9 things you should never say to a person who just cut their hair.

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I’ve had two very disappointing reactions to my last two haircuts. And while I like to think I’m not a vain person, it’s a massive blow to a girl’s confidence when you arrive home post-appointment and are met with questions like “when are you going to grow your hair again?” and “couldn’t they have done your roots?”


Since I’m not the only one who has experienced Post Traumatic Salon Disappointment (PTSD), behold the 9 worst things to say to someone who just cut their hair. For those times you know you didn’t get the haircut you wanted, but you don’t need your friends / family or colleagues to point it out. YET THEY DO.

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1. It’s um, different.

2. Well, at least you have the face to pull it off.

Is that meant to be a compliment?

3. You got your haircut!

4. It looks…. (long pause) great.


6. How long is it going to take to grow back?

7. Oh, but I loved your red/blonde/brown hair...

8. I don't know why you like your hair short.

I don't know why I'm even friends with you.

9. Don't worry, it will grow back.


Which is worse, because it suddenly dawns on you that you just spent three hours and $300 in the salon to look EXACTLY the same.

What's the worst thing someone has said to you after a haircut?

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