Stage 1: Deciding you want an undercut. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via imgur.com All the cool kids are getting them nowadays! Don't you want to look like Natalie Dormer? Stage 2: Scheduling the appointment. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via mashable.com You're really doing this! The appointment has been made! You can't back out now! Stage 3: Going to the appointment with a friend whose job is to prevent you from chickening out. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Nickelodeon / Via lovingclara.tumblr.com "Maybe I should just go with my normal cut, y'know, I don't know if it'll look goo-no, no you're right, I am a disappointment." Stage 4: Explaining your cut to your stylist and asking for their opinion on it. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Marvel Studios, LLC / Via gif-central.blogspot.com "And so what I basically want is a really fancy bowl cut with the underside shaved. Be honest, do you think that'll look good with my head shape?" Stage 5: Feeling nervous and regretful as they start to shave your hair off in large swathes. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via bdcwire.com Oh god, all your beautiful hair. Your mom is going to be so pissed when she finds out you've shaved it all off. Stage 6: Pre-judging the outcome by the patches of hair that have yet to be styled into a cut. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Mandate Pictures/Point Grey Pictures/IWC Productions / Via adamtopia.com "So are you going to fix that strand on the side, or...Oh, you're not done yet? Oh, okay." Stage 7: Relaxing a little as the stylist reaches a point in the cut that is at least tolerable, if not promising. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC / Via tumblr.com If this turns out to be a mistake, you can at least live with it the way it looks now. It'll only take...months to grow out. Stage 8: Realizing this was a fantastic decision as your stylist reveals your new cut. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Walt Disney Pictures / Via huffingtonpost.com You did it! You're trendy! Don't think about what a pain it'll be to grow out later, think about how cool you look right now. Because you look so flippin' cool. Stage 9: Dazzling everyone with your gorgeous and edgy new look. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Village Roadshow Pictures/VH1 Films / Via tumblr.com Improbably, you've become even cuter than you were before.