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The No More Bad Hair Days Giveaway: Enter to win one of 4 TIGI gift baskets worth up to $280 each!

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We've all had bad haircuts that resulted in bad hair days - or, occasionally, bad hair years as we attempted to grow said bad haircut out. Nothing can ruin your day faster than recalcitrant tresses, no? Even if no one else thinks you look bad, YOU think you do. (Of course, there's also hairdos you thought looked amazing at the time, but looking back, you wish someone had just shaved your head to put you out of your future misery.)

In the spirit of sharing, I, Janetor, confess to attempting to cut my own hair in 4th grade. I had the early 90's boyish bowl cut/mullet hybrid so popular at the time, and I didn't do too badly.... Until I got to my bangs. I cut the center section too short, and thought "Hey, I can SHAVE this off!" So, in the center of my forehead, there was an inch-wide shaved triangle. It looked okay - until that shaved triangle started to grow back. I have yet to live this one down. There are many, many pictures. Which I, uh, didn't have time to ask my mom to find. I swear.

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Want to enter? Of course you do. Here's how:
Reply to this post with your worst-haircut-ever story by 11:59pm PST on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.
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Lisa S.

Posted on 09.07.11 at 12:00 PM

When I was in second grade I decided I HAD to have short hair. My mother tried talking me out of it but I simply would not hear it. For the next 3 months I understood her trepidation, as I heard over and over what a cute little boy I was.

Sommer R.

Posted on 09.08.11 at 8:33 AM

My mom was a hair dresser when I was a little girl and when I was 5 she cut my hair and gave me bangs. I HATED bangs so when she wasn't looking I got into her bag and took out her cutting shears and chopped off all off my bangs. My mom tried fixing it but the damage was done and my mom learned her lesson never to leave her shears where I could find them. And I learned my lesson too because she made me wear hats for about 3 months after that.

Lauren

Posted on 09.08.11 at 8:50 AM

Didn't everyone get the Rachel? Of course, it looks good on women with long faces. For some reason, I thought having big cheeks meant it would work. It didn't. At all.

Anna

Posted on 09.08.11 at 9:07 AM

Playing beauty parlor with my friend across the street when I was five didn't turn out as beautiful as I had hoped. I wasn't able to get it fixed before Easter pictures that year. It's a haircut I can never forget.

Nocona

Posted on 09.08.11 at 9:17 AM

I was going for the angled bob when I was 16 so I asked for it to be pretty short in the back. She had the men's trimmers out and told me she was just evening up the back. Well, she basically gave me an undershave up to the middle of my head. It was the only time I cried after a haircut and my friends at work called me 'butch' for a few weeks!

Molly

Posted on 09.08.11 at 9:17 AM

I had a boy, bowl haircut as a 5th grade (girl) because I was an orphan in Oliver! at a local theater company. Shoot.

Marlana

Posted on 09.08.11 at 9:25 AM

I got drunk one night and let a guy I liked talk me into shaving my head. 'Nuff said.

Julie

Posted on 09.08.11 at 9:50 AM

Mine is a color disaster - does that count? In high school I had a fondness for DIY rainbow hair colors. Green was fine, bright red was fine; platinum blond was Not Cute. So in the true spirit of DIY color, I dyed over it with an ash blonde shade. Apparently ashy shades interact with platinum hair in Unexpected Ways... my hair ended up platinum blond with streaks of green, spots of orange, and a large blue oval above my left ear. This was not the rainbow hair I had in mind. My mom made a late night call to her hair dresser for an emergency fix. It ended up dark brown, but the spots that had been green, orange and blue were a lot lighter than the rest of it. I stopped dying my own hair after that.

Tammy K

Posted on 09.08.11 at 10:18 AM

I once thought the only way I could style my hair while I grew it out was to get a "body" perm. However, I didn't take my naturally thick, wavy hair type into consideration and neither did the fresh-out-of-beauty-school hair stylist. My hair soaked up that perm solution like Snookie soaks up alcohol and I ended up looking like a fuzzball. At that time (mid-80s) there were few frizz remedies on the market so I had to live with it until it grew out. I've never had long(er) hair since. Lest I forget that "fabulous" 'do, my husband found a picture of me sporting it and proceeded to put it on a billboard announcing my 40th birthday.

glowworm

Posted on 09.08.11 at 10:55 AM

oooh... how about the time in elementary school when my mom cut my hair but got my bangs uneven, so she cut more and they were still uneven, so she cut more... I ended up with ridiculous short bangs that took forever to grow out--ugh. and I think they were still uneven!

Nicole

Posted on 09.08.11 at 11:04 AM

When I was in 5th grade I thought it would be cool to have one side of my hair short and the other long. So not cool.

Marissa

Posted on 09.08.11 at 11:05 AM

I've always had really flat hair. In high school, I decided to get some layers...cut a little higher than normal, to give me some volume. I also decided to put some blonde streaks in my medium brown hair. On top of that I got bangs. I thought I looked really cute, until that night, when a guy I liked told me "hey, you have the same hair cut as my mom". yikes.

Jaimie

Posted on 09.08.11 at 11:35 AM

Ahahahaha I would have been about six and I was hanging out with my cousin and we decided to play hairdresser. I remember walking down the stairs so proudly to show my parents the "bangs" I gave myself which were about 1/4 inch long straight across my forehead. Good times.

Jane

Posted on 09.08.11 at 11:49 AM

I decided to dye my hair a lighter color to celebrate summer. The stylist ended up giving me two tone hair color. After trying to correct my hair two more times that day and wasting an additional 2 hours, I ended up with a dark line around my head. Lovely.

Beverly

Posted on 09.08.11 at 11:50 AM

Shaving one side of my head in high school. I thought I was so cool, but I actually just looked like a dork.

Kathryn P

Posted on 09.08.11 at 12:08 PM

My junior year of high school, I let my boyfriend talk me into going to see a family friend to get my hair cut. She has been cutting and dying his family's hair for years, so I gave in. I went to get my hair cut shorter for the summer, and died a little lighter blond. It was a disaster. She had parted my hair at a weird angle so one side was about an inch longer than the other, and for some reason, the dye reacted faster at the base than it did at the ends of my hair, so the top of my head was bright orange... After trying to get used to it for a few hours, I ended up buying dark brown hair dye from the closest convenient store. The dark hair dye still didn't completely cover up the orange. NIGHTMARE!

Violeta

Posted on 09.08.11 at 12:18 PM

Ahh, freshman year of high school. I wanted bangs and went to a SuperCuts before school. The lady's hands were shaking as she started to cut the hair across my forehead, and at 14, I wasn't able to say anything. I ended up with inch-long bangs across the top of my forehead, which was nether trendy at that time nor flattering. I ended up clipping them back or to the side for months until they grew out! Fortunately, I go to professionals now...

Anna

Posted on 09.08.11 at 12:52 PM

Back in '08 I decided "YES, THE VICTORIA BECKHAM IS AWESOME!" so, as any broke college student would, I stopped in the MasterCuts at the nearest mall and asked for it. I should have heeded the flashing danger signs when the stylist went to her manager and I overheard the manager say, "It's an A-line bob. You know you can do it!" As the stylist went from left to right to left to right... trying to trim it to the same length, I watched my hair creep from mid-neck to chin-length before I asked her to stop and almost burst into tears. The manager did the best she could to fix it but I ended up with a bob that curled to my lips in the most unflattering rendition of Victoria Beckham I know.

Nicole

Posted on 09.08.11 at 12:56 PM

I asked for the "Rachel" haircut from friends... when that was the rage... and got the 90210 chick mullet instead.
Cried everyday and hung my head off the side of my bed in hopes that it would grow out faster.

Amanda

Posted on 09.08.11 at 1:10 PM

When I was about 6, I decided to cut my OWN bangs. I used tape to make sure my line was straight. (It wasn't.) Not only was my work very obvious to my mom, but I couldn't get the tape off for hours.

Mando

Posted on 09.08.11 at 1:50 PM

In third grade, I had long curly locks, a toothless grin, and everyone loved to pinch my chubby cheeks and poke my dimples. My mother loved to dress me up and do my hair, but I HATED it! As self-proclaimed tom-boy, I decided that I had finally had enough. My mother sent me to school with piggy-tails one day and I thought it would be a perfectly acceptable excuse to say that someone standing behind me in line cut my piggy-tails off. After the last bell rang, I enlisted the help of my friend Mallory, who helped me hack my hair off with safety scissors that I had snuck out of the classroom. Not thinking my lie through, I decided to keep the hair as proof that someone had cut them off. We poured the hair into my Sailor Moon backpack and rode our bikes home. Needless to say, my mother was anything but speechless as she screamed and checked my head for stab marks. She did not buy my story and the hair in my backpack did nothing to help. She immediately took me to the salon to salvage my hair and I came out with a pixie cut. I thought I had won, but our dog, notorious for not liking little boys, barked at me when I got home. I also spent the next few months in my bike helmet or getting into fights as people would mistake me for a little boy in the girl’s bathroom.

Tammy

Posted on 09.08.11 at 2:23 PM

My worst was third grade when my mother gave me a Dorthy Hamil cut..ugh or should I say a bowl cut! It was the worst and I looked like a boy for a long time. Hated it
!

Ashley

Posted on 09.08.11 at 2:47 PM

Last July I took my mid-back length redhaired self to a new salon. I was really annoyed with my hair and said I was either going to forgo any major length taken off or go a bit shorter. The new girl turned my chair away from the mirror and got to work. Being used to perfection at my old salon I ignored everything until we were done. I nearly puked when I saw it. She had cut off chunks of my hair in all different lengths. I ran out and back home to try and fix the mess. Turns out it was the hair, not the style. I had a penis growing out of my head. I hysterically called up my old salon and apologized profusely for leaving. The owner stayed late and had me come in. After agreeing I had a penis head he then added it looked like I had mange. The fix? Cutting off all but 1/2" of my hair. I went from long haired beauty to pixie cut gal in the matter of an afternoon.

mamavalveeta03

Posted on 09.08.11 at 3:02 PM

I once had this brilliant idea that a poodle perm would make a fantastic hairstyle for me. Sure...fantastic on a super-skinny,tall,gawky 14-yr. old with acne and teeth too large for her mouth. I looked something like an awkward pasty white sista' with no booty. There was a cute guy that I had a massive crush on;super hot, built,sports hero, ladies man,agent 007...not really, but you know the type. We were friends. Or, he just took pity on me,but he used to like to touch my head and say, "Poof! How did you make your hair do that?"
"Umm...I thought it would be fun to see just how nerdy and goofy looking I could make myself look. Yeah, for fun." Not really. At that point, I usually slinked off into a corner and crawled into a locker. No, not really, either. All I can say is, never again. I like my "blend into the woodwork with every other soccer mom bob."

Erin W.

Posted on 09.08.11 at 3:14 PM

After a really bad panic attack one day (over a midterm, of course) I took a pair of scissors and just started chopping off all my hair. I felt so relieved and free from that action ... until I had a look in the bathroom mirror. Cried a while, then went to the salon for some extensions.

Monique

Posted on 09.08.11 at 3:40 PM

It was the day before Valentines day and I wanted to get a trim so I could look my best. I had really long, super blonde hair, and after going to a highly reputable salon, the stylist "misunderstood" and cut my "bangs" all the way to the back of my hair (think 3 inch hair on the entire crown of my head).... instant MULLET. It was so embarrassing that I had to cut my whole hair shorter than shoulder length so that I didn't look quite as ridiculous. To top it off, I had to pay the $100 for the ultimate worst hair cut of all time.... happy Valentines day to me!

Analee

Posted on 09.08.11 at 3:58 PM

I asked for layers, what I got was two completely different "layers" One long, the other super short. There was no way to fix it besides chop it all of and add some real layers to it.

Mar

Posted on 09.08.11 at 4:14 PM

I was probably 7-8 when my cousin, who was about 5-6, was playing with my hair. Neither one of us had ever seen a round brush before and she decided to roll my shoulder-length hair with the round brush. Of course it got stuck and the only way to get it out was to cut it from the very top. I had a buzz cut, weighed about 50lbs and looked like a little boy for the next 6 months. I still have an irrational fear of round brushes.

Ruth

Posted on 09.08.11 at 4:20 PM

When I was about 5 years old I definitely was rocking a hard core bowl cut. Recently I was looking through old photots and came across that god awfull haircut and I questioned my mother. Asking her if I had gotten gum in my hair or if I had cut my own hair and that's why the bowl cut was necessary. She responsed with oh no, it was just so cute! thank you mom, thank you.

Ruth

Posted on 09.08.11 at 4:23 PM

When I was about 5 years old I definitely was rocking a hard core bowl cut. Recently I was looking through old photots and came across that god awfull haircut and I questioned my mother. Asking her if I had gotten gum in my hair or if I had cut my own hair and that's why the bowl cut was necessary. She responsed with oh no, it was just so cute! thank you mom, thank you.

Valeria

Posted on 09.08.11 at 4:59 PM

by far the bowl cut my mom gave me in 2nd grade through 4th grade, i already was a tomboy and it absolutely took my awkwardness to a whole new level. suprisingly short hair and i get along quite well in adulthood - glad it didnt scare me from pixie cuts forever!

Becca

Posted on 09.08.11 at 5:32 PM

The day before my first day of 8th grade I was so excited to get the epic Rachel haircut (from Friends). What I came out with was something completely different and uglier than you can imagine. I showed the stylist the picture and as soon as she made the first snip I knew I was in for something bad because she cut my first layer around 3 inches long. To top it off I had a stylist that seemed pissed at the world so when I piped up to make sure she looked at what I wanted she snapped at me and said she knew what she was doing. Apparently she didn't because I ended up looking like Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch instead of Rachel. Not a good look, not a good first day of school, and not a good year!

Cecilia Andes

Posted on 09.08.11 at 5:52 PM

Ok I lost my lengthy original post. Anyways, my worst harcut was from a supercuts. She cut my hair to 2 lengths on each side. Eay to fix right? NOT! She cut the right side down to only 1/2 inch of hair left. Now I wear my hair long, so wow was that a mismatch.

Naya

Posted on 09.08.11 at 7:06 PM

I had the same hair cut as Monica Lewinsky (a modified version of the Rachel) when the scandal broke. I was a little heavy like her, and my dad thought it was hilarious to call me Monica. I guess I bore a resemblance to her, I just didn't have her affinity for blow jobs.

Victoria

Posted on 09.08.11 at 7:13 PM

I am reliving the HORROR right now. I switched schools right before starting 6th grade and was petrified of starting fresh. It did not help that my mom took me to this practice studio to get my hair cut...This woman feathered and razored and chopped at my hair until it was almost David Cassidy-like from "The Patridge Family". GREAT cut to give a curly haired girl who doesn't know how to use a blow dryer!! Even worse was when I took matters into my own hands and decided to cut off my bangs to the scalp instead of waiting for them to grow out. Needless to say I had a hard time adjusting to my new school/adolesence with my hideous freak hair.

ethelas

Posted on 09.08.11 at 7:14 PM

Worst hair cut ever was when my mom trimmed my fringe (missed it and got my eyebrow instead).

'Snip' went her scissors right when she was finishing and I still remember thinking "Oh-my-&^%7-that was not my fringe!"

Left a gaping surprisingly neat square hole in the middle of my left eyebrow. Harharhar. I tried so hard to use my fringe to cover the gap that it inevitably drew people's attention to it. Oh well.

kelsey

Posted on 09.08.11 at 7:50 PM

I have really thick, really curly hair... my dad always used to make me get it cut like a boys hair cut (and people told me I always looked like Peter Pan). Then, like freshmen year of high school I had longer hair and when I went to get it cut she (stylist) basically just sat me in a chair and cut it straight across... I ended up looking like triangle head for EVER also like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket with the frizz... ugh! I still have trouble to this day finding a good hair cut.... 350 days out of the year U wear it pulled back :(

TK

Posted on 09.08.11 at 8:02 PM

When I was a lot younger, I had a horrible bowl cut with bangs. And with my thick hair, it poofed out and made my head three times wider. Yuck!

Lauren

Posted on 09.08.11 at 9:22 PM

Growing up in SoCal with super curly hair, I've had every bad frizzy, triangle-shaped, poodle-puffed cut there is. But the worst was probably when I decided to try to cut my own hair. Problem was, I was about 7 and since curly hair is never even, I just kept cutting and cutting to try to get the sides the same. The result: Needing to chop off basically all my hair so I looked like a boy...and a poodle.

ava

Posted on 09.09.11 at 1:29 AM

During my freshman year in college i got really drunk with my best friend/roommate and we went to a party where i got in a fight with my boyfriend. When i stormed back to our dorm with her I was so mad i took it out on my hair. She was telling me to forget about him when i grabbed the scissors and chopped all my hair off. I was so drunk i just kept chopping but in random sections! It was horrible i looked like i got attacked by a weed wacker. The relationship and the haircut were both disasters that i am happy to say i have never repeated. They were equally embarrassing! =\

Andrea

Posted on 09.09.11 at 4:21 AM

I had a haircut appt. the afternoon before a first date with a guy I thought was way out of my league. For some crazy reason, I picked that day to totally try a very short cut. Long story short- it was just one date and I am sure to this day that it was the haircut.

Olivia

Posted on 09.09.11 at 6:53 AM

When I was 6, my mom attempted to cut my hair, but couldn't get it even. She kept trying to get it even, until I looked like a boy. I still don't like looking at my first grade school picture.

Jen C

Posted on 09.09.11 at 7:14 AM

When I was 5 I cut off my waist length red hair up to my ear but only one one side and painted it brown because I didn't want to be a redhead anymore. Now, I love it! But I don't cut my own hair anymore.

Jane

Posted on 09.09.11 at 7:18 AM

Out of sheer spontaneity, I decided to check out a hair-care place in a mall when I was in my earlier teens and decided on a whim that I would get my haircut then and there. No researching or ideas in mind, I decided I would just go with whatever the stylist had in mind and to "surprise me".

About half an hour or so later, I ended up with a fancy mullet and when I didn't style it, it was just a regular mullet. I went to get ice cream after and a little girl tugged at her mother asking very loudly if I was a man or a woman.

For the record, I am an Asian Female.

Jennifer

Posted on 09.09.11 at 7:31 AM

My worst hair days always seemed to be on school picture days. Between the side ponytail of the late 80's and the short bob of the 90's I have many beautiful school photos. I do however blame them mostly on my mom since she was the one that did my hair those days.

Natalie

Posted on 09.09.11 at 8:52 AM

Bowl cut when I was 9. I have twin brother and one of my mom's distant relatives said "I didn't know Melanie [my mom] had two boys!" I am a girl.

Amanda P

Posted on 09.09.11 at 9:36 AM

In high school, side bangs were the haircut de rigueur and simply had to have them. So one afternoon, I sat in front of my mirror and snipped away at my hair until I had makeshift side bangs. Unfortunately they didn't look as fabulous as I had hoped so I cut a little more off and then just a little more, until... my bangs were so short they stuck straight up! A bad hair day for about a month until my mom took me to a professional stylist to fix my misshapen bangs.

christine

Posted on 09.09.11 at 12:12 PM

My sister and I used to go to the local beauty parlor and have our bands permed - yes, just the bangs. The rest of my hair would remain straight, but the bangs were like a big poodle party on top. I cringe when I look back on these photos. When the perm died down, my hair would look all frizzy, and I was known as Garth by my entire eighth-grade class.

christine

Posted on 09.09.11 at 12:14 PM

My sister and I used to go to the local beauty parlor and have our bands permed - yes, just the bangs. The rest of my hair would remain straight, but the bangs were like a big poodle party on top. I cringe when I look back on these photos. When the perm died down, my hair would look all frizzy, and I was known as Garth by my entire eighth-grade class.

christine

Posted on 09.09.11 at 12:15 PM

My sister and I used to go to the local beauty parlor and have our bangs permed - yes, just the bangs. The rest of my hair would remain straight, but the bangs were like a big poodle party on top. I cringe when I look back on these photos. When the perm died down, my hair would look all frizzy, and I was known as Garth by my entire eighth-grade class.

christine

Posted on 09.09.11 at 12:28 PM

When I was a teenager, my sister and I used to go to the local beauty salon, which was pretty much like the movie Hairspray. After our haircuts, we would have the ladies perm our bangs - just the bangs. Henceforth, we'd leave the salon looking like half-poodles. Somehow I thought this looked extremely hot. The rest of my blond hair would remain straight. After some time, the perm would relax, and I'd end up with some frizzy blond hair, which led to my nickname of "Garth" given to me by my entire eighth-grade class.

Rin

Posted on 09.10.11 at 12:34 AM

I had an unfortunate bowl haircut (complete with very short bangs) when I was 12, and I had a round chubby face too - it was just horrible.

Amber C

Posted on 09.11.11 at 6:53 PM

I have always had really thick hair. When I was little I would watch my Mom use the curling iron and round brush to make her hair wavy. Me, being an ambitious little child of maybe 5, decided to try it. So I took a chunk of my hair from the front and wound it all the way up with one of those round brushes and then tugged. Nothing happened. Tugged harder... nothing. By the time my Mom got to me the hair was so tight and matted against the brush we had to cut it off. Yay beauty ambition!

Susan

Posted on 09.12.11 at 10:37 AM

In middle school, I had a series of horrid haircuts that included ridiculous colors. In 6th grade, I had this short pixie cut with thick blunt bangs and then I decided to dye it bright purple. In 7th grade, I had let my hair grow out some, so it was a bit longer, but had no shape and it was bleached blonde. Then in 8th grade, it was finally long enough to go something with, so I decided to dye it bright pink. Then I had to dress up as a clown for something, so, rather than wear a wig, I had my mom curl my hair really really tightly with perm rollers and then we teased it. I literally had a bright pink clown fro. People kept asking me where I got my wig. At the time, I was so proud that it was my own hair.

Hofken

Posted on 09.13.11 at 8:27 PM

I wore the Dorothy Hamill "wedge" my senior year in high school. No wonder I didn't date much.

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Roxy G

Posted on 09.14.11 at 3:06 PM

Worst ever was my freshman year when I want a little bit of body and walked out of the hair salon with a full blown afro :( Stylist said it would calm down once it relaxed 3 months later and I still looked like one of the Jackson 5. :( Needless to say my hair was cut very short :(

April Brooks

Posted on 09.14.11 at 7:04 PM

7th grade, (middle school is just universally awful right?) I went to get nice layers added to my long hair. The "stylist" put 3 distinct levels or steps in my hair & then permed it. I looked like a poodle.
That haircut still haunts me.
My dad still has my school photo from that year. He sent me an email with the scanned photo and the subject line, "Give me $1,000,000 or I'm posting this all over the internet. Love, Daddy".

Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your site!

Piper

Posted on 09.15.11 at 7:53 AM

Ahhh Paris. Land of outstanding wine, superb cheese, women with inimitable style and hair. I wanted that hair, you know those luscious curls and sexy bounce. Well in 1984 that meant a perm, yes a perm. As the chemicals seared my head I realized I had made a mistake. A big mistake. And when I hopped off the plane in NYC my sister, as only sisters can do, told me it looked like pubic hair. Not the luscious curls I was going for. Mon dieu!

Tyler

Posted on 09.15.11 at 8:40 AM

When I was younger I wanted one of those rat tails, you know the tail off the back of an otherwise short cut. Well, my mom let me do it. I kept it from 6 grade through all of 7th grade until I found out it was definitely not cool and never was.

Kristin

Posted on 09.15.11 at 9:19 AM

When I was in college I couldn't afford to get highlights anymore, and definitely couldn't afford to go to a fancy salon. I decided the best option, rather than having my roots slowly grow out, would be to dye it all my natural color again, but decided to go to one of those cheap chain salons in the mall. The girl who did the color was super young, and as she was washing out my hair, and I could tell she was getting more and more nervous. When I asked what was wrong, she told me that it was coming out a strange color, but that she'd get me back in the chair and under the better light to be sure...and sure enough, it was lavender! Definitely not my natural color. She was the only one in the salon at the time and was so afraid that she'd further damage my hair, that she left it that way. She didn't charge me, but I learned my lesson about being cheap with my hair!

Kristin

Posted on 09.15.11 at 9:20 AM

When I was in college I couldn't afford to get highlights anymore, and definitely couldn't afford to go to a fancy salon. I decided the best option, rather than having my roots slowly grow out, would be to dye it all my natural color again, but decided to go to one of those cheap chain salons in the mall. The girl who did the color was super young, and as she was washing out my hair, and I could tell she was getting more and more nervous. When I asked what was wrong, she told me that it was coming out a strange color, but that she'd get me back in the chair and under the better light to be sure...and sure enough, it was lavender! Definitely not my natural color. She was the only one in the salon at the time and was so afraid that she'd further damage my hair, that she left it that way. She didn't charge me, but I learned my lesson about being cheap with my hair!

Samantha

Posted on 09.15.11 at 9:35 AM

Since I was the first born my mother was overly excited about me starting my first day of school. She went all out from new clothes, accessories, the best school supplies and then finally she took me to get my hair done. Once we arrived at the stylist she said that I could do anything I wanted to my hair. After looking through a couple magazines I decided that I wanted extensions. My mother thought that was too easy because I already had long hair so she then convinced me to do something drastic and cut my hair short. The stylist went to town... By the time she was done I had hair just below my ears and bangs. Since I have fairly thick hair the short cut made it look awkwardly big (think 80s without all the teasing). Thanks mom for giving my teachers and future friends the very best possible first impression ;)

Julianne

Posted on 09.15.11 at 11:05 AM

When I was 7 my Mom took me to get my hair cut. I had straight brown hair that was a couple inches past my shoulders with bangs. I thought I was just going to get a trim. My Mom went into the store next door while I was getting it cut. I watched the stylist cut it up to my chin but I was too shy to say anything to her, if that wasn't bad enough she then took a small curling iron and proceeded to curl my hair into very small short ringlets and toped it all off with a small gold bow. When my Mom came back in she saw me trying to hold back my tears. I can still remember jumping on my parents bed crying and screaming at my Mom refusing to go to school the next day.

Justine

Posted on 09.15.11 at 1:48 PM

At the end of 8th grade I decided to cut all my hair off. I was that girl who had the longest hair in the whole school. Let's just say, I always sat on it...
Anyways, the day of my 8th grade graduation, I decided to chop it off and go from brunette to blonde. BAD IDEA
My hair turned orange (first time died, ever!) and my hair was so thick and wavy that there was no help for it. I looked like a mushroom head.

Maritza

Posted on 09.15.11 at 4:38 PM

When I was five years old my dad decided to give me a haircut (without my moms permission). My dad is a Marine so you can only imagine how bad the outcome was. He placed a plastic bowl over my head and used it as a guide. After he removed the bowl, I was left with hair style that looked like an upside bowl on my head. I was mortified and refused to go to school!!!

Elle Sees

Posted on 09.15.11 at 5:24 PM

I had Big Bangs in 7th grade. Even my teachers called me "Razor Blade." I have destroyed all copies, sans yearbook,of this horrid pic.

Alisa

Posted on 09.15.11 at 6:11 PM

I'm having trouble thinking of an actual "worst haircut" story. Sure, I had fluffy bangs and sometimes permed hair in the 80's, but that was pretty normal. And I didn't really like my shortest haircut ever, but it wasn't close to tear inducing. Unfortunately, I think I've just never had good hair/haircuts. It's always just flat and boring- short, long, bangs, no bangs, layers, no layers- doesn't seem to matter. I guess I could use some new hair products!

Hsiao

Posted on 09.15.11 at 9:15 PM

My sisters were learning to be a stylist when I was a kid and I become their guinea pig since I was the youngest. I remember they got these new long rods to perm hair, not the hard kinds but the plastic kinds that you can bend. Of course they had to try it on me first. I wanted big waves but instead got tight, tiny curls that was puffy. I looked like an afro. When my dad and brother saw me, they said I look like a black girl (I'm Asian). The worst part? My picture was taken for the yearbook later so it's not like I can forget it. Another time, I wanted dark purple streaks and instead got bright, burnt orange. I would tie my hair up and wear a hat.

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