From Bad Haircut to Fabulous: Tips for Fixing a Hair Disaster
A bad haircut can be a frustrating experience. Whether you asked for too much to be cut off, or the stylist misunderstood your requests, there are ways to fix it. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips and tricks for fixing a bad haircut, including cutting your own hair, adding face framing bangs, and styling a front layered haircut for long hair.
Cutting Your Own Hair If you're not satisfied with your haircut, you may be tempted to go back to the salon and have it fixed. However, this can be time-consuming and expensive. Instead, consider cutting your own hair at home. But before you grab the scissors, make sure you have the right tools. You'll need a sharp pair of scissors, a comb, and a mirror.
One of the most important things to remember when cutting your own hair is to go slowly and carefully. Start by trimming the split ends. "You can hold small sections of hair and twist it tightly. This will make the split ends stick out, and you can trim them with a sharp pair of scissors," says celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin.
If you want a simple, blunt cut, start by brushing your hair straight down. Take a small section of hair, hold it between your fingers, and cut straight across. Work your way around your head, taking small sections of hair at a time. Once you're finished, brush your hair and make any necessary adjustments.
Adding Face Framing Bangs Adding face framing bangs can be an easy and effective way to fix a bad haircut. It can be done with a simple pair of scissors and a comb. Before you start, make sure you have a clear idea of what you want. "Face-framing bangs can be a great way to hide a bad cut or create a fresh look. However, you need to determine the best length and style for your face shape," says celebrity hairstylist, Sally Hershberger.
To start, part your hair where you normally do. Take a small section of hair from the front and comb it straight down. Hold the hair between your fingers and cut at a slight angle. "Cutting at an angle creates a softer, more natural look," says Atkin. Work your way around your head, taking small sections of hair at a time. Make sure to cut slightly longer than you think you want, as hair tends to spring up when it dries.
Styling a Front Layered Haircut for Long Hair If you have long hair, a front layered haircut can be a great way to add texture and volume. However, it can be difficult to style if you're not used to working with layers. "Front layers can help frame your face and add movement to your hair. But, you need to make sure you style it correctly," says celebrity hairstylist, Chris McMillan.
To style a front layered haircut, start by blow-drying your hair with a round brush. "Use a volumizing mousse to add lift to your roots," says McMillan. Once your hair is dry, use a curling iron to add loose waves to the front sections of your hair. "Curling the front sections away from your face can create a more open, voluminous look," says Hershberger. Finish with a light hairspray to hold the style in place.
If you prefer a more casual look, you can create beachy waves with a flat iron. "Start by spraying your hair with a texturizing spray. Then, take small sections of hair and wrap them around the flat iron. Twist the iron as you move down the hair shaft, and hold for a few seconds before releasing," says Atkin. Once you've curled all the front sections, use your fingers to loosen the waves and add texture. Finish with a light hairspray to hold the style.
Remember, practice makes perfect. It may take a few tries to get the hang of cutting your own hair or styling a new haircut, but don't get discouraged. "Be patient and take your time. It's better to make small adjustments than to take too much off at once," says Hershberger.
In some cases, it may be best to seek out the help of a professional stylist. "If you're not confident in your ability to fix your own hair, don't hesitate to reach out to a stylist for help. They can assess your hair and recommend the best course of action," says McMillan.
A bad haircut doesn't have to be permanent. With a little creativity and some basic skills, you can fix a hair disaster and feel confident and fabulous once again. Whether you decide to cut your own hair, add face framing bangs, or style a front layered haircut for long hair, remember to be patient and take your time. And if all else fails, seek the help of a professional stylist.