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Hair Styling | Tips and Tricks

How to Deal With a Bad Haircut

A bad haircut can happen to anyone. Whether your stylist is having a bad day or that new cut just didn’t turn out the way you’d imagined, these hairstyle hacks will help you survive your tress tragedy and get you through the grow out phase with ease. After all, the only thing that’s worse than walking out of a salon with a bad haircut is the waiting period you know you’ll endure until it grows out.

The Problem: It’s way shorter than you expected.

Got an accidental short haircut? Fire up your flatiron for a quick fix. Prep your hair with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine Heat Protection Spray and flatten out those strands. The heat will stretch and smooth your hair, giving the illusion of more length. If you're desperate for a few extra inches and don't mind investing the time and money, try clip-in hair extensions.


The Problem: There are too many layers.

You wanted a cut to add movement and extra body, but you ended up with choppy pieces that look thin and stringy. Try curling your ends up or toward your face to add volume. Or conceal your layers entirely with a classic chignon. Comb your front layers back toward your crown, securing with bobby pins if needed, and pulling your length into a bun. Prevent shorter pieces from popping out by spritzing Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Amino-Q Hold Hair Spray on any strands that look like they may become loose.


The Problem: Your cut is uneven.

If one side is longer than the other, but you didn't ask for an asymmetrical haircut, resist the urge to pick up the scissors yourself and call your salon. A good stylist will gladly fix their mistake free of charge. Until you can get back in to the salon, prep those locks with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume Mousse before creating soft, voluminous waves with a curling iron to disguise any imperfections.


The Problem: You thought bangs would be a good idea, and they’re not.

Bobby pins are your best friend when growing out unwanted fringe. Use them to pin back and tame unruly bangs. To help bangs appear longer as they grow out, add a spritz of Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Satin Frizz Control Straightening Spray and hold your blow dryer above them and blow straight down. While your hair is still warm, use your hand to hold the bangs flat against your forehead for a few seconds.


The Problem: You just hate it.

You got talked into that trendy new cut all the it-girls are rocking and now you have to live with a look that's too edgy, too high-maintenance, or just not you. Let your stylist know that you’re unhappy with the outcome. Don't be afraid to speak up. Your stylist may be able to turn that cut into something that you love.


If you find that all else fails and you are still utterly upset over your bad haircut, now is the perfect time to become a hat person. Knit beanies are the headwear trend for fall and winter, so you can easily turn that bad cut into a fashion opportunity. A bad haircut isn’t the end of the world; with some creativity and a few key products from the Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME line you’ll grow that hair out in no time.