Megan Wharry, now nine, was blissfully unaware that her attempts to trim her fringe before her school picture would leave her resembling a character from the well-known nineties film.
Her mum, Gemma Martins, 28, had only left Megan, then five, alone for a few minutes when she cut herself the new fringeless do.
Gemma decided to purchase her daughter's school photo just two days after cutting herself a new fringe, in a bid to embarrass her later down the line - and is now sharing the hilarious viral pictures for the first time.
Gemma, from Larne, Northern Ireland, said: "I'd just got her hair cut into a nice bob with a fringe, all ready for her only second ever school photo.
"I left her watching TV, whilst I headed for a quick shower.
"But unbeknown to me, there were a pair of scissors on the draining board, and Megan wasn't as big of a fan of the fringe as it was.
"I didn't say anything when I saw her, I couldn't - all I saw was the hair around her and I knew there was no way I could fix it.
"We had a fancy family meal and everyone just found it hilarious - we had to just let it grow out but I was cringing inside."
The mortified mum planned the perfect revenge for the wannabe stylist however and decided to purchase her mortifying school photo.
Hilariously, Megan had perfected the Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber haircut without even knowing who he was.
Gemma, a care assistant, said: "I'm redecorating at the moment and I know which photo is going to be pride of place.
"I've got all of her school photos over the years, and they'll all be hung on the wall, ready for all visitors to see.
"It's most certainly one that will make an appearance at her 18th birthday."
Megan, "I'm so shocked and embarrassed that I did it, it was naughty and I still can't believe it - the photo is awful."