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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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That’s Some F**ky Hair

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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!

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

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Whoever Did It To Em Bogus

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Toothbrush

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Men looking like peacocks strutting in front of ladies not allowed to show their hair....................just saying.

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Fresh Cut Spotted On Bbc Sunday Morning

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1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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This Lady On An Hbo Documentary I Was Watching

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1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Dude Really Picked This Haircut To Promote On Instagram

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

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Maisie Williams At The Met Gala 2022

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1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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