Post # 1
I was slowly going back to a bright blonde before the wedding. I’d been working hard to do it in stages and not totally fry my hair but that all went out the window today.
I went to the salon at 3:00pm and got out at 7:30pm for starters. The first mistake was when one lady tried to lift my hair a little more and it ended up being about 3 different colors – bright yellow at the root, white in the middle, and blonde at the tips. I was pissed but had to my pick up son at 5:00pm, paid and ran out the door. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I got home and drove straight back to the salon.
When I got their the stylist who originally screwed it up had left, but the owner was still there. She looked at my hair, said she couldn’t believe the stylist had let me leave that way, and told me she could “fix it.” Ladies, I should have ran for the hills. She put a toner on my hair for 45 MINUTES while she cut another ladies hair. When we finally washed it out, my hair was totally brown (if you can even call it that, more like grey). I’m back to where I was 6 months ago, only with ultra damaged hair and a color I can not stand.
THEN, she told me to COME BACK – remember, I’ve been there for almost 4 solid hours – so she could “fix it again, next time.” I told her firmly there would be no “next time” and I wanted a full refund. She REFUSED at first but I stayed on her until she caved. She says it should be refunded to me by noon tomorrow (stupidly, I paid with a card) or I should call. We’ll see.
Think I’m over-reacting? Keep in mind I went into the salon with mostly pretty blonde hair, trying to get it a smudge lighter. This is what I have now:
I could scream!! Luckily the color isn’t awful so I can let my hair recover a little while I figure out what color I should aim for now. UGH!
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Thanks guys, I agonized over my choice to go blonde, wrote here about it several times, and really tried to do it right. It pretty much looks like it did in my engagment photos (profile pic) but I spent so much money already to have no change.
Post # 7
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
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
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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
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 # 11
@sherryberry: This blonde. I was almost there, too!
Post # 12
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
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
I’m sorry this happened to you especially so close to your wedding! I hope you can get it fixed soon!
Post # 15
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
*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.