Post # 1
Hello, girls! I need your advice…
I’ve been loyal to my hair stylist for years – she’s young, does an outstanding job and really a true friend. Before the holidays, she was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. Thankfully, she has high spirits and is doing well so far.
On to the issue… I had to get my hair cut last week by another hair stylist. I have a long angled bob with long sideswept bangs. In this persons defense, I was a bit of a pushover and did not clearly and firmly state that I only wanted a basic trim of my hair.. 1. because this was my first time with this new stylist, and 2. because I am getting married in 4 months and do not want any drastic changes. I ended up with a layered, choppy cut. It is no longer angled whatsoever, and it is uneven on all sides, but mostly, from behind. I am very unhappy with it, but more nervous about how or IF it will grow out into my old cut by the time of the wedding.
As I said, I don’t blame the stylist, since I should have been more clear of exactly what I wanted. In normal circumstances, I would forget about it and let my hair grow out again until I could get it cut again the way I preferred.
Should I go back to the salon to “see what they can do”? I really don’t want any more hair cut. I just want to know that, by the time April rolls around, I will be happy with my hair. Any advice? Thanks girls!
Post # 3
start taking some prenatal or multi vitamins! that will help your hair grow a little faster. you have several months – i have faith that your hair can get back to the length it was
Post # 4
First of all, I’m really sorry to hear about your stylist’s diagnosis and I hope her treatment continues to go well! I have been going to the same hair stylist for 8 years so I can imagine your stress over this. Since your regular girl isn’t available, I would just let the new haircut grow out for a month or two and see what you think–the last thing you need is more hair getting chopped off! If you are still unhappy with your hair by the time of the wedding, maybe consider extensions?
And definitely talk to your friends who have great hair and let them hook you up with a good stylist.
Post # 5
If I were you, I’d ask for it to be fixed, as long as it wouldn’t require a lot more loss of length. If a lot of hair would need to be chopped off to make it even, I’d just ignore the uneven cut and let it grow.
4 months is a decent amount of time, I’d imagine it’d grow enough to be fixed by another stylist. I know my hair is definitely ready for a cut in 4 months. I really feel your pain, I hate getting bad haircuts! 🙁
Post # 6
Rubyme, first things first the best of luck to your stylist, I hope her treatment continues to be successful!!
As a stylist, I know my goal is to keep my clients loyal and satisfied, so if my client was unhappy I would certainly want her to come back to me and resolve the issue. With layers the best thing to do is let them grow! Ask if there’s a way to “thin out” your hair to create a less choppy look. Be sure to stress the fact you do not want any length taken off! Keep a scheduled haircut every 4-6 weeks and do conditioning treatments about once a week. This will have your hair to the longest by your wedding date!
Post # 7
@eyedobeauty: I’m also trying to grow my hair out. I would usually get it cut every 6 weeks or so but lately I’ve been switching hair stylists to find one that I like and the last one added a LOT of layers to the back… this was AFTER a previous stylist had jacked up the back, and it was just starting to grow back out. Soo I asked a girl at work who used to cut hair how often I should cut it and she said only when I absolutely need to. I have pretty thin hair, so I get split ends fairly quickly and the bottom of my hair gets shaggy fast. It’s coming up on 11 weeks since I’ve had it cut… I can tell its getting longer but I pretty much have to wear it in a pony tail every day to keep sane. I have an appt next Monday to get it toned, I”m hoping the stylist just clips the ends but I dont’ want to schedule a cut since its like $40+ and I don’t want to pay that for a trim.
Just wanted to clarify for me and the OP… is it OK to go longer than 4-6 weeks w/o a trim if trying to grow out hair?
Post # 8
Cherrycoke, although it may seem counterintuitive you need to have your hair cut at least every 8 weeks during the growing out process. Why? Dead ends grow upwards, so the longer you wait the more dead ends you create. Keep to a trim every 8 weeks, and do conditioning treatments once a week. On a day off, Shampoo, towel dry, and comb through a deep conditioner and wrap your hair with a hot water soaked towel.
Suggestions for a conditioner: Argan oil (found in CVS) ,Moroccan oil, or make a homemade remedy with mayonnaise and eggs ( it works, really!)
Post # 9
Oh no, the bad haircut is the worst thing everrrr. I got my normally slightly-below-the-shoulder hair cut at the end of August and my hair stylist cut it in one of those Victoria Beckham-esque reverse bob things where it’s short in the back and long in the front…except I have CRAZY curly hair and it looked AWFUL. So bad in fact, that I couldn’t leave the house for a week. Today is actually 4 months to the day that I got my bad haircut, and I can definitely tell you that it is only about an inch shorter than my old length now, and that’s without any of the prenatal vitamins or anything.
I really hope your hair grows out quickly! My hair does not grow abnormally quickly or slowly, so I hope this at least gives you some hope that it is possible for your hair to be at least almost back to normal by the wedding! Good luck!
Also, if I were you, I wouldn’t go back to “see what they can do,” because you will be even more upset if they mess it up even worse. Although, I called to explain to the hair salon how awful the cut was, and they refunded my money from the cut. That may be worth a shot! It doesn’t fix the bad hair, but it will at least be free bad hair!
Post # 10
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Post # 11
First of all, thanks for your comments!
Update two months later… I never went back to the store to “see what they could do” because I was too afraid that they would cut more. However, when I called to make my next appointment, I did express that I wanted to see another stylist. I went in to see the new stylist 6 weeks after the “chop”. The new stylist was able to thin out my hair a little and blend in the layers so they wouldn’t be as noticeable. Today, the layers are almost fully grown out and my hair should be back to normal for my wedding in another 2 months. Whew! Thanks again for your comments and support!