(Closed) Pre-wedding ch… er, massacre?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 4
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Don’t panic…. iT will be okay πŸ™‚

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!! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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 πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009


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
406 posts
Helper bee

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. πŸ™‚

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.

Good luck.

Post # 9
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
127 posts
Blushing bee

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 # 14
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
2144 posts
Buzzing bee

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 πŸ™‚ 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
250 posts
Helper bee

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.

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