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Hair Nightmare!

Next time you have a huge event coming up and you scrimp and save to go to a "Professional" (I use this term very lightly), DON'T! As you can probably guess, this is not the look I was going for. I had waist-length auburn hair and asked for a classic, elegant 30's flowing waves style with that gorgous red like Kate Winslet's in Titanic. And this, THIS, is what she mangled my hair into.

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I now have until Thursday to try and do something about it. My husband is coming home from serving with the military for a year overseas and hasn't seen the kids and I for a year. Now do you think that this Ronald McDonald hair is what he wants to come home to? PLEASE any suggestions are helpful. And yes, I am looking for a wig. Thanks in advance.

Suzanne S. in Misery

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February 27, 20050 found this helpful

Hi,

First off, your hair can be cut and styled to look very beautiful. Maybe even dye it to a more natural color. Your husband, after being away for a year will only see you as a beautiful lady. He will hug and kiss you and not care about your hair "disaster".

You are a beautiful young lady. Your hair can be fixed and you will look very sexy for your hubby,

Hang in there.:)

Zabe

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February 27, 20050 found this helpful

Hey Suzanne, Gosh what a nightmare. What a shame your big night was spoiled! I was in cosmetology a long time ago and the most important lesson I learned was NEVER and I do mean never go to a high priced stylist. They are usually arrogant and couldn't care less about you or your hair. The same thing happened to me at a stylists convention when I allowed myself to be used as a model for some jerk that didn't know anymore about styling hair than I did and I was a student. Go to a regular old beauty salon. These people work hard and will do their best for you, because they want your business. Also never go to someone you don't know or that hasn't been recommended to you by someone else.

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

I think you look great, but I can see how if that's not what you were going for how upsetting it might be.

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

I feel for you. I decided one time to try the salon in my neighborhood and ended up with a girl fresh out of beauty school. I wanted auburn hair too and ended up with burgundy. I hated it, but everyone I worked with said they liked it.

I agree with the other posts. Your husband will be ecstatic to see you, no matter what color your hair is.

The good news is that red usually fades pretty fast. If you wash your hair every day, it may not be nearly so bright by the time your husband comes home (just don't use white towels to dry it, trust me on this). I think you could still get ringlets, it just may take a while with the curling iron. I would NOT try a perm. After a color job that intense, it would probably leave your hair dried out and crackly.

Camilla

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

You are gorgeous!!! All you need to be dazzling

for your husband is a SMILE!!!

As a former serviceman, I can tell you that after long duty away from my wife and family, Looks

were least important thing to me.

Give him hugs and lots of attention . He just wants to be with his family and not hear how you don't like how you look (especially when you look adoreably anyhow.)

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

I am sorry to hear of your dilemma . If you can find out which brand of color was used, you can call the company and ask what can be done about the color. they might even have a 1-800 number like a hotline. When husbands come back after a long time away they just want to be with you not your hair. Good Luck.

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

Your husband will only see his beautiful wife. Imagine how anxious he is to melt into your arms. I don't think it would matter to him if your hair was green with purple stripes. It's not your hair he's been longing for. ; )

You can always put your hair in a sophisticated upswept 'do'.

Focus on his home coming. Hair grows out & can always be restyled, recolored (not immediately, for the sake of your strands) Occasions like this one are far to special to be ruined by an unfortunate cosmetic 'oopsie'

Most salons will give a refund, BTW, if you are unhappy with the results.

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

You need to call the owner of the shop that is unless she was the owner. My mother was a beauty shop owner and when something like this happened she would have it redone for anyone that had a problem. I say call them and let them know they messed your hair up. If they do not offer to fix it for free then word of mouth can do a lot for a business. Wishing you good luck and better days..

Tonya

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

I dont know about in the USA but here in New Zealand several women have approached their local newspapers and such bad publicity has arisen that the sylist has literally run out of business, and many offers of assistance are made to the poor 'victim' of the original disaster to fix the problem, professionally at no cost. Might be worth a try. There are some very good stylists out there it is just a case of finding the right one, and at least through the paper, one might come to you. Good luck.

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

Well, I must agree with most folks here - you look stunning with the cut and the color, although a bit shocking, it's cool! Curl it, scrunch it, put some cute barrets in it and it would look stylish. I'm sure your hubby will look past the hair if he doesn't like it and just be glad to be at home, with you and his family. Hair grows out. I dye my hair red, a dark mahogony or rosewood red and I think your hair would be fine if you buy a wash out (3 -4 weeks) darker red (Clairol Herbal Essence) and do it yourself. Although not great for your hair to do it so soon again, your hair will not fall out. It will turn out darker than what you initially wanted but it will look like a natural color. Or try a dark brown. I am not a pro but my mom was a hairstylist and my sister is now and I have been dying and cutting my own hair for years. Good luck and don't worry. BUT, go get your money back!!!

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February 28, 20050 found this helpful

Hi sweetie!

I understand how you feel [been there/done that/had that done to me soooo many times].

There's a temporary rinse out product called Fanci-ful in different colors that you can put in your hair for a temporay fix till after your hubby gets settled back in at home. It washs out when you shampoo and won't hurt your hair like a permenant coloring would. I put "BASH-FUL BLONDE" on mine & got more compliments on my hair in one day than in several years all together. Even though your husband loves you & will be thrilled to see you no matter what you look like, if you've had waist length hair, then yes he probably has been looking forward to it, men love long beautiful hair. But he will get over it, it will grow back, in the meantime, smile and play around with your hair a little till you feel more comfortable with it. Congratulations on your husbands safe homecoming! There will be MANY adjustments in store for you & he in the days ahead. Be patient, calm, kind & everything will be alright. [& some day you WILL look back on this hair fiasco & laugh:)

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March 1, 20050 found this helpful

The first thing I would try is getting the beauty shop to tone down your color. The color they can fix; the length cannot be brought back. I read here that washing color treated hair in Dawn dish liquid will fade the color. I have also heard Prell and Pert will do the same. (It's probably all the same ingredients!) I have decided after many haircut nightmares that I will pick one hair salon and one operater to use, so that we can have trust. I am sure your hubby will not care if your hair is purple and spiked! Good luck and post another pic!

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March 1, 20050 found this helpful

For the time being go to Wal-Mart and get a good temporary hair dye (washes out in 12-24 washes) in an Medium Ash Brown. The green (NOT noticable-it's just an undertone!) will tone down the red.

In the meantime, I agree with going back to the same salon and talking to the owner. They should re-color your hair for free. They don't want the bad publicity.

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March 1, 20050 found this helpful

Hi everyone. Well I washed my hair with dish soap and it took the color down to one that appears in nature. Plant life yes, but nature none the less. It's a sort of purply-red now. And the weird thing is I actually think I'm starting to like it.

I read what you all said and decided to "Buck up little camper" and take it like a woman. I think the initial shock is worn off. And while I miss my long hair, I have had a lot of fun breaking out my old rockabilly clothes from my younger days. Good thing I kept them as they are the only things that don't clash with my hair ;)

Thanks for your support and kind words. I mean it sincerely. You took what felt like a horrible situation and made me strong enough to get through it. I love you all for it.

Suzanne S. in Technicolor

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