A woman’s unfortunate hair loss has gone viral on TikTok and has been viewed more than 630,000 times.
The video was posted by her daughter April Watson, @aprilwatson51, who says, “So my mom wanted her hair like this, and that’s how it went.”
The video flashes from images of heavily styled women with curly hair to her mother sitting on a couch and looking at her own hair, which is bright blonde and not very natural looking.
TikToker Michael commented “What happened in the super noodles!” while yourastonefox wrote, “I bet she sat there and told the stylist she loved it,” to which Watson replied, “She did it!”
The mother can then be seen taking off the extensions. “Omg is she smoking?” wrote TikToker Terri. “Yeah,” Watson replied, “it was over in 5 minutes.”
A 2021 OnePoll survey of 2,000 American men found that 45 percent had had a bad haircut in the past year and 57 percent hated it so much that they shave it all off.
A bad haircut can take a toll on our confidence, and it’s our hair after all, but why do we have such a hard time telling our hairdresser that we hate their job?
Speak with Good housekeeping magazine, Sarah Merrie, director of education at Hairroin Salon in New York and Los Angeles, said, “Some stylists will have their own vision for you based on your face shape, skin tone, hair texture. But if you’re not comfortable with the direction they lead you, pronounce you.”
Merrie said it’s absolutely right to tell your hairdresser that if you don’t like your hair after the appointment, just use honesty and a little tact.
“If you come across a stubborn stylist who refuses to work with you, talk to a manager right away,” she said.
“The management at a reputable salon will want to know if their stylists are not respecting their clients’ concerns and will do everything they can to ensure they maintain a reputation for excellent customer service.”
It is important to be honest and clear from the start and to communicate effectively what you want. If you’re not sure how to describe exactly what you want, Merrie recommends bringing plenty of inspirational photos to help communicate what you want.
TikToker Angel wrote, “It gives me ramen noodle vibes”, while Danyagray.photography noted, “omg the same thing happened to me, I didn’t even remove it 24 hours later, such a waste of £180 ($200).”
Salama wrote, “The stylist should have told her it was the wrong hair. The installation doesn’t look bad, but they could have added less hair.”
News week has contacted April Watson for comment.