Sometimes bad haircuts happen. Either your favorite stylist had an off day, you opted to try someone new and it just didn’t work out, or you are bouncing around struggling to find the right hairdresser. Whatever the reason, running from the salon in tears is not the looking good, feeling great vibe you were going for. Luckily for all of us, hair does grow and today’s bad cut can be but a memory in just a short time. Until that time passes there are a few ways to mask the appearance of even the worst haircuts. Click through to style notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart


When You’re At The Salon

If you aren’t a fan of your new cut, express that to your stylist immediately. Let them know what you don’t like about your cut and what your expectations were. A great stylist will offer to fix the cut for you so you leave satisfied.


Post- Salon


Try The Trendy Wet Look

The sleek or wet look will give your style a nice devil-may-care edge and hide any flaws. Try gelled back hair or a sleek polished pony or low bun for optimal results.


Add Volume

Adding some volume can help even out the edges of your hair. Create lift by applying volume foam to damp hair and use a round brush to blow dry.



Curly or wavy hair is a bit easier to hide if you’ve received a bad cut. If you need to even out length, create tighter curls on longer pieces to shorten them.


Put It Up

Decorative barrettes and bobby pins are a great way of masking the effects of a bad hair cut. Simply pull hair up by twisting it in your desired fashion. It will give your hair a soft and romantic look while hiding a bad crop.



Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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