Anyone who has ever played around with their appearance understands that it is possible to make blunders regardless of the situation. As a result, many of us seek out the services of beauty salons, where trained professionals do their magic. Our hair color or cut dreams are already coming true as we prepare to walk out of the salon with our heads held high and ready to take on the world.

Many of us have experienced the agony of watching in horror as our stylist completely ignores our requests while we sit in front of a mirror. The results of these cosmetic treatments are sometimes far from what we expected, leaving us completely dissatisfied with our new appearance. You’re not alone if this sounds familiar. If not, then what?

We’ve combed the web in search of the weirdest, most embarrassing, and heartbreaking hair and make-up incidents published online. So sit back, unwind, and prepare yourself for some truly epic beauty disasters. You’ll have a lot of fun browsing through this list with your pals.

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#1 What My Sister Asked For vs. What The Salon Did vs. What My Mom Did After The Salon Disaster

What My Sister Asked For vs. What The Salon Did vs. What My Mom Did After The Salon Disaster

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#2  What My Sister Got vs. What She Asked For

What My Sister Got vs. What She Asked For

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#3 Hairdresser Did Me Dirty

Hairdresser Did Me Dirty

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You’ve done your homework, selected a salon, and scheduled an appointment for hair or makeup, only to wriggle around in your chair and feel paralyzed by fear. Initially, you blame the lighting and feel that everything will look far better once you leave the room. Even so, you have a sneaking suspicion that something is wrong and are left feeling let down by the outcome.

Does this sound familiar to you? No one is exempt from making these mistakes. We don’t expect beauty and hair experts to make mistakes, whether it’s a catastrophic hairstyle, a color refresh gone bad, or a cosmetics job that makes you look alien. But here we are

#4. What I Asked For vs. What I Got – $450 AUD And 4.5hrs Later. I’m Going To Bed

What I Asked For vs. What I Got - $450 AUD And 4.5hrs Later. I'm Going To Bed

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#5 My Awful Eyebrows. Bad Microblading, Cheap Ink, Wrong Aftercare Directions. Now Look At Them

My Awful Eyebrows. Bad Microblading, Cheap Ink, Wrong Aftercare Directions. Now Look At Them

Katya2089

#6 I Guess I Got What I Paid For With This Free Look. Asked Makeup Artist For Homecoming Makeup

I Guess I Got What I Paid For With This Free Look. Asked Makeup Artist For Homecoming Makeup

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It’s the last thing we want to do after spending money and entrusting our faith, hair, and face to a stranger: walk out of there sobbing and wishing we could go back in time and undo everything we’ve done. When you finally get a chance to look in the mirror, you expect to see your amazing self, but what do you see? Someone who is completely different from you. Is there a problem with too much foundation or not enough color? And what’s up with all this excessive contouring? When it comes to cosmetics, flaws are obvious. Makeup that isn’t applied correctly can have a negative impact on our mood and self-esteem. Lucky for us, there are experts who are willing to share their ideas on how to quickly fix these mistakes.

#7 All I Wanted Was Bangs That Look Like Dakota Johnson’s. I Showed Her Multiple Pictures And This Was What I Got

All I Wanted Was Bangs That Look Like Dakota Johnson’s. I Showed Her Multiple Pictures And This Was What I Got

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#8 My Little Sister Got Her Makeup Done For My 30th Birthday Party. She’s Really Good At Doing Her Own Makeup. However, She Wanted To Treat Herself And Went To The Salon

My Little Sister Got Her Makeup Done For My 30th Birthday Party. She’s Really Good At Doing Her Own Makeup. However, She Wanted To Treat Herself And Went To The Salon

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According to Daniel Martin, a makeup artist who has worked with the likes of Meghan Markle and Jessica Alba, anyone who is dissatisfied with the results of their makeup should be able to gently request a re-do. Artists must keep in mind that they are offering a service and cannot take things personally, he said. Makeup is a personal choice, so they should pay attention to what you want.

Having a vision of what you want to look like as a guide can help you overcome your fear of uncomfortable situations or avoid them at all costs. In addition, make it obvious to the artist what you don’t like about their work. “You don’t like how your bottom lashes appear with mascara on them?” Does contouring make you cringe? “Honesty is the best policy, and it will only benefit the artist in the end.”

#9 What I Wanted vs. What I Got

What I Wanted vs. What I Got

#10 My Sister’s Nails For A Wedding

My Sister’s Nails For A Wedding

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#11 Needed A Pick Me Up, But I Feel Like I Got Screwed Over At The Nail Salon. These Look Whack, Right?

Needed A Pick Me Up, But I Feel Like I Got Screwed Over At The Nail Salon. These Look Whack, Right?

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However, we must not be afraid to act on our own initiative from time to time. You can fix it, “Martin added, offering some sensible suggestions to help you plan for any future damage control that could be necessary. To begin with, here are a few things to “Misting will help break up a powdered finish if you’ve applied too much makeup and your skin is looking too covered up.” When a misting spray is not available, a damp paper towel placed against the skin would suffice. “

Finally, Martin said, if your artist had succeeded in turning you like a mannequin, “It’s possible to give a little bit of brightness to the face by applying a dry facial oil that doesn’t break up the powder on top of the skin.” When applied with a foundation brush and a face oil, the result is a skin-like finish that doesn’t feel heavy. “

#12 This Has Been All Over My Social Feeds Lately. The Artist Has A Booking Site And Charges $85

This Has Been All Over My Social Feeds Lately. The Artist Has A Booking Site And Charges $85

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#13 She Went To The Worst-Reviewed Makeup Artist In Her City

She Went To The Worst-Reviewed Makeup Artist In Her City

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One of the most prevalent anxieties we have is that when we get out of the chair, we’ll find that our brows are far too black for our taste. If your brows are overdone, split a sheet of tissue paper in half, place it over your brow, then apply setting powder on top of it. To reduce the intensity of the brow color, do this: “Martin had an idea. Using a Q-tip soaked in washing water, soften your edges if they are too “flaky.”

When it comes to our hair, we have less control than we do with our cosmetics. Of course, getting a haircut you don’t like isn’t a permanent disaster. However, if given the option, most of us would choose to go out in public with a haircut we’re happy with. We spoke with Rob Jon, owner of The Brentwood Hairdresser in Essex, the UK’s most environmentally friendly hair salon, to learn more about how to accomplish this. In an interview, he discussed the most common causes of terrible accidents and offered some tips on how to prevent getting bad hairdos in the future.

#14 Spray Tan Tears Won’t Go Away

Spray Tan Tears Won't Go Away

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#15 Wanted A Simple Manicure For My Wedding In March. Right Is What I Got. I Was Upset But Also Couldn’t Stop Laughing

Wanted A Simple Manicure For My Wedding In March. Right Is What I Got. I Was Upset But Also Couldn’t Stop Laughing

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#16 Went To My Hairdresser With This Pic Today

Went To My Hairdresser With This Pic Today

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“The most popular hairstyles are always based on current trends.” However, what’s fashionable may not be the best fit for your hair type, facial shape, or lifestyle. Trying to stay up with the latest fashions instead of going for looks that genuinely suit you is a common mistake, according to Rob.

To have a clear picture of your alternatives, Rob advised, that you should listen to your stylist’s advice. As he put it, “We are professionals and will always act in the best interest of our clients to help you look and feel your best.” Still, it’s wise to arrive at the salon prepared. In order to help your stylist, Rob advised using Instagram, Pinterest, or some other visual tool. With your stylist’s help, you can come up with a solution that “will make your hair seem on point.”

#17 What I Asked For And What I Got

What I Asked For And What I Got

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#18 What My Hair Looked Like – What I Asked For – And How It Turned Out

What My Hair Looked Like - What I Asked For - And How It Turned Out

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#19 Expectations vs. Reality: Curly Hair

Expectations vs. Reality: Curly Hair

Mistakes happen, even with the greatest of intentions and efforts from both parties. A lack of communication between the stylist and the customer can lead to disastrous haircuts, Rob explained. Before and during your hairdressing appointment, it’s a good idea to chat to your stylist about what you want and what you don’t want.

Rob cited another reason for bad haircuts: unreasonable expectations. Stylists who are “unable to manage clients’ expectations and produce something that is much more suitable to their lifestyle and the look they are pursuing” may be encountered by stylists with little to no expertise.

In order to avoid a terrible haircut, the Brentwood hairdresser suggested employing visual aids in the salon, such as photos, to describe both your preferences and your dislikes. The stylists are only trying to help you manage your hair the best way they can, so be open to their advice.

#20 What I Asked For vs. What I Got. $400 And I Feel Like An Idiot

What I Asked For vs. What I Got. $400 And I Feel Like An Idiot

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#21 What I Asked For vs. What I Got

What I Asked For vs. What I Got

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#22 The Hairdresser Had “No Idea” How This Happened

The Hairdresser Had “No Idea” How This Happened

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#23 $60 “Professional” Halloween Makeup. I Asked For The Photo On The Left, With Just A Little Fake Blood. On The Right Is What The Makeup Artist Gave Me

$60 "Professional" Halloween Makeup. I Asked For The Photo On The Left, With Just A Little Fake Blood. On The Right Is What The Makeup Artist Gave Me

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#24 Yes, Done At A Real Salon. And Yes, She Did Cry When She Saw It

Yes, Done At A Real Salon. And Yes, She Did Cry When She Saw It

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#25 This Is What Happened To My Client When She Went Into A Different Local Nail Salon Without Doing Her Research

This Is What Happened To My Client When She Went Into A Different Local Nail Salon Without Doing Her Research

Angela Blemmings

#26 Didn’t Think They’d Do The Arrow Too

Didn't Think They'd Do The Arrow Too

Suzercita

#27 Are These Too Thick? I Can’t Tell If I’m Just Not Used To Them Or If This Is A Normal Application. I’m Not Thrilled With Them

Are These Too Thick? I Can’t Tell If I’m Just Not Used To Them Or If This Is A Normal Application. I’m Not Thrilled With Them

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#28 What I Asked For vs. What I Got. $400 And I Feel Like An Idiot

What I Asked For vs. What I Got. $400 And I Feel Like An Idiot

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#29 First Pic Is What I Asked For, Other Pics Are What I Ended Up With

First Pic Is What I Asked For, Other Pics Are What I Ended Up With

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#30 My Sister’s Friend Got Her Nails Done By A “Professional” Nail Artist

My Sister's Friend Got Her Nails Done By A “Professional” Nail Artist

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