Beauty Tips & Advice

Beauty Tips & Advice

12 Hair and Makeup Looks Men Hate

Trying to catch the guy at the bar's eye? It won't happen if you look like this
 
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In not-surprising-at-all news, men have pretty strong opinions when it comes to women's hair and makeup. So when we surveyed 100 men to find out which hair and makeup styles they liked the least, we definitely got an earful. The slight hitch: Guys don't always agree on the looks they love and hate. Some guys love long hair on women, others prefer short. Some go nuts for the "no makeup" look, while others think a red lip is the ultimate in sexy.

There were a few common trends though. Almost all guys hate "mom" hair (hello Kate Gosselin pre-hair extensions) and loathe when women cake on the foundation. There were a few other nearly universal dislikes.

So now comes the important question: If you currently wear a look on this list, should you change it? Our answer: maybe. Let's be honest, the average guy doesn't know a whole lot about women's hair and makeup trends -- and may even struggle to make himself look semi-presentable most days. But that said, it is worth considering why a lot of these looks ended up on this list. For the most part, guys love a normal, natural you. So if you've been glomming on the mascara in an attempt to get his attention, you may want to lay off the Great Lash just a little and see what happens. But if your smoky eye is all for you? Then rock on.
 
 

His least favorite look No. 12: A pixie cut

Here's how men ranked this look on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 5
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 5

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "Short hair = mom. What a waste."

The good: "Short hair can be sexy too! It looks low maintenance and ready for anything -- a night out or a day in."

The just plain weird: "You accidentally got a picture of Aaron Carter in your survey on women's haircuts."
 
 
 

No. 11: Dark red lips

Here's how men ranked this look on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 5
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 5

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "Honestly, I just don't want to be wiping off lipstick from my lips. Doesn't taste that great."

The good: "Old fashioned and classic."

The just plain weird: "Looks like a man. Seriously. The lipstick especially exaggerates the masculine effect like 10 times over by highlighting her masculine features and taking away from her womanly ones."
 

No. 10: Wearing a baseball hat

Here's how guys ranked her hair on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 5

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "Boring," "lazy," and "looks plain."

The good: "I feel like she would be easy to talk to and she is low maintenance."

The just plain weird: "Tomboy. Or she just woke up."
 
 

No. 9: Bangs

Here's how guys ranked her hair on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 5

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "A little intimidating/unapproachable." And, "trying to hide something and a bit pretentious."

The good: "Businesslike, things to do, focused."

The just plain weird: "[It says] 'I have acne on my forehead.'" And, "maybe she's got ugly eyebrows so she's covering them."
 


No. 8: A bun

Here's how guys ranked her hair on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "What was she thinking? The housewife on the way to the supermarket look."

The good: "Fun, spontaneous, sexy."

The just plain weird: "She looks like one of Shatner's throwaways on 'Star Trek.'"

No. 7: A ponytail

Here's how guys ranked her hair on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "It's too tight and not romantic at all." And, "uncreative," "reserved."

The good: "Casual, no frills, a little tomboyish (nothing wrong with that)."

The just plain weird: "A valiant attempt at hiding bed hair."
 

No. 6: Red lips

Here's how guys ranked this look on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "Pretty much kills my desire to ask her out, taking that lipstick off entirely would make her shoot up from a 4 to an 8 in both categories."

The good: "It's very simple. It shows that she took the time to look nice, but didn't want the makeup to overshadow her face."

The just plain weird: "She seems to be wearing a lot of makeup, as if she is wearing a disguise."

No. 5: An edgy shag

Here's how guys ranked her hair on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "Dirty, oily, weirdly cut. Why would I want to be near that hair?"

The good: "Sexy, edgy. She likes to get down."

The just plain weird: "Kinda seems like you're not allowed to smile with this cut on." And, "she looks psycho. I want to sleep with her, then run."

No. 4: Wild curls

Here's how guys ranked her hair on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "Reminds me too much of the '80s."

The good: "Curly hair = sexy."

The just plain weird: "I associate this with King Charles I and Diana Ross. I don't want to make out with them."

No. 3: A super dark and smoky eye

Here's how guys ranked this look on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 4
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 3

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "How do I ask someone out if I can't even find the eyeballs in the sea of ink beneath her eyebrows?"

The good (kind of): "This one is pretty nice, but I'm sure she'd try to kill you after you sleep with her."

The just plain weird: "Heroin Chic went out with the '90s -- darling."

No. 2: Bed head

Here's how guys ranked her hair on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 3
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 4

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "Looks a little 'unkempt' or slept on, 'fried' from coloring maybe."

The good: "It's nice and straight, looks really soft too."

The just plain weird: "Hey lady, here's five bucks, go buy a brush, will ya?"
 

No. 1: A silvery, smoky eye

Here's how guys ranked this look on a scale of 1 to 10
Sexiness: 3
Likeliness of Asking Her Out: 3

Here's what they had to say:

The bad: "If your makeup job makes a gorgeous woman look like this, that's very bad."

The good: "She's fun and experimental, and doesn't take herself too seriously."

The just plain weird: "If you want to look like a crack head ... you are doing a great job."
 

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