These Beauty Tutorials Went Hilariously Wrong

Who needs eyebrows anyway?

beauty blogger fail
Via YouTube/Theresa SayWhat.

There are millions of beauty tutorials on the web; most of them both useful and benign, and not particularly exciting. These are not those videos.

These are the videos where things didn't go exactly as planned, resulting in hilariously awkward moments, some very bad haircuts... and in one case, a small but easily-contained fire. Oops. These moments can't help but make everyone involved laugh. After all, we're not all cut out to be hair stylists or aestheticians; some of us should just pony up the cash and pay for a professional to manage our "look."

So if you're looking for helpful beauty advice, look elsewhere; but if you're looking to laugh, check out these top 10 funny beauty tutorial fails. We can't promise you'll learn anything particularly useful - except for maybe what not to do when attempting a DIY home salon service - but maybe that's lesson enough. Don't try these at home, kids!

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EPIC FAIL!!!! Glue On My Eyebrows!

beauty blogger fail
Via YouTube/Theresa SayWhat.

Beauty vlogger Theresa SayWhat learned a valuable lesson in this funny video: Don't put glue in your eyebrows.

(Hm.... This seems like something that is pretty self-explanatory, but what do we know.)

She was attempting to use Elmer's Glue (!!) to remove blackheads and facial hair, so she smeared a healthy dose of the sticky white glue all over her face... including all over her eyebrows. Watch as she finds out why that's a terrible idea right here on YouTube.

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Burning My Hair Off -ORIGINAL VIDEO- (Hair Tutorial Gone Wrong)

beauty tutorial fail
Via YouTube/Tori Locklear.

This video has become a classic YouTube moment! YouTuber Tori Locklear was demonstrating how to straighten hair using a blazing-hot flat iron. In retrospect, maybe that flat iron was a little TOO hot, because before you can say, "Sizzler" she had burned a chunk of her hair clean off.

Watch it here on YouTube

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Hair Tutorial Gone Wrong (Must Watch) Black Girl Version

Via YouTube/Brittany Mirabilé TV.

Not to be outdone, Brittany Mirabilé TV uploaded this clip of herself having a similarly singe-worthy experience with her flat iron, but her reaction to the mistake is downright legendary. You know that expression "Keep Calm and Carry On?" Well, Brittany pretty much does the opposite of that. 

Watch it here on YouTube.

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Cutting all my hair off! | The biggest FAIL of 2015

haircut fail
Via YouTube/The Rainbowish Panda.

Vlogger The Rainbowish Panda cut off the majority of her lovely blond locks so she could donate the hair to make wigs for cancer patients. She decided to do the hack job herself using the pony tail method, but the resulting look was more "Sir Lancelot" than "cute bob." She's so good-natured about it, you can't help but laugh along with her in spite of the hilariously bad result!

Watch it here on YouTube.

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This is WHY you SHOULD NOT CUT YOUR OWN HAIR

beauty tutorial fail
Via YouTube/Funny Cute World.

Another instant YouTube classic, this girl decides to cut her own bangs using some crazy triangle method that clearly does NOT work. The result looks so outrageously wrong that she instantly bursts into giggles when she sees what she has done to herself, and we can't help but giggle too.

Watch it here on YouTube.

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Charcoal Face Mask Gone Wrong OFFICIAL

beauty mask fail
Via YouTube/Tiff and Cari.

Vloggers Tiff and Cari uploaded this video of Tiff trying out a new charcoal face mask that promises to make your skin glow, remove impurities, yadda yadda yadda. Instead, the mask adhered so strongly to Tiff's face that removing it became akin to ripping off a Band-Aid, if the Band-Aid was covering your entire face. Ouch!

The only thing more painful about this video is the vertical filming. Why vertical filming, Tiff and Cari? WHY?

Watch it here on YouTube

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Funny ponytail tutorial

hair fail
Via YouTube/Crystal Harding.

All she wanted was a cute summer hairdo! Instead she ended up giving herself an Olive Oil pony tail. The best part of this video is the faces she makes at the end!

Watch it here on YouTube

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Tutorial| BLEACHING GONE WRONG ON **NATURAL HAIR**

hair bleach fail
Via YouTube/Jasmine Long.

YouTuber Jasmine Long unwittingly became a "don't" while demonstrating how to bleach your hair. Instead of trashing the video she decided to make it a teachable moment to spare others from making the same bleach faux pas. As she puts it:

This video was uploaded SPECIFICALLY to show you guys what I did wrong in my bleaching process. I had intended on showing you guys the steps I take to bleach my hair and color it, but with my lack of knowledge lead to this video. I hope you all enjoy and find this video useful in some way. 

Watch it here on YouTube.

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Hair Tutorial GONE WRONG FAIL

Via YouTube/Sarah Fasha.

Here's a quick reminder that it's always a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher around when using a hot hair appliance. Don't worry - no one was hurt in the making of this video!

Watch it here on YouTube.

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Mask peeling gone wrong- Crystal Fox

Via YouTube.

All she wanted was clear skin, so she picked up a cheap-o facial mask at her local Walmart and decided to film herself removing it. Next thing you know, she looks like she's peeling her skin off in big chunks like some kind of snake shedding its skin. Ewwww!

Watch it here on YouTube.

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BONUS VIDEO! Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Via YouTube/Tanya Hennessy.

Australian comedian Tanya Hennessy made this beauty tutorial spoof of herself sloppily applying her "everyday makeup." Even though this video is a parody, for the majority of daily makeup wearers, it is so, so real!

Watch it here on YouTube.

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