GETTING A bad haircut is never nice.

But when you take your child for a trim and it turns out looking awful, how do you react? 

One mum was left gutted when she took her son for a haircut and was heartbroken at how it turned out.

However, it wasn’t an awful bowl cut or a choppy fringe like you might imagine.

In fact, there wasn’t technically anything wrong with the child’s new do. 

The devastated mum took to Mumsnet and asked for advice after her six-year-old son got a slightly shorter look than she expected.

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She said: "I am seriously mourning my son's haircut. 

“I asked for a few weeks off the length and they’ve cut off about 3 months' worth. 

“It’s so much shorter and I’ve been crying my eyes out.

"I know that may not sound like a lot but it is. 

“He looks like a different boy. 

“I’ve been awake all night and feel sick about it."

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Mumsnet users were left shocked at the woman’s reaction, with many advising the mum to calm down and wait a few weeks to see the son’s hair grow back. 

One person wrote: "Mmmm that’s quite an extreme reaction. It’ll grow back!" 

Another added: "It's hair, just hair! Hair grows for goodness sake.”

A third commented: "When he is 13+ he will have all sorts of silky haircuts and you won't really be able to stop him.”

A fourth said: “This is an over reaction. It will grow very quickly at that age and look great in a few weeks.” 

Someone else remarked: "You're very lucky you don't have anything else to worry about. I dread to think how you're going to overreact with the s**t that'll happen as he grows up."

Responding to the comments, the mum admitted that she knew her reaction was "irrational."

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One mum asked: "I bet it's making him look more grown-up and you feel like you lost a lot of babyhood with that cut?"

To which the heartbroken mum agreed, adding: "I’m certain this is what it is!"

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