Wonky weather patterns, sleepless nights of tossing and turning, or simple lack of time can all contribute to less-than-stellar hair days. But before you default to a topknot, bun, or ponytail, let your slightly askew texture work to your advantage. Learn three cute fixer-upper looks now.
I remember the day well. I was one day shy of turning 18 and decided to visit a well-known salon chain for a "trim." Alas, I got more than I bargained for (I wasn't too far off Agyness Deyn's latest look) and cried before I'd even left the salon. I didn't leave the house on my birthday. Sadly, it wasn't the first time that I'd cried after a cut — that honour goes to a too-tight French plait when I was four — and it wouldn't be the last. And it seems I'm not alone. ShopSmart magazine recently conducted a national telephone poll about hair; interestingly, of the 1,031 women polled, 25 percent admitted to crying after getting a haircut. How many times have you cried after visiting the salon?
What happens when you have a bad hair day? Because, just so you know, if you're a beauty editor and your 'fro is giving you 'tude, crying, refusing to leave the house, completely re-styling and being in a bad mood are all par for the course if our strands weren't playing by the rules. It's true, we all feel SO much better about ourselves when our hair is done, but are your reactions as extreme as ours or are you less affected by bad hair? How do you cope with a bad hair day?
You gotta love Demi Moore and her endless Twittering. How else would one find out why she wasn't at the Golden Globes? As she explained via Twitter, she was "feeling sick and having a bad hair day." A day later, she nursed herself back to health, proclaiming, "Feeling better and the sun is out but my hair is still askew!" (It looks pretty good to me, Dem.) My hair always seems to play up on important days when I simply must leave the house, but you know what they say: the show must go on (in a slicked-back-hair-up kinda way). How about you, has bad hair ever threatened to keep you away from something?