(Closed) This is why you pay attention when getting a hair cut! WR and NWR

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yikes!!! I’m sorry you had to go through that. I don’t know what I would have done if I was in your situation. Like you said its a good thing that it didn’t happen right before your wedding. 

Post # 4
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I haven’t had an experience quite as bad as that… but I have gone home with my hair  one length on one side, and several inches shorter on the other!! (Some of the layers) It was terrible..  they also had just rushed through. Now I am much pickier about where I go.. and I watch very carefully as well! Can’t imagine how terrible that would be before a wedding! Glad your hair is finally back to normal!

Post # 5
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I once came in with a picture, where the model very obviously had hair very long in the front and very short in the back… very alternative type of hairstyle that I had always wanted to try. I walked out with no hair left… she practically cut it all off, giving me a “bob.” To this day, I’m not sure where the misunderstanding came in. I did mention that my hair was curly, and I was worried that it would not look like the models. This did not mean I did not intend to try. It was very hard to handle, and I walked out of there silently and choking back tears. I went straight to my FI’s house (we were just friends then), and when he was done laughing, he tried to make it look better by “Robert Smithing” it… frizzing out all the edges. It’s one of my fave memories of our early years but the haircut was so hard for me to deal with… thankfully it happened nowhere near my wedding, but i did manage to get it right before my college graduation and I still had it when I got my passport. I have practically no pictures of my hair when it looks awesome, but a million pics of me looking like Robert Smith. Funny, but sad. So I can totally relate! 

Post # 7
2861 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel your pain. I have been growing out awful layers for over a year now. I can’t put my hair up without at least 3 bobby pins. I am fighting the urge to get it all cut to the shortest layer and be done with it because I really want my hair long for the wedding. 

Post # 8
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ugh, I have another hair horror story for reinforce OP’s point!

In December 2011 I went to a Regis salon in a mall after one of my exams. I was stressed and I just wanted to get something cheap done to my hair to reward myself. I went and asked for a red glaze, since I’m a natural redhead. I had previously put in blonde highlights that were growing out, and I was told that a red tinted glaze would cover them nicely, and make my hair feel amazing. Awesome, I was excited.

So this “edgy” looking young hair dresser starts doing my hair, making small talk, etc. Long story short- she mixed the glaze wrong. My hair was BLACK. And my hair is naturally Marcia Cross red… not dark at all. I flipped out and started bawling, and they told me to come back tomorrow to have it fixed.

So I came back the day after and the manager who was like, 60 tried to fix it. She was so mean to me, and said that I should have been more clear w/ the stylist the night before. I was like “How am I supposed to know how hair dye works, I’m not a hair dresser…” and basically we ended up arguing. Like, badly. To the point where she kicked me out of the salon after I went nuts with a crying fit.

Yeah, I had to go to a high end salon to get my hair back to normal. Which is pretty much impossible when you have hair my colour, since it’s just a weird shade. So a whole head of bleach and lots of dye mixing later, I was finally back to normal. It took literally 9 hours. NINE. And it was over $400…

Awful. Always always be careful when going to a different stylist.

Post # 10
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Stuff like this is why I stick like glue to a good stylist… I went to the same girl for eight years, high school through law school.  FI’s friend started dating a girl who was a hairdresser and offered to cut my hair for free when she did her sister’s and friends’, but I was too nervous to trust her.

Sadly, my hairdresser moved to NYC.  FI’s friend’s girl offered again, and by then she’d cut a few of our friends’ hair and it had turned out well, so I let her do it, and thankfully she’s fabulous.  She and FI’s friend got married a few months ago, which was awesome because not only is she now a good friend who I hope sticks around forever, but I never have to worry about losing my hairdresser!  She’s doing my hair for the wedding and we’re currently in “trying to find the right color” mode- we’re close, because I want it red, but we need to do some highlights.

Post # 11
2081 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I hear you! I’m so paranoid about hairdressers. My hair is naturally brunette, but for years I had it dyed blonde. The amount of times it ended in tears when idiots turned it green or orange or white. Happily, I’ve gone back to my roots now.

When I was about 13, I said I wanted Jennifer Aniston hair. The lady looked confused, so I explained, layers at the front. Like this:

What I got was…


Oh man, it was sooooo bad. I howled for weeks about that one. It was shorter than this too.

Post # 12
11265 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Button:  this is hilarious.  sorry, i’m sure it wasn’t at the time.  what was she thinking?


Post # 13
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Button: I can’t even say anything, other than that I’m sorry and I want to give 13 year old you a hug.

Bad hairstylist stories are the worst. About 10 months ago, I moved to a different country with a different language and went to get my hair cut in like the first week. I knew the salon because it was in the neighborhood (I’d visited often before) and actually let them do foils on me once, which was ok.

Needless to say, I ended up with a new girl and the language barriere was bigger than I expected. I had a weird 90’s soccer mom haircut when I left. The cut itself was good, it was just so outdated and literally made me age 20 years. And I couldn’t even put it in a ponytail or anything. My hair is now back to my collarbone and the layers are slowly growing out, but I don’t plan on letting anyone near my hair except for my stylist in a city that’s a 3h flight away.

I don’t know when I’ll get back there, but I know it’s going to be worth it and not end in tears.


Post # 15
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m so particular about my hair and when I was in high school my family used to go to one specific stylists. One time after a cut my friend was blow drying my hair and she said you realize your hair is uneven right? One thing of many as to why she’s no longer our family stylist. 

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