Bad Hairdo's... Don't Try This At Home!

What in the WORLD is this monstrosity?
What in the WORLD is this monstrosity?
A gigantic upside-down "bowl on the head" anyone?
A gigantic upside-down "bowl on the head" anyone?
Shades of Princess Leia... but not quite.
Shades of Princess Leia... but not quite.
I guess if it won't grow on your head, grow it out your ears!
I guess if it won't grow on your head, grow it out your ears!
Anyone else feel like taking a trip to New York?
Anyone else feel like taking a trip to New York?
THIS is what they mean by a "bowl over the head and cut around it" cut!
THIS is what they mean by a "bowl over the head and cut around it" cut! | Source
We used to have FEMALE cashiers at work come to work like this, only they'd dye it shades of bright pink and purple!
We used to have FEMALE cashiers at work come to work like this, only they'd dye it shades of bright pink and purple! | Source
A fan similar to the one that "grabbed" my hair and twisted it into a knotted MESS!
A fan similar to the one that "grabbed" my hair and twisted it into a knotted MESS!

It Is Not Advisable To Try Any Of These At Home ~ And If You Do, Just Don't Say Where You Got The Idea!

Recently, I've come across pictures here on the Internet of "bad hairdo's" and started thinking back... years and years and years ago (ok, so it wasn't THAT long ago) to the very worst hairdo I ever had!

Now, I love my Dad dearly, BUT he is absolutely NOT under ANY circumstances or by any stretch of the imagination a "barber" or "hairstylist." And the WAY my awful haircut came to be was NOT under a normal circumstance. I guess that needs an explanation.

We had gone to a family reunion one summer, and all of us kids were running around, being wild, like we always did when a bunch of us got together. I went into the house to get a drink... and on a table was one of those old fans from the 1960s, one with a very "skimpy" blade guard on it, (just a few big wires) and BIG blades. I had VERY long hair at the time, and I was so proud of how I'd grown it out to the length it was.

Well, you probably guessed what happened next... I leaned over, and my hair went "whirl, whirl, whirl" around the part that turned the blades of the fan! Someone had the wherewithal to unplug it before I was eaten alive by this monstrosity. BUT, my beautiful, long, blonde hair was wrapped around and around this... contraption!

My Dad thinking quickly only of getting me released from this fan, grabbed a scissors and proceeded to give me what goes in my personal record book as the worst hairdo I have ever had! I wish I had a picture... but then, in another way, I am thankful that no one took one! Thankfully, this was in the days before EVERYONE had a camera that was on their cell phone, in their pocket.

This particular haircut was hideous and uneven, but by today's standards, might be considered... "cool" and "punk - emo". SO, I'm wondering if I should bring BACK this "do?"

After looking at some of the hairdo's you can find here on the Internet, maybe that might not be such a bad idea! Surely it HAS to be better than some of these. Ok, so is it just me or does this one guy in the first picture, the one with the gigantic hair look a little like Brad Pitt?? Is there something you're not telling us, Brad? Hmmm?

And what is UP with these two giant "buns" on top of the head? Looks a little like princess Leia from Star Wars... or maybe not! And if you can't grow it on TOP of your head, why not try growing it long and curly out your EARS? I cannot describe how attractive this "do" is! So, I won't even try!

Now, I actually DID see a girl once with the "Statue of Liberty" do, I have no idea why she would have wanted it done that way, but she walked around with it! We've probably all heard of parents trying to save money giving their children home haircuts, and they'd be described as looking like "someone put a BOWL on their head and cut AROUND it."

Now, I admit to cutting my own son's hair for the first few years that they got haircuts, but really, they turned out pretty nice! I had done enough watching several hairstylist's cut hair to at least have a general idea how to do it, and while it wasn't "perfect," I managed to give them some respectable "home " haircuts!

There IS one way to cut your hair at home and save money, and it works especially well for men, or for women with very short hair. My husband even used it for several years, it is called the "Flowbee." It is almost like putting a vacuum cleaner tube on top of your head, to "pull" the hair straight up, then a blade would cut it across. It mimics the way a hairstylist or barber cuts the hair. He actually used it for about five years or so, and probably DID save us a lot of money on haircuts. I would "clean up" the edges for him, give him an outline on the back of his neck after he'd finish with the "Flowbee." It is one product that I MIGHT actually feel ok about endorsing!

Now, he didn't mind using it on himself, and he used to use it on the boys for a while, too. They still have memories (or is that nightmares?) about "Flowbee" haircuts! We laugh about it now, but they were not crazy about that contraption! To this day, they still tease their Dad about some of those old haircuts!

I have to admit, I am glad that in recent years some great changes have been made to table-top fans, in the name of safety. They have much better "blade guards" on them now. I think it would be pretty hard to get even long hair "caught" in them, creating the necessity to have one's hair "cut" to get it out of the fan! But then, what STORIES you would have had, to be able to tell years later about the worst haircut you've ever had!

My advice would have to be, whatever you do, don't try any of these at home ~ unless you really, really want attention... then go ahead! Just don't tell anyone WHERE you got the idea, ok?

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marellen 5 years ago

Kathy, what a funny hub. My daughter once got gum stuck in her hair and didn't tell me until it was to late. She cut that part out and it happened to be her bangs. It sure was funny waiting and waiting for part of her bang to grow back. Thanks for the fun hub.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Sounds like a lot of people experience at least one bad haircut, whether they do it themselves or have it done! ;) I know when my Dad cut mine, it was just to get ME free from that fan! Took a looonnngg time to grow back for sure! :) Glad you liked the hub! :)


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Talia J 5 years ago from Australia

haha great hub! Oh my the photos made me laugh...the woman with the bowl haircut!!!! What the!!!!! hahaha

I cut my sons hair all the time, but luckily for him I am a beautician and have worked next door to hairdressers for 12 years and know the tricks. You poor thing, what a horrible experience!! Girls and their long beautiful hair!!!! He just did what and Father would do, Im pretty sure most Mothers would spend hours untangling it from the fan rather than cut it...oh well!!

Voted Up, Interesting and funnnnny :)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

This hub is so funny and the photos too! The first question that arises is; why? Why would anyone want to look like that? I am sorry to say that we have some people with these kinds of hairdo┬┤s here also but here the "statue of liberty" becomes a "porcupine" instead, reaching from the forehead to the neck:)

Thanks for the fun hub!

Tina


SusieQ42 5 years ago

I worked in a sewing factory years ago and a woman leaned back in her chair to talk to a friend behind her and got her hair caught in her friends sewing machine. It wasn't a fan, but the part where the needle is that caught her hair. She also had to have an instantaneous haircut in front of nearly 50 people who worked nearby! It was a very dangerous accident.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Talia! Your son's lucky his Mom's a beautician!! :)

Glad you liked it! I didn't think it was funny at the time, but now looking back on it, I do! :)


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Tina! And Susie... that did sound dangerous!! So glad the lady you knew that had that accident was ok! Thanks for your thoughtful comments! :)


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Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Hi Kathy ... those haircuts!!!

I used to cut my kids hair when they were little ... my daughter still hasn't forgiven me for making her look like Cleopatra. My son doesn't seem to remember he looked like a pixie, thank goodness.

Fun hub ... thanks.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Angie! Cute stories!!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

LOL! This is first-rate LOL (laugh-out-loud) hub, Ms. Kathy. Hair is our crowning glory. Extreme hair makeover really give others to laugh at with.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thank you travel_man! So glad you like it, it was fun finding the pictures for it, lots of laughs!


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Faceless39 4 years ago from The North Woods, USA

What a fun hub: great photos, and wonderful, witty remarks to go with them.

Voted up, funny, and awesome.


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KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, faceless39! So glad you enjoyed this! :) Thank you for the wonderful votes as well! :)

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