What To Do If You Hate Your New Hairstyle

Many of 2022's significant hairstyle trends are pretty wild, and that's putting it lightly. In fact, Nylon rounded up some prominent hair trends, many of which aren't for the faint of heart; after all, look at the bold, ultra-layered octopus cut. Also making the list are adventurous red hues, carefree fringey looks, and something called "graffiti hair," which can incorporate daring colors and patterns into your locks. Furthermore, dauntless chops like bixie cuts and sleek bobs are popping up everywhere.

It may be tempting to impulsively head to your local salon and ask for any of these exciting styles. However, before committing to such an extreme hair transformation, you should pause and ask yourself if you really want it, not just in the moment, but for the long term, as you shouldn't let the thrill of trying something new lead you into doing something you'll regret. According to InStyle, you should avoid getting a new hairstyle mainly based on emotion and impulse because these customers typically end up regretting it. You also shouldn't go to the salon unless you have a solid idea of what you're looking for and can explain that vision.

However, even if you've thought it through and know exactly what you want, there's still a slight risk of not liking your new hairstyle. So, what do you do in that situation?

Be honest with your hairdresser

If you end up truly hating the results after your hairstylist spins around your chair to show you your new look, you should politely speak up. InStyle notes that whether you don't like your new hair color or cut, most hairdressers would rather know the truth than have an unhappy client. From there, they can help you. Honesty is the best policy, as long as you remember to be respectful and appreciative.

While being truthful is typically the best way to handle this situation, some people might be too shy to say anything or may be unsure about their new hairdo but aren't sure if they hate it. If you fall under these categories, Bustle shared some tips regarding what to do. To start, you shouldn't freak out right away, as you may be more surprised by the new look rather than unhappy. If you think this could be the case, give yourself a couple of weeks — or at least a few days — to get used to the hairstyle and then see how you feel.

Furthermore, Bustle notes that you should experiment with different style techniques, such as curling your locks or parting them differently. Even vitamins meant to help your hair grow more quickly might help you! But if all else fails, you might need to revisit your hairstylist.