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Emily Hunt, 24, from Greater Manchester, had asked a former work colleague if she would touch up her roots, add some highlights and attach a £225 human hair piece just before the second lockdown in England.
Emily says the pal agreed, and asked for £70 - quoting £25 for the application of the hair dye and £45 to braid and sew in the hair piece.
But Emily said things took a turn for the worse when the woman spent over four hours carrying out the work (while apparently necking gin) as well as bizarrely taking the opportunity to wash her own hair during the process.
Mum-of-one Emily said: "It was the worst hairstyle of 2020. My hair just summed up the year. Someone even commented on my post 'if 2020 was a weave', it was so bad.
"As she was leaving I knew it was terrible, I just wanted to go upstairs and die. She was drunk when she did my hair, she got drunk drinking my gin.
"I think it was a combination of her being a bit drunk and not being very good at weaves.
"She'd said 'I thought I was going to come round for a drink' and I said 'yeah we can have a drink if you want and we can do my hair another time' and she went 'no we can have a drink and I'll do your hair. Trust me it'll be fine I'll be able to do it'.
"I thought she'd only have one while she was doing it, I didn't expect her to get that bad. I'd bought this bottle of gin, she was drinking it more than me. She had about four or five glasses of gin, I only had two.
"The next day when I looked in the mirror I thought 'I can't even go out like that'. I tied it in a bobble very low down on my head and tucked it underneath my coat and walked to the hairdressers.
"When I got out of the hairdressers I cried with relief that my hair was sorted."
Emily said the woman demanded the money before she left, but later offered to fix it after admitting she was "sure she'd done a terrible job" from what she could "remember".
Emily was so stressed out about the incident, she frantically messaged a hair salon at 2am pleading for a last minute appointment.
"I didn't sleep properly, I kept waking up all night and I messaged a stylist at 2am saying 'please can you fit me in tomorrow morning because you're never going to believe it. 'You're going to see this weave and you're going to laugh your head off, honestly it's so bad'," she said.
"When they asked what was up with it, I replied 'What's right with it? When I sit on the chair you'll see'.
"Everybody's eyes were popping out of their heads and their jaws were dropping, all the stylists were saying it's the worst weave they've ever seen'.
"It took no longer than an hour to fix. She did it really nicely and then cut and styled it for me, I loved it.
"When the hairdresser got to the second row, that's when she found the needle when it pricked her finger.
"She couldn't believe it was there and said 'what the hell? Where did that come from?'
"I remember thinking, 'oh my god that could have stabbed me in the head all night.'"
After sending messages to the hairdresser for a refund and getting no response, Emily posted about her ordeal on Facebook.
The woman finally got in touch, offering to fix Emily's hair, but Emily declined.
"I shared the post because she was ignoring my messages. She sent me a voice note saying 'I'm sure I've done a really bad job, I'll come back on Wednesday to sort it out.
"I said I would be out and then asked her for a refund and she started kicking off. She then started saying she should have charged me £110, which is the standard price for all of those hair treatments, and offered to refund me £30.
"I contacted her boss who said a message would be passed on, but mentioned it happened outside of work and was nothing to do with them.
"I won't be letting her do my hair again and I've contacted Trading Standards. I just want my money back, I also don't want anyone else getting the same treatment."
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