The Hilarious Hair Catastrophe: Maggie DePalo’s Blown Away Blowout

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A woman received a bad blowout but hesitated to complain, concerned about being labeled as a complainer.

Maggie DePalo blowout Image: Maggie DePalo was not expecting the blowout to look like it did. Screenshot/TikTok – maggiehughesdepal

Remember the iconic hairstyles of the ’80s? Well, TikToker Maggie DePalo unintentionally took a trip back to that era with her wild blowout, leaving viewers in stitches and reminiscing about the golden days of ostentatious hair.

In a video that has been viewed nearly a million times since its posting on November 7th, DePalo shared her hair horror story from a recent trip to a new boutique. She kept the boutique’s name a secret, but it seems like they were a little too enthusiastic about styling her hair.

“It was pure chaos,” DePalo described. “I had a whole army of people wielding round brushes attacking my head. At one point, my head was practically glued to the floor, and when I finally managed to lift it, I found someone sprinkling white powder on my hair. Meanwhile, the original stylist disappeared, answering the door and selling purses!”

DePalo had only requested a little extra volume for her naturally flat hair, but she got more than she bargained for. Before she unveiled the disastrous outcome, she warned viewers, “It’s pretty disturbing, so, trigger warning.” And boy, was she right.

The subsequent photo revealed a gravity-defying tower of hair that could rival some architectural wonders. Despite the catastrophe on her head, DePalo decided against asking for a fix. Why, you may ask? Simple! Fear of becoming a “let me speak to the manager” stereotype.

“I mean, look at me,” she explained. “I’m white, I have blonde hair. I didn’t want to end up on the 9 o’clock news as the entitled customer causing a scene.”

Commenters couldn’t contain their laughter. Comparisons to ’80s hairstyles flooded the comment section, with quips like, “Did they fax you the bill as well?” and “Was that ‘boutique’ called Glamour Shots?” It seems the internet’s comedic talents were in full swing.

DePalo confessed that she did notice her outrageous reflection in the boutique’s mirror but didn’t want to “insult someone” by complaining. Little did she know that her hair was just getting started on its monumental adventure.

“When I got in my car and my hair brushed against the ceiling, that’s when I realized things were far worse than I thought,” DePalo admitted. She attempted to tame the unruly creation with a brush, but the hair seemed to have a mind of its own all day long.

“If you saw me at Zanies Chicago that evening, you’d say I looked taller in person,” DePalo joked, referencing a local comedy club. It seems her hair had its own stand-up routine that night!

So, the next time you’re tempted to try a new boutique for a blowout, maybe consider double-checking their approach. Because you never know when you’ll unintentionally time travel back to the ’80s, armed with a hairdo that defies gravity and leaves you in fits of laughter.


Hey there, lovely readers! We hope this hilarious tale brought a smile to your face and reminded you of the power (and danger) of a blowout. Have you ever had a hair disaster that left you feeling like a walking time capsule? Share your stories in the comments and let’s have a laugh together! 💁‍♀️💇‍♀️✨