Post # 1
The events of this past weekend inspired this post.
I have dark hair, almost black. Every once in a while I get the urge to lighten it up a little bit, adding blonde highlights. I got them done in February, and they looked great. I got them redone last week and something went horribly, horribly wrong. They turned bright orange. Needless to say, after toning and a purple shampoo or two, I am back to brunette.
Photo evidence? It looked way, way worse in person.
Make me feel better by telling me yours!
Post # 3
Oh, I let a friend of mine dye my hair blonde because he said he’d done it before. I looked like I had flames leaping off my head, and I had to go to work like that.
Post # 4
@MissBoPeep: LOL! Once my sister and I tried to do it with bleach. Oh horrible, horrible idea. I have no photographic evidence of that one, but it was just as bad. Thankfully we just did the underlayer as a test!
Post # 5
@Linz1231: There’s no evidence of my hair disaster, haha. The worst part was the I was in high school working at McDonald’s, and I saw so many people I went to school with that night. One guy said he really liked it, but I think he felt bad for me. Lol!
Post # 6
My younger cousin, who had just graduated hair school, offered to give me highlights last year.. so I said SURE, free highlights! About half way through the foiling her mom stopped and said “Ashley, aren’t you supposed to do every other section of hair.. so it’s highlights, not the whole head?” OMG I about died, I had Brown hair at the time, and just wanted some blonde highlights added.. she was doing my WHOLE HEAD blonde! We always joke she isn’t the brightest crayon in the box, but my god! So she started doing every other section of hair from then on.. after I washed it out, it wasn’t too blonde, but definitely had a brassy look to it, I called my sister crying.. it was awful. Needless to say she hasn’t touched my hair since, and is now going to school for X-ray tech, the hair thing didn’t work out lol. God help whoever she’s X-raying!
Post # 7
Other than the time I had a mullet in 9th grade, my Mom had the grand idea to perm JUST MY BANGS when I was in kindergarden…so I had stick straight hair and curly curly bangs! It’s funny to look back on but I’m still not going to dig up any photographic evidence haha.
Post # 8
Last September I tried out a new stylist that’s closer to my house. I told her I wanted the highlights touched up & a trim. I told her I was growing my hair out for my Spring wedding. The color came out OK, but then she got out the scissors. She trimmed the bottom and said some long layers around my face would frame it. I said OK. She cut horrid, uneven shaggy layers through all of my hair. Literally on one side of my head the layers were longer than the other.
I cried. I left negative reviews on every website I could think of. I haven’t cut it since. My wedding is in 22 days & every time I look in the mirror all I see are these horrible layers. Hair trial on Wednesday. I hop the stylist can cover them up.
Post # 9
Mine happened when I was living in rural Japan. My hair is stick straight, EXTREMELY fine, very slick, and very thin. It’s also blonde. My hair is about as opposite Asian hair as it can possibly be while still remaining straight. Anyway, I made the mistake of staying on my tiny little island for my first haircut there, my little island where the stylists had never worked with foreign hair before. They went to town and cut it completely blunt on the bottom and didn’t give it any sort of shape that could ever possibly work with my hair. It was so bad.
The next day I hopped on a train to Osaka to see the guy I was crushing on, and the very first thing out of his mouth when he met me in the station was, “Wow, your hair looks like shit.” You KNOW it’s bad when that’s the first thing an oblivious guy says when he sees you for the first time in a month.
This is the only photo I can find from that trip after the haircut where you can clearly see the hair. I had it up in a ponytail or was wearing a hat in every single other one.
Post # 10
My worst hair disaster was the same as yours, even though I’m blonde, highlights that turned orange. Thank God for purple shampoo.
Post # 11
I once had highlights in my hair and decided to go black. After going black I decided to let it grow out. Once it was to about the top of my ears I got this crazy bright idea to die my hair a lighter brown. Well, I did…and I had a top head of orange hair. It was sooo embarrassing. My sister and I went to Sallys and bought dark hair dye (yup had to go back dark and further damage my hair) so I dyied my hair twice in one day. It was horrible!!!
Another freak accident lol…
I had dark brown hair and decided to dye it Chestnut brown, well it came out lighter and very red, once again I dyied my hair twice in one day.
luckily my hair is back to being healthy, all that was about 5 years ago though.
Post # 12
One time I was going from blonde to red or red to blonde, I cant remember which way anymore. The stylist was my regular stylist at the time. I was for a few hours and not kidding you, my hair was coral in color. I was there for over 6 hours! And it still was not right. Finally it came out right.
This last hair color, I have been getting red lowlights in my blonde hair. I also get a lighter blonde color. The place I go to now, has changed brands for what color they use. The red bled into the blonde, so I had red, blonde and pink streaks! My stylist was awesome about it, and fixed it. It wasn’t her fault!
Post # 13
OMG this one time when I was younger I tried curlers.
Not a good look.
But for real. I used to be OBSESSED with dark hair. I went as close to black as you could get. This was after maybe 2 weeks so it’d faded, but really, I am NOT meant to have super dark hair.
Post # 14
Ohhh my gosh, I think I have too many to list 🙂 I hate changing my hair now, because I feel like I’ve finally found a color and style that work!
In high school I had a brilliant idea that my blonde hair would look AWESOME if I made it super dark–like pure black. Needless to say, this was a poor decision, and I have the senior photos to prove it. I also tried to strip the color on my own, which led to a bright orange tone.
More recently a stylist has cut my bangs super short, which is the worst…they’re right in your face and you have to wait it out!
Post # 15
I have really thick coarse and curly hair, and no one knows how to cut it. My mom recommended me to her hairdresser who said she deals with curly hair ALL the time.
She cut my hair into a pyramid, because she didn’t know how to deal with my hair either.
As reference, this is what my hair used to look like when I was little LOL:
I’ve luckily grown it out now and control it with a barrel curler, but god, the stuff I went throug before I figured out my hair:
Post # 16
@MM423: My hair disasters are more about cutting than about dyeing, but anyway… I HOPE I can find ‘my style’ soon! I always think I’ve found it, but then I get bored with it…
When will I learn to just let it be?!