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Haircuts From Hell: Share Your Worst Hair Experience!

You know that scene in “Jaws” where the three guys get drunk below deck and start comparing scars, trying to one up each other, until Quint totally wins with his chilling account of watching all his friends get eaten by sharks during the sinking of the USS Indianapolis? Get a group of women talking about haircut horror stories, and it is usually a very similar scene. The mood gets very serious and competitive. Someone almost always dramatically lifts the hair above her ear to reveal a burn mark, whispering “curling iron, 1987,” and then one person finally unleashes her story of a haircut so epically bad, so emotionally traumatic, that the group can only shake their heads in reverent silence …

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Sunburn Horror Stories: Don’t Be A Bright Red, Blister-Covered Cautionary Tale

As summer ebbs ever closer, they start popping up everywhere. Bright red, wincing, and trying (yet failing) to hide the tell-tale signs with cleverly applied makeup, there’s nothing more depressing than an early summer sunburn victim. Sure, we’ve all been there, but, somehow, we forget the terror of those tan lines and burned bums by the time June rolls around each year. In the interest of jogging your memory and preparing you for a SPF-filled summer, Frisky staff members and friends have valiantly offered up their sunburn horror stories.
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What Beauty Treatment/Product Would You Never Try Again?

When it comes to media jobs, beauty editors have a pretty sweet gig. They’re literally paid to be pampered and try out all the latest and greatest beauty innovations on the market. Of course, being a professional guinea pig has consequences. Facials gone wrong, terrifying injections, and weird cellulite treatments that don’t even work are par for the course. During my stint covering the market, I got Botox in my armpit to see if the treatment kept people from sweating (it didn’t and the area turned into a bruised welt), numerous facials that broke me out, a scary pummeling by a topless woman in a Turkish bath, and a seriously excruciating series of bikini area laser treatments that left me wondering if I had been rendered infertile. And that’s just the beginning of my list. Keep reading »

Girl Almost Goes Blind After A Routine Lash Tint And Other Salon Nightmares

In case you needed something else to worry about this holiday season, consider the case of a 26-year-old U.K. woman, Carly Lewis. She made a routine salon visit for a brow wax and a lash tint to spruce up before her Christmas vacation. Even though she’d had the lash-tinting procedure done before without incident, an instant allergic reaction occurred this time. Her eyes turned red, began to water non-stop, and became glued shut within minutes. As she was rushed to the hospital, she feared she would go blind. She’s been prescribed eye drops, antihistamines, and steroids to no avail. A week later, her vision is blurred and she is still out of work. Blood-curdling scream! [Daily Mail]

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Horror Stories: Outfits That Have Confused Your Boyfriends

So you know how sometimes you’re about to go out on a date and you’re feeling pretty damn great about your outfit selection, and then you meet up with the boy and it becomes immediately clear that the outfit you thought was artsy and cool is wildly confusing to him and he has absolutely no idea how to respond? Meh, who cares what they think, but in the interest of voyeurism, here’s what he’s thinking…
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