The Worst Haircut I Ever Got, According To 8 Brave Souls

I could tell the barber was new because after my first complaint another barber was giving her advice. After she went back and ‘fixed’ it, that’s when I realized I wasn’t going to get what I wanted out of this cut and just accepted my fate. Finally, I did what anyone else would do when receiving a bad haircut: I cried a little and just wore a hat for the rest of the week. Well, I didn’t cry but I posted a rant video on my TikTok and titled it ‘the worst haircut.’”

20 of the WORST (Terrible) Haircuts Every Man Must Never Give a Shot!

man bun

If a haircut goes wrong for once, it can remind you of its ill effects everytime you look at yourself in the mirror. Sometimes, these effects can even last for a lifetime no matter how hard you try to cover them up.

Sometimes, you surf the net or look at a celeb and go all gaga over a hairstyle. And, your barber might not tell you that it’s not right for you (of the obligation to not disobey the client). Here’s a list of such horrible and irreversible hairstyles that you must immediately remove from your screenshots if you have saved them. Take a look!

1. Man short bun cut

The man-bun

You may like the messy hairdos, but this is the epitome of how a bun hairstyle can go wrong. It features an undercut hairstyle to the sides while the top stretch is not so long enough to create a ponytail or a bun. This tiny and ugly-looking back bun not only makes your hair look weak but also doesn’t go well with your outfits. So, you need to avoid it at any cost to prevent all the eyes from looking at you when you step out.

2. Man-bun with braids

Bun with Braided-Knot

What’s the point of putting so much effort into growing your hair long if you create such shabby braids and then tie them into an unattractive bun. Maybe this hairstyle suits African men but for most of the races, this hairstyle will be a big NO.

3. One side Swept

One Side Swept

Though this hairstyle is easy to create, we don’t think it suits men of all age groups. So, if you are a school or college goer, this one can add style. But for others this hairdo can prove a disaster as it’s not easy for your hair to get back to normal once your hair is cut this way. Importantly, the back-brushed quiffs and the shaved temples make your forehead look worse.

4. Curly Straight out of bed look

Curly Straight out of bed look

Your hair can’t get any messier than this! If you are specifically opting for a lazy hairdo this works fine, but for others this will be a nightmare. Having long and thick hair is a blessing, don’t spoil it by choosing this hairstyle.

5. Long Mullet Hairstyle


Look how effeminate this hairstyle is making a man look! The top part of this hairdo is not only messy but doesn’t match with the rest of the hair. The worst part is the bottom part looks unnatural and is like he added hair extensions. Save yourself from embarrassment and bid adieu to this for good.

6. Rat Tail haircut

Rat tail

Firstly, this inverted bowl hairstyle on the top itself makes you look surreal. Adding to it, the bottom part is completely shaved, which makes you look unpresentable anywhere you go. Plus, this thin braided rat tail is just unnecessary. Let alone the style, this hairstyle doesn’t even make you look like a man!

7. The spikes

The spikes

Spikes are something that every man wants to try atleast once. When done properly, these can uplift the overall look of the haircut. This guy here went somewhat unconventional in his hairstyle and these spikes are making him look bizarre. No matter how expensive hair gels you use to create this hairstyle, it only makes you look out of order.

8. Perm Hairstyle

Perm Hairstyle

Perming is mostly preferred by women as it creates long lasting curls, making the hair look voluminous and healthy. But, for men, this curl pattern looks like short coils on the head, giving a shabby look. Especially for men who attend meetings regularly, this hairstyle is a big NO. No matter how good you dress up, this hairstyle doesn’t at all make you look official.

9. Mohawk

Mohawk haircut

There are numerous mohawk hairstyles that actually complement the outfits you wear. Yet, there are certain wrongly adapted mohawk hairdos that you must avoid including this one. The first thing that went wrong with this haircut is the length. The next thing is the undercut. The completely shaved sides and temples are making the mohawk look more outrageous.

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10. The Military look

The Military look

This look is especially meant for military men as they have the physique for it. If you are a normal man, this hairstyle can make you look bald. Importantly, for men with curly hair, this hairstyle is a must to avoid.

11. The middle part

The middle part

Middle partition looks good on short hair. But men with long hair must avoid it. Also, it is an outdated hairstyle that was in trend during the 90’s. So, there’s no point in trying it now. If you do not maintain it properly, this haircut will make your hair look messy.

12. Braids Haircut

Braids Haircut

Braids are mostly for women and for the men of African descent. For all the other men, braided looks make them look less masculine and give them more of a feminine appeal. Also, braids can cause heavy hair loss when they are too tight. Braids, in general, look good on black hair but for white men, they just make you look worse.

13. Carve it out

Carve it out

This is one hairstyle that was most popular among footballers once upon a time as it resembles a person holding a ball. But, for normal men, this haircut looks bizarre and makes people want to stay away. Moreover, carving out an animal on your head is not worth the investment . So, please don’t play with your beautiful hair.

14. Colorful hair style

Colorful hair style

We understand that men also want to get their hair coloured once in a while. It can be a fantasy for few too. But, if you are not careful in picking the right shade, it can be a disaster. If you really want to experiment with colours on your hair, go for subtle ones like light brown, chocolate brown or any shade that matches your skin tone. But, this purple hair colour doesn’t suit you guys. It is basically a highlighter and looks good if it is coloured for a bunch of strands only.

15. Dreadlock


If you really want to leave a bad impression on whoever you meet, you can try this one. But, in general, dreadlocks make any man look lazy and shabby. Whoever sees a man with dreadlocks would imagine that he has not shampooed his hair for a while. Yes, this is the only impression you are going to leave if you try it. Also, what’s the point in growing your hair long if you want to lock it this way?

16. Dreadlock bun

Dreadlock bun

Can anything make you look more disastrous than this haircut? Even if you want to look funky and unique, you must never give this haircut a try. The dreadlocks are outrageous and when you tie them into a bun, it’s more horrible for people to perceive you. This hairstyle may suit black men but for white men, this one is ghastly.

17. Hairband Hairstyle

Hairband Hairstyle

This hairband hairstyle is also an outdated one that men craved for during the 70’s. There’s nothing disastrous about this hairstyle but it’s just that it doesn’t suit everyone. Especially, if you are a man with a big forehead, this one makes it look even wider and broader. Apart from this, it suits only teenagers and not adults. If you have curly or wavy hair, this hair band will make the tips of your hair look lifted up, so you don’t look presentable.

18. Slick combed hair look

Slick combed hair look

This slick combed look is mainly for older men with straight and thin hair. When combed back, this hairstyle makes the hair stay in place. But for teens and the younger lot, this hairstyle makes them appear less contemporary but classic. If you are someone who wants to flaunt trendy hairstyles, stay away from trying this look.

19. The gradual haircut

The gradual haircut

What’s horrible about this hairstyle? Everything! Starting from the uneven quiff to the messy back, this hairstyle makes you look lazy and unattractive. With the hair strands having irregular lengths, there’s nothing good about this hairstyle that will make you flaunt it.

20. Peacock hair style

Peacock hair style

For the quirky person in you, this hairstyle might be attractive. But, believe us, this one will only make you appear disastrous. Not only is the hair styled in the worst way but the colours to it make it troublesome. Even for the teenagers, this is a must-avoid hairstyle. Once your hair is cut this way, the loss is irreparable.

Some other hairstyles you must avoid:

Mexican Urban Teen Haircuts

Mexican Urban Teen Haircuts

Fringe cut

Fringe cut

The Extreme spikes

Extreme-Green-Spiky-Hair-04 (1)Conclusion:

Gentlemen, here are those unappealing and horrible haircuts and styles that can make girls run away from you. Keep these in mind and the next time anyone proposes you to try any of these, instantly say NO. There are innumerable trendy and stylish haircuts out there that elevate the way you look. Think twice, choose wisely!

The Worst Haircut I Ever Got, According To 8 Brave Souls

In reality, hair is so much more. It’s part of one’s identity and often a safety net. Cutting hair is an art form and has been used to define cultures and fashion for decades. Yet the importance of hair in connection to one’s identity is often overlooked and thought of as something shallow ― something people shouldn’t give a second thought to.

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HuffPost spoke with eight people about the worst haircuts they ever got and how they coped.

Think you’ve had a haircut that’s worse? Share your story and photo with us at [email protected].

Desmond Lim

Desmond Lim, before and after.

“I had been to that salon two times prior. It was all right the other times when the same stylist had cut my hair. I saw this TikTok recommending hairstyles for men and I got inspired to go get my hair cut. I showed it to her and she said it was doable. I don’t know what happened, but not only did it look nothing like the picture, it was uneven and badly cut.

I was in shock. When she took out the mirror to let me see the back of my head I thought she wasn’t done yet. I couldn’t think of what to say. Maybe it needed to be washed and styled? Part of me wanted to say something but the other part just wanted her to stop touching my hair and just leave. I paid and left as quickly as I could.

When I got home, I immediately washed my hair, hoping that it would look better, but it didn’t. I saw that the front was a little uneven, so I tried to trim it a little myself but I don’t think it helped at all. I made a couple of TikTok videos about my experience and some salons and barbers reached out to me offering to fix my hair. In the end, I went to a barber to get my hair cut again. It was definitely much shorter than I would have liked, but there was not much choice. At least I could leave the house without a cap on! My hair’s still pretty short now and I plan to just let it grow out before doing anything with it again.”

Natalie Bickel

Natalie Bickel after her haircut.

“During my salon experience, I was passed between three different stylists because they were overbooked. They didn’t get the hair color tone right (it was supposed to be bleach blonde) and I left unknowingly with a harsh, uneven cut.

I’d been going to this hair salon for almost two years. I wanted to switch hairstylists because their rates varied on experience level. I was currently paying the highest rate because I was with the stylist with the most experience. They decided to switch me to someone newer so that I could pay a lower rate.

I’d been trying to get my hair increasingly lighter, and the new stylist I was switched to was supposedly excellent at this. For my appointment, I asked for a balayage color in bleach blonde and a V cut. Instead, I received a shade of blonde that, unfortunately, looked quite brassy, as well as an uneven cut with the bottom layer peeking out below the rest of my hair.

Apparently, my session was taking longer than expected, so multiple people began working on my hair. One stylist trimmed my hair for a bit, and then had to go help another patron. Then, a third stylist came over and I didn’t realize the trimming wasn’t done because she blow-dried my hair and styled it. I couldn’t see the back, so I had no idea it wasn’t even, and they curled it, which made it even harder to tell.

The next day at work, one of my coworkers asked me about it. I had no idea up until that moment. When I got home, I had my husband take a photo and emailed the salon immediately. They offered to get me in next week to do another round of color and cut for free.”

Sierra Deisha Lemke

Sierra Deisha Lemke after her haircut.

“At the salon, I asked for some chunky bangs that hit my eyebrows, as I am a fan of the messy layered hair look. I told the stylist that I wanted a thicker type of bang that came down to my eyebrows so I could curl them shorter or leave them longer if I wanted to, and she nodded. But then she sprayed my hair and cut my bangs while wet, and that’s when I should have known.

I even asked her, ‘Are you sure they won’t get cut too short?’ and she reassured me. She then straightened my hair, even the bangs. At first, I was just shocked because of how I looked with my straightened hair and didn’t think much of the cut. It wasn’t until I went out to my car and looked at it again that I saw how short and choppy my bangs were. Then I cried. I cried the entire way home and I filmed a Tik Tok video in my driveway as soon as I got home.

I didn’t tell the hairdresser, as I didn’t realize how horrible the bangs were until I was in my car. If I could go back, I still don’t know if I would have told her. I have been worried lately that she has seen my video, as it has over 200,000 views, and my town is small. I fear I may already be a topic of discussion there. So there I was, with a mutilated bang and one of my best friends’ weddings to go to as a bridesmaid.

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It’s been a month and the bangs are still pretty short, but it’s a funny story to tell ― albeit traumatic ― and now I have no idea where to go get my hair cut in town.”

Rosa Gonzalez

Rosa Gonzalez's post-haircut photos.

“I asked for a fluffy ’90s layered haircut, basically ‘The Rachel’ but at collarbone length. Instead, I got a super choppy and chunky layered cut that’s cheekbone length. Honestly, there’s no name for the haircut, it’s just a mess. I didn’t say anything to the hairdresser because I was in shock. I couldn’t speak.

I went back to the salon to get my haircut fixed the best they could but with a different stylist and I never spoke to the original stylist again. Since the haircut, which hasn’t fully grown out yet, I have been using rosemary oil every time I wash my hair [to help with growth]. I don’t wash my hair as often and I’ve been giving myself scalp massages. I’ve started taking hair vitamins as well, but it’s going to take some time for it to grow out.”

Alo Fila

Alo Fila after her haircut.

“Originally, I asked for curtain bangs and layers in the back. Instead, I got. I don’t know what to call it. Fringed bangs that go from one ear to the other. I had given the hairdresser three photos of how I wanted my hair to look. When she cut half of my hair short, that’s when I started to break down. I asked her to back away from me. A supervisor came to me. In the end, I told her to cut the other side the same, since I no longer had a choice.

Until the hair grows, I am following some tricks my boyfriend’s aunt (who is a hairstylist) showed me in order to hide the unevenness. Also, I have been pinning the sides or gelling them down. Sometimes I wear a hair band in order to keep the sides in place with the bangs showing.”

Xavier Gonzalez

Xavier Gonzalez after his haircut.

“I asked the barber for a high bald fade with a line-up in the front. Instead, I got a low bald fade where the lines were still visible. I asked her multiple times to line up the front but for some reason, her clippers weren’t cutting. I told the barber multiple times to go back and blend the fade in more and told her ‘Can you line me up again?’ The barber tried and tried until I eventually gave up and accepted my haircut. To some, the haircut may not seem that bad, but personally, I like my fades well-blended and my lines crisp. I got neither with this haircut.

I could tell the barber was new because after my first complaint another barber was giving her advice. After she went back and ‘fixed’ it, that’s when I realized I wasn’t going to get what I wanted out of this cut and just accepted my fate. Finally, I did what anyone else would do when receiving a bad haircut: I cried a little and just wore a hat for the rest of the week. Well, I didn’t cry but I posted a rant video on my TikTok and titled it ‘the worst haircut.’”

Valerie L.

Valerie L., before and after her cut.

“Ironically, I visited a salon (as an influencer) to try their services and promote them on my social media. I only asked for curtain bangs to frame my face and showed her examples of exactly what I wanted. There’s even a video of me explaining what I wanted, as we were being filmed for content creation. She ended up cutting 360-degree bangs on top of my hair that looks like a bowl cut with poorly installed hair extensions underneath. On top of that, she also cut a lot of length without my consent (over three inches), even though she mentioned she was only going to trim a little bit off the ends.

I immediately freaked out when I saw some super short strands of hair toward the back of my head. I asked her to dry and style my hair so we could check. She was super rough when she was curling my hair, she was yanking it so hard I was almost in tears ― even the videographer approached me and asked if I was OK.

Once my hair was dry, I freaked out and told her it was not at all what I wanted, I didn’t like it and I was very upset. The owner of the salon came over and said she would fix it and had the original hairdresser wash my hair and prep it. She went ahead and cut even more horrible choppy layers. When I left the salon, she had the audacity to ask for a good review.

I’ve since got a haircut with a very talented hairdresser that softened the layers and made it a bit better, but that super short layer is still there and haunts me every day. I am being patient until it grows out and in the meantime favor lots of half-up, half-down hairstyles.”

Chantara Morton

Chantara Morton after her haircut.

“I asked for a feminine cut and wanted to keep my existing hairline and not push it back. Instead, not only was my hairline pushed back, but both my hairline and edges were cut off. I tried to ask the hairdresser to fix it, but the damage was already done. I was clearly unsatisfied.

Until the hair grew out, I wore many hats and only took photos from the side least affected.”