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What to do if you end up with a really terrible hair cut

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What to do if you end up with a really terrible hair cut

Have you ever gotten a hair cut that was so bad that you actually cried? Whats your thoughts on best shaver and trimmer ? I remember the first time I was stunned and overwhelmed with my new cut. I was 15, and had just moved to Virginia Beach from Kansas City. I wanted a more up-to-date style (meaning I needed something more east coast and less midwest), and literally put myself into my stylists hands. Unfortunately, her idea of up-to-date was radically different than mine, and I ended up with a really terrible shag-type haircut with bangs and super short layers in a town full of long, straight hair.

It was terrible.

I went home, locked myself in my room, and cried for two hours. At least, it could have been more. My mom totally understood and tried to console me the best she could, but what can you do when faced with a teenager with a bad haircut?

I lived through the experience, but thinking about it still upsets me, even to this day. Jet Rhys, of Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego, CA has some good advice for those who find themselves in this horrid situation. Accessories:
Even the worst haircuts can be camouflaged with the strategic placement of some cute barrettes or a headband.

Get creative with tools:
If you didn’t use a curling iron, flat iron, or diffuser before this maybe now is the time to put them to use. Add some curls with a curling iron or diffuser if your new cut is falling flat or try a flat iron to lengthen curly/wavy hair that has been cut too short.

Use product and experiment:
You can’t be afraid of looking different. You may need to try some new products and style your hair in a a new way. If your stylist cut your bang’s too short and they are resting on your forehead like a paintbrush simply take cuticle scissors, point the blade upwards toward the sky and take baby snips to the edge of the bang. This will thin the bluntness and reduce the wait of the line. When the ends are slimmer, they are easy to sweep over the softness no matter if they are short or long. Or if you need to give boost to an overall blah cut, try adding a texture cream to add fullness and manageability.

To add length:
Purchase hair wefts. A weft looks like a little curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom. These handy hair extensions are fantastic to help ease your pain and best of all there are temporary so no heat, no glue, just clip it in! I suggest 4 panels: two for the sides, two for the back to create length and volume. The trick to anchoring the wefts is to tease the hair one inch below the area you intend to put the wefts. Next add a little hair spray and clip in.

Try a color trick:
If your stylist has over-layered your hair…or over textured your hair, have your colorist give you the thick hair trick. The bottom layers of the hair are colored 1 1/2 shades darker than the rest. By doing this trick it instantly creates the illusion of depth, so your hair will appear fuller instantly!

If your sides are too short: try pulling them back with barrettes or bobby pins, Jet suggests finding ones that match your hair color. Also, use two bobby pins on each side and crisscross them on top of each other. The crisscross really helps to tackle shorter hair that can be hard to hold back. Place the bobby pins or barrettes on the side of your head, just above your ear and then you can tuck the longer pieces behind your ear, giving a more unified look.

Has this happened to you? What did you do? Do you have any other good tricks? Please share!

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