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Dragon
December 7th, 2010, 01:41 AM
What’s the worst hair cut you have had by choice or regretted?

Mine was when I let a hairdresser cut my hair how ever she wanted to. It did look good but the problem was that she cut my layers that short that I couldn’t tie them back in a pony tail any more. Nothing worse then going to tie your hair up and realise you can't do it any more :( I also regret this hair cut.

myria
December 7th, 2010, 02:08 AM
The worst haircut ever was the last one my mother made me have when I was about 14. I had my hair cut from apl (because having hair that long is babyish, apparently :rolleyes:) to a just above chin length, thinned, shaved-at the back, layered bob. My hair is frizzy and curly when its shorter so if it wasn't straightened every day i looked like rod stewart in the '70s. It took ages to grow it out because of the straightener damage. Needless to say, I hated it.
The one I regret most is being convinced by a (now ex :pins:) boyfriend to cut my hair from tailbone to collarbone about 4 years ago.

Purdy Bear
December 7th, 2010, 02:36 AM
The very worst was when I was 11. My mother promised that I could go to the hairdressers for the very first time, I arranged the appointment etc., On the day she literally took a pudding basin, plonked it on my head and cut off my TBL hair into a horrendous ear length bob. I then had to go to the hairdressers to cancel the appointment and show them my mothers handy work. I think the hairdresser was in tears when I left.

I spent the next 6 months or so, being told I was a boy in a skirt at my new secondary school, even the teachers didnt know I was a girl.

naereid
December 7th, 2010, 02:37 AM
In 2008 I thought it would make my hair curl nicer if I cut it short and put a bunch of layers in. It didn't - it was just a mess with bits of hair sticking out randomly. At least I learned that my hair needs length for nice curls!

It was nice when I got it professionally styled - like this:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5205&pictureid=67898

But then I realized I have no idea how to deal with it on my own and that I can't tie it up properly any more... I so know what you mean, Dragon. :grnbiggri

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5205&pictureid=89944

(I love that LHC albums are blocked to non-members! I would never post these pictures otherwise.)

BeachBabe91
December 7th, 2010, 04:00 AM
Oh gosh, I can pretty much say that every hair cut and trim I've decided to get was a bad idea... because a few days later, I realize I want to grow my hair long and about 90% of the time it doesn't turn out the way I want. :P

linnepinne
December 7th, 2010, 04:47 AM
My worst cut ever was when I was about 16, and had almost APL, all the same length hair, and decided I needed a change. A big one.
So i found a picture in a magazine of a SUPER layered (shortest about ear length, and longest ablout the same length as my own hair) cut with really cool side swept bangs. It was sort of unusual an very voluminous and playful. I was sick of my stick straight flat hair.
So I went to my favorite salon, who had several stylists working there, and i'd always been pleased so far, no matter which one of them i got. But today I got a new girl, who seemed very grumpy. She told me that she she could try to do the hairstyle, but it would probably not look the same as the picture. And she gave me no further explainations or any new ideas of what to do instead that might suit my hair/face better. But I was a bit shy and figured she was a proffessional, she could probably make it work.
And when she was finishing me of, I told her I wanted my bangs like the picture aswell (my har was still in just a middle parting), but she refused! She claimed that that would be a to big a change and that I would just be unsatisfied and come back to complain.
I was so shocked and surprised I just went home with my new horrible cut (which she did'nt even TRY to STYLE the same as the picture, she just dryed it and did nothing else), and I dyed it black the next day to get that dramatic change I so desperatly needed.

A few months later I was back to get my hair trimmed (made sure I booked a specific time with a girl named Maria, who always listened and gave good input) and I found out that the new girl had been fired. I was not the only costumer she had been horrible to.

dropinthebucket
December 7th, 2010, 07:12 AM
Oh my, these are quite some stories! Hugs to all the traumatic cut victims.

My own hair, and my son's, are the devil to any hairdresser. I'm sure it gives them nightmares. I realized the full evilness of our hair when I started cutting it myself. We have weird, wonky flips that are never the same twice. What looks normal and straight and even when you first cut it, looks lopsided, uneven, and longer in places the very next day!

spidermom
December 7th, 2010, 08:02 AM
I walked into a salon with BSL hair on impulse and got a stylist who was about 8-1/2 months pregnant and probably shouldn't have been on her feet. I got such a bad, lop-sided, layered haircut that there was only one way to fix it - get a short pixie at a different salon 2-3 days later.

Madora
December 7th, 2010, 08:30 AM
I did it to myself about 3 years ago. I was depressed and just wanted shorter braids, so cut off about 3 inches of both braids.

Results: Now I have hair that is partly classic and partly waist.

Memo to self: never cut hair when depressed!

spoonshine
December 7th, 2010, 08:50 AM
This is easy. In grade 4, I made my mother cut my very long hair into a mushroom cut to fit in with all the girls in my class that had the same cut. What can I say, it was best not to stand out in that place. It served its purpose but I missed my hair extremely.

Arndis
December 7th, 2010, 09:14 AM
When I was a kid, I wasn't allowed to comb or brush my hair myself, and I cried when my mother did, because she pulled hard. So when I was in grade 5 my mother was sick of the crying and cut it all off to less than 1 inch long. I had less hair than the boys, in the early 90s, when girl hair was very girly, and often permed and hairsprayed to death. I never let her touch it again, not ever. It hadn't been particularly *good* hair before, but having it all hacked off that way made me much uglier and much more of a social outcast than I already was.

It took until university for me to both realize that I could, and be able to afford, to go have it cut at even a cheap salon, and start using real shampoo and conditioner regularly instead of dish detergent as mandated by my mother.

Wanderer09
December 7th, 2010, 09:22 AM
When I was about 5 I wanted to be a boy, so I got my mom to let me have a buzz cut (which I think she was pleased about because she didn't want to deal with my hair, lol). Hated it instantly because I couldn't do anything with it, and I never went that short again.

cmnt831
December 7th, 2010, 09:38 AM
A few years ago, I went into a salon to get a chin length bob. What I actually got was neither a bob nor chin length. :rolleyes: I too had to go to another salon a couple days later and get a pixie cut to fix it. The best part of the whole thing was that I had the woman at the second salon give me hot pink highlights, which I absolutely adored. :D

jujube
December 7th, 2010, 09:46 AM
I once went to a trendy and expensive salon and I told the guy do to whatever he wanted. I got out of there with an oblique Twiggy-style haircut and horizontal S-shaped bangs. No, I don't have any pictures.

erika_d
December 7th, 2010, 09:50 AM
The very worst was when I was 11. My mother promised that I could go to the hairdressers for the very first time, I arranged the appointment etc., On the day she literally took a pudding basin, plonked it on my head and cut off my TBL hair into a horrendous ear length bob. I then had to go to the hairdressers to cancel the appointment and show them my mothers handy work. I think the hairdresser was in tears when I left.

I spent the next 6 months or so, being told I was a boy in a skirt at my new secondary school, even the teachers didnt know I was a girl.

Whoa. I'm trying to figure out why a mother would do that... :confused: I' sorry to hear that.

Mine was similar in that I got a really short haircut when I was in grade 5 (which I LOVED-I LIKE short hair as well as long) but everybody thought I was a boy!!! I remember on the first day of school that year there was a new kid...the rest of us had all been in the same class together so we knew each other...anyway, the teacher told us to count how many boys were in the class and how many girls and this kid kept counting me as a boy!! And everybody else knew different...and it was just embarassing all around. I still remember it like it was yesterday. :(

miss_purple
December 7th, 2010, 10:02 AM
It was in the last day of summer when my mom decided I need a haircut for the 1st day of school, so she took me to a hairdresser. From shoulder length I got an ear-length haircut. I was 15, in love with my previous year deskmate... and very ashamed of my haircut. He just left me alone in the desk and moved in with someone else.

hermosamendoza
December 7th, 2010, 10:06 AM
at my school in elementary there was a horrible outbreak of lice and the only way my mom could think to get rid of it and stop spending money on those horrble smelling chemicals was to cut our hair all the way off into a pixie. I got confused for a boy so much. I remember when I was in kindergarden or first my sister had waste length hair and i had a pixie an older lady at burger king came up to give us the crowns and she said 'one for the princess' and put it on my sisters head and then said 'one for the prince' and put one on my head. i just wanted to cry and my mom said 'that's a princess too.' the old lady just said oh and walked away.

So i have an obsession with long hair being feminine and short hair being boyish and manly. funny thing though my mom had long hair in high school and cut it all off and has never had long hair since. my sister had long hair and then in high school cut it off and has gotten shorter and shorter. i'm the only one who can stand long hair past my shoulders. My goal is TBL :D

jesis
December 7th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Oh, oh me!! This one time I got a "scene" haircut. My top layers were only a couple of inches.

It was a mess.

lapushka
December 7th, 2010, 10:08 AM
The really short-short pixie cuts: such a mistake. The fact that I listened to other people who kept telling me that that style suited me: even worse. The times when I shaved my head. Yes, times. Plural. The fact that I experimented a lot in high school and cut my hair into all sorts of odd shapes and layers, one of which was a punky style (spikes in the back, flat up front) for which I was ridiculed because I'd cut my almost BSL wavy hair for it. Decades later a similar style actually became popular. OMG. What trends can do to people. :lol:

DARKMARTIAN
December 7th, 2010, 10:16 AM
For me it was LONG LONG ago.....like mid to late 80's, before I started growing my hair. And it wasnt really a cut either. What happened was I got my hair "permed". Yeah in accordance to one of the the "styles" back then, but its not something I enjoy reminiscing about.
Now please forget that you read this.

*this post will self destruct*

Amraann
December 7th, 2010, 10:21 AM
I was about 11 or 12 and I had hair a few inches above my waist.
I wanted long layers and all my mother would do was angle the bottom.
So her friend and fellow cosmetologist said she would do it.
I was very clear in explaining where I wanted the shortest layer.
What I wound up with was a bi-level hair cut that I can only describe as a mullet. Short layers on my sides with the length down my back.

I was so upset. The sides of my hair stayed up in clips for months and months after that until they grew in.
To this day I cringe when I see women who have their hair cut like that.

cmnt831
December 7th, 2010, 10:22 AM
For me it was LONG LONG ago.....like mid to late 80's, before I started growing my hair. And it wasnt really a cut either. What happened was I got my hair "permed". Yeah in accordance to one of the the "styles" back then, but its not something I enjoy reminiscing about.
Now please forget that you read this.

*this post will self destruct*

Too late, the image is seared on my brain. :lol:

DARKMARTIAN
December 7th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Too late, the image is seared on my brain. :lol:

Im ruined....tarnished for life....http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt267/DARKMARTIAN/Smilies/smileyWorried.gif

Olyve
December 7th, 2010, 10:44 AM
When I was about 10, I thought it was wise to cut my own hair. However, I couldn't get it even and I ended up going from waist length hair to shorter than chin length with the underside in the back shaved. I am VERY thankful my mom walked in when she did and I got caught.

The downside is I kept my hair shoulder length/APL from then on and now at 25 have decided I want it longer and healthier.

adiapalic
December 7th, 2010, 10:46 AM
It was just once, and by choice. I was about 6 or 7 years old and my hair was mid-back length. My sister had hers cut to her shoulders, and begged me to do the same. I admit, I really wanted to see what it looked and felt like... and my big sister did it and wanted me to as well--so, what's stopping me?

That was it. That night I cried my pillow full and prayed that my hair be back by morning. It wasn't. So I said, "Self, don't do that again!" and I haven't. :p :flower:

Mutinous
December 7th, 2010, 10:57 AM
I tried to imitate Pete's Wentz' emo fringe style once. And never again!

misslicorice
December 7th, 2010, 11:25 AM
When I was twelve, I decided I wanted hair like Scully from the X-Files. My hair had always been long, but I decided I would be okay with cutting it off to a little longer than chin length. The woman who cut my hair had different ideas; she hacked off all of it until it was maybe a half an inch longer than a pixie cut! It was absolutely awful.
The next day when I went to school, everyone and their dog had to comment on my brand new hack job, claiming they liked it, etc. When you're a slightly melodramatic 12 year old with a bad haircut, it's the end of the world, especially when everyone keeps mentioning it! :lol:

Gilly
December 7th, 2010, 12:37 PM
Im ruined....tarnished for life....http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt267/DARKMARTIAN/Smilies/smileyWorried.gif

Is there any photographic evidence of the perm???

If not, you are quite safe, if there is.........:couch:

Olyve
December 7th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Reading through the thread I am reminded of one other hair cut- that was not by choice. My mom thought she was a stylist :rolleyes: and that to add layers into my hair she would put it into a ponytail on the top of my head and then CUT IT!

I ended up with a Florence Henderson style (http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9130/0316091735mflorencehend.jpg) for most of 8th grade. Although my top area was longer as was my bottom layer but it looked just like that- I had to wear my hair up in a pony until it was decent enough for my to get shaped up so it wasn't horribly short. :rolleyes:

Becky Safari
December 7th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Oh let me tell you!

I was in high school and went to a stylist asking for Nicole Kidman's haircut in Practical Magic (I had the length and a few pictures) and the stylist ended up giving me a fashion mullet. That consisted of two layers, the short one had bangs...all the way around?? And the rest was just long and curtainy UGH

mellie89
December 7th, 2010, 01:03 PM
When I was 12, I wanted to get my hair cut like Paige from Trading Spaces. :p

It ended up being blunt and ear-length, whereas I think I wanted something more layered. Regardless, it was a truly terrible cut for me. It made my face look like it was about 87 miles long. Luckily, I was young enough to get away with it. I didn't even care too much at the time, and it grew back to APL within two years.

Octave
December 7th, 2010, 01:55 PM
When I was still in kindergarten I wanted to twin/wrap a few strands of hair in some colorful yarn (does that even makes sense?) at a yearly festival.
Was really happy when I got it, but then one morning decided that I got bored of it and didn't want it anymore...
So as silly as I was I took a pair of scissors and cut the entire thing off along with the hair. :rolleyes: The end result was that I had hair that was sticking up in the middle of my head and shorter than the rest.
My mum decided to take me to the hair saloon so that they could fix it....let me put it like this: they didn't fix it at all only made it worse! I ended up with a short haircut, with all my hair cut evenly and ended up looking like a boy. :(

Had bad layers cuts as well that only gave me split ends and it looked awesome for the first month...but nothing beats that kindergarten experience. :laugh:

enfys
December 7th, 2010, 02:49 PM
All my hair cuts for about ten years have been by my own hand. I cut my fringe which I decided I didn't like but everyone else loved. That's taking a while to grow out.

I cut my hair just a few inches at a time so I could get used to it, so they weren't disasters.

Nope, I've been very lucky I think that there has never been a time where I have been distraught over a haircut. I've always made sure I could still tie it up if it went bad :p

bluesnowflake
December 7th, 2010, 03:23 PM
I regret not verifying what 2 inches meant with the stylist- she cut off a lot more than I was expecting and I cried for a long time.

christine1989
December 7th, 2010, 03:37 PM
My stylist is great and has never given me a bad cut- the worst is what I did myself. I trimmed my bangs once then cut a little more to even them out....then a little more to even it out again.....then just a little more.... You can guess what the result was- the world's shortest bangs!

rags
December 7th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Mine was by choice, and it was just a month ago. Having never had short hair as an adult, I decided to get my BSL hair cut into a pixie. There is a reason you make it to your forties without short hair!! (as in - you really, really don't like short hair!!) I bless the stylist every day who wouldn't listen to me wanting it about 2" long and cut it about 5" long. It looks just like a pixie someone has been growing out. It's cute and different, and I hate it. I'll never have hair too short to tie up again if I can help it!

Shellby
December 7th, 2010, 03:56 PM
The worst hair cut I did not actually get, thank goodness. When the group Wilson Phillips was big I wanted the super short hair of Chynna Phillips. I had BSL hair. Thankfully my hair dresser said NO. She told me I would hate it in a day or 2 and didn't want to see me upset or feel she caused it. She was right of course. I think I should get a wig in a super shortie style so I can have it for a day, because when I see the pictures I still want it! :p

kmoc123
December 7th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Agreeing to go from waist length to GI Jane....OMG...that was stupid! And very cold...my hair keeps me warm! THANKFULLY, now it is almost classic length...took a while and I won't be chopping it off anymore!!!

feralnature
December 7th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Too late, the image is seared on my brain. :lol:

Too late here too. It's seared, baby, it's seared!

lilravendark
December 7th, 2010, 05:31 PM
either the bowl cut by my mothers friend in high school or the day my friend was getting a haircut and I couldn't be patient enough to sit there and watch so i decided to get the chop my hair was classic length it got cut to in between chin and shoulder length with a fringe and permed down the bottom. I regretted it the next day when I woke up and realised what the hell did I do!? I ended up chemically straightening it the next day because I couldn't manage the stupid looking half perm lol

jaine
December 7th, 2010, 05:38 PM
I got a fashion mullet a few years ago that I completely wasn't expecting...I went in for a trim of the awesome haircut he had given me 3 months earlier. I can't say I blame him though because fashion mullets were very popular in Europe that year and he was doing his job, being trendy.
Other than that, my worst haircuts have been self-induced experiments. :)

thatjengirl1
December 7th, 2010, 05:41 PM
Of course i regret every cut i've had cuz i wish i had really longhair right now! lol but i would say my worst hair cut regrets were always getting bangs. i would cut, they would grow, i would cut, i dont know why i wouldnt just finally understand that i didnt like bangs

musicallberrii
December 7th, 2010, 11:40 PM
When I was 12, my mom told me I could go and get my first hair cut at the hair dressers.. what a mistake it turned out to be! I ended up with a ear length bob, blunt bangs above my eyebrows and skunk-like bleached streaks that looked gray! Talk about awful..

missmegnetic
December 7th, 2010, 11:45 PM
LAYERS LAYERS LAYERS

that I am still growing out... I cringe when I think of how faboosh my hemline/weightline could be today....

*sigh*

if only......

OperaTeacherMom
December 8th, 2010, 01:19 AM
I have gone for chin to shoulder length bobs more times than I care to count, both with and without layers. I hate them every time, don't know why I keep doing this to myself!

meerikal
December 8th, 2010, 02:46 AM
My worst cut to date was an attempt at a below shoulder length layered look when I was in my sophomore year in college. The hairstylist did not look at the amount of curl shrink that occurs when my hair is dry and I walked out looking like Anne of Green Gables after the dye incident. :( Felt like it took forever to grow out.

SandraRebekka
December 8th, 2010, 02:59 AM
Oh my, a dish detergent. All my sympathy.

terrylillyd
December 8th, 2010, 03:31 AM
My mom gave me a pixie cut herself when I was in elementary school. I don't know why, if she thought it was cute or if it just made taking care of my hair easier. It wasn't cute. I was mistaken for a boy a few times, and I was made fun of at school because all the other girls at my school seem to have long flourishing hair.

Mina17
December 8th, 2010, 06:24 AM
My most recent haircut was the worst. I had hair that was between shoulder and APL and asked for layers. I am terrible at communicating what I want done, and I ended up with the shortest layers at mid-ear. As you can imagine, it looked terrible so I came home and had my mom cut the length straight across halfway between chin and collarbone. That helped make it look marginally presentable, though now I have somewhat of a helmet head and with my wavy hair the layers stick out.

sophiamarie
December 8th, 2010, 07:10 AM
In the early eighties I had hair almost waist length. I decided to go to a "trendy" place I heard about and asked for "something more modern". What a mistake. The stylist (male) was like a man possessed that I willingly handed myself over to him with long hair. He proceeded to cut the longest part to above shoulder length, and added short spikey "punk" hair at the top and sides. He said when he was almost done, "I'm trying to make your hair explode!". I was absolutely in shock, went home, saw my husband and started to cry. He kept hugging me and saying it will be alright while trying not to laugh at my new "look". What a disaster.

Regan
December 8th, 2010, 01:45 PM
i had a fashion mullet, too LOLOL
i remember i went to get it cut with a friend, and i remember her looking at me and just shaking her head... oh man. i don't think i hated it at that time, but now when i look back on it... it makes me insane.

luluj
December 8th, 2010, 01:59 PM
"THIS"... MY CHOICE TO GET RID OF HAIR DYE ONCE AND FOR ALL...I cried all the way home:(http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5611&pictureid=74214

hela
December 8th, 2010, 02:11 PM
I see I'm not the only one :p

I was about 14 that I made the mistake of telling a hairdresser to cut my hair the way she wanted. This is a picture of me after the cut:

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3555/hongomostaza.jpg

I have to thank her, though, because after that dreadful cut I vowed to never again cut my hair, much less allow any hairdresser to get creative with me :couch:

Another very, very bad choice was cutting a very ridiculous fringe to myself that I'm still growing out. Oh well... :D

virgo75
December 8th, 2010, 02:45 PM
The 1st worst haircut was when I was 10 and my mom tried to use a round brush to blow dry my curly hair straight. And it was a tiny round brush.

My mother accidentally got the brush trapped in my hair near the root right at the crown. Instead of taking the time to take the brush out, she just cut the brush out of my hair. :shake:

The next day I had to stay home from school and she sent me to the salon by myself with a note. I don't know what the note said, but I went in there with hair to my (imaginary) bra strap and came out of there with hair that was about 2 inches on top and 1 inch the rest of the way around. :cry:

I've had my hair chopped off by accident and on purpose multiple times since then, but none were as devastating as the first one.

Bonkers57
December 8th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Ha-ha! I've had some good haircuts, but I've also had some bloody awful ones. The worst one had to be this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Amaryllis_Dance/img002.jpg
It was cut with a razor - my poor hair was butchered! (I also regret my ex, so I cropped him out of the pic :p )

This comes in a close second:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Amaryllis_Dance/img003.jpg
The dreaded POODLE PERM!

WhisperingMoon
December 8th, 2010, 02:57 PM
my worst haircut of choice was to chop off 13 inches in DEC 2007 to achieve the asymetrical short bob of Victoria Beckham. I did this right before I deployed to Iraq, thinking it would be better to increase my performance and have my hair out of the way and less maintenance. Was I ever so WRONG!!!:mad:It was constantly in my face and getting in the way! errr never doing that agin. Buns are very safe and better for hair protection anyways!

Laurenji
December 8th, 2010, 04:34 PM
When I was 6, my mom tried to give me bangs. Since I have crazy cowlicks, this didn't work very well, so she took me to a cheap salon and told them to cut it off the whole way round the same length as the bangs. Yes, I looked like a boy.

The other time was just after freshman year of college when I decided I wanted short hair. I can't really describe what I got; none of it was longer than chin, but the front was shorter, more bang-length. So I guess kind of mullet-y. I really liked it at the time, looking back it was actually quite hideous.

Laurenness
December 8th, 2010, 04:39 PM
I think the worst mistake was perming it. My straight texture was already good, but my mom convinced me too. Now I'm still growing it out. Grrrrrr.

patienceneeded
December 8th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Hmm...worst cut would have to be in 7th grade when I had a little girl mullet going on. It was AWFUL. My hair was totally flat and it looked terrible. I don't know what I was thinking. After that grew out I decided to get a perm in 8th grade...total poodle-head. I keep growing it out and then get bored and cut it off. So, now I've decided to commit to the grow-out and I'm glad I found this group to help me stay motivated to grow!

DreadfulWoman
December 8th, 2010, 08:25 PM
I see I'm not the only one :p

I was about 14 that I made the mistake of telling a hairdresser to cut my hair the way she wanted. This is a picture of me after the cut:

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3555/hongomostaza.jpg

I have to thank her, though, because after that dreadful cut I vowed to never again cut my hair, much less allow any hairdresser to get creative with me :couch:

Another very, very bad choice was cutting a very ridiculous fringe to myself that I'm still growing out. Oh well... :D

Hey, how did you get a hold of my fifth grade picture?