13 Expectation Vs. Reality Hair Fails That You Kinda Feel Sorry For These People


We’ve all had bad haircuts during our lives. I had one so bad once that I figured the barber had been blind and I was on a hidden-camera show.

It turned out that wasn’t the case…I just got a really shitty haircut and my family and friends made fun of me for the next few weeks. It was a very trying time in my life.

Let’s explore these hair fails together, but try to be sensitive and not burst out laughing, okay? These people have feelings, too.

1. Expectations vs. Reality.

Expectations Vs Reality: Curly hair
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2. Looks like one of the Three Stooges.

Just another Expectation and reality haircut
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3. Maybe not the best idea.

My friend wants to go to school to be a hairdresser, I let her practice on my hair…
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4. Pretty hard, actually.

Mermaid hair, how hard could it be?
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5. FML, indeed.

Went to my hairdresser with this pic today … fml
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6. A different shade of yellow.

Platinum hair expectation vs reality
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7. She’s not happy. At all.

Balayage hair colour.
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8. A little bigger than expected.

Stylish Part Line
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9. Three stages.

what my hair looked like – what I asked for – and how it turned out
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10. Time to make another appointment.

Went to the hair salon today. Asked for what’s on the left. Walked out with the right. Now i have to find someone to fix it
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11. Not good news.

The first picture was taken by my hairstylist to showcase my new hair cut and color. The second picture is the photo *I* took today, when I realized what the curls and bright lights were trying to hide.
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12. Botched dye job.

What my wife wanted on the left vs what she got on the right.
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13. I can’t see any more of these!

Since we are sharing bad hair experiences… here’s mine. Left is what I wanted, right is what I got.
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Do you have any of your own painful tales of hair fails?

Let’s see ’em in the comments! Don’t be shy, we live for this stuff!