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50 Women's Hairstyles to Ditch This Year

Crimped Hair

Crimped Hair

Crimped hair didn't even look good in the '90s, so what makes us think it'll work out for us now? No adult should be caught dead in this trend when it cropped up during the same decade as butterfly pins. We'll allow teenagers to dominate the crimping-iron market once they figure out that they can style their hair with hot tools, but that's it. Not to mention, crimping irons can damage your hair quite a bit. 

Heat can majorly damage your hair—so if you’re going to put heat on it, let it be the heat of a hairdryer, straighter, or curler—not a crimper. We all know that whenever you use heat, some sort of heat protection spray should be used beforehand. There are some modernized hairstyles that implement crimping in a way that isn't utterly horrific, like Kim Kardashian's stylist. But for us normies, lets stick to our curling irons for now. 

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Frizzy Waves

Frizzy Waves

Waves have had a big year, which we love! The bigger, the better, right? Unfortunately, the trend is accompanied by one that's not quite as pleasing to look at... frizz. The frizzy trend has got to go! Isn't there an entire market of anti-frizz spray and similar products to avoid this disastrous look? There’s nothing wrong with low-maintenance hair, but some curl cream and argan oil can be a simple solution this coming year!

Once you calm down the frizz, you can embrace your new and improved hair. It will be softer, sleeker, and easier to manage. Going frizz-free is easier said than done, and curly-hair girls everywhere are probably rolling their eyes at us. Even those with pin-straight hair deal with frizz during those uncomfortably humid summers. A combination of sulfate-free shampoo, hair moistuizer, and oil infused cream can make your curls bouncy without the baby hairs floundering around. 

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Top Knots

Top Knots

Remember when the red carpet was dominated with the same Kardashian-chic top knots? Oh, wait, that's still happening today! Originality really is dead. Women who pile their hair on top of their heads know that hair doesn’t actually contribute to their height, right? Perhaps not. This style can make you feel a little taller, but when the trade-off looks like you’re a citizen from Whoville, is it really worth it? 

And let's not forget how painful these tight hairstyles can be. Some are so uncomfortable that they trigger terrible headaches! Instead of wearing your hair in a tight top knot, try pulling your hair back into a loose, low ponytail, especially if you're prone to migranes. It will cause less stress on your hair and keep your hair out of your face for the day. 

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Pink-Copper Hues

Pink-Copper Hues

Bright pink copper hair has popped up on our Instagram feeds a couple times, but this color choice tends to look like rose gold’s ugly stepsister. If rose gold is classy and sophisticated, pink copper is tasteless and tacky. Stick with the classy and sophisticated this year! Not to mention the terrible shadow roots that clash with the color.

We still aren’t even sure why this was a trendy hairstyle in the first place. No shade against those who love pink, but there are so many types and colors of dye that complement various skin tones. Even better, stick with a more traditional hair color this year—you’ll thank us later.

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Super Long Locks

Super Long Locks

There's a point that you have to cut your hair. Long hair is heavy and difficult to keep clean. Plus, there's a certain point where it goes from looking beautiful to reminding people of the crazy cat lady.  Having the cats is A-okay; the more cats, the better! But when there's a ton of cats and you have crazy hair, that's when things gets weird. 

Try a shorter, bouncier haircut instead. Not only will your hair feel healthier, but it will also look healthier. But like getting rid of frizz, just chopping of years worth of growth isn't as simple as it sounds. When you take care of your hair for so long, it becomes a sort of crutch for your personality. The emotional attachment is difficult to break, but there's a reason why people love to chop some bangs after a break up. Change is liberating!

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Dark Roots

Dark Roots

Instead of trying to cover roots up, more women started embracing them. This style is low-maintenance, but it has the major downside of making you look like you’re too lazy to hit the salon. Roots will never be attractive, period. There's some wiggle room if you have a natural dye coloring your hair, but if you head is a disco ball and some dark brown roots are growing in, that needs to be addressed ASAP, whether with some bleach or scissors. 

Okay, scissors might be a little dramatic, but that shows how serious we are about this. If you’re needing to hide your dark roots but don’t have time to go to the salon for a full dye, try using a root powder to keep your roots in check. Even powder makeup can serve as a quick fix for a picture or trip outside for the day. 

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Bouffants

Bouffants

Modern twists on the classic bouffant style look absolutely amazing, no doubt. But the time and effort it takes to achieve such a look just aren’t worth the work. Make this the year of hassle-free hair! Anything that uses an ungodly amoung of hairspray, more bobby pins than should be legal, and teasing your hair on the verge of permanent damage can never be considered "hassle free." 

The bouffant really is a more formal hairdo, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals. If you have the time for it, go ahead, but in the name of all things holy, keep it modern and subdued. When the fake bump on the back of your head resembles a swollen basketball, no matter how "well" it's done, you're not going to be taken seriously. 

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"The Rachel"

"The Rachel"

“The Rachel” was one of the most iconic haircuts of the '90s, and a few celebs attempted to bring it back this year. Unfortunately, this cut represents the worst trends in '90s hair. Everyone regretted it and continues to regret it. We can acknowledge that something's iconic but not bring it back, like belly button rings. Can't we stick to chokers and denim jackets this year?

If you're desparate for some layers, ask you hair stylist what the best cut for your face shape and dye for your skin tone. Taking inspiration from celebrities or fictional characters is fine, great even! Unfortunately, the concept "one size fits all" is an egregious lie. Because this Friends-inspired haircut is no longer trendy, it’s time to ditch it and find another TV character to inspire our new beauty and hair trends. 

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Pompadours

Pompadours

Refer back to our comments on the bouffant and keep those in mind. Don't get us wrong, we love a good pompadour. In fact, it's a great way to make your hair look more voluminous. That being said, let's stop with this oversized pompadour look. They phased out for a reason, and there's absolutely no reason to bring them back. It honestly doesn't look that good on anyone. 

Flatter, more subdued hairstyles are becoming trendy, including the chic bob. They’re way more flattering, feasible, and fun.You know it's a good style when it can be described with alliteration. English lesson aside, taller hairstyles might give you some height, but it draws attention away from your face, which usually gives an undesirable effect and can even be overwhelming to the eye. Leave the towering bouffants and pompadours for the red carpet. 

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High Ponytails

High Ponytails

Along the worst ponytails are the high, top ponytails. First, we don't really get how it doesn't just hang in your face. Why not just cut some bangs? Second, it doesn't look good on many people for the same reasons as the bouffant and pompadour phenomena. Finally, it pulls your hair pretty tight which could cause damage. Hair loss is already a natural consequence of aging; better to avoid exacerbating things while you're young! 

That being said, it’s time to let your hair down—literally. Don’t let that high ponytail damage your hair, obstruct your vision, or distract people from your beautiful, shining face. The eyes are the window to the soul, but high ponytails are the shutters blocking entry.  Not a perfect metaphor, but you get the point. 

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Wet Hair

Wet Hair

The wet hair trend had a big moment last year, but more and more, people are starting to realize that it looks more sloppy than chic. Let’s make a deal: choose whatever hairstyle you want as long as it’s dry, okay? The only time it makes sense is at the pool. Or the beach. Or the lake. You know, water-related activities. 

The time you’ll save by styling your hair without water or heavy hair products will change your life. The occassional bad hair day will crop up and you'll show up to work with a dripping messy bun. It happens. But the intentional slicking of strands to make you look like you just finished showering in the girls locker room after varsity volleyball practice isn't a "look." 

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Perms

Perms

What's the deal with poodle perms? The tightly, wrapped ringlets look unbecoming (we're reminded of a Chia Pet) and can cause damage to your hair. After a poodle perm, your hair is weaker, dull, and dried out. We're not criticizing those with natural curls because that's an entirely different matter. They were born with it so they can rock it well. 

Remember that it’s not 1985 anymore (thank goodness), which means it’s officially time to say goodbye to perms. They’re not a good idea so avoid them at all costs, no matter what those "hair experts" on Facebook say about the top trends of the season. Your hair will be so damaged afterward, and for what? Some mediocre curls that don't fit your face shape? Too bad you can't return it... 

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Long in the Front, Short in the Back

Long in the Front, Short in the Back

Thanks to internet memes, this will forever be known as the “I want to speak to a manager” haircut. But even if you ignore its bad reputation, this style doesn’t look fresh or modern at all. It looks like the countermovement to the "business in the front, party in the back" mantra for the infamous country-boy mullet. Neither party is very successful, to say the least. 

It’s a super outdated cut that should be left in the early 2000s. If you want to rock a pixie cut, make sure your bangs are shorter than the rest of the cut. They can be super cute and flattering, especially for those with heart shaped and round faces. Plus, the "bangs" on this asymmetrical cut isn't practical at all for busy mornings. The layers have to be cut just right and styled with expensive products to look "right."

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Tight Braids

Tight Braids

This entry is on the list because it's just bad for your hair! Even if it looks good, super tight braids can lead to breakage and thinning if you don't have a specific hair type to support the close-knit weaving. If you want to braid your hair and it's pretty thin, it's best to go with a loose braid. Loose braids are quick and generally more simple than the ones you see on Instagram or wrapped around the heads of celebrities. 

Loose three-strand braids, french braids, fishtail braids, and waterfall braids are all trendy alternatives to tight braids. We've already been over how tight hairstyles can cause headaches and breakage, but we want to reiterate just how much long-term damage can occur from improper hairstyles. Always do the proper research before attempting hairstyles that are out of the ordinary. When in doubt, go to the stylist and get their expertise on the situation. 

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Repetitive Ponytails

Repetitive Ponytails

We don't hate ponytails. The issue is when you wear the same slick, pulled back ponytail every day. It's convenient, sure, but it can lead to serious damage.  How many times do we have to say this? It pulls at your hair and can hurt the hair follicle and, over time, you may notice thinning, breakage, and split ends. 

Don’t get us wrong, ponytails are fine every now and then, but try to wear your hair down the majority of the time. It’s so much better for your locks. It'll prevent the annoying breakage that forces you to spend more money on repairing hair products, extentsion, oil, and even wigs. Your personality shouldn't be tied directly to one hairstyle or you'll be a static character from cartoons come to life. 

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Neon Streaks

Neon Streaks

If you wanted a bold pop of color without dyeing your whole head, you probably went for neon streaks. While this style looks right at home at Lollapalooza, it doesn’t work out quite as well in the real world. We love originality and pops of color, but there's a time and place for everything. If your industry is makeup, hair, artistic pursuit, et cetera, then do what you want. But for the rest of us, the privilege of multicolored hair isn't available. 

So, just don’t. If you’re a fan of bold hues, reinvent your wardrobe, not your hairstyle. Keep your hair neutral for your own sake—and for the sake of your wallet. Not only is it expensive, but the upkeep is nearly constant. Think of your roots and you'll decide that a full head of rainbow color just isn't worth the blood, sweat, or inevitable tears. 

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Half Up, Half Down

Half Up, Half Down

The half bun became a popular look for fashion bloggers and most other social media natives. Of course, it looks fine on those with a thick, voluminous hair type. Unfortunately, when you have thin, stringy hair, this style is a disaster waiting to happen. Not only will it expose the thin spots around the hairline and around the crown, but it's so overdone in the media that it's almost a non-hairstyle at this point. 

Just know that this hairstyle was merely a trend, not an iconic hairstyle to mimic for years to come. It's already been mimicked 200 times over. It rarely looks good without a ton of product to make it textured, shiny, anti-frizz, curly but not too curly, voluminous... need we go on? Rolling out of bed and plopping half of your hair up in a bun doesn't do the trick. 

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Asymmetrical Haircuts

Asymmetrical Haircuts

Asymmetrical haircuts once looked good -- once. They no longer look that great because they look like the stylist attacked your hair with scissors and you lost badly. With the rise of middle parts into mainstream trends thanks to Gen Z, symmetry is reigning supreme. Everyone says that symmetrical faces look more beautiful, so why did we think asymmetrical hair would work out?

Instead of getting an asymmetrical haircut and looking like a ‘90s punk rocker, only allow your stylist to cut your hair bluntly or into layers. Focusing on the face is a new standard for beauty, working in tandem with fashion trends like dressing in monochrome colors. Draw attention to the eyes with mascara and eyeshadow, tame your hair with some spray, and you're good to go. 

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Micro-Bangs

Micro-Bangs

Super-short bangs made a comeback this year, but we hope this trend will fall out of favor this year. It’s not a particularly flattering look for most people, so don't be afraid to give it a hard pass. But you don't have to go with crazy-long bangs either, though. It's all about striking a good balance. 

Let your go-to stylist help you find the perfect length. They’ll make sure your bangs are neither too short nor too long. When bangs are close to grazing your widow's peak, stop and think about what you're doing. Honestly ask yourself if you look like a trendy model or a kid who found the scissors again... We think you know the answer.

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Buzz Cuts

Buzz Cuts

Buzz cuts may feel cool and wonderful in the summer, but they will leave your head freezing in the winter! You'll cover it up with a beanie all season, so what's even the point? Cut the fuss and stick with a look that works year round. Otherwise, you'll have a hard time forgiving yourself. 

Unless you’re one of the very few women who can pull off this buzzed haircut, play it safe and try a short pixie cut first. "Go big or go home" can be motivational to those who're scared of making a change, but life is all about balance, right? So don't take it too far by chopping two feet of growth in one go. That experience can be way more traumatizing than you may expect.

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Voluminous Buns

Voluminous Buns

A bun is a great “bad hair day” style, but one of the biggest bun trends from last year is far from chic. Some people have taken the bun a little further by adding a ridiculous amount of volume, which makes it look like they have a small animal on their head. Soon you'll get friends telling you, "I didn't know you had a hamster!"

As we say goodbye to volumized buns chock-full of bobby pins and hairspray, we say hello to pretty, delicate ballet buns. These are smaller buns that are worn near the nape of the neck and don't distract from the rest of your meticulously planned-out outfit. Style with some light texturizing spray and some cute wispy bangs for a chic, modern look.

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Eye-Skimming Bangs

Eye-Skimming Bangs

We’re not really sure how eye-skimming bangs made their way back into mainstream culture, but it’s time for them to go! How is that comfortable, or even safe? Everyone knows how uncomfortable it is to have the tips of your bangs getting in your eyes. Plus, you can’t show off your killer brows! Brows frame the face to (you guessed it) draw attention to your eyes and make you appear more beautiful.

Hiding your eyebrows defeats their purpose if your bangs aren't flattering enough to take up the job of the brows. If you want to try longer bangs, experiment with curtain bangs. They typically part down the middle and are swept over both sides of your face. Talk about good framing! And don't get us started on choppy, uneven bangs like Zendaya's in this picture. What about that is chic?

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Mullets

Mullets

Past, present, or future--there is never a good year to be rocking a mullet. So-called modern mullets are just repurposed '70s shag cuts with a slight mullet twist. That's not a true country mullet, which proves that the OG mullet isn't worthy of coming back in it's purest form (if we can call such a cursed haircut "pure").

That being said, you obviously should avoid them at all costs. And if a family member or friend even mentions the possibility of getting the mullet or recommending one, set them straight immediately. It's not their fault that they were caught in the grasp of curiosity, but they're still responsible for the damage their blasphemous words can cause.

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Slicked-Back Bobs

Slicked-Back Bobs

Bobs and lobs were the two biggest haircuts last year, and we love them… mostly! Pretty much our only qualm is with the slicked-back bob. This style tends to look dated, greasy, and uptight. Plus, it calls us back to the "wet look" trend that Kim K. unfortunately made mainstream fasthion. Let your bob roam free next year!

Keeping your bob loose and unruly will majorly update your look. It’s the playful version of the slicked-back bob, takes significantly less time to style, and is on trend for the upcoming seasons. Middle parts and texturized looks are at the top of the haircut leaderboards, which are perfeclty achievable with the right bob. Do some quick research on what kind of short cut will complement your face shape, and you're set!

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Rainbow Hues

Rainbow Hues

Over the last few years, many celebrities have dyed their hair an unusual color. While we understand that shades of blonde, brown, and red can get boring, definitely think before committing to a bold new hue. Like we've said time and time again, do your research or suffer the consequences. Mis-matched hair colors that don't meld with your skin tone, root color, hair cut, or makeup preferences is a recipe for a trip back to the salon to fix the mess you've made.

You may love the look of Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, or Bella Thorne's locks, but looking to the rainbow for inspiration isn't always the best option. Celebrities have access to the best stylists in the world and usually opt for temporary wigs instead of actually dyeing their locks. They don't wanna risk the damage and they have the funds to avoid it. Unfortunately, that's not a common reality.

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Glittery Hair

Glittery Hair

Remember the monstrosity that was the "glitter beards" trend that took over social media around Christmas time a few years back? Why is the combination of glitter and hair ever a trend? Glitter in your hair looks childish and makes us think about kids who got into the art supplies. Not to mention, the glue required to make the glitter stick is nearly impossible to get out.  

If you’re wanting to add a little sparkle, invest in a pack of studded barrettes. Between pearls, rhinestones, and tortoiseshell, there are numerous hair accessory options. Gold accessories are perfect for summer, and neutral pearls for the colder months.  If you're still intrigued by glitter, get some sparkly eyeshadow. Be careful! If you drop a pack of glitter on the floor, that stuff ain't ever going away. 

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Space Buns

Space Buns

Khloe Kardashian and Miley Cyrus popularized space buns (most likely inspired by afro puffs), and they did look kind of cute in their Instagram posts and on tour, but the look doesn't quite fit their hair types. Also, in real life, space buns tend to look immature on thin hair or unmaintained hair. So, please don’t try rocking this style to your next business meeting unless you know what you're doing.

They’re usually not professional and definitely should not be worn on a regular basis. They’re only acceptable for themed parties and events if you're dressed like an alien or Princess Leia from Star Wars. All we're saying is to check your privilege. If you don't have the hair to rock it, better not try to cop it. 

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Bowl Cuts

Bowl Cuts

Somehow bowl cuts came back, and we're honestly baffled by it. Just like mullets, bowl cuts didn't look good when they first popped up, but someone decided that it was worth bringing back. It only gets worse if you pair it with super short bangs, and you already know what we think about those... 

Our advice to you is this—just don’t. Bowl cuts will never be a good idea. Choose a haircut that is universally flattering. They've been the butt of jokes for years — decades, even. This isn't an underdog moment that finally gets it's time in the spotlight. Sorry, not sorry, but there's not one face shape that can maintain this hairstyle past the one-time photoshoot.

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Undershaves

Undershaves

At one time, the undershave looked cool and punk rock. But at this point, so many stars, celebrities, and everyday people have sported it that it’s begun to lose its edge. Rihanna and Miley Cyrus made the style a wildfire phenomenon, but think about how painful that growing-out process will be. The "awkward stage" is very real and shouldn't be challenged because it can always get worse. 

There are plenty of other bold hairstyles to try before majorly transforming your hair. Don’t shave any part of your head without talking to a stylist first (obviously) unless you want to suffer a terrible Britney 2007 moment. But Britney actually didn't look that bad. Us? Better to not tempt fate...

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Grey Dye

Grey Dye

There’s nothing wrong with going grey. In fact, we have plenty of advice and encouragement to offer for those wanting to make the transition as smooth as possible. But dyeing your hair that color just seems like a waste. What's the point? Be patient and mother nature will do the work for you. So many colors to choose from... and you picked grey? Uhm, okay?

An alternative to the dyed grey trend is to dye your hair a light blonde hue. It’s fresh, fun, and way easier to maintain. Also, time spent out in the sun will naturally lighten your locks, so upkeep will primarily focus on the roots. Needless to say, the going-grey trend among Millennials was a weirdly distasteful fad that most of us probably scoff at now. 

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Blunt Bob

Blunt Bob

With everyone having been on lockdown, there's just no excuse for anyone's hair to be this straight. The blunt bob is one of the most unnatural-looking hairstyles out there and really has no place unless you are a model doing a cover photo.  It's too straight and too in your face, to put it bluntly.

The blunt bob hairstyle is certainly popular with celebrities like Emilia Clarke and Khloe Kardashian but it’s the quintessential rich person hairstyle that really screams, I spent a lot of money to make my hair look like this. Good for you, but we don't care. Some of us are just trying to get to work on time.

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Lazy Buns

Lazy Buns

Lazy buns are out now, sorry. They were fine during lockdown when you wanted to get your hair up real quick and style have it look somewhat nice as you went to the store for your essentials, but the bun is just not going to cut it now. If you are going to do a bun, just do a bun.

No more half measures. A real bun that you put some time into is really sure to impress and give you the confidence you are looking for to get through the day. A lazy bun just says, well, at least I tried. Not that you have to go all out with a pristine bun every time, but it you need a lazy way to put your hair back, just stick with the ponytail.

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Shoulder-Length Bobs

Shoulder-Length Bobs

Should-length bobs are a bit much. They are just at the threshold for being a little too long to look like an intentional bob. If anything, they just look like you need a haircut and which COVID mandates being pulled back and shots distributed, there's no excuse not to get a haircut if you need it.

Selena Gomez is one celebrity who has famously sported a shoulder-length bob but on anyone older than their 20s, it just doesn't look quite right. If you want to look totally basic, a shoulder-length bob should help you achieve that but otherwise, go for something more interesting.

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Finger-Wave Bob

Finger-Wave Bob

The finger-wave bob is absolutely the perfect haircut for the '20s - the 1920s that is. But just because we are in the 2020 decade now, doesn't mean that we have to go back to hairstyles from 100 years ago. This hairstyle is totally out of place for anyone that isn't walking the red carpet.

The finger-wave bob requires a ton of prep work and maintenance to get just right. Nobody's hair naturally waves like that and pinning it just right takes some effort. Sure, if you are going to go to a '20s theme costume party, go for it but ain't nobody got like for that in the morning or even before a date.  

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Beehive

Beehive

The beehive has to be one of the worst hairstyles of the 20th century and it doesn't look any better now. This old '60s hairstyle is totally ridiculous and doesn't belong in any time period, let alone in a contemporary setting. We are just saying that nobody needs to have hair that big.

Even if you go for something more subtle and less Marge Simpson-y, you are bound to look out of place. How this even became a look is beyond us. Honestly, it just looks like you are hiding a strangely shaped head which makes us wonder what Marge would look like with a shaved head.

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Feathered Flip

Feathered Flip

The feathered flip is a totally '70s Farrah Fawcett look that's totally going to make you look older by sporting it now. It's yet another totally outdated and ridiculous hairstyle that requires a little too much maintenance just to look like you are from a '70s television show.

If you have long, wavy hair, there totally other hairstyles you could try that will make you look like a million bucks. The truth is that this hairstyle is now just for people in Hollywood clinging to their youth that have forgotten that Farrah Fawcett has been dead for over 10 years now. There's no repeating the past.

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Mohawks

Mohawks

Holy cultural appropriation, Batman! For the love of all things holy and good, can people stop sporting the mohawk? This hairstyle has no business in today's world other than with people who are looking to be as edgy as possible and probably never get a job, ever. Unless you are Native American, you have no business with a mohawk.

The hairstyle name comes from the Mohawk nation, part of the Iroquois confederacy of native Americans. Then, they all sported mohawk-like haircuts and now that’s turned into the ridiculous hairstyle with super long, dyed and gelled-up hair that is a total mockery of the original hairstyle. The punk scene needs to find a new style.

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Pigtails

Pigtails

Pigtails are fine if you are under the age of 12 but for everyone older than that, it starts to get weird. Every adult sporting pigtails looks like they are trying to look a heck of a lot younger. It can look either totally ridiculous or really awkward, depending on the person.

Sure, if you are around the house, there's nothing wrong with you putting your hair up any which way you like. But pigtails on adults is a totally dated look from the '90s and before that, the '60s. Most grown women can't pull it off without looking childish as that's how most people view the hairstyle – like it or not.

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Big Bangs

Big Bangs

There's a point at which bangs are just too long and that's where they are going past your eyebrows or even dangling in front of your eyes like a shaggy dog. You know what's cooler than bangs? Being able to see where you are doing. Big bangs are totally out, so give them a trim!

Unless you like brushing your hair out of your eyes every five seconds, there's nothing practical about having big bangs either. Why feel the need to hide the fact that you have a forehead? Its not a flaw. And if you really feel like you need bangs, you can go for something more subtle than having them take up half your head.

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New Wave Haircut

New Wave Haircut

Unless you are Pink, and maybe even she could use a new haircut at this point, the new wave haircut is not cool anymore. It was a totally '80s Flock of Seagulls thing that has somehow made a comeback in the modern music scene, particularly with artists like Pink and anyone trying to be like Pink.

The new wave haircut has been around far too long for it to even be called new anymore. At this point, it's better to just get an old wave and call it a day. There is only one Pink and if everyone had hair like Pink, then Pink wouldn't have the hair she has. Something to think about.

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Spiky Hair

Spiky Hair

Just as outdated at the new wave cut is spiky hair. This was totally a big thing for '80s punk rockers and the far less hardcore '90s rockers and pop stars for whatever reason, but spikes are no longer cool, and its time to stop trying to bring the look back.

Who in their right mind even wants to put that much product in their hair? It's not comfortable, and after a while, it just gets kind of itchy. There are more practical hairstyles for women that will still make you look as hardcore as you'd like. Miley Cyrus isn't necessarily the best role model. Just saying.

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Short Nape Haircut

Short Nape Haircut

The short nape haircut is another totally '80s hairdo that has made a comeback in recent years. Probably has to do with all the '80s nostalgia that has cropped up but nevertheless, not everything about the '80s was good. If you are sporting one of these short nape haircuts, start growing your hair back now.

The short nape haircut has a buzzed look in the back and looks like it gets progressively longer towards the front. It's totally intentional but it just looks like a mistake. It's dated now and should never have come back. Plus, not everyone has the head shape to pull it off and its really difficult to see what the back of your own head looks.

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Short Spiky

Short Spiky

Short spiky hair is even worse than the long spikes. If your goal is to look like Guy Fieri then by all means, go for it. But if you want to look your very best, stay clear of the spikes. Probably the only woman who could pull off the look was Annie Lennox in the '80s.

With that said, some subtle spikes can work if you are an older woman looking for an interesting haircut. Like there's that one actress from The Walking Dead or Jamie Lee Curtis – to name a couple. Regardless, the full-on spiky short hair just doesn't work unless you are looking to become the new mayor of Flavortown.

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Deep Side Part

Deep Side Part

The deep side part is quickly going out of style and mostly because there are way too many people trying to pull it off that really shouldn't. The deep side part aims to create volume and make your hair look alive but not everyone needs that and doing a deep side part when you don't need it, doesn't look good.

The deep side part works best on those with thinner flatter hair. It can create volume, as mentioned, and make it look like there is more hair there. However, if you already have thick, voluminous hair, you'll hair will look incredibly pick and way too extra. Nobody is going to want to sit behind you at the movies stand behind you in line and risk getting hit by your deep side part.

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Face-Framing Tendrils

Face-Framing Tendrils

Face-framing tendrils were an okay look for a time, but it's time to do away with them. You don't need little locks of hair to accentuate your naturally beautiful face. Tendrils are just plain annoying. You go out of your way to put your hair up but then you have hair in your face anyway.

Frankly, the tendrils don't make sense. And sometimes they look really awkward with how intentional they look. They can make you look like a princess or they can make you look like Dua Lipa. With the tendrils, everyone starts to look the same. Show your face in all its glory.

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Smooth and Straight

Smooth and Straight

Like the blunt bob, there is something unnatural looking about a haircut that is smooth and straight. The smooth and straight look is totally artificial. It looks too clean, too perfect, to the point that you may not even look human. More importantly, the look isn't even healthy for your hair.

If you like straight hair, by all means, straighten your hair, but don't damage your hair by making it that smooth. Waves and curls are totally in right now and even Kate Middleton can attest to that. But if you prefer to look like the Duchess of New Jersey, go right ahead.

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Bed Head Waves

Bed Head Waves

Bed head waves are the totally polite name given to the look of not maintaining your hair at all. Not that we all haven't been doing that from time to time during COVID, but the bed head waves look is so intentionally low maintenance that it's really just laziness for some. But then, there are those with straight hair that actually have to put in the effort.

So, in an ironic twist of fate, there are those spending a long time on their hair to look like they, in fact, haven't been spending a lot of time on their hair. They get up in the morning, spend an hour in the bathroom, and when you see them, they might just tell you "oh, I just woke up like this." Yeah, okay...

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Side Shaved Bob

Side Shaved Bob

The side shaved bob was totally a thing for a while in the 2010s. Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones was rocking it in The Hunger Games and people started going for the look themselves. Of course, it didn't take long for this look to become dated. While there are those that are still going for the look, it's time to ditch it.

Overall, the look is a little too postmodern and not the least bit timeless. Remember that for every photo taken of you now, you may have grandkids that will see those photos in the future. And they might be like, "yeah, cool hair grandma" or they might be like "LOL, grandma."

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Scarf-Wrapped Bun

Scarf-Wrapped Bun

The scarf-wrapped bun is just like the lazy bun in that it’s a messy bun with a scarf wrapped around it. The scarf-wrapped bun doesn't look any better just because there is an accessory involved, and on top of that, it's not really good for your hair as it could damage it.

Wrapping or tying things around your hair comes with the risk of breakage. The scarf can pull at your roots leading to hair loss, depending on how its tied, or break the hair. On top of that, the scarf draws moisture away from hair, causing split ends or fizziness, which nobody wants.

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Sleek High Ponytail

Sleek High Ponytail

The sleek high ponytail is yet another look that needs to go. Ariana Grande has been sporting it for long enough now that it's totally uncool. The look is going out and on top of that, it's another style that is totally bad for your hair. If you want to go for a ponytail, go for one that is much lower.

The sleek high ponytail causes friction and breaks where the band is applied. This will cause frizz or a clean break right where it is. The ponytail also puts strain on the scalp, so its like getting your hair pulled all the time if ever so slightly. In the long term, this leads to follicle damage and hair loss.

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