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Beauty ER! Expert Fixes For 10 Primping Disasters

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    [Update: This story was originally published on April 6, 2012. We've all fallen prey to a beauty disaster or two. See our quick fixes from experts on how to save face (and nail and hair and leg and….)]

    Whether it’s your skin freaking out, your colorist giving you a brassy ‘do, or a run-in with some streaky self-tanner, beauty drama can seriously (and literally) mess with your head. We feel you: R29 editors have battled everything from vanishing eyebrows to being dumped by their colorist via text message (true story).

    Since we don’t want you guys to suffer the same emotional distress we’ve battled through, we gathered our 10 worst horror stories, and set up a team of top-notch beauty pros to tell you how to fix them — and how to avoid the problems in the first place. As Mary J. Blige says, "no more drama."

    Spill: What's your worst beauty horror story?

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