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Did You Get a Terrible Haircut? Here’s How to Make it Better

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Priscila Martinez

Priscila Martinez is Los Angeles based brand strategy specialist and writer. She focuses on beauty, fashion and the luxury and lifestyle sectors. Martinez contributes to publications like Forbes, AdWeek and Asia Times and she writes for lifestyle outlets like Mane Addicts and Radio Disney’s Sweety High. In addition to editorial and publicity, Priscila has collaborated with various brands to produce content for their social media, websites and blogs. Nevertheless, Priscila’s most noted accomplishment is being mom to her furry son, Kingston.

Scary hair will happen to us at least once in a lifetime for various reasons: you decided to go bold with bangs, you switched stylists, turns out that celebrity is the only one who can pull off that shape…the list of reasons goes on. If you’ve recently been struck with a terrible haircut, fear not. After a bad haircut, these renowned celebrity hairstylists will help you get back on track to better hair days.

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Why would a haircut not work you may ask? Paul Labrecque who has worked with icons like Renée Zellweger and clients at his NYC, Philadelphia and Palm Beach locations explains. “You’re talked into layers by your stylist and now your hair is big and it has no weight against the humidity,” he begins. “Or the length feels too short, or oops…a full bang makes your face look really round and doesn’t work with your natural cowlicks,” he continues. “Things like this can occur as a result of a bad consultation, or from unrealistic expectations,” he concludes.

Hairstylist Jill Buck of celeb haven Nine Zero One Salon takes an upfront approach, “Don’t be afraid to tell your hairstylist the cut isn’t working for you. If they don’t feel comfortable fixing it, they can always recommend someone to help,” she says.

After the awkward confrontation has taken place, Jill suggests considering extensions and a natural hair supplement like Viviscal or Nutrafol to help promote quicker growth. She pleads for your patience as regrowth will take time.  You can always console yourself with the thought that bad haircuts aren’t permanent.

Paul Labrecque also suggests waiting it out and taking a few proactive steps right after the bad cut. His first rule is to never ever keep a mullet, “if your hair has been over-layered, cut off the back tail.” No ifs, ands or buts. If you’ve received bad bangs, a simple fix can be gelling them to the side or using small bobby pins to secure strands in place. “If you feel your cut was too short, wear it behind your ears and don’t use any headbands to accessorize,” he says. His final hack when all else fails? “The forever faithful ponytail and bobby pins,” he asserts.

Looking for more ways to hide that bad hair? THESE blogger approved accessories are perfect for any haircut!

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