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kayleamay
02-20-2010, 08:07 PM
but men can answer to if they give a flying flip.

I have worn short hair since my children were in diapers, but about 6 months ago I decided to try to grow it long. I haven't had a haircut since and now I have an unpolished mop that hangs in my face and is driving me crazy. Oh, and as of last night it is a dark burgundy color. So, today I'm getting it cut, but I can't decide if I want to lob it all off or just get it styled a bit. (Please keep in mind that I have a physical job and am busy enough that I can't spend hours getting ready. I need quick turnaround here.)

I hate going to the salon. I'm terrible at describing what I want. So, I have found a few pics that I'm taking with me. Which would you pick? I'm very undecisive when it comes to fashion type stuffs, because I am just not fashionable. I NEED HELP BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT A WOMAN'S HAIR DIRECTLY EFFECTS HER WRITING!!!

Pfft, and someone said that I never post anything that relates to writing. Stoopid.


Uno: http://z.about.com/d/beauty/1/0/a/f/asianhair33.JPG


Two:http://trendyshorthairstyles.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/8b51c_pixiecut-shorthair.jpg


C:http://greentealove.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/short-hairstyles-keira-knightley31.jpg

P.S. I have really thick hair.

Perks
02-20-2010, 08:16 PM
I love the top one, but you have to have a really full crown (read: fat head) to achieve that without a lot of fiddling. Really thick hair might stand in for a fat head, though. It's gorgeous.

The second two look like virtually the same cut, but they look different because Rihanna has a long oval or heart-shaped face and Keira Knightly has a more square outline.

I think both are terrific. Good luck!

(Says me whose hairdresser decided to play delicate with his carpal tunnel syndrome and go at my hair with a straight razor instead of a pair of scissors. I look like I wrestled with a lawnmower. And I just ain't cool enough to pull it off. Worse yest, I have to get my driver's license renewed next week, so I'll get to remember this haircut for eight (8!) years.)

rhymegirl
02-20-2010, 08:18 PM
I like the first one.

I just took my teenager son to get his hair cut yesterday. He likes the rock star-look, so he had very long, wavy hair down on his shoulders. He came home and told me he wanted to get it cut pretty short. ??? Okay, whatever you want. What a challenge for the hair stylist! But he did get it all lopped off and looks quite nice.

Samantha's_Song
02-20-2010, 08:20 PM
I like the top one the best too. I've just had all of my hair chopped off, well, to shoulder length. It was halfway down my back and peed me off.

tiny
02-20-2010, 08:26 PM
First one will take the most work. I like the last. I wore my hair very short until I decided I wanted long hair. Growing it out was horrid. I feel your pain.

kayleamay
02-20-2010, 08:28 PM
(Says me whose hairdresser decided to play delicate with his carpal tunnel syndrome and go at my hair with a straight razor instead of a pair of scissors. I look like I wrestled with a lawnmower. And I just ain't cool enough to pull it off. Worse yest, I have to get my driver's license renewed next week, so I'll get to remember this haircut for eight (8!) years.)


I too have had this experience, which is another reason that I really hate going to the salon. I'm not cool or coordinated enough to pull off a hairstyle that requires precision.

Thanks for the input, gurls...but do you think that first one would require a lot of assistance or would it be considered wash-n-wear? (I'm pretty casual most of the time. Think jeans and t-shirts.)

Wayne K
02-20-2010, 08:30 PM
I like the top one. If that makes me a girl, call me Shirley.

Perks
02-20-2010, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the input, gurls...but do you think that first one would require a lot of assistance or would it be considered wash-n-wear? (I'm pretty casual most of the time. Think jeans and t-shirts.)

The hardest part of that one will be the height in the back (which you may get naturally by having thick hair) and getting the bottom part to lay close to your neck like that. Gravity, without any confrontation from extra-hold gel, will probably make the hair swing straight down or towards any compass point that your natural waves may point it.

That doesn't mean it wouldn't look good, only that it wouldn't look like that.

kayleamay
02-20-2010, 08:40 PM
Gravity, coupled with heavy hair with a cowlick that pushes it forward, pushes my hair directly into my face. Even the hair at my crown hangs forward if not glued in place.

Perks
02-20-2010, 08:47 PM
The that could be just the do for you!

kayleamay
02-20-2010, 08:50 PM
I have a feeling that by the end of the day it will take a vat of Elmer's glue and an industrial fan to make me presentable. Not that it doesn't already.

I wear glasses too. I don't know if that makes a difference. *googles 'glasses hair'*

kayleamay
02-20-2010, 08:52 PM
GAH! I googled 'short hair glasses' and this was the first hit.

http://www.hji.co.uk/hjimages/images/qhs1085/hji/medium/1961-glasses-short.jpg


Now this I could pull off.

ad_lucem
02-20-2010, 09:09 PM
I think I've seen the above pic in my nightmares...

Anyways, voting for picture numero uno. The second one looks too messy.

I'm trying to grow my hair out from very, very short hair that I eventually got into a wedge cut . I have to say, I miss being able to french braid my hair, etc. because it stays out of my face so well...and french braiding takes me less time than trying to dry, fluff, goop, spray, curl...or whatever else I have to do to short hair to make it stay put.

I wear glasses, too. Still dreaming of lasik someday. In my experience, the glasses just advertise my nerd status or, at least, make it more obvious.

What hairstyle goes with glasses? No idea, because I hate glasses so I'm biased from the get-go.

Wayne K
02-20-2010, 09:27 PM
I love women who wear glasses. I've always liked shy nerdy girls.

backslashbaby
02-20-2010, 09:37 PM
I like the first one best, too. It also looks like you could go from #1 to cut 2 or 3 if you think #1 is too much work. Going the other way is growing out again, which is always awkward, isn't it?

If I had #1, btw, I'd look like a mushroom because of the thickness and bounce of my hair at that length [I need very short or longer than chin length]. Did you have a mushroom stage growing out your hair? If not, you're cool :D

Good luck :)

jennontheisland
02-20-2010, 09:41 PM
I've found long hair much easier to deal with than short. No styling, no bed head to work around, just a ponytail or bun (sometimes without even combing if I'm late for class) and I'm off.

My vote is to tidy the length up and get some good hair ties (the thick ones are better) or sturdy combs to keep it in place - I keep ass length hair confined all day with one 2.5 inch comb.

rhymegirl
02-20-2010, 09:44 PM
I love women who wear glasses. I've always liked shy nerdy girls.

Interesting.

Wayne K
02-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Innit?

I think its from watching too much pron as a teenager.

Ambrosia
02-20-2010, 11:45 PM
I vote for the third one, as a woman who also doesn't do anything but wash 'n go. Right now my hair is a couple inches below my shoulders so I have to brush it. But, the least amount of that possible is my preference.

To get the first one to look right you are going to have to fiddle with it. The third one is a wear 'n go style for sure.

Good luck in your choice.

sadron
02-20-2010, 11:52 PM
I'm voting for first picture. :D It looks good.

rhymegirl
02-20-2010, 11:53 PM
Innit?

I think its from watching too much pron as a teenager.

I always thought guys thought glasses on women was a turn-off. It always was in high school. But maybe it was the goofy-looking glasses my parents bought for me. They were pointy, blue glasses. And then I had those really large frames. Too big for someone with a small face. My current glasses are much cooler.

Lavern08
02-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Is it too late to vote?

If not, I like the 2nd or 3rd photo - they look rather low maintenance to me.

kayleamay
02-21-2010, 12:02 AM
Well, it is done. I opted for #1, but she cropped it a little shorter because she said my hair was "too healthy" for the longer cut. What the hell does that mean? And, why don't they ever say these things before the whack off a two inch chunk of hair? Anyway, the result ended up being kind of a combination of the three. It's short, but long enough that I can shove it behind my ears for work and fancy it up in the off chance I ever go somewhere to eat that doesn't have paper menus and crayons on the table.

BTW ad_lucem, I had lasik 10 years ago. Permanent my ass. ;)


Wayne said pron. Bwahahahahahaha.

Lavern08
02-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Gonna post a pic? :poke:

kayleamay
02-21-2010, 12:15 AM
Gonna post a pic? :poke:

Ummm....no. Just picture burgundy haired schoolboy with bed head wearing red and pink glasses and too much eyes shadow. (As far as glasses go, mine are da bomb. Morel makes some bitchin' frames.)

ad_lucem
02-21-2010, 12:23 AM
Well, it is done. I opted for #1, but she cropped it a little shorter because she said my hair was "too healthy" for the longer cut. What the hell does that mean? And, why don't they ever say these things before the whack off a two inch chunk of hair? Anyway, the result ended up being kind of a combination of the three. It's short, but long enough that I can shove it behind my ears for work and fancy it up in the off chance I ever go somewhere to eat that doesn't have paper menus and crayons on the table.

BTW ad_lucem, I had lasik 10 years ago. Permanent my ass. ;)


Wayne said pron. Bwahahahahahaha.

Heh, yeah, I always love the afterthought by the beautician..."oh, and by the way, I cut it nearly completely differently because I neglected to mention that I'm of the opinion your hair isn't perfectly suited to this style but...what do you think? Voila & don't forget the tip!" ;)

As for the lasik, well, there goes another pipe dream down the drain... Guess I'm stuck with these effin' glasses... figures!

kayleamay
02-21-2010, 12:32 AM
Nah, I still think lasik was worth it. I was so blind before I had it that I could only see clearly if something was within about three inches of my face. I was always paranoid about misplacing my glasses and being stranded and blind in the morning, so I slept with my glasses in my pillowcase. Now, I can see pretty well, but I need glasses to correct astigmatisms I've developed since.

Walking out of the lasik clinic without my glasses on was heavenly.

ad_lucem
02-21-2010, 12:48 AM
Nah, I still think lasik was worth it. I was so blind before I had it that I could only see clearly if something was within about three inches of my face. I was always paranoid about misplacing my glasses and being stranded and blind in the morning, so I slept with my glasses in my pillowcase. Now, I can see pretty well, but I need glasses to correct astigmatisms I've developed since.

Walking out of the lasik clinic without my glasses on was heavenly.

Hmm...maybe there's still hope if I ever come by $$ that I don't spend on the kids or hubby. My vision is 20/40 in one eye and 20/60 in the other. I dunno how that works out...one eye being more than the other. I don't have to have them 100% of the time, but I usually wear them anyway because otherwise I'd lose them or the pug would eat them (he likes to eat the rims off of glasses), or my princess would snap them in two.

Not needing them anymore, or at least for a prolonged expanse of time would be kinda cool in my book.

Some people look sophisticated with glasses, or cute. Like those ad posters in the glasses store where everyone looks hot despite their glasses. I look like a bad stereotype of a matronly librarian. You can practically here the irritable shushing when I put them on.

:Shrug:

Short hair, glasses, mini-skirts, thongs... all things that require a special person to pull it off as a "look" I suppose...

charlotte49ers
02-21-2010, 12:51 AM
I like the third one the best, but again, it all depends on your personal face shape. I'd bring them with you to the hair salon and see what your stylist thinks. :)

Rowan
02-21-2010, 02:07 AM
I like the first one --- especially if you're trying to grow it out. That one seems to have the most texture and 'style'. And hey, long hair is great if you're short on time---can easily wear it up!! I've always had long hair (during Corps time and as LE) and it was so much easier to deal with, especially on bad hair days. :)

Jersey Chick
02-21-2010, 02:34 AM
I like the first picture. I might do that myself. I had 10" of hair lopped off a few weeks ago, and now it needs cuttin' again.

I don't know I'd ever do long hair again. Mine is thick and wavy and looked like a haystack all the time (except for the late 80s. I have hair that just screams MALL HAIR). It was a PITA, which is why it's now gone.

I just need to pick a color and I am set. :D

bettielee
02-21-2010, 08:08 AM
GAH! I googled 'short hair glasses' and this was the first hit.

http://www.hji.co.uk/hjimages/images/qhs1085/hji/medium/1961-glasses-short.jpg


Now this I could pull off.

I. Want. Those. Glasses.

Period.

bettielee
02-21-2010, 08:09 AM
oh, and I like C

writerterri
02-21-2010, 08:37 AM
I would go with the first one if you have thick hair. If my hair wasn't so curly I'd do it.

Cella
02-21-2010, 08:45 AM
long hair is actually less maintenance, IMO. you can just pull it back. any of my short haircuts have required much more work.

you probably already got it cut though, huh? how did it turn out?

mkcbunny
02-21-2010, 08:46 AM
Is that Barbara Eden in those crazy glasses? She looks hot. In a cool hot librarian kinda way.

kayleamay
02-21-2010, 09:05 AM
It turned out shorter than expected but workable. It's like #1 but about 2-3 inches shorter. I'll probably have a stronger opinion tomorrow after I see true bedhead effect and have to style it myself. It's really shiny. I think she shellacked it.

writerterri
02-21-2010, 09:10 AM
It turned out shorter than expected but workable. It's like #1 but about 2-3 inches shorter. I'll probably have a stronger opinion tomorrow after I see true bedhead effect and have to style it myself. It's really shiny. I think she shellacked it.


Wow, you look just like Lucy!


Not for real.

I liked # 1 the best. I do hope you like it tomorrow.

Silent Rob
02-21-2010, 09:17 AM
I guess I'm too late for this, but you really should grow it out and have an afro.

kayleamay
02-21-2010, 08:47 PM
My next do:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9Bx0L3n3uAo/SthxDCAwwxI/AAAAAAAAGR8/-AQEYLI5gZg/s400/afro.jpg

Susie
02-21-2010, 09:13 PM
I like #1, but then I always wear a hat. :D

Silver King
02-22-2010, 05:06 AM
I like Susie's hair style the best. A pretty red bow and those ringlets framing her lovely face is a look more women should strive to emulate. :)

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/customavatars/avatar69_111.gif

Cranky
02-22-2010, 05:15 AM
Well, looks like I'm late to the par-tay, but I hope you're happy with the new 'do! :) I'm thinking about lopping mine off to just about chin-length, but as other folks have noted, that's always more work than long hair. Especially because mine has a weird straight/wavy thing going on. Bah!

kaitie
02-22-2010, 05:47 AM
Oh gosh, more work? You mean I'm supposed to do something other than run a brush through my hair in the morning? :D

I just got mine cut, too, and it ended up being about an inch shorter than anticipated, well above my shoulders, but I was surprised at how cute it turned out. Not sure if I would do it that short again on purpose, but it was pretty fun. It's not any harder than it was before, though...but that could just be me. I also have board-straight hair that doesn't hold any kind of style to save my life, too, so wavy might be a different story.

Cranky
02-22-2010, 05:51 AM
Ah, true. Let me clarify and say that I've always found above-the-shoulder length hair to be more work than long. :) The work pays off, though, I should say. I'm just too lazy to want to do it!

And really short? It's terrifying on me. I have a long, skinny neck and a tiny head. It's just wrong to have really short hair, no matter how wash 'n wear it may be. *le sigh* Kayleamay, I am jealous that you can pull off that look.

kayleamay
02-22-2010, 09:23 AM
Well, now that I have a one day break-in period all I can say is...it's only hair. It will grow. Eek. I not look so good.

mkcbunny
02-22-2010, 11:25 AM
Sorry to hear that, but, yeah, the beauty of hair is that no mistake is permanent. Maybe it'll even grow into something you like.

Mela
02-22-2010, 06:52 PM
I've been going through this problem - short hair that I decided to grow long a year ago. It hasn't been cut in 6 mos - just the bangs - I keep them short and edgy. I rather like the style. I came close to getting it shortened a few weeks ago but I can't deal with layers again. My hair is naturally curly and a layered cut means washing and blowdrying every day to have it look decent enough for work. For me long hair is so much easier - and I like putting it up in a pony tail on the weekends.

Those cuts look really cute, kayleamay and I wish you good luck with your new look. What's everyone saying about it?

backslashbaby
02-22-2010, 06:56 PM
It doesn't look bad; it's a rule that you hate a new haircut the first time you see its bedhead ;)

You have to get used to it :)

Wayne K
02-22-2010, 06:58 PM
What's hair?

tjwriter
02-22-2010, 07:44 PM
I just measured it. I'm going to go get about 9 1/2 - 10 inches whacked off here soon. My hair is about halfway down my back, but it's just too. much. hair. right now. So I'm going to get it cut to just past my collar bone. That will leave it significantly shorter, yet long enough to pull back.

Unless the stylist can convince of some other haircut that I can still pull back when I want my hair out of my way.

Yeshanu
02-22-2010, 08:20 PM
Mine's down the middle of my back right now, and I've been threatened with murder and disowning by my daughter if I get more than a trim done. But a few years back, I had it cut right to the hairline. (Like really, really short...)

It took me a year to grow it back.

So I've given up, because any short hairstyle would require monthly visits to the salon to maintain, and I just don't have that kind of money.

tjwriter
02-22-2010, 08:35 PM
I tend to whack and then grow. It's a terrible cycle, but my hair tends to grow fast, so it's not so bad. I need something that weighs less and dries quickly right now with all that's going on in my life, so I'm back to whacking it off again.

My OB said she does the same thing. Grow, then cut. Grow, then cut.