What to Do When You Get a Bad Haircut

We’ve all had a bad haircut. You booked an appointment in the salon to get a trim, but you ended up getting a haircut that is too short. Or maybe that daring haircut didn’t turn out how you hoped. It looks so horrible that you’re too embarrassed to wear your hair down. You can’t even look at yourself in the mirror without cringing. All you want to do is to cry and hide in the closet.

Even stars shed tears over a bad haircut. If you haven’t been there already, it’s bound to happen. Here’s what you can do when you get a bad haircut.

Give it a week or two

It’s normal to feel shell-shocked after getting a bad haircut. You may be tempted to shout at your stylist, but please resist the urge to do so. Save your judgement until after a week or two. It will look better by then, trust me.

If you really want to speak to your stylist and express your disappointment about your hair, make sure that you watch your tone. Many of them would be more than willing to fix it for you. Tell your stylist what you don’t like about the cut. Figure out which one is messing with your look. Also, take note about the things you like about your hair. This will make it easier for your stylist to decide how to get it right.

Step up your accessory game

You can never go wrong with an eye-catching accessory. Headband, for instance, looks great on everyone. Not only will it add some pizzazz to your outfit, it is also ideal if you’re trying to hide the front pieces of your hair.

Put your hair up

Putting your hair up is one of the best ways to disguise a less than perfect haircut. If you still have some length, try different updos. Pony tails are the go-to hairstyle of most girls. But why settle for pony tails, when you can opt for simple yet classic updos that would add sophistication to your look?

You can put your hair up into a messy bun, a ballerina bun, top knot or a chignon. These hairstyles are so easy, you’ll be out the door in just a few minutes.

Let it grow

If you think the cut is too short, then there is nothing you can do right now but to let your hair grow. Let nature take its course. Fake it until you make it or at least until it grows. Own that cut. You may end up loving that hairstyle later on.