Hairstyling is an art, that’s why it should probably be left to professionals – but sometimes even they get it wrong.
A woman took to TikTok to share the nightmare dye job she received from a professional stylist, and six million views later, it seems the results left her fellow users equally shocked.
“Yes this was done at a salon, no this was not her first ‘balayage.’ Yes I got my money back and reported her,” TikTok user @btrevy16 wrote in the caption of the video.
The clip shows the Pinterest-worthy inspiration she was looking for when she set out to get “balayage”, a highlighting technique in which the stylist paints hair directly instead of painting foils for a more natural, blended colour.
What she received was far from natural-looking, though. The photo showed yellowy-blond, rectangular chunks of uneven colour in her long, dark brown hair.
After a while, the woman turned off comments for the post but shared a few follow-up videos in which she gave the full story.
She said the stylist messed up so badly, they had to cut off about 15 centimetres of her waist-length hair.
“I think she really thought she did a good job,” she said in another post.
The young woman and the stylist argued for a couple of days, and she said it was difficult for her to get her money back, but ultimately things turned out OK.
“It sucked, but it was healthy in the long run,” she added.
In response to a comment, she noted that her hair was “more fried than a Twinkie at the state fair” after the incident.
Commenters were shocked that any professional could mess something up so badly.
“I’m a stylist, and I’m honestly impressed by how bad she did,” one user said.
“Even when they cut it off, it was uneven. Horrible customer service I tell ya,” another wrote.
Most of the time, having good hair is worth the risk of having it messed up. If it goes wrong, at least you could get a viral post out of it.
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