If you get a bad hair cut, keep your hair in a French braid until it grows out.
Seriously though: why do hairdressers always want to cut your hair as short as they can? And why can’t you try on a hairdresser like you can try on clothes? And if you’re spending more than $20 on a cut, why does the hairdresser just cut straight across? My mom can do that free.
Ok. I’m venting. But. If you do get a careless haircut, I DO recommend the French braid. But! Before you put it up, here are some things you can do to shape it a little over the comfort of your bathroom sink:
Edge the sides: take a barbers scissor in one hand and the front of your hair in the other (one side at a time). At about cheekbone level, graze the front of the hair and move the scissors down as you cut. Hold the hair very taught. Now your hair will frame your face! Since my hair is parted on the left, I like to make the right side a little shorter than the left.
Cut chunks: this is a thing! I learned it from some punks in Minneapolis, but it’s brilliant and easy. Just grab a hold of some top pieces and cut. Try to hold the scissors up as you do it so you don’t look like a layer cake. Also, just grab the TOP PIECES. Otherwise, you’ll end up with uneven hair (unless that’s your thing, which is great).
Cut up: again, hold the scissors up and cut the bottom layer. You don’t want to make it uneven, which is the hard part… It’s easier to have a friend do this, but possible to do alone, too. Grab the bottom of the hair and make the cuts vertically, like the way your hair goes. This will give your hair some body and lift and gets rid of that ugly “I just had someone cut my hair BADLY and straight across” look.
Ok. I would have done, like, a YouTube tutorial, but I have no Internet and also, I was snotty and sobbing from the terribleness of the haircut. Trauma. I feel for Sampson. Poor Sampson.
If someone finds me a good hairdresser, I will be the most grateful.