Have you ever had a traumatic haircut experience?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

YES! When I was a freshman in high school I went to get  the Jennifer Anniston haircut from friends. My hair was down past my sholders a few inches and when I left I had a boy cut. There wasnt a piece of hair on my head longer than 1.5 inches. And I had a picture I showed them of what I wanted! I cried so much, everynight before I went to sleep I would cry and pull on it hoping it would make it grown faster…lol. Now I have such anxiety about getting my hair cut I rarely go.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, I’m sorry! That sucks so much. I’ll pray it grows in really fast for you as well! I have two horror stories. When I was younger, just getting ready to come to college, my aunt generously brought me to a salon and paid to get my hair trimmed. The gal took my hair from past shoulder length to chin length and lots of layers. But really, after the first cut, what could I do? I got used to it, but I was legitimately in shock.

Even worse was the first time after I got engaged to Mr.ND, I went to have my hair cut and treated (I’m blonde, so I get the minerals stripped from it from time to time). I’ve been growing my hair out since college (see horror story #1) and it had gotten about 4 inches past my shoulders at this point. I reminded the gal that my hair tangles VERY easily, but she didn’t take it to heart…I ended up with a knotted rats nest at the base of my skull! She couldn’t comb it out or fix it.

She sent me home with wet hair and a free bottle of conditioner to let me and my mom try, otherwise she’d bob it for free. I sobbed for an hour and a half while my mother and I worked sooo slowly to comb the knotted mess out. I sobbed so hard, but we finally got it all combed out. From then on I only get dry trims at the hair salon, I strip my hair at home now. Ooof. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@pinkb: That’s HORRIBLE! How did they mess up that bad?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes! Just before my engagement I had grown my hair out from a really short bob and it was finally at my shoulders. My stylist decided to only cut my bang and the front of my hair (to the length of my ear lobes) and leave the rest. Thats right I walked out with a mullet and not even a fashionable (though I’m not sure thats possible either). I cried and cried until finally Fiance agreed to chop the back so it was all one length. I look like a wreck in our “just engaged” photos lol

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine wasn’t too traumatic, but it was a really bad haircut.  I went to a small hair salon in Mexico (not a bright idea) and I have thick curly hair.  She cut it straight across so it was like pyramid shaped.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh God both of those experiences sound awful! I’m so sorry!

I had a freakout two or three weeks ago over a haircut. I’ve been trying to grow my hair out a bit before the wedding and also wanted it to be almost all one length so I’d have lots of flexibility for hairstyles if I wanted to put it up, etc. (am doing my own hair for the wedding). I had some face framing layers but figured if I wanted anything more put in I would get that done after I’d decided on a hairstyle for the big day.

Well, I went in for a trim with my usual hairstylist, who was leaving for vacation the next day, and OMG her mind was already long gone. She put in these really drastic layers without any warning. I’m still upset about it. I went in two days later and another girl trimmed off the bottom 1.5 inches of my hair so the layering is less extreme. Will go in for another trim (NOT with my old stylist) a couple of weeks before the wedding. But it looks like my dreams of longer hair are gone, b/c I am going to end up losing a good 3 inches all told to this stupid layering job, w/ far too little time to regrow it. ::sigh::

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Navy_Wife: I have no idea. I seriously have big issues getting my hair cut now.  I remember the name of the place was The Strand, afterward I thought they got the name cause that was all they would leave on your head was a strand of hair!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a really bad hair experience that had to result in a haircut!!! In early 2010 I had dyed my hair black. I have no idea what posessed me to do it, I’m very pale and it wasn’t flattering at all. Well one day I decided that I really wanted my previous beach blonde color back. I planned on working it back to lighter slowly but when I went to Sally’s to buy the products to gradually lighten it the person working there told me that I could do it all in one day. My stupid naïve self believed her, bought the bleach that she recommended and skipped on home to follow her instructions. I bleached my hair FOUR TIMES that day. It started out super black and went through a few stages and ended up a burnt orange color, completely fried and ruined. I looked like ronald mcdonald. My scalp and hairline had chemical burns and it hurt to just lay my head down on the pillow.

Needless to say, I called in “sick” the next day lol. I went to my normal stylist who almost had a heart attack when she saw me, she recommended I just dye it a light brown because that was the only thing that could cover it up. I could keep the dye on my head for less than 5 minutes because the burning was so bad! She also trimmed the edges but all of my hair was basically destroyed. It felt like silly string and if I brushed it it would just break.

Luckily a year and a half later my hair is healthy again but I definitely learned my lesson!!

After 4 bleaches…

My burns…. 🙁

After I dyed it brown..

Now healthy again!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@indibee: I have a similar trimming story.

My hair was just about bra strap length, perhaps a hair shorter, and a blunt cut with an angled front. I went in for a trim and the stylist asked if I wanted her to put some layers in my hair while I was there. My hair is super thick and she said it would help take a lot of weight off of it so I agreed. I didn’t pay much attention to what she was doing, I chatted with her and perused some magazines while she was chopping away. I commented at one point about how nice and light it felt. When she was done I realized that she had taken about 6 inches off that back! How is that a trim?! I was so upset. I paid her, left and went home to cry for a while.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MademoiselleL:

@pinkb:

It was seriously so traumatic lol. That’s why when I saw the words traumatic and hair in this title post it reminded me of my horrible experience and I had to share even though it wasn’t really a haircut!

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