Technically, having a haircut is supposed to be a pleasant, relaxing experience - a treat - but as we all know entrusting your locks to someone who is essentially a stranger can actually be pretty stress-inducing.
Sure, a bad haircut isn't the end of the world, but it can ruin your day and leave you feeling terrible.
And so, to Aiden Bowness, who wanted a trim to neaten up his hair ahead of a family party but claims he was left looking like Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber. Yeah, not an ideal look, that.
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Aiden's usual barbers was closed, so he popped into Brazuca Gentry Grooming, in Cumbria, armed with a photo of what he was hoping to get. However ,when the time came to cough up the £8, he claims his new style looked as though it had been cut in using a bowl.
But Flamecia Santiago, who owns the salon, absolutely denies that any of her staff would have left Aiden looking like this and says he must have cut it himself after leaving or gone elsewhere and had it hacked there.
She said: "It was not like that when he left."
Seventeen-year-old Aiden says he was left so embarrassed by his bowl-cut that he had to wear a hat until he could go and get it sorted.
He said: "It looks like someone has used a bowl on it. It's worse than Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.
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"I had shown him the picture and I would have thought he would not need much more instructions from that.
"I thought this was a fairly straightforward haircut but it took them almost an hour.
"When I got home my mum noticed straight away. She was so annoyed.
"I hadn't wanted to cause a scene so I thought I would just go home and try to sort it the next day."
He said he went to the barber he normally uses the next day and paid a fiver to get it sorted, however, he now says it's a lot shorter than he wanted.
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After he slammed the salon online, Flamecia replied to say: "Our barbers are all trained to deal with everybody of all ages, especially young kids who cannot explain themselves as well what they want.
"For some reason he has made comments like that [on Facebook] when he could have complained directly to me.
"We have had complaints in the past like any business and we often give them a free haircut and so on. We do our best [to sort it].
"I banned him because he was making false accusations. If it had been our problem I would have apologised to him on Facebook in front of everybody else and ask him to come back.
"It was not like that when he left. I think he could have cut his own hair. Or he has someone else cut it like that, I don't know."
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