The repercussions can be worse than a bad breakup.  Sometimes just like a heart, our hair gets butchered.  It sounds dramatic, but hair, for most women is a source of self-confidence, and when we don’t feel good about our hair, it is easy to nit-pick ourselves.  We usually blame the stylist (how could they create such a travesty), but instead of pointing fingers, there are some tips and tricks for dealing with the situation and making it work for you.

If you are absolutely horrified when your stylists flips your chair around, there is something very simple you can do:  communicate your disappointment.  A lot of women don’t like to offend their stylists, but remember you are paying them.  They are working for you.  If you don’t like it, say something (it is amazing how often we DON’T do this), because often a snip here and a snip there can (not drastically) help your plight.  Stylists are happy when their clients are happy.  You come first. Remember that.

Get a second opinion.  Dramatic hair changes (serious cuts and color jobs) can raise a lot of emotions and are subject to hypercriticism. If you don’t feel great about your hair, ask your best friend for an honest opinion.  She may love it and help shift your mind about it.

Rock a serious smile.  Confidence is one of the first traits people notice.  If you are confident and smiling, no one is going to notice your hair.  If you call attention to it, it will only make you look and feel worse.  Hold your head and your bad hair cut high.  It will grow out.

Purchase a hat, stock up on headbands and hair scarves and use this time to experiment with all those hair accessories blogs are always raving about.

-Arianna Schioldager

2 thoughts on “Dealing with a Bad Haircut

  1. Every time I get a bad haircut, I put it in a ponytail, clip it on one side, do a half ponytail, or try a new hairstyle. I try to disguise it, instead of putting it straight down. It always helps :)

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