Q: I just had the worst haircut of my life and I HATE IT. She cut it way too short! How can I get through this bit til it’s a decent length again? – Briony
A: Sweet Briony, you are far from alone. I know this because I am looking into your home and can see other people around you.
Also you are not alone in the shitty haircut stakes. It’s very common, and extremely annoying and in a real blow to our collective vanity, we’ve all been there. Even Cameron Diaz has been there – she revealed in UK Elle that she burst into tears after seeing her new short cut. Obviously if famous, wealthy, beautiful people are not immune from bad haircuts, well, we’re all doomed.
If your hair is long enough, you could always try out this cool braided style (post continues after video).
Aside of snappy wigs, extensions and beanies, there are a few little things I recommend to deal with your … interesting new hairstyle:
1. Embrace texture.
In my opinion (“Fickle and unsubstantiated since 1980!”) hair rarely looks it’s best when it’s unstyled, flat and freshly washed. So please don’t think that’s it for your haircut when it’s in that state. Get your styler or curling tong out and play around one night. It’s spectacular the difference some texture and waves can do to a hairstyle. (And how well they hide bad cuts.) You MIGHT even not hate it after discovering how ravishing you look with cool, bedhead texture. (Be sure to use heat protecting spray and let it dry first.)
2. Try some new products.
If you’ve gone from simple, longish hair you knew exactly how to style, to something alien and choppy and short and unpredictable, go with it, don’t try to push it into What You Know. Shorter hair usually benefits from things like sea salt spray, waxes, pomades and styling creams, as they give lift, piecey-ness and that disheveled, modern look. Try to avoid those that look like you have product in our hair, please. Very 80s. Instead go for prodz that give subtle texture and a believable finish. (Like Bumble and bumble texture cream, Redken Powder Grip 03, or Garnier Surf Hair Texture Paste.)