True, it's not a great haircut - but then again I expect you showed them the picture, then put it down and let them get on with it, right? Wrong.
I've got a similar hairstyle to Marilyn Manson's emo mohawk (you know the one?) except it's shorter at the sides, rather than shaved. I go to a salon not far from my home (I wouldn't trust the scissor happy beauty college bitches in Toni and Guy) and the guy who cuts mine is a fucking genious. Whenever getting your hair cut, keep talking to the hairdresser, consult them on every cut - communicate. I don't let mine cut a strand, unless I know its where I want it. If you don't know what their doing, ask them to explain which part of the haircut they're doing next. Who cares if it's going to make you come across as irritating, when your getting what you want?
This might seem rediculous to you, but I'm a perfectionist and I go in there knowing exactly what I want - and get it 100% of the time. Luckily the guy who cuts my hair works in the same way, and we more or less work together on achieving what I want.
Also, because your hair was dyed black, it's probably going to take another recolour to get the blonde bits in. Also, the reason your haircut doesn't match the picture is because, from what I can see, you've not styled it at all. To get rid of the mop look, you need to straighten your hair.
- Wash and condition your hair
- Towel dry it, and spray some anti-heat damage spray. The Tresemme one is awesome.
- Blow dry your hair straight - combing it down continuously, in strands, until it's completely dry.
Then, straighten your hair:
What I often do (and it's easier, since mine is more of a mohawk) is comb all of my hair to one side (the opposite side to whichever side your fringe is going to be) and secure it there with a large clip. Then section by section, I bring strands of hair to the other side, straighten them, and so on. Use a comb to get thin strands, and comb them through before applying the straightening irons. DON'T do what most guys do, and just drag the straighteners through all their hair at once. It just goes frizzy and looks crap.
Styling (I'll talk you through this too):
Much like make up (MAC using goth kid here) - it's not just how your hair looks once you've styled it - it's how it looks in a few hours time. Only use quality products. Tresemme do a great hairspray, as do Nicky Clarke. On straightened hair, avoid using wax's. Anything oil based will loose that straightness. Instead, use gels - I've always used Garnier Manga Style (which emphasizes spikes, it's in a green tub with an orange lid) but more recently, Schwarzkopf Hard & Fast Jelly - which I've found to be really good.
Once you've got completely straight hair, put a small amount of gel in your hands, spread it both thinly and evenly between your fingers, and lightly pinch at your hair in handfuls. Once combed down again, this should give it some texture. Note: Don't use too much gel. This is simply to give it a slightly strandy texture, not to plaster it down in anyway.
To achieve those short spikes the guy in the picture has, get a little more gel, and work it through those strands, picking out the spikes. Then, with your straighteners at the ready, blast a bit of hairspray over the spikes. Then use the straighteners over each spike before the hairspray dries. If you do it carefully, you should instantly end up with some nice sharp, and long lasting spikes. Then simply go over the ends with a little gel to make them nice and sharp. You can also use the spray-then-straighten technique on your fringe and the sides too - to achieve a long lasting straight look. Once done, give it a good spray all over (especially over the fringe) to keep it in place - and job done!
I wouldn't really worry about your cut though. I think it's still long enough to get the same look you were originally going for - just tell them you don't want to loose anymore length. In my opinion, I'd have it a lot shorter into the neck, either a step, or gradually shaved in. Next time you go (hopefully somewhere else), give yourselves a couple of minutes to go over the picture in detail - and remember, communicate with the fuckers! I'm lucky and have a stylist that does that already - but big places like Toni and Guy aren’t so big on working with their clients as they are clocking off at 5.
Hope that was useful and good luck.