bad haircut a few months back.  My hair is shoulder length so cutting off a few inches made a big difference.  But don’t worry!  You can always add some extensions in your updo and August is 8 months away so you will be able to grow back some length. 

Post # 16
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What is with hair stylist who NEVER respect your wishes and don’t actually keep the length you ask?? Like I’m terrified to go back after my hair stylist cut my super long, almost to my butt hair to just below my shoulders?? I was so angry, i was crying in the chair and she wouldn’t apologiIze and like, stood by her work?? So weird! I’ll never go back to anyone who I don’t FULLY trust with my hair.

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