What makes it even worse is that I have long hair. Extreme short fringe + long hair is not a good look. I would cry but suspect the red blotchy eyes and snivelling nose would do nothing to improve the style.
Come and share your hair disasters with me and make me feel better - any more Short Fringe Horror Tales are particularly welcome
Oh dear. A woman called Dorcas (her name is etched on my brain) did that to me about 20 years ago. I've not had a fringe again to this day.
At least you can tie long hair back which will look better (probably). Mine was an altogether half-arsed attempt at a chin length bob except it was more like ear-length. She clearly hadn't grasped the concept of hair looking shorter once it dried.
Short is short. Not cute, snappy and no-nonense, it's this-should-be-longer-shouldn't-it? SHORT.
Tis my own fault. I was trimming my fringe as usual and somehow got a bit distracted and took too much off. Which looked really stupid. So I instead of doing the best thing which would have been just leaving the bloody thing and it would have grown enough to look ok by next week, I thought I know, I'll go for one of those really short trendy and cool fringes.
I do not have the right face for a cool and trendy short fringe. It's so LOOK AT ME! I AM A SHORT FRINGE! DON'T I LOOK APPALLING ON THIS FACE?
Haven't heard of Mad Men but am googling...yes! That is sort of what I'm talking about, AND she has long hair - how does she get away with it?? I just look v. stupid.
Straightners are good idea, but don't have any - is yours curling in a bizarre way, Bumperlicioso?
Yes, lots of wearing hair up for forseeable future, but no pony tails as they don't suit my face either <realisation dawning that I probably have a v. wierd face that nothing suits and should probably go for this look to solve all problems>
It is heartening to see how many others have had Short Fringe Disasters and managed to come through unscathed
Yes, cookielove, quite a lot like those links, but unlike her (whose name totally escapes me at the moment - it's Ally McBeal isn't it?) I do not have a pixie-like face and big eyes, it's more like big face and pixie eyes!
Why has my short fringe now got a kink in it? I was thinking I could split it at the side and sort of gel it across and that might look ok, but it keeps curling back on itself so it looks like I'm trying to do some sort of bizarre lovecurl or whatever those things were called. Need to get myself some new clips tomorrow, and some new bands. And will pretend that this is my new Summer Look and nothing to do with fringe mess. Thanks for all the ideas!
I see from your profile you're in Germany - so are we. Just pretend it's the latest fashion over here! I once went to a hairdressers - eight months pregnant and very hormonal - and she cut my bob to the right length on one side and two inches shorter on the other.... I had to have it all cut to just abocve my ears and I wore a hat for a week until I got used to it!
Oooh, whereabouts are you Scootergrrrl ? Don't think I need any more reasons to make them think I am That Strange English Lady
cookielove's horizontal fringe.
I am so hating mine now. Why did I just not stop at "oh, that's a bit on the short side, never mind, it'll grow in a week"? WHY?
At least it's my own fault though. Would be so much worse if I'd actually paid someone else to do this to me (that did happen once and it is one of the reasons I never go to the hairdresser's any more. Was all working out v. well until today).
Do keep the fringe horror stories coming, I'm finding they are cheering me up no end!
I was once using the clippers to do ds2 hair and as i put the clippers over my head to get to his other side a huge wedge of hair feel out of the clippers for a mad moment i truly thought id lopped my own ponytail off - luckily i hadnt but my heart almost stopped.
Oooh, yes, probably two millimeters by the time I've written this! We're down south, by Stuttgart.
I keep growing out my fringe, then getting hairy whispy bits at the top of my forehead which I am convinced make me look ridiculous, so I have to cut in another fringe to hide them, then those bits grow to fringe length thereby letting me grow out my fringe because actually I'm not sure I really want to have a fringe...it's a never-ending circle and I never learn...
Oh dearie me OP...I've had some humdinger baaad haircuts in my time. I'd rather have root canal work without anaesthetic than have a haircut - as a rule.
Luckily <weeps with relief> I have at long last found a lovely hairdresser who doesn't sideline as a psycho, but I've had my fair share, oooh yes.
Terrible 80's perms, uneven bobs, dreadful stripey highlights and completely incompetetent layers. I've paid a fortune, said I loved it (cos you do that don't you in the salon - never make a fuss) and gone hope in tears with a hat on.
For the first time in my life I'm not in the process of 'growing out' some disaster or another but I feel your pain. Don't worry. It'll grow out pretty soon - you might even really like it once it grows in a bit.