Post # 1
So I went this weekend to get a hair cut as it had been about 5 months and my ends needed it bad. I just moved so this was my first time going to this salon. I told the lady the same thing I always tell hairstylists (cut off about 1.5 inches and add some light layering – just so it isn’t blunt across the bottem). Well she got the length right, but she added a TON of layering so that my short layers are at my chin and my overall length hits at the top of my boobs – there is a 6 or 7 inch difference!
I HATE the haircut. I gave it a couple of days hoping I’d get used to it but I just can’t. Luckily my Fiance likes it but I just don’t. I want to have my long hair for the wedding (why I only wanted 1.5 inches off) but that’s only 2.5 months away and I now have lots of super short (for me) layers! I’m not willing to sacrafice my length to make the layers less drastic because I look awful with short hair.
Anyone know of any way to help your hair grow faster so that I can grow these layers out as much as possible before July 17th?? I want my length back, but I need help!
Post # 3
Gah! I hear you, my new hairdresser did pretty much the same thing to me. To help it grow as much as possible, make sure you eat healthy and take care when washing/drying your hair to prevent breakage. Also, go to your chemist or health food store and ask about a supplement to help hair and nails grow.
How were you planning on wearing your hair for the wedding? Up, down, curls, straight? Curls or waves and/or pinning some hair up will help disguise the length difference.
Post # 4
so sorry that happened to you. i too really need a haircut, but i’m too nervous to get one so close to my wedding date. you may need to consider extensions for the wedding day. that’s all i can think of.
Post # 5
I’m not sure if you’d consider this but they can do amazing things with hair extensions these days. I’ve seen some results that are amazing. It would cost you some extra bucks but might be the remedy you’re looking for. Something to look into at least.
Post # 6
Goodness, this same thing happened to me a couple months ago!! The new hairstylist promised up and down he wouldn’t change the shape or take any length off, he took 3 inches of total length off the longest pieces and added layers exactly as you described!! I was horrified looking at myself, it SOO wasn’t me and I am trying to grow my hair out for the wedding!!
Stay away from the hair salon from now until the wedding and eat a healthy diet. I’ve gotten about 1.5 inches back in a couple months so I’m almost at the point I was before walking into that horrible salon. It sucks b/c I was hoping to grow my hair out FROM that point on, not back to that point. But I”m jsut going with the flow and will never trust a stylist to only cut a little off again..
Post # 7
@Roux – Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll have to try to find a health food store around here. I was planning to wear my hair half-up / half-down for the wedding which I figured could disguise it some, but I’m worried the layers (what would be up) will be too short to do much with.
@nona49 and Ms. Smuttynose – I’d thought about hair extensions but was hoping to avoid the expense (it’s my understanding that they aren’t cheap). But if my hair just really won’t grow out very fast, its definitly a fix I’d consider.
I just wish this stylist had done the “light layering” that I asked for and my hair would be perfect!
Post # 8
Personally, if it were me, I’d complain to the hairstylist and manager about how your wedding is just around the corner and now your dream hairstyle is hanging in the balance because of her inability to follow client instructions…. I would try and make the salon cover the costs of your extensions….
Post # 9
As a hairstylist, I don’t think extensions are going to make it better. Look at Kate Gosslin’s. Her hair was just too short for those long extensions. i would say, take vitamins, eat well, avoid using heat on your hair and don’t go back to her/him. Some people are scissor happy! You could call and complain. You may get your $ back but I doubt they will pay for extensions. Wearing your hair half up will disquise the shorter layers- bobby pins and hairspray work wonders!!
Post # 10
@future mrs kirsch – Thanks for the advice! It’s nice to hear from a hairsylist who knows more about hair than the average person like me.
Post # 11
Im so sorry this happened to you. I agree, make them pay for extentions, contact your local Better Business Bureau if you have to. I had a hairdresser ruin my hair and I used them until my hair grew back, They arent as expensive as you think. Of course they can be.I bought some clip ins and they arent even human hair. I paid just under $40 for them and I get lots of compliments on ” my hair”. The type I bought, you can even curl using light heat. Good luck. Ill try to find a picture of me wearing them as YES, I do plan to wear them in my wedding.
P.S. The darker colors look more real.Also the sides of my hair have grown since this was taken.The top and sides are my own hair