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What was your worst haircut?

Asked by Josh Board

February 25, 2009

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Matt Savage

From National City (IT)

I asked them to leave it long. I was going through my metal phase and liked having long hair. They ended up cutting a few inches off. They said it was to get all the loose ends out, but I don’t care about that stuff. I just wanted it to be long. So, it wasn’t like the haircut was so bad. It just wasn’t what I wanted.

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Stephanie Miner

From Ontario (Office Manager)

It was when I was in middle school. My mom shaved the back of my head, and I have curly hair. I was about six feet tall and had this huge ‘fro. I didn’t know about hair products then, and my hair was so big. In the school photo it looks ridiculous, and you can’t see the people that are standing behind me. Sometimes kids would call me “poodle head” when they’d see me. This was in Fontana, which is white trashville. To this day, my mom doesn’t realize she did me wrong.

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Lindsay Andrews

From Chula Vista (Student)

When I was 12, I went to a chain called Great Clips. My hair had grown out long, and I wanted it layered. And I asked her to only trim a few inches off. Instead, she cut about five inches off and didn’t layer it. She was chatting a lot with her coworkers while cutting my hair. I remember going home and looking at it and wanting to cry.

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Daryl Sterling Jr.

From Mira Mesa (Programmer)

I had this great Afro. Everyone knew me by it. It was perfectly round. It was the second time I had been to this place, and the guy I used before was busy. This old guy then said he’s had many Afros and could do it. My back was against the mirror, and when he spun me around to see it, I noticed half my hair was gone. I told him I wanted it round. He just said, “Yeah, that’s a good cut.”

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Mike M.

From Golden Hill (Contract Manager)

I went to this guy for 16 years. He started to go blind, but I didn’t know that. They still let him cut hair. My last haircut with him was a disaster. I basically wanted a reasonable-looking haircut. What I got was unreasonable. I wanted half an inch off, and he took two and a half inches off. I didn’t say anything. He was going into retirement soon, so why upset him.

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Rie Nishida

From Golden Hill (Exporting)

I haven’t had all that many bad ones, luckily. Once, though, I asked them to cut it shorter. I didn’t realize they’d make it that short. It looked like those ’80s hairstyles. I hesitated to say anything because it was a place I always went to. I didn’t want to make them mad. So, I just went with it.

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