Post # 1
Oh. my. gosh.
I did it. And "chopped" doesn’t even begin to describe it. I’d maybe say weed-wacked. Or maybe butchered? Hatcheted–is that a word?
I am sitting at work, totally mortified, trying to look as tiny and inconspicuous as possible but I feel like there is a huge arrow with strobe lights around it pointing to my hideous ‘hair. And since I got 5 inches hacked off the length and no one has said a single thing to me about it, I am on full out panick mode. All one person could muster up was "oh did you dye your hair?" Yes, yes I did. It’s freakin orange now!!! My beautiful dark brown hair, which was supposed to be caramel highlighted, is ORANGE!!!
I brought in the picture below because I lovvved the cut (not the person, the cut!). But it turned out so choppy and piecey with this like, huge clump of bangs just hanging off the side of my head… and they kinda go back pretty far so I have this big ‘ol side clump going on… I can’t get the left side to stop flipping outwards and I just can’t figure out what to do with these bangs except bobby pin them and plaster them to the side of my head. I can hardly look at myself in the mirror.
I get married in 76 days. 76 DAYS!!! I am trying not to panick. I made an appt with another salon this afternoon but really, what are they going to do? I will not let them touch it with scissors cuz the top layer is like 3 inches long and unless they can glue it back on then…
I’m going to be a bride with hideous orange hair in 76 days!!!!!
Post # 3
Oh it will be ok! I’m sure the 2nd salon can make the choppy pieces layer better.
Try not to worry, its only hair and it can be fixed 🙂
Post # 4
Don’t panic…. iT will be okay 🙂
I would recommend that the other salon tones down and slightly darkens your highlights. That will get rid of the orange color and even if they are darkened up a bit they will lighten up in a few weeks just with some regular hair washing.
As for the cut… that is a more difficult situation- Im so sorry.
Your hair should grow about 1/2 or so per month so hopefully you will have an inch more in length by the time your wedding comes. You could always just get a TINY shape up trim right before your wedding to get rid of some of the choppy layers – but use a stylist you know and trust to do this for you.
Don’t worry you will make a beautiful bride no matter what!! 🙂
Post # 5
You’ve got time, but you should find a hairstylist that you can trust and work with them every month between now and the wedding to fix things up.
It’s probably not as bad as you think 😉
Post # 6
I took some pics of it, sorry bad quality camera phone and I was hiding in the electrical room. The color of the first pic is probably closest to the color it is. I wasnt trying to look that pathetic in the pic, it just came natural I guess. 😛
So I am trying to terms that they may have to take some more off to get rid of some of the choppier parts.
But it can be fixed, right?? Ideas??
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Post # 7
I’m sorry you didn’t get the hair cut you wanted. You have some time and hopefully a good hairdresser on hand, who you know and trust, who can fix it for you. What about extensions and going longer instead of shorter? If you’re going to color it again at your next appointment I would suggest you get a deep conditioner too.
Post # 8
I’m so sorry!!!! You’re beautiful and your hair will look fine for your wedding! It doesn’t look bad at all now! 5 inches is a lot and it took me awhile to get used to that when I first got my hair cut shorter too. I don’t think the color looks bad! It looks nice to me! But if you’re not happy then I agree with finding a stylist who you trust to "fix" it.
Did they cut it with the part on the left or down the center? I read somewhere that your should have your hair cut with your part down the center so that it will lay right no matter how you style it. That may be why the bangsy part doesn’t lay right.
If you are located anywhere near Lebanon PA I can give you the name of the only person I will EVER let touch my hair. 🙂
I think the style is perfect for you but if you’re not comfortable then you’re not comfortable. Sometimes it takes time for a new style to grow on you but sometimes it just doesn’t.
Post # 9
Deep breath! It’s not as bad as you think it is. I actually think the color is fine, but it’s not what you were looking for, color correction can do wonders! Your salon will explain it. And in terms of the cut–one thing that I see immediately is that in the inspiration pic, she has bangs, and it looks like they cut yours more as a choppy face frame with a deep side part. Maybe see if the salon can give you a bit more of the bangs look, and I bet you’ll like the cut a lot better. There are lots of nice wedding hairstyles for this length of hair that don’t involve just leaving it down. Maybe look through some of them this evening once you get the new cut. And if all else fails, like sparkle said, you could try extensions for the wedding. I had a friend do them for her wedding and they were gorgeous and looked really natural!
Best of luck!
Post # 10
Honestly, I don’t think it looks bad, but I do agree that giving the "bangs" more definition should help a lot. I really think that in a week or 2 you’ll start to like it, I never like my hair after its cut but once its had a chance to get into its groove it always looks better. And now you could do a really hot short hairstyle for your wedding
Post # 11
I’m so sorry that this happened to you! Really though, it does not look bad. If you dont’ love the color the new salon can definitely do an adjustment. Just be specific! And as for the cut, I like it, but maybe they can do a bit of reshaping and you can go back a few more times before the wedding. Dont’ worry, it’s not as bad as you think!
Post # 12
First of all- it’s not THAT bad.
But you might want to tone down the orange-y-ness with dark lowlights or highlights, which I know sucks because you’re hair is dark and you wanted to add some flair. But adding any more light color so soon will just damage your hair. I once had a reddish blonde and tried to go blonde soon after. It turned out like the first pic. Then I fixed it by going to a color specialist who put dark color on, which quickly became lighter do to the hideous color underneathe it.
First pic- bad color after red.
Second- fixed with dark!
Post # 13
I normally part it there and that’s how they cut it, on that side. I’ve been going to the same gal for 2 years now. It’s just not what I expected at all. It’s just so choppy I can’t make it very smooth looking at all. Well thanks for all the help. I’m sure if they can blend the cut better than I’ll be a bit happier. 😛
Post # 14
Take some deep breaths! My hair always hates me for about a week after a cut, and the feeling is mutual. I think the cut is fine except the bang part needs to be thinned out a bit. Not layered, just razored, to blend it into the longer part. You won’t lose any length with razoring!
I’m not experienced with colour myself, but from above advice it looks like colour correction is no problem.
Post # 15
aww, I think it’s cute! It definitely doesn’t look like the picture of Paris that you posted cut wise, but the color doesn’t look bad either from what your picture shows. I think it’s probably just different than what you are used to. But, they’ll be able to fix it for the wedding, so don’t worry 🙂 It always amazes me what they can do with hair! As someone else mentioned, hair seems to need time to "settle" after a haircut. Mine generally looks best about a week after I get it done. By then I’ve kind of figured out how to maneuvre it best and it lays properly by then.
Post # 16
the color is fine
it needs more "definition" around the face/bang area and a good stylist can do that. They will have to trim it slightly to get rid of what you are calling the "choppy" look…. but if it is a good stylist she can do it to your satisfaction.
I have colored my hair for years and sometimes if you put a great conditoner on it/ have the new stylist do it for you~ it becomes more managable and more controllable.
It will be fine by the time your wedding rolls around.