If you've had one once, the chances are it stayed with you, whether as a cringeworthy moment carved in your memory, a hilarious pic you’d much rather not have to see ever again, or a comment a friend made which then turned into a whole new nickname for you. Yep, I am talking a bad haircut.

While the pandemic was a notorious era for DIY haircuts gone wrong, blunder years and your usual hairstylist going on vacation raise the chances of giving you a hilarious hairdo times ten, if not a hundred. But while we can suffer a haircut fail in silence until it grows back, we’d rather have a good laugh at it, because why be so serious?

And there’s a whole corner of Reddit known as the ‘Just [Fudge] My [Stuff] Up’ subreddit, whose original name we cannot utter as it's just as spicy as you suspect, dedicated to precisely such instances. From mullets, aka business in the front, party in the back, to bowl cuts, the community is dedicated to “jacked up haircuts from all walks of life.”

Below we selected some of the most original, weird and plain hysterical ones, so enjoy! Psst! More bad, worse and the worst haircuts await in our previous posts here, here and here.

#1

This Moustache/Soul Patch Combo

This Moustache/Soul Patch Combo

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Thicc white lips

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#2

You'd Survive A 500 Feet Fall If You Landed In His Hair

You'd Survive A 500 Feet Fall If You Landed In His Hair

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

UPVOTE FOR THE TITLE OH MY GODD

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#3

Do You Like My Bangs?

Do You Like My Bangs?

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Bohemian Rhapsody vibezz

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You may wonder what’s the difference between an avant-garde haircut and a tacky one. After all, they both should stand out and have some unusual touch to them. But according to Giuliano Dore, the cofounder of Get Groomed, whom Bored Panda contacted some time ago, it all comes down to the focus on details and the key idea behind the haircut.

“You would think that haircuts like the bowl cut are never gonna be trendy. Wrong. It’s happening and thanks to extremely talented hairstylists, we see a lot of hipsters rocking a very fashionable bowl. It’s all about pattern, symmetry, and (sometimes) controlled asymmetry. If I see patchy haircuts, holes or broken hairlines, I am gonna assume the worst," he told us.

#4

Helmet

Helmet

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean he's kinda rocking it

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#5

I Can Smell It From Here

I Can Smell It From Here

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October
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

There is a dead animal stuck in there

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#6

My Local Senate Candidate's Beard Is Trying To Escape His Face

My Local Senate Candidate's Beard Is Trying To Escape His Face

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Blurryface
Community Member
1 month ago

Can we say… neckbeard?

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But we have to admit that on some occasions, we cannot blame anything else for a bad haircut but ourselves. Yep, we’re talking about you, pandemic hair! If you also like to save money and cut your hair at home, you may want to go with a safe option, Giuliano argues. All those crazy haircuts are better left for professionals.

For example, “same-level buzz cuts are a safe choice. Home is not the place for challenging haircuts. For example, attempting a 0 to 2 high skin fade by yourself is not gonna work. Even professional barbers don’t do it themselves. I know this because they book each other on our app," Giuliano said. He also suggested avoiding sharp tools like razor blades, and while cutting your hair at home, clippers are your best friends.

#7

Full Scorpion

Full Scorpion

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Agent 8433599
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually really cool!!

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#8

This One Needs No Introduction, Give My That Fresh Tarmac Look

This One Needs No Introduction, Give My That Fresh Tarmac Look

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

How- No, Wha- No, WHY?? ???

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#9

Me In Highschool

Me In Highschool

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ezPZ
Community Member
1 month ago

That's actually cool for highschool :)

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Another good way to make sure you won't end up in this list of haircut fails is to speak up with your stylist before AND during a haircut. It’s crazy how much miscommunication happens simply because we don’t utter our thoughts, doubts and fears. Also, if you feel like your stylist is doing something you’re not comfortable with, it’s better to address it as soon as possible.

#10

Family Matters

Family Matters

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GoddessOfChaos
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like you can scan their foreheads with a barcode scanner

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#11

Just Like The Photo Please

Just Like The Photo Please

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Stardust
Community Member
1 month ago

That barber has skills though

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#12

Who Let Them Leave The House Like This

Who Let Them Leave The House Like This

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 month ago

maybe they are being punished

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Think of politely saying something like, "I don't think I want all those layers. Can you please soften them so they’re not so noticeable?" Also, try giving a more detailed explanation including how much length to take off and pointing to places where you want layers or fades. And… let them know what you don’t like! This can make a huge difference in saving your hair from a bad haircut in the first place.

#13

Back In The Day Man, My Mom Was Hot!

Back In The Day Man, My Mom Was Hot!

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N G
Community Member
1 month ago

Back in the day my mom was a microphone

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#14

Never Too Old To Rock The Johnny Bravo

Never Too Old To Rock The Johnny Bravo

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Elvira Kreft
Community Member
1 month ago

Hubba hubba

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#15

What The Actual F**k

What The Actual F**k

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Stardust
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks a bit okay to me

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However, sometimes it’s simply too late. You walk out of the salon and realize this is it, that’s how you're gonna look for months. Which is not exactly true. Right after a haircut, your hair may indeed look very unusual, because the cuticles have been exposed and they need time to settle. The final look may only appear after a couple of days, and up to three shampoos later that week, so patience is key.

#16

+10 Speed

+10 Speed

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Small intestine on head

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#17

This Alumnus Of The Lollipop Guild On Divorce Court

This Alumnus Of The Lollipop Guild On Divorce Court

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Hphizzle
Community Member
1 month ago

Upvote for title.

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#18

That’s Some F**ky Hair

That’s Some F**ky Hair

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Am I mental for not hating it completely? Only the front bangs are irking me

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Even if you still feel like hiding yourself under a blanket for however long it takes, remember that a bad haircut is just a haircut. Hair has magic power to grow back, so whatever you feel like today, tomorrow you’ll have something to laugh about!

#19

Michael Fabricant - A British Mp. "Give Me That Spaghetti Look"

Michael Fabricant - A British Mp. "Give Me That Spaghetti Look"

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 month ago

and here I thought no one can beat Boris Johnson

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#20

She Looks Like Someone…but I’m Drawing A Blanka On Who

She Looks Like Someone…but I’m Drawing A Blanka On Who

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Dead Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Sonic

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#21

Iraqi TV Hairstyles Rock

Iraqi TV Hairstyles Rock

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

THE GRAND CANYON!!

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#22

Jfmsu 1960s Edition

Jfmsu 1960s Edition

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October
Community Member
1 month ago

Smoking with a can of hairspray! A banging combination.

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#23

She Just Got Out The Paint Booth

She Just Got Out The Paint Booth

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October
Community Member
1 month ago

How does this work? Seriously, is it hair or paint?

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#24

Richest Man On Earth Ladies And Gentlemen

Richest Man On Earth Ladies And Gentlemen

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
1 month ago

Elon... Jong-Un?

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#25

Gotta Learn To Share

Gotta Learn To Share

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Sa Ruuu
Community Member
1 month ago

Cute idea for couples who like to color their hair

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#26

Whoever Did It To Em Bogus

Whoever Did It To Em Bogus

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MacFrog
Community Member
1 month ago

Leonardo's aerial screw turned into a haircut.

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#27

Saw This In The Dmv

Saw This In The Dmv

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Ian Webling
Community Member
1 month ago

Wooden toupee?

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#28

I’m Speechless

I’m Speechless

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
1 month ago

Can you blame them? :)))))

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#29

Ummm

Ummm

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Littlemiss
Community Member
1 month ago

Look it's ghetto batman

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#30

1970s Barbershop Haircutting Guide

1970s Barbershop Haircutting Guide

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Juan Ghote
Community Member
1 month ago

Trendsetters right there kids - Take note.

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#31

Who Are These Clowns?

Who Are These Clowns?

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Graffitied pineapples

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#32

Just Give Me The Most Jacked Up Karen Look Possible

Just Give Me The Most Jacked Up Karen Look Possible

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AnnaBanana
Community Member
1 month ago

Jaysus! Scary...

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#33

Jfmsu Victorian Edition

Jfmsu Victorian Edition

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Stardust
Community Member
1 month ago

Wings

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#34

The Back View Of Elon Musk's New Haircut Is Even Worse

The Back View Of Elon Musk's New Haircut Is Even Worse

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

Still Kim Jong Un vibes

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#35

Younger Putin Has His S**t F**ked Up: Not Much Changing Over The Years

Younger Putin Has His S**t F**ked Up: Not Much Changing Over The Years

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Stardust
Community Member
1 month ago

F**k you putin

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#36

My Co-Worker Says It’s Real

My Co-Worker Says It’s Real

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Ellon Lee DeGeneres

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#37

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

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Dead Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Jello haircut

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#38

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I'm sorry, it looks like some kind of infection to me.

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#39

Kill It With Fire

Kill It With Fire

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Ivana Bašić
Community Member
1 month ago

It's so bad it's good.

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#40

F I ? R C ?

F I ? R C ?

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Agent 8433599
Community Member
1 month ago

If you put them all together, then you have a full head of hair! LOL

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#41

Fresh Cut Spotted On Bbc Sunday Morning

Fresh Cut Spotted On Bbc Sunday Morning

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Man was in a hurry to get to BBC studios, didn't have time to finish shaving his head.

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#42

Watched Blade 2 Last Night And Saw Ron Perlman Rocking This Insane Wrap Around Goatee

Watched Blade 2 Last Night And Saw Ron Perlman Rocking This Insane Wrap Around Goatee

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Agent 8433599
Community Member
1 month ago

🙈

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#43

Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo

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Agent 8433599
Community Member
1 month ago

Toothpaste

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#44

This Lady On An Hbo Documentary I Was Watching

This Lady On An Hbo Documentary I Was Watching

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Lynne Hammar
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yes, it's a fat-shaming church. The crazier she got, the higher her hair!!

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#45

Found A Hairstyles Book From 1998 At The Thrift Store

Found A Hairstyles Book From 1998 At The Thrift Store

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Agent 8433599
Community Member
1 month ago

Ngl, some are cool!

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#46

Dj Khaled Legit Looks Like A Completely Hairless Dude In Costume On His Way To A 70s-Themed Halloween Party

Dj Khaled Legit Looks Like A Completely Hairless Dude In Costume On His Way To A 70s-Themed Halloween Party

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 month ago

money doesn't buy You taste

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#47

This Vertical Half-Bald Cut

This Vertical Half-Bald Cut

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SmokyAce
Community Member
1 month ago

The mask under the nose bothers me more...

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#48

Dude Really Picked This Haircut To Promote On Instagram

Dude Really Picked This Haircut To Promote On Instagram

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Rhea.S888
Community Member
1 month ago

Probably coz he would burn it

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#49

Googled “Mullet Black Man” And This Came Up, What Is This ?

Googled “Mullet Black Man” And This Came Up, What Is This ?

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
1 month ago

This is "Mullet Black Man". It's what you searched for.

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#50

Maisie Williams At The Met Gala 2022

Maisie Williams At The Met Gala 2022

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October
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Thats a Betty Boop reference and the Met is supposed to be over the top. So this is great.

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