Don’t Get Spooked by These Bad Haircuts

We’ve all had the dreaded bad haircut or bad hair day at some point in our life.

While it’s usually comical when it’s happening to someone else, it can be painful and frustrating when it happens to us. We see bad haircuts all the time in the hair industry, and we hope it’s comforting to know that it even happens to the pro’s.

That’s why we got the inside scoop from the hairstylists themselves on how to fix a bad haircut, and the right products to use to help cover and conceal on those bad hair days. Everything is fixable, even hair, so remember that the next time you end up with a less-than-desirable cut.

In the meantime, what better time than October, the scariest month of the year, to take a look at some of the most shockingly bad haircuts and styles we’ve seen recently. Hopefully seeing these photos will come in handy the next time you have a bad hair day, and you’ll take the time to have a good laugh and remember that we’re all in the same boat when it comes to our hair.

Let’s start with the scary hair things we’re seeing on social media…


If you haven’t looked up the hashtag #badhairday on any social channels yet, do yourself a favor and take a minute to enjoy the collection of photos that pop up.

Hopefully these photos from Instagram make you feel better about your own bad haircut horror story:

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Or these surprisingly awful photos from Twitter:





Or even these epic hair fails we’re seeing on Pinterest:

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Feeling better about your own hair bad hair days now? Sometimes all you need is a little perspective. That’s why we also put together the below bad haircut memes for you to enjoy…

Can I Get a Meme on That?

Bad haircut memes are the best thing to show yourself when you’re having your own bad hair day, and we’ve compiled the most laugh-out-loud ones for you below.

comb over meme
Yes, we do.

onion meme
The similarity is staggering.

surfing meme
The ultimate “mom haircut.”

lion king meme
Sometimes it’s not even your fault, which is why we had to include the next meme:

man meme
Ain’t that the truth!

hair did meme
For when the hairstylist over does it at the salon.

While these bad haircut memes are pretty funny, there are ways you can avoid having to deal with the dreaded bad haircut. The tips below will make sure you and your hairstylist are on the same page about your hair, and will hopefully eliminate any future #badhairdays.

How to Avoid a Bad Haircut

We’ve all been there.

Suddenly your haircut appointment is over and you’re staring in the mirror, frustrated and upset because your haircut turned out completely different than you wanted. Maybe it’s too short, the wrong layers, or just the wrong haircut for you in general, and you’re wondering what you can say to your hairstylist without hurting his or her feelings.

To avoid this exact scenario, we’ve put together a list of tips below to ensure you get the haircut you want everytime you walk into a salon.

Tip #1
Don’t make any rash decisions. What we mean is, know the haircut or hairstyle you want before you even make your appointment. Don’t decide what you want to do with your hair when you get to the salon, as this can cause “haircut remorse” at the end of your appointment. If you want to drastically change your hair, make sure you fully understand what you’re doing to your hair ahead of your appointment, and realize how long it’s going to take to grow your hair out again. This leads us to our next tip…

Tip #2
Bring pictures with you! It’s a lot easier for a hairstylist to know what you want when they can see it visually. Trying to explain the haircut that you saw in a magazine three weeks ago can be confusing for both of you, and can end up causing a disaster at the end of the haircut. Try to bring as many pictures with you as you can, so your hairstylist can fully understand the look you’re going for.

Tip #3
Be honest with your hairstylist. They don’t know how you style your hair everyday, so they’re looking to you to tell them what you’re going to be doing with your hair. It’s important to tell them this in the beginning of the appointment, so they can tell you if the haircut or hairstyle you want is going to work for you. For instance, if the cut you want requires 15-30 minutes of styling every morning, but you only spend 5 minutes on your hair in the morning, chances are your hairstylist will suggest a different cut for you. Remember, they know a lot about hair, and want you to leave feeling your best, so give them any helpful details you can!

Tip #4
Speak up. If you think your haircut isn’t turning into what you imagined, tell your hairstylist before it’s too late. Stylists know how to fix a bad haircut, so they’re going to be able to help you out, especially in the beginning of the haircut. Pay attention to what your stylist is doing and ask questions. Now is not the time to be shy, and your hairstylist would rather hear from you now then at the end of the appointment, when it’s already too late.

Tip #5
We think this goes without saying, but a DIY haircut won’t bode well for you or your hairstylist. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but once you cut your hair and realize you still need to see a hairstylist, you’re going to be upset. It’s also going to be hard for them to work with what you did, and you might have to go with a completely different hairstyle just to fix your hair. The bottom line, let the professionals do the cutting, and keep your scissors away from your hair.

While these are all great tips for preventing a bad haircut, it’s also important to know how to fix a bad hair day, because unfortunately, those are going to happen to the best of us.

How to Fix a Bad Hair Day

Sometimes we can’t avoid the inevitable bad hair day, but as long as you have the right hair products available, you can save your hair.

If you wake up one morning and your hair is flat and limp, but you don’t have time to wash your hair, reach for Toppik Root Volumizing Spray. This spray immediately gives hair volume and lift, while excess oils clean up any oiliness in your hair, so your hair looks clean and refreshed, even if it isn’t. It’s the perfect way to pump up hair and fix the hairs that seem to want to stick straight down.


Having a problem with hair looking thinner than usual in one area? It might be that you slept on your hair wrong, but if you can’t get your hair to style the way it normally does, you can easily cover those thinning areas with Toppik Hair Fibers. They’re an easy alternative to spending an inordinate amount of time trying to get your hair to do what it normally does, when it just doesn’t want to be styled that way. All you have to do is shake or spray the Hair Fibers into your hair, and any thinning areas are easily concealed.


Even after a shower hair can still be unmanageable on some days. When that happens, take a small amount of Toppik Hair Fattener and evenly distribute the serum into your hair. You can either let your hair dry naturally, or take a hair dryer and blow dry it. This will give your hair natural volume and thickness, and prevent a bad hair day from taking place.


Are you ready to never have a bad haircut again? if you have any haircut horror stories, share them with us in the comments section below!

Stay In the Know

We hope you found this blog post fun, but next week we’re going to focus on a more serious subject, and talk about different medical conditions that can cause hair loss.

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Contributed by: Lindsay, a content marketing and social media guru. Specializing in hair loss education, hairstyling and all things beauty related.

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2 Responses

  1. concerned

    A lot of people buy Toppik because they are or have lost a lot of their hair. writing a post about people with full heads of hair having bad hair days is just rubbing salt in the wounds. Maybe a post showing how different people are using the products to improve their lives and deal with hair loss?

    1. Hi there – Thank you for taking the time to write to us and we appreciate your concern and feedback. We cover almost every topic about hair on this blog: serious, funny, informational, inspirational, product-focused, customer-focused, celebrity-focused, the list goes on. We do take into consideration who our customer base is and why they are buying from Toppik, and we would never want to offend or hurt anyone. Sometimes we focus our blog content on funny or celebrities, so that not every post is about our product. We hope our customers can understand that we are trying to cover all hair topics out there, so that this blog is a place where people can come and find out everything there is to know about hair. Again, we apologize if we offended anyone, and we hope you will read one of our many other blog posts focusing more on Toppik products and how they can truly change lives.

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