At some point in everyone's life, they've experienced a bad haircut. Well, almost everyone - if you haven't, I bet you are one of those people who can get a raffle ticket anywhere and almost always win, you just have some kind of good "luck".
For anyone that has had a bad haircut, though, I'm sure you can relate to this. There are various stages, and some may even be in a different order than this, but they are most likely there.
Before I begin the stages, I would just like to say this isn't to bash ANY hair dresser I have had and it is not intended to attack any either. Anyone who has had a job anywhere should be able to understand that people have bad days. Sometimes one thing goes wrong and then everything else goes wrong after that, you lose focus or can't seem to find focus in the first place. This can lead to messing up, missing things, overlooking others. So that being said, I hope that anyone with a bad haircut - or a haircut that is not quite what you wanted - can understand that sometimes hair dressers just have off days. Nobody is perfect and they are only human!
Now that that's in the open, here are the stages of a bad haircut, as told by me.
1. Thinking it's not so bad.You tell yourself that once you wash and style it, it will be okay. That it just needs to be played with.
2. Realizing it's worse than you thought. After playing with it this way and that, changing your part, maybe even having your mom or a friend trim it a little try to even it out, it is still bad.
3. Wanting to just shave your head and get it over with. You think that maybe it will look better extremely short than however it is now.
4. Feeling like crying after every shower, realizing it's not going to change. By this point you keep wearing it up - if it is long enough - and keep praying that a month or so will go by faster, allowing you to cut it a little shorter and even it out. Or do whatever you have to do.
5. Accepting the inevitable. It is what it is. You just have to keep thinking that it will grow back. Because it will! It's only your hair after all. Unless you may like to hide behind your hair, than maybe you should wear a baseball cap for awhile and I wish you the best of luck!
Sometimes it is hard to feel okay, it's hard to keep telling yourself it'll grow back, but you can't get stuck in that mindset. You can't let one bad haircut drag you down for months. As hard as it may be, and as stressed as you may be about the pictures, don't fret about the pictures, don't let one bad haircut carry a dark shadow into the memories you could be making, but would rather hide. Keep on living, after all, it is just hair!