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    Posted: June 22 2006 at 1:36pm
A story of my hair.....

- When I was little it was very long and straight

- When I was older and got it cut it went wavy because of razoring (which I simply MUST do as my hair is so incredibly thick)

- I decided to get it short and it went like this
- http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c349/distortedactuality/aheadlikeahole.jpg

- I got bored with the fringe and it is now like this
- http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c349/distortedactuality/Nice0075.jpg

I want it shorter and more feminine, maybe a slightly-longer-than-pixie-style?

My hair is still wavy and thick...

Any thoughts would be appreciated (and links to ideas!)


Edited by ragingquiet - June 22 2006 at 1:38pm
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First you have beautifull eyes don't hide them.Your face can support many styles. If I was asked to cut your style first I would suggest some shorter that would show off your features and expose your ears and nape portion of the neck. Nothing extreme but plenty shoter. such as a longer version of a pixe that would have plenty of wispy ends to bring out the cut and certian portions of your face. Or maybe something that would spike out in the back and top if you feel the need or wear straigth. But please add color and highlites. I am a barber and cut many different styles for ladies. As for color, look at it like your paiting a room. main color and accent. I am a big fan of reddish brown with blonde highlites or try brown with a ash color highlites pulled through a cap. Let me know what your thoughts are and I will help as much as you need
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Have you seen the ultra-short pixie hairstyles Halle Berry, Alyssa Milano, and Sharon Stone wear, when they wear ultra-short hair?
Try one of those styles, those are very feminine hairstyles that are shorter than your hair, but a style that you would look delightful wearing.

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Wavy hair can look nice in pixies or other short styles, so long as you don't try to make it be what it's not.  A lot of people try to curl or straighten wavy hair, but if you just let it be wavy and maybe kind of unkempt-looking, it can be really cool ^_^ .
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It doesn't look real wavy in the pictures.  I think you would look great with a short pixie and lots of blond highlights.
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Well.  Here's the result.  It'll take a few days to settle, I'm sure....




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Oh wow!  That looks wonderful!  I think you look beautiful and I'll bet it is a breeze to style.
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It takes five minutes... literally :)
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One of the best benefits of having a short haircut is the amount of time it takes to look fabulous.  Congratulations!

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Yeah, looks great
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Originally posted by ragingquiet ragingquiet wrote:

Well.  Here's the result.  It'll take a few days to settle, I'm sure....


 
OK I'm gonna toss in my 2 cents here and don't take this personal. Consider this constructive criticism from a professional hairstylist. This style does absolutely nothing but detract from your appearance. Your bangs although wispy are too short for your face shape and make your face appear even longer than it actually is. It would look better if they were left a little longer to minimize the length of your face. The ideal shape you should strive for is oval, you want more around your face...kinda like the first picture you posted.
 
This is better look for you....
 
Again I'm only offerring you a professional's opinion of what I think would look best for your face shape so don't take it personally. As for people suggesting taking clippers and buzzing your neck halfway up well let's just say I don't think your face shape is appropriate for that type of extreme haircut.
 
Cheers


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Originally posted by Claude Claude wrote:

Originally posted by ragingquiet ragingquiet wrote:

Well.  Here's the result.  It'll take a few days to settle, I'm sure....


 
OK I'm gonna toss in my 2 cents here and don't take this personal. Consider this constructive criticism from a professional hairstylist. This style does absolutely nothing but detract from your appearance. Your bangs although wispy are too short for your face shape and make your face appear even longer than it actually is. It would look better if they were left a little longer to minimize the length of your face. The ideal shape you should strive for is oval, you want more around your face...kinda like the first picture you posted.
 
This is better look for you....
 
Again I'm only offerring you a professional's opinion of what I think would look best for your face shape so don't take it personally. As for people suggesting taking clippers and buzzing your neck halfway up well let's just say I don't think your face shape is appropriate for that type of extreme haircut.
 
Cheers
 
 
 
Claude, you are totally wrong on that! Her new haircut looks so much better on her! I think most "professionals" would disagree with what you just said.
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Originally posted by Porpoise Porpoise wrote:

 
 
Claude, you are totally wrong on that! Her new haircut looks so much better on her! I think most "professionals" would disagree with what you just said.
 
As a Professional HairStylist I disagree....we can agree to disagree that's fine. If a professional stylist thinks that looks better for her face shape than her previous style they need to go back to cosmetology school and learn the fundamentals of hairstyling 101.
 
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The last couple of posts reminds me of a discussion my wife and I had not too long ago.   She was wearing a style that I encouraged her to try and which I thought looked great on her (she also received compliments fro other people).  She wanted a change (just got bored with the other style) and went to a new stylist who gave her all the "rules" for her face shape.  Well her new style just doesn't do it for me.  Not that it is really any difference in length, mainly just cut differently.  I am sure there are instances or general guidelines that can be helpful for many people, but I also know that visually sometimes styles that go against the "rules" work very well.
To me her current style is kinda cute.  For me, it is a little wild - I think it would look better with a little more control (not too much).
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Originally posted by Claude Claude wrote:

Consider this constructive criticism from a professional hairstylist. This style does absolutely nothing but detract from your appearance. Your bangs although wispy are too short for your face shape and make your face appear even longer than it actually is. It would look better if they were left a little longer to minimize the length of your face.
 
For what it's worth, this particular haircut, in my humble opinion, does completely redefine her face.  She has such beautiful eyes!  But with the new, very short, spiky haircut, the very first thing I noticed wasn't the eyes and it wasn't the hair.  My attention was drawn immediately to the chin and the length of the face.
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I agree, her new hairstyle looks better than the "hair in the face look" that Claude suggested.
When will people realize that hair in people's faces, it isn't sexy, doesn't look very good, it is stupid, juvenile, and trendy in all the wrong ways.

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Originally posted by SanFranBrent SanFranBrent wrote:

I agree, her new hairstyle looks better than the "hair in the face look" that Claude suggested.
When will people realize that hair in people's faces, it isn't sexy, doesn't look very good, it is stupid, juvenile, and trendy in all the wrong ways.
 
Ugh! What you are looking at or striving for is the complete sillhouette face & hair combined that creates the overall shape. If you were a HairStylist and paid any attention in school you would know this. As for the bangs in the face they can be shortened if that is what makes you think the style is juvenile. Anne hits the nail on the head when she describes what stands out to her in the picture a few posts above.
 
The goal is to emphasize the best features and minimize less attractive features to creating a perfect look for a client while striving to achieve an oval sillhouette.
 
I think some of you are just short hair enthusiasts who want every women to buzz their nape with a #2, taper, taper, taper, etc, etc, rinse & repeat.....you people have a hair fetish and are infactuated with the de-feminization of a women by cutting their hair short with clippers.
 
I'm not saying short hair can't look feminine however the right face shape is needed which is typically a round face shape otherwise the results might not be desireable.
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As a barber stylist I must agree with Claude. As in my job as a barber I see a lot of ladies wanting very short cuts. I do try and talk some out of it. some who  just look better with a very short #2 taper cut. What I don't like is those who cut their hair and are just trying to make a statement or doing it because someone else did it. To have a style that brings out the beauty in one is what we suggest. I have some thank me for talking them out of a very short cut. I have a unique shop that is close to a salon and the looks of a barber shop. client's are a good mix and lot's of husband and wifes comwe in for cuts.As for the cut I feel that the face should have beeen more framed out with wispey sides and longer abngs maybe sliced angled bangs. As I suggested in a earlier post the sides could still be tucked behind the ears for a shorter look. I feel that you should darken the color and add highlites. All and all not a bad cut. tyr to side part and pull your bangs across your forhead for a differnt look. Good luck
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Well, here's when I style it...



Looks better now, I think.  That other pic was awful anyway.
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Oh Yes, Very, Very Cute.  I agree, I think the other pic was just a bad pic not a bad haircut.  I see the pretty eyes and I don't notice any chin (as others were critical of).  Hopefully, you are happy with it - I think you look very pretty.
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