Think beauty editors are perfect? Think again! We asked our favorite ladies for their own beauty blunders — some are pretty epic!
Mine is hands down brushing my curly hair throughout elementary school (why didn’t anyone TELL ME?) and having hair that resembled steel wool until I learned the ways of the LA Looks gel + Aussie Sprunch Spray world of managing ’90s curls.
Amber Katz, rouge18.com
When I went to England years ago, little did I realize that bringing along my curling iron and trying to use it with a converter would result in frayed, frazzled, frizzy strands for months. I eventually had to chop off 6 inches just to undo the damage. Now, when I go abroad, I use local tools!
Nadine Jolie Courtney, Nadinejolie.com
I use box hair color to color my own hair at home. One time I grabbed the wrong color box and my hair went from light, bright Auburn to Goth Black/Brown in 20 minutes! Not my style! That was an expensive to fix and embarrassing mistake to make. I triple check the boxes off the shelf now!
Paula Wade, oldergirlbeauty.com
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When I was in college I got glue in extensions for my sorority formal. Not as beauty savvy as I am now, when it was time for them to come out, I just started picking away at my scalp. There were so many tracks, this wasn’t a seamless transition. Hair was coming out and being secretly thrown into my bag in class, the cafeteria and anywhere else I was able to pick. I’m a picker. Glue everywhere. Then, instead of going to a salon to have them properly removed, I got in a shower stall with three of my best friends and sorority sisters (yes, with bathing suits on) and we had a field day with my fake hair. Conditioning each track to try to break down the glue and slide them out. Let’s just say my hair was a disaster but it was a lot of fun!
Jeannine Morris, BeautySweetSpot.com
A few years ago I got a new haircut right before heading out west to the Sundance Film Festival. The cut required a super, straight sleek look involving a lot of time and an intense ceramic flat iron. Unfortunately, I was so tired and bleary-eyed my second day there that I only straightened about half of my head. I somehow just totally left the back of my hair a curly/wavy mess, and continued with life. I hit a red carpet a few hours later where I heard someone whisper, “curls in the back and sleek in the front? I don’t get it… is that like a trend in New York or something?”
Bryce Gruber, TheLuxurySpot.com
I’m pretty sure in high school I did my makeup in the dark. It’s the only explanation I can give for how incredibly off my foundation was (and my mom always yelling at me that it was too orange).
Lara Eurdolian, PrettyConnected.com
Time to confess: what is your worst beauty blunder? Share with us in the comments!