5 Ways to Deal with a Bad Haircut
Get advice from the pros on how to cope with the aftermath (without chopping it all off and starting from scratch).
The Problem: Excessive Layers
You wanted a gradual change that would give your hair more movement and extra body, but you ended up with choppy pieces that look thin and wispy. If the cut makes your hair look stringy, says hairstylist Patrick Melville, of Patrick Melville Salon
in New York City, curl your ends up or toward your face to add volume, or slip on a headband or barrette to camouflage pieces that have a tendency to fall flat. To conceal your multilayered look entirely, says Melville, opt for a classic chignon. Prevent shorter pieces from popping out by working a strong-hold gel through your hair, combing your front layers back toward your crown, securing with bobby pins if needed, and pulling your length into a bun.