Come prepared to talk about the style you are looking for says Jet from Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego, Ca.
If you hate it, say it! If you are unhappy with a cut, say something to your stylist before you leave the salon. Give him/her the opportunity to get it right. Every stylist wants their clients to leave the salon happy with their look.
If the cut is beyond repair Jet shares some tips to get you through until it grows out:
Even the worst haircuts can be camouflaged with the strategic placement of some cute barrettes or a headband.
Get creative with tools:
If you didn't use a curling iron, flat iron, or diffuser before this maybe now is the time to put them to use. Add some curls with a curling iron or diffuser if your new cut is falling flat or try a flat iron to lengthen curly/wavy hair that has been cut too short.
Use product and experiment:
You can't be afraid of looking different. You may need to try some new products and style your hair in a a new way. If your stylist cut your bang's too short and they are resting on your forehead like a paintbrush simply take cuticle scissors, point the blade upwards toward the sky and take baby snips to the edge of the bang. This will thin the bluntness and reduce the wait of the line. When the ends are slimmer, they are easy to sweep over the softness no matter if they are short or long. Or if you need to give boost to an overall blah cut, try adding a texture cream to add fullness and manageability.
To add length:
Purchase hair wefts. A weft looks like a little curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom. These handy hair extensions are fantastic to help ease your pain and best of all there are temporary so no heat, no glue, just clip it in! I suggest 4 panels: two for the sides, two for the back to create length and volume. The trick to anchoring the wefts is to tease the hair one inch below the area you intend to put the wefts. Next add a little hair spray and clip in.
Try a color trick:
If your stylist has over-layered your hair...or over textured your hair, have your colorist give you the thick hair trick. The bottom layers of the hair are colored 1 1/2 shades darker than the rest. By doing this trick it instantly creates the illusion of depth, so your hair will appear fuller instantly!
If your sides are too short: try pulling them back with barrettes or bobby pins, Jet suggests finding ones that match your hair color. Also, use two bobby pins on each side and crisscross them on top of each other. The crisscross really helps to tackle shorter hair that can be hard to hold back. Place the bobby pins or barrettes on the side of your head, just above your ear and then you can tuck the longer pieces behind your ear, giving a more unified look.