(Closed) Ms. Nachos, please help me speak stylist!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh no!!!! Im so sorry!!! One time a styles gave be bangs and I didnt want them. I was like 14 and I didnt speak up, ugh so annoying.

How short is your hair? maybe you can get some of those jessica simpson extentions… those arent 2000$

Post # 6
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Did you complain to their manager or the salon owner? For that, I would. He completely ignored you and your wishes!

Post # 7
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

my pet peeve with most stylists are that THEY DONT LISTEN and I AM ONE!

the best way to avoid this in the future is to ask for a “dusting.” when we do this, we literally take off less than 1/8 of an inch. at least, they stylist SHOULD.


i know it’s hard to trust a new stylist after this, but you can. tell your new stylist what happened but dont be overly dramatic or make it seem like you already mistrust him/her because of the shears in their hands.


luckily since you just got that much cut off, you may not even need another trim by the time of your wedding. if you do, make sure you get a “dusting” two weeks prior to your wedding.

you’ll be fine, dear!

Post # 8
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Aw, I feel for you. I’m still having my hair (cut and color) corrected after a horrible chop/dye job (post wedding, thankfully). But it still pissed me off SO bad and I’ve spent a small fortune on it and I have damaged hair now. :/ I’m still pissed.

Post # 9
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

Oh no!!!! Well, let me start by telling you that average hair grows 1/2 an inch per month, so if your wedding is in June, good news! You’ll have 2 inches back by your wedding date!

It makes me mad that some stylists are scissor happy. I know, because I too have asked for just a smidge off and gotten more than I’ve asked for. If someone sits in my chair and they tell me they want a teeny trim, I tell them I am giving them a “micro-trim” which is about a quarter of an inch off, literally just the very very ends to straighten out the length. You should probably get a trim sometime between now and the wedding considering it is 4 months away, and if you do, know that most stylists speak in inches. Tell them that you want less than a quarter of an inch off, just the very tips of your ends, and nothing more. Make them show you how much they are cutting before they actually touch scissors to your hair. If you choose to not get a trim before then, I would totally understand, and if you plan on wearing your hair up, thinner ends won’t matter because they’ll be hidden in your updo.

The only other advice I can offer is if you want to wear your hair down and it’s shorter than you want, go to Sally’s and look at the clip-in human hair extensions they have. It’s a super easy way to temporarily add length and they’re not expensive. PM me if you want to vent or have any other questions, I’m here for you!

Post # 12
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

OH honey the same thing happened to me, I asked for less than a quarter of an inch off, and they hacked off an inch and a half… not as bad, but it still hurt when I looked in the mirro and realized that 3 months of work was gone. I’m doing the jessica simpson extensions though, because I want the style that Mrs. Champagne had… and guess what she too used Jessica Simpson’s extensions.

Post # 13
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m so sorry! The same thing happened to me πŸ™ I had been growing it out forever, and I went in for a trim. I told her I was growing my hair out for the wedding, but that I wanted “a couple of long layers, nothing crazy” and I ended up with 90% of my hair above my shoulders, and the bottom 10% still long. I have never been so pissed. I went to the owner to have her fix it and she basically blamed ME for having fullness at the crown when most everyone else has fullness in the back !??!?! Hello?? That doesn’t explain away a bad haircut. I even told her to cut off that bottom 10%, and she didn’t even do it. I think she is friends with the girl who did the original cut, and was more concerned about defending her work than making me happy.

Anyway, that was like 3 months ago, and I’ve just been letting it grow ever since. Just try to be patient and let it grow. Maybe you could get on some prenatal vitamins to make it grow faster? Your hair will still look beautiful on your wedding day, don’t worry πŸ™‚

Post # 15
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

awww im so sorry! What a horrible experience, but I can totally relate! Ive had way too many stylist cut my hair alot shorter than I wanted. I actually had the worst experience in the beginning of college. A stylist left that color stripping stuff in my hair too long and every day more and more of my hair snapped out.  I had to cut my long thick hair down to bottom on my waist above my shoulders. I still dont understand why their are horrible stylists working at nice salons! I would defiitly ask during your hair trial about clip on extensions.

Post # 16
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Aaaw daisy, I’m sorry this happened. My hair is very long and curly. I am PHOBIC about hairdressers. Give me a dentists chair every day of the week instead! The main reason I’m so anxious about hairdressers is because when I was younger they were very scissor happy and put in tons of layers. I looked like a ginger member of the jackson 5: I kid you not. I was picked on and dreaded having it cut.

For this reason, I’m a scumbag and go and have it cut once every 6months. I’m trying to work myself up to every 3 months but feel sick at the thought (sorry hairdresser bees!). You can’t really tell that it’s due a cut most of the time thankfully. Also with it being curly as it dries it goes about 2-3 inches shorter than when it’s cut straight, a lot of hairdressers here don’t really know what to do with a headful of curls besides flatten them.

P.S. Apparently a Kelp supplement engourages hair growth.

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