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21 Really Bad Haircuts People Have Actually Gotten

Alternate title: Why You Should Never Let Your Mother Cut Your Hair.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to submit a picture of their worst haircut and yes, the rumors are true, they did! The following are pictures of their actual, undoctored haircuts and the stories behind them.

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"When I wore this shirt and spiked the back of my hair, the kids in middle school used to call me Madame Blueberry, but personally I think I looked more like Kate Gosselin circa 2008." —megg4ed025f3e

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"When I was around 7 I decided it would be a great idea to get straight bangs with my thin, greasy hair. I kept this style for around five years before realizing that, paired with my oval glasses, I looked horrendous." —omgainsley

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"In sixth grade, my mother not only gave me a bad haircut, but also talked me into a horrendous home perm on top of it. My hair had been mostly straight and a little past shoulder-length just three days prior to picture-day at school. Mom decided we needed to trim the dead ends off first before we did the home perm so that we didn't fry it and this was the result." —deederbobber

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"When I was 18, I went to the mall to get my hair cut because I wanted to look like Zooey Deschanel with bangs. The hairstylist who cut it didn't like that I was asking questions about how she was cutting my hair so she completely did a hack job. The bangs in the middle of my forehead were shorter than the rest and I had a mullet. The manager of the salon tried to fix it but it was lost cause . I also still had to pay $42 even though I begged for a refund." —hannahrosep46c525402

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"I wanted to transform my 'I want to talk to the manager' mom pixie cut into a youthful Miley Cyrus long-on-top short-on-the-sides-look. My stylist was so caught up in talking about herself, I think she forgot she was buzzing my head. My freshman year of college began a couple weeks later." —clarissac3

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"I'm the one in back. When I was 15, I wanted to try something 'edgy', so I went to the salon and told them to give me bangs that looked stringy and all different lengths. What the fuck was I thinking?!" —kirstenz482c59907

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