They ruined my hair. Ruined.

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Lots of good leave in conditioner and calm thoughts! It doesn’t look like you had a hair mishap unless you knew the story, so that’s good- could be worse. I hope you find someone who can fix it after it’s had time to recoup!

Post # 4
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh I am so sorry, it doesn’t look bad in the pictures but I know its not what you were wanting.   I have no advice except ask around for a trusted hair person and then ask what they can do.  

Post # 5
101 posts
Blushing bee


That really sucks. I don’t know why a stylist would do something like that. 

The color does look pretty at least, I’ve ended up with moss green hair from some bleaching mistakes. Lol

As far as damage, I would poke around the long hair online community for tips on treating damaged hair. 

Post # 7
3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh no!  I have had a couple of hair disasters in my life.  I don’t think it looks bad though.  I know it’s not the color you wanted, but at least it isn’t yellow anymore. 

Post # 8
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ironically, I just posted a couple days ago about my hair snafu in which I WANTED to be a coppery red brown and ended up blonde (after 7 hours, no less). I feel your pain!

Post # 9
3296 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

They should have refunded you. I think it looks pretty, but obviously it’s not the colour you wanted. How blonde are you talking?

At least your hair didn’t go blue. I had that happen once. It was an absolute nightmare and very painful. Going to a higher end salon is so worth it for big changes!

Post # 10
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know how we all feel about our hair and I don’t know what it looked like before but it really does look fine def not ruined. Good luck!

Post # 12
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You could wash it with dishsoap (Dawn) to strip some of the toner out of it, it should lighten a bit and then condition like mad, hot oil treatment. Thats what I did when I had too much dark blonde added to my pale blonde for contrast. It helped. Then I had highlights redone a couple of weeks later and brought to back to where it should have been.

Post # 13
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t think it looks bad at all, However when it’s your own hair you know what you like and she needs to refund you for stuffing up!

When’s your wedding?

Post # 14
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m sorry this happened to you especially so close to your wedding! I hope you can get it fixed soon!

Post # 15
288 posts
Helper bee

oh no that’s terrible! Luckily she left a toner on though and not bleach. Toner is way less damaging than if bleach would have been left on longer than it’s supposed to. I work at a hair salon. Just invest in some really good conditioner and be sure to condition the ends well. Getting the blonde again will be work, but it’s doable in 2 or 3 phases! Good luck, I hope everything turns out, and I’m sure it will be beautiful for your wedding!

Post # 16
288 posts
Helper bee

*Oh and if they’re a reputable salon, she should do a corrective color on you for free, but I don’t know if you’d be comfortable going back there.

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