What Hair Trends Are You Happy You Skipped?

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Big hair? Ombre and dip-dye? Perms? Brazilian blowouts? Featherlocks? Or how about the half-shaved head?



Like sands through the hourglass, these are the hair trends of our lives… :)

There has to be at least one you’re relieved you didn’t take part in.

For me, I’m thinking about the pixie cut, because there was a time there when almost all the girls I knew chopped their hair into a short pixie ‘do (it was right after Victoria Beckham cut her hair in 2008, if I remember correctly), and while they looked SO CUTE and loved the freedom of not having to fuss with long hair, I’m glad I never took part.

As much I love the look on other people, I don’t think it would have turned out that way for me. My hair is thick and wavy, and it grows like a weed. I would have ended up needing a trim at least once a month, and the growing-out phase would have been a nightmare inside a nightmare inside a horror movie.

Yeah, scary. Because my hair has a mind of its own, and the wavy pattern doesn’t fall gracefully on my head like a Pantene commercial. Instead, my hair haphazardly juts out all over the frickin’ place, and I can only imagine how the in-between phase would’ve looked…

Totally and completely cray.

So, my friend, let’s talk hair today. What hair trends are you happy you skipped?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Laure says:

    I’m kind of annoyed with my hair at the mo, because I’m growing out a side cut. My hair is thick and wavy, so it’s not a very pretty sight.
    But on the other hand, I don’t regret getting the hair cut. It was what I wanted at the time, I re
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    • Laure says:

      (Damn, comment got cut off… :/ Much like my hair… hehe)

      Like I was saying, I don’t regret getting it. It was what I wanted at the time, I really liked it and if I hadn’t done it, I would’ve always wondered. It also proved to myself that I was bold enough to go for an extreme hair cut, even if nobody else was very enthusiastic.

      And like I told everyone when I first got it done, hair grows back!
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  2. Katherine M says:

    I’m also happy that I skipped the pixie trend. I have hair similar to yours (very thick with a wave to it), and the shorter my hair goes, the more unruly and difficult to do anything with it it is. Part of that is from the thickness, the other part is that slight natural wave. My hair does best long with a few layers and maybe some fun long sideswept bangs every now and then. I was never really a slave to trends anyhow…always pretty much done my own thing when it comes to hair, makeup, and clothes. I always laugh at the “trends” because some of the current trends (like when straight leg jeans made a “comeback”) I wore for years and was made fun of in school for wearing them.

  3. Ruchita says:

    Back in the day, I really wanted a perm, but my mom refused to let me get one. In hindsight, I’m glad she did that! I don’t what it would it have done to the quality of my hair. Mother knows best. :-)

  4. hanna says:

    I used to want a perm, and I’m so glad I didn’t do it. Not only would there be a lot of damage to deal with, but curling my hair only takes 20 minutes.
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  5. Solangel says:

    Ombre and pastel colors. It looks fantastic on longer hair, until you realize it’s getting fried! My curly hair is too much of a diva to handle that. But, speaking of pixie cuts, I’m probably going to try one once I lose weight; gotta experience that intense freedom at least once :)

    • Susan S says:

      I’m a good size 22-24, and I totally rock a super-short bleached-out pixie. It looks better on me than any other hairstyle I’ve ever tried. This is with my round baby face and double chin. It really does look amazing. They’re not size restricted! :D

  6. Alison M says:

    I’m so glad mullets and perms never made it my way. And I’m sure I’ll get a lot of stink eye for this, but ombre and dip-dye almost never looks good. There are far too many people out there with hair looking more damaged than trendy, so I’m happy to skip out. However, my hair could use some serious snipping before it can start working a room.
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  7. Amanda says:

    Remember the choppy, flippy bob in the early ‘aughts? I flirted with it briefly, but I’m glad I grew out of it because that style hung on waaay past its prime.

  8. Sylirael says:

    Ditto on the pixie cut! I kind of desperately want one, but my face is just too long for it, I think :-( so I am actually glad I skipped the disaster look!
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  9. Angela says:

    I’m so glad I skipped the Ombre trend! It just looks like you haven’t touched up your roots in about 8 months, and I’ve seen plenty of that with people at Walmart who rock the dirty sweats lol.
    The half shaved head look isn’t too cute, either! Glad I was never tempted by that ;-)

    • Carla N. says:

      Ha, ha; I agree about “ombre” usually just looking like you’ve been in the hospital or the penitentiary, or something, and couldn’t touch up your roots.

  10. It’s still a very fresh trend, but I’m glad I skipped the dip-dye and ombre trend. It’s the kind of thing that’s fun for like a few weeks, but then your just stuck with hair in two different colors or a very unflattering dark/blonde roots effect.
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  11. Danielle says:

    Overall, I typically skip hair trends. The only one I didn’t skip out on were side-swept bangs, which later became annoying when I tried to grow them out.
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  12. Trisha says:

    I’m very glad I never got a perm. Because they were SUPER trendy when I was a pre-teen. It did not look good…
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  13. Erin says:

    How did you get your hair to stand up like Marge’s? LOL
    I passed on the salt spray for a beachy look as my hairdresser said the spray would dry out my already super parched locks. I am glad I did as I can’t imagine having hair any dryer than it already is! I am currently using cleansing conditioner on it and I fear that if things don’t get better quickly, I will be adding it to my list of hair mishaps and mistakes!

    Going back a long ways to the 80′s, of course I am glad I never took part of the rat tail craze. Good lord that was hideous!!

  14. Erin says:

    I’m glad I didn’t get bangs again. I wore them forever, then about 4 years ago, just forgot about them and grew them out. So glad I did, because I have a really round face and showing forehead slims my face down. (I have a tall forehead, but still, I look better without bangs!) Plus bangs take ridiculously long to grow out.

    I don’t think I’ll ever go the ombre route. To me, it just looks like you grew out your highlights!

  15. Maegan Morin says:

    I have to say that I am so happy that i was to young to be affected by the 80′s I think that was time when hair was just bad for everyone lol. And then there was crimping… nuff said.

  16. Majick says:

    I didn’t know I was even sporting a trend until people kept asking me if I “ombreyed” my hair. No dear, I’m just way over due for highlights. LOL

    I’ve had short hair twice in my life and both times was a “not so fine” moment for me. ONce when I was four, my godmother cut my hair so short I looked like a boy – and a boy called me that – talk about devastating, shiz, I still remember like it was yesterday. THey’ll never mistake me for a boy these days hahahahahaha. And, I also cut it short, shaved neck and longer on top – big mistake. I did it in the summer and I couldn’t do ANYthing with it. It was like wearing a hat contstantly – SO hot and not in a good way.

    Now I keep it longer but mess with the color, or braids, and I’ve rocked a feather or two. Usually the feathers are similar in color to my real hair but wtih a pattern so they look like really neat highlights.

  17. fancie says:

    Definitely the feather clips and half shaved head! The shaved look was cute on some ladies but I don’t think I could have pulled it off. The feather extensions were the WORST! Lmao no one looked good in them. That’s one trend that I hope never comes back!
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    • Saffron says:

      Oooh I’m hearing you on both of those – the half shaved thing worked if the remaining half of your hair was meticulously groomed, but otherwise it just had a dirty-college-stoner look.

  18. Kiara says:

    Ombre, I rarely feel like it looks good, and the damage you later get is just a price too high to pay.
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  19. Carla N. says:

    I’m almost 50, and I’ve noticed that many of my peers are coloring their hair either blonde or jet black, in what I assume is an effort to conceal grey.
    All they accomplish is to illustrate that there are worse things than a few grey hairs!
    I am SO skipping that rend.
    As for past trends I’m glad I skipped, I’m glad I passed on the pink, red, blue, and/or green hair thing.
    Going back further, I’m also glad to have skipped the Bo Derek braids thing.
    And the Dorothy Hamill. And the Jennifer Aniston. And the Farrah Fawcett.
    I did have “wings,” back in the early ’80s, but didn’t everyone?

  20. Susan S says:

    The last hair trends I actually followed were back in the ’80s, and mainly at my mother’s insistence. Perms. Damn perms. They looked universally awful, slid out in less than a week, fried my hair, and finally dissolved it and part of my scalp. (My hairdresser warned Mom, but Mom insisted she use the hard-to-perm-hair kind. I was just mad Mom didn’t let me shave it all off.) I had a rattail for a while after that, but I’ve always been boyish.

    But the one I’m glad I avoided? The Jennifer Aniston cut from Friends. That thing was everywhere, and it hardly suited anyone. It hung on WAY too long, too. Ugh.

    I’ll keep my super-short punk-white pixie, thanks. :D

  21. Saffron says:

    My biggest hair regret was giving in to perceived social demands for beauty compliance. I have very thick, curly hair and I loathe how hot it is and can’t stand having it in my face, but I persisted in wearing it long because I felt like I needed to convey femininity in this way, and always had it clipped up off my neck and out of my face. One day I saw a man with a funky short haircut I loved and from that moment on I couldn’t take another day of having long hair – I went out and got it cut just like his. Right now I’m sporting a sort of a wavy Pink ‘do with short buzzed sides and a spiky top. I love it and can’t believe I waited this long in life to cut off my hair! (and it pairs great with my love of wildly over the top eyeglass frames)

  22. Rachel says:

    I’m kind of a hair-devil (hair daredevil, in case it wasn’t glaringly obvious, lol)! I done tonsss of crazy styles and colors, but here is what I’ve skipped (so far): any kind of shaved head (I’m just not that punk/rebellious!), dramatic ombre (unless you count growing out nasty old highlights a natural ombre, in which case yes, I have unintentionally partaken, lol), and super-short pixie (although I have done Rizzo-from-Grease-short, which I would either curl or leave straight, then spike up the front). Being a 90s baby (like born in 1990), I actually managed to skip the really-big-hair days of that decade and years prior, so I guess I’ve never done sky-high hair on the reg! So in spite of all my experimenting, there are definitely styles I’ve skipped/have yet to try. Not to knock any of them- I would like to do an ombre someday, but I’d really have to make it interesting… like my natural color, faded into bubblegum pink or something! And if a day came where I lost a lot of weight, I’d try the pixie, maybe (I am very tall and pear-shaped, so I count on long hair to balance me out on top). And hell, if I ended up becoming a fantasty fiction writer, not to answering to anybody but my publisher/editor, I really might shave half my head! It’s all conditional, you know?

  23. Chelsea says:

    I’ve never dyed or highlighted my hair, but in middle school I wanted brown hair with those terrible 90′s blond highlights like everyone else. I’m glad my parent’s weren’t into that!

    My hair’s been pretty much the same forever – red, shoulder length or longer, sometimes layered, sometimes not.

  24. Madeline Richmond says:

    I’m glad I skipped the feather trend and the half-shaved thing. I have a platinum pixie cut and I adore it.

  25. Alyza Rae says:

    I’ve pretty much done it all: long, medium, short, pixie, and some dying my hair lighter/darker by just a couple shades.
    I definitely am glad that I never did any really severe bleaching. All my friends bleached and then dyed their hair black a few years ago and they still have issues with damage. I’ll try anything, but I don’t want to fry my hair!

    • Alyza Rae says:

      Comment got cut off, but I also half-shaved and once FULL-shaved my head. No regrets about either! =]

      • Noon says:

        I full-shaved mine too this past July, and all the girls at the haircut shop said they were jealous, most days they wished they could cut theirs all off too haha! It really was fun, I wish more people would let themselves experiment. After all–it grows back! No regrets for me either. <3

  26. Noon says:

    lmao sadly I’ve never really “skipped” any because I have a pixie cut…my hair usually isn’t long enough to try anything in the first place!
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  27. Nicole says:

    I just started watching Veronica Mars today (I can thank seeing the movie trailer for that), anywho, I’m glad I didn’t partake in the wispy/razory hair trend circa 2003ish.

    I did, however, get a Brazilian blowout shortly after moving to Melbourne. I was in a vulnerable state when I sat in the chair that day. Wasn’t worth it. And I can’t forget about the perm I got when I was seven, yeesh!
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  28. doroffee says:

    As for trends I like, but glad I didn’t jump on the bandwagon, crazy colors. I have played with the thought of getting dark blue hair all over, but honestly… my plain old dark brown hair… or well, natural colored hair is my style and it suits my personality better than pinks, purples and cherry reds.

    As for trends I never liked and -”- is the half / part shaped hair. I don’t think it’s cool… I find it attention seeking and fake. Not to talk about that how not feminine I think these haircuts are… especially when someone dyes her hair and doesn’t remember to dye the hair on the shaved area (it applies for part-shaved hair, which is not too visible if someone wears their hair down, only when the hair is flowing around). I had a girl whom I worked with, we had to point out to her that uhmmm, your shaved part is dark blond, and your top part is platinum, is it how you want it? And she was like dammit :P.

  29. crystal says:

    Im so thankful my parents refused to let me shave the back underside of my hair like so many girls did in elementary school (ours was a k-8t.I think the time period for me was 8th grade?)altho I still wish they woulda let me do pink streaks@32 id feel kinda silly but I always wanted to be a bit more adventrous @least in theory…right now im growing out a funky peice my 3 &1/2 yr old chopped off while I was sleeping..woke up when my big sewing sissors went *shreush* it took me awhile to find it but once I did I can soo totaly see it..the left bang is gone (I have side swept longish bangs&the left just has a small bit& thats what she cut) so now right abouve my eyebrow I got a cockatoo fluuf.

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