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Salon Horror Stories: 11 Times Stylists Completely Botched The Job

I have always been jealous of my friends who have a regular stylist they’ve been seeing for years, who justknows exactly how to snip away at their follicles for the best look.

Instead, I’ve bounced around from salon to salon in search of someone who can actually understand what I’m asking for. I’ve tried everything from dishing out the dough at super pricey establishments, to the less expensiveoptions you might find in the mall nothing ever seemed to work out.

I once sat with my best friend at a generic salon, both of us just wanting a simple trim for our bangs. And while she ended up looking as chic as ever, my hairlooked like it did that time my brother decided to slice out a chunk as a toddler.

Apparently, I’m not the only one with terrible luck when they walk into a salon or barber, though. The 11stories below range from hilarious to horrific!

Have you had an even worse experience with a stylist? Leave a comment and be sure to SHARE with your friends!

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“Sits me in the chair and proceeds to take 45 minutes to give me a trim. The haircut also gave me short straight bangs…like Jim Carrey from Dumb and Dumber, andshe also gave me a mini-mullet in the back.” TheNaBr

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“Went in for a body wave a month before my honeymoon. Stylist says, ‘Sure, no problem! I can do that!’ and proceeds to pull out teeny tiny fish-bone sized rollers. Rolls up my hair and leaves me sitting there, soaking in perming solution. After all the rollers were taken out, my hair is clearly notin a body wave – it’s in the tightest ’80s spiral perm imaginable. Tell the stylist this isn’t what I wanted, he says, ‘Don’t worry, this is just what it looks like at first! It’ll loosen up!’”

“It didn’t loosen up.” FlatCatShop

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“It was the night before going into a new school in the 6th grade. Hairdresser unevenly lopped one side at least a full inch shorter. Needless to say, there wasn’t time to correct it, and I was mortified.” sma_nor

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“I was getting my hair cut before moving. Her buzzers died halfway through doing the back of my neck, so she grabbed a pair of scissors from the drawer and basically scraped my neck. Since she didn’t sterilize them first, a few days later, the back of my neck erupted with infected hair follicles that hurt like hell. They took 3 months to heal.” greffedufois

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“Went to my usual lady. Told her ‘the usual,’ which was shoulder length with long layers. Took a phone call from angsty teenage son. Looked up to see she’d given me a Carol Brady. Cried for two days.” _Anon_E_Moose

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“When I was 15, I went to my mom’s hairstylist. I had a very low maintenance cut picked out, with minor layers and cute sidebangs.

“The lady told me, ‘That haircut is too much work for you,’ and gave me a bowl cut. After I saw it in the mirror, I immediately started crying, then she yelled at me for crying. I didn’t allow anyone to cut my hair for 3 years after that.” cheechsfeist

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“I went to a mutual friend, a girl I had known for a few years in beauty school. However, the ‘mutual friend’ we met through and I had a bad ending to our friendship. I was confident, though, that she’d be professional, as she had done my hair in the past. I asked for an inch trim… She cut off about 6-7 inches. I was devastated.It took close to 2 years to be somewhat the same length. 3 years later and it’s still never been as long as it used to be.” stephinatorr

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“I cut and dyed my own hair for ten years. Then, before my wedding, friends encouraged me to ‘treat’ myself and go to a salon. So three days before the wedding, I went in for a bit of a trim.

“The stylist promised me she was a professional and could do something amazing with the little bit of hair I had. Then she gave me a mullet. Like 1970s hockey hair. Three days before my wedding. When all I asked for was a trim.

“I wore a wig to the wedding.” Renfurly

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“I wanted nothing more than to have beautiful, golden beachy waves.So I went to my stylist and asked for a loose perm. She said, ‘Okay, but your hair will be a little more damaged than it normally is after bleaching it!’Naively, I agreed to it.

“My stylist didn’t tell me, however, that perming bleached hair is literally the worst thing you could ever do to your locks.

“When it was done, it looked like ramen noodles, kind of like Justin Timberlake’s hair way back when. When I showered, it would break off in my hand, and it felt like very, very weak elastic.” tarogers24

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“Provided photos of myself with a nearly identical style.

‘Your hair won’t do that style. How about this one?’ with ugly long face framing tendrils on each side.

‘No, I don’t like that. Here are pictures of me from the past. Can you do that?’

‘Okay, I will do that.’

Fast forward 45 minutes. I’ve got ugly long face framing tendrils.

‘Um. These things on the side of my face. I don’t like them.’

‘Oh, I thought you said you wanted that style.’” kallisti_gold

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“Went to a training salon and had a girl turn my hair a greenish hue. Had to go to work and deal with looking like an idiot until they could have someone else fix it. I go back and the girl is giving me the stink eye assomeone else was correcting my color.” SpilltheWine79

These definitely make me feel better about my salon mishaps. Have you had something even worse happen to you? Let us know below and be sure to SHARE with your friends!

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