14 Hair Extensions Gone Terribly Wrong
Hair extensions are a staple for many women. When done right, extensions can look flawless. When done wrong, things go really, really bad. These women learned the hard way that hair extensions are not easily applied at home. You’ll be ready to schedule a hair appointment after seeing these 15 fails.
14. We Can See Your Clips
This poor girl was caught on the escalator with her clips showing! Remember, girls, people will see your hair from all angles! It’s probably a good idea to grab a mirror and check all sides of your hair before hitting the mall, or get a friend to make sure those clips are properly hidden! You know the saying: if you’re going to do something, do it right. This girl could have saved herself a little embarrassment by getting those tracks checked! At least she will remain anonymous to her hair extension fail, luckily. But take it as a lesson learned: you don’t want your hair clips to show while you’re out and about! You never know who will be there with their camera ready…
13. Like A Mullet
What in the world is going on here?! Her short hair paired with long extensions gives the impression of a mullet. A very trashy mullet. I mean, mullets haven’t even been in style in years! There’s no way she looked in the mirror and thought “yup, this looks hot!” Ladies, don’t be like this girl when it comes to placing your own extensions! I’m assuming you’re trying to make your locks look better, not worse. I would recommend she repair her natural hair before risking more damage with extensions as well. In case you aren’t aware, hair extensions can cause damage to your natural hair, ladies! You can check with any professional stylist about which type of extensions would be best for your hair type and purposes.
12. Lindsay Lohan
The girl has enough problems without adding her hair to the list. So many tiny bands, so little hair! Glue-in extensions are a great way to add volume to your hair, but at what cost?! Obviously, when not applied correctly or cared for, the bands become visible and not at all attractive. You would think with all her money and fame, she could at least keep her hair on point! But maybe her extensions are another casualty of her party girl ways. At least the color matches and blends in, right?! I don’t know about you, but I would much rather see Lindsay going natural. We miss her Disney days and want to see everyone’s favorite redhead getting her career back on track! No pun intended.
11. Poor Taste
This lady added some long extensions that obviously didn’t blend in with her real hair, which is kind of important. Don’t you agree? I personally think her natural length is cute and stylish, and the extensions were not necessary. At all. It’s hard to imagine the look she was going for with these skimpy extensions, and it’s also hard to believe her family let her leave the house like that! Talk about an ‘oops!’ A major oops that now has photo proof of occurring. Let’s hope she doesn’t make this hair extension fail again! And ladies, this is an easy fail to avoid if you seek the right advice when applying extensions. Or, you know, have a friend double check your work before hitting the town.
This hurts to look at, it’s so bad! She may need to just shave her head and try again. It’s hard to tell where the extensions start and her real hair ends, but at this point I don’t think it matters. There are so many layers going on here that there’s no way she didn’t notice how crazy it looks! And it is totally crazy. She may want to visit her hair stylist and get a bob trim to even up those layers. I would also recommend skipping the hair extensions for now. Take note of this one, girls. It’s an absolute what not to do when cutting your hair and adding extensions. Yikes! I’m assuming she learned her lesson, though, at least I hope.
9. High School Hair
As if high school wasn’t tough already, this student decided to add one clip-in extension to her blonde hair. It’s like she didn’t even try to blend it in properly. Sigh. I’m sure just one extension adds some volume and dimension when properly placed, but this one falls short. Very short. Maybe she was running late to class and hurriedly styled her hair? There has to be some explanation for this epic fail! Hopefully this girl realized her hair no-no before lunch period. Either way, this proves sometimes hair extensions are a job better left to the professionals. It may be costly, but it’s worth every penny if it saves you from having a bad hair day such as this one!
8. Fly Away
You shouldn’t hate the wind just because you have extensions. Well, not if they’re done right. These ones clearly aren’t as the wind exposes the separation between real hair and the extensions. Not cute! Of course, someone just happened to have their camera ready as this poor woman was subjected to a bad hair day. However, it means another photo op of what not to do when applying extensions. The colors don’t even match, and thanks to the wind, that fact becomes all too apparent. Seriously, don’t live in fear of the weather because of improper or shoddy hair extensions! But then again, even the best applied extensions may not stand the test of Mother Nature! She’s not always a girl’s best friend, you know.
7. Britney Spears
We all know Britney is Pop Princess, but she didn’t need to make a crown out of her extensions. And what a not-so-pretty crown it is. I’m thinking this photo was snapped during her ‘off season’ and not during her beautiful and fashionable come back. We can all forgive Brit for this little hair fail, after all, it’s not even close to her worst! Perhaps she didn’t anticipate people getting a look at the top of her head, but we’ve already learned to check the extensions from all angles, right girls?! Hopefully Brit got some better styling tips after this photo fail went public. She does seem to be slaying these days! It’s okay, Britney, we still love you and your fierce fashion.
I can see why this girl wanted extensions, but they don’t really work unless properly done. They only make her hair look worse, but it’s the effort that counts, right? Maybe her hairdresser can give her some professional pointers in her next attempt at adding some volume to her hair. I think it’s the least they could do to help a girl out! But take note of what bleach and heat can do to your hair. I’d say this girl has seen better hair days, but extensions may not be the answer she needs. Lay off the heat styling for a bit and invest in some vitamins to get your hair looking its best, and not cheap extensions! Hopefully one of her friends finally spoke up and gave her some similar advice.
5. Just The Bangs, Please
This is bad on so many levels. The color makes it obvious that it’s not her real hair… not to mention that awful clip line. The red is a fun color, but maybe as highlights and not just bangs. I like to think this photo was taken during the styling job and not as a finished look photo. I’m sure her hairdresser knew better than to let her leave looking like that! Maybe they were just trying the color on to see how it looks? We need an explanation here! Please, tell me this isn’t really how this girl was walking around! We may never know the full story, but at least it’s another example of a hair extension no-no to learn from, ladies.
4. Didn’t Even Try
This title could go to the girl in no. 5, but I think this one wins it with her effortless look. She must not have liked her short hairdo judging by the looks of this ‘extension’ attempt. It appears she used a binder ring to attach a pony tail to her head. Seriously, there’s nothing cute about this hair style. If you can even call it that. It’s awkward and actually kind of gross, like a dead animal hanging from her head. I wonder how she even came up with this design idea, and I hope she didn’t pay for it! It may just have won an award for worst hairstyle ever. I think it goes without saying that this is one hair extension look you may want to skip on trying.
3. On Top
I think the Instagram caption says it all: “we guarantee you won’t see your extensions!” Unlike this lady who gave it a nice try, but that’s not how extensions work. Not at all. She gives literal meaning to the term ‘clip in,’ and in a bad way at that. Maybe she honestly thought she was properly placing her extensions and nobody dared to correct her? Who knows, she may be on to a new trend here! I mean, this looks way easier than actually blending extensions in with your natural hair. It’s probably way faster and painless, too! What do you think, girls, is this a new go-to look? I can only imagine your scoffing at this idea, and you’re probably right. It’s quite hideous to be honest.
2. Britney Take Two
This is scary bad. Does she not even have any hair of her own to cover those extensions? And ugh, let’s not fail to mention those scraggly pieces falling over her ear. It’s like all her hair was ripped out during the process and all she is left with is her extensions glued to her scalp. The fact you can even see her scalp is mildly concerning. Isn’t the whole point of hair extensions to add volume and length? In this case, they make her hair look thin and wispy. Not cute, Brit, not cute. We forgave her hair extension fail one time already, but can we overlook this second blunder? I’m starting to think the Pop Princess needs to hire a new glam team, or at least watch a few how-to Youtube videos before attempting this look ever again.
1. Good Advice, Bad Hairstyle
It doesn’t matter what the extension is made from if it doesn’t even blend naturally in the first place. This girl is obviously too excited about her new hair to admit how awful it looks. I personally don’t think she even needs the extensions to begin with— her hair already looks naturally full and voluminous! I will give her and her stylist props for at least color matching her new locks to her own hair. That’s apparently something that’s hard to do according to the other photos in this list! What do you think, girls, are hair extensions worth it? We’ve seen a lot of fails, but yet extensions are still overly popular. If done correctly, extensions can change your whole look for the better! And if not done right, well, you’ve seen the results.
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