Traumatic experiences at the hairdresser seem to be one of life’s most painful inevitabilities.
A bowl cut. A fringe that is far too short. A dye job gone horribly wrong.
A botched hair cut/colour can be enough to bring a grown, mature and well-adjusted woman to tears.
One poor soul took to Reddit to crowdsource some of the all-time worst f-ups. Here are some that made us cringe.
Three days before the wedding.
“I cut and dyed my own hair for 10 years. Then, before my wedding, friends encouraged me to ‘treat’ myself and go to a salon. So three days before the wedding, I went in for a bit of a trim…
The stylist didn’t listen to me. She promised me she was a professional and could do something amazing with the little bit of hair I had. Then she gave me a mullet. Like 1970s hockey hair. THREE DAYS BEFORE MY WEDDING. When all I asked for was a trim.
I quietly paid the $60 and ran to my car. I spent the next twenty minutes crying on the steering wheel and ended up at a salon a few blocks over. The woman there fixed it as best she could, free of charge.
I wore a wig to the wedding.” (Post continues after gallery.)
My hair looked like ramen noodles.
“It was right before my senior year of high school began. I wanted nothing more than to have beautiful, golden beachy waves.
So I went to my stylist and asked for a loose perm. She said, ‘Okay, but your hair will be a little more damaged than it normally is after bleaching it!’
Naively, I agreed to it.
My stylist didn’t tell me, however, that perming bleached hair is literally the worst thing you could ever do to your locks.
When it was done, it looked like ramen noodles, kind of like Justin Timberlake’s hair way back when. When I showered, it would break off in my hand, and it felt like very very weak elastic.
We test out the new Dyson hairdryer. Post continues below.