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A Reason to Photograph Your Bad Haircuts

Sometimes, I wonder if there is a secret language of hairstylists. For instance, when you say, "Just an inch off the ends," some hear, "Lose six or seven inches, it depends." There must have been a communication issue this weekend, because when I asked my new stylist to trim the back of my hair, he seemed to have heard, "Nice and mullet-y, please leave it there."

So unfortunately, I have another haircut that looks exactly the same. Seriously, you wouldn't know a pair of shears touched my head. But every cloud in hair care has a silver lining, and this so-so trim gave me a great idea.

When you go to the salon, it's always a good idea to point out photos of hairstyles you like. Doing so helps your stylist see what you're looking for. But here's the twist: From now on, I'm going to bring photos of haircuts I haven't liked. This way, it'll be easy to show the stylist what I don't want. This seems like a good way to get what you're looking for, while visually explaining what you don't love. A win-win situation!

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