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How to Survive Bad Haircuts

Don't let a bad haircut ruin your social life; turn a negative into a positive.


  • Step 1: Wait Wait and give the new do some time to relax. Often a good washing will allow hair to "fall" more naturally.
  • TIP: Take a daily essential fatty acid supplement. These fats help condition and aid hair growth.
  • Step 2: Call friends Call your friends for emotional support and help.
  • Step 3: Experiment Experiment with new styling products and looks. You certainly can't make things any worse.
  • TIP: Longer hair can be braided or pulled up into a funky bun, easily hiding mistakes.
  • Step 4: Highlight strengths Highlight your facial strengths. Create interest in your face and no one will notice your hair.
  • Step 5: Try extensions or wigs Try any number of extensions or wigs, either natural or synthetic.
  • Step 6: Accessorize Accessorize with hairpins, hair clips, headbands, or barrettes.
  • Step 7: Shave it off Shave it off with an electric razor. It will save time in the morning and also keep your melon cool during those hot summer months.
  • FACT: Did you know? A Scottish survey found that 20 percent of people have burst into tears over a bad haircut.

You Will Need

  • Supportive friends
  • Styling products
  • Hair extensions
  • A wig
  • Hair accessories
  • An electric razor
  • A daily essential fatty acid supplement (optional)

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