We have all been in the losing salon seat of a bad haircut. Whether your stylist was busy yapping, watching the news, or just plain unqualified to cut, the feeling of shame and disgust you feel when you are on the receiving end of a bad haircut is devastating. Outside of hiding behind your hat or resorting to a constant ponytail there are some options for ways that you can cope with a bad haircut until it grows back out or takes new form. The waiting in between does not have to leave your head hung in shame, or your hair hidden behind the ranks of a baseball cap. Here are 7 ways to cope with a bad haircut if it ever happens to you!
1. Find a New Stylist
Take the time to research stylists before you leave home. Find a new stylist that can work your bad cut into something attractive that you can live with. Be clear about what you want when you go in and be sure to tell them what you do not like about your current disaster.
2. Pull It Back
Use hair clips, bobby pins, flowers or whatever you can find. Pull your hair back and make a dramatic and beautiful presentation with your hair. This can help pass the time while it grows out and you can get the style you really want.
3. Wait for Growth
This is sometimes the only option you have. Be sure while you are waiting you take care of your hair keeping it healthy. Do not overuse flat irons, curling irons or hair dryers that can dry your hair out. Be sure to have the ends trimmed regularly to help promote faster growth; healthy hair grows faster.
4. Find a New Style
Maybe the cut is bad, but the style does not have to be. Play with your hair at home, or even go to a stylist and have them give you some feasible options you can maintain from home; the cut may not be so bad after all.
5. Start over
Cut it down as far as you can. Think bobs and pixie cuts. These short dos may be the ticket to resolving your bad haircut, and you may just fall in love with your new short hair in the process.
6. Change the Texture
If your hair is wavy, try straightening it, and if it is straight then just curl it up. Changing the texture can give you a new look and maybe even be the ticket to happiness with your new cut.
7. Hair Color
If the style just isn’t working and you need a reprieve, maybe changing the color will help. Consider changing your color just a few shades lighter or darker to make a difference on the look of your hair.
If a disaster occurs, just remember there 7 ways to cope with a bad haircut. Hair can be one of the most difficult things to change on your body. Even though it will grow back, the time in between a bad cut can seem like a never-ending story. Being frustrated with your hair is not fun. The most important thing is to think decisions through before you dive in to doing anything permanent to your hair. Have you ever gotten a really awful haircut? How did you cope?
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