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Topic: Help With Cut/Style
Posted By: ragingquiet
Subject: Help With Cut/Style
Date 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 - 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 - 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!)



Replies:
Posted By: mikecuts
Date Posted: June 22 2006 at 4:36pm
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
Mike


Posted By: SanFranBrent
Date Posted: June 22 2006 at 8:11pm
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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Brent


Posted By: Kuroneko
Date Posted: June 26 2006 at 1:21am
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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Posted By: demodoll
Date Posted: June 30 2006 at 1:46pm
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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"It is better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous" Billy Crystal


Posted By: ragingquiet
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 7:10am
Well.  Here's the result.  It'll take a few days to settle, I'm sure....




Posted By: demodoll
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 8:17am
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 is better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous" Billy Crystal


Posted By: ragingquiet
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 9:19am
It takes five minutes... literally :)


Posted By: demodoll
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 9:29am

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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"It is better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous" Billy Crystal


Posted By: HairStyleDiva
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 10:00am
Yeah, looks great

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Go for it change is good, Hair grows back.


Posted By: Claude
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 10:35am
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


Posted By: Porpoise
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 3:21pm
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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Posted By: Claude
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 9:45pm
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.
 
Cheers
 
 


Posted By: shorthairissexy
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 10:32pm
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).


Posted By: anne6000
Date Posted: July 03 2006 at 10:49pm
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.


Posted By: SanFranBrent
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 12:46am
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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Brent


Posted By: Claude
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 9:41am
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.


Posted By: mikecuts
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 10:54am
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
Mike  


Posted By: ragingquiet
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 1:55pm
Well, here's when I style it...



Looks better now, I think.  That other pic was awful anyway.


Posted By: shorthairissexy
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 4:13pm
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.


Posted By: SanFranBrent
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 8:56pm
Claude, how does short hair "defeminize women"?
What century are you living in, the 1800s?
Women have been wearing short hairstyles for many decades.
Do Halle Berry, Alyssa Milano, or Sharon Stone look "defeminized" when they are wearing their short hairstyles?
I have even seen women with shaved heads who look very feminine, if they are beautiful women with the right features for it.
There is much more to a woman being feminine than her hair length.

Relax Claude. All I was saying is that I don't like bangs in a woman's face. It looks stupid, and the poor woman with hair in her face must walk into things.


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Brent


Posted By: SanFranBrent
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 8:58pm
And to the young British woman;
You look adorable in your new short hairstyle.


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Brent


Posted By: Claude
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by SanFranBrent SanFranBrent wrote:

Claude, how does short hair "defeminize women"?
What century are you living in, the 1800s?
Women have been wearing short hairstyles for many decades.
Do Halle Berry, Alyssa Milano, or Sharon Stone look "defeminized" when they are wearing their short hairstyles?
I have even seen women with shaved heads who look very feminine, if they are beautiful women with the right features for it.
There is much more to a woman being feminine than her hair length.

Relax Claude. All I was saying is that I don't like bangs in a woman's face. It looks stupid, and the poor woman with hair in her face must walk into things.
 
That pretty much sums up what you aren't comprehending!


Posted By: anne6000
Date Posted: July 04 2006 at 11:11pm
Originally posted by SanFranBrent SanFranBrent wrote:

if they are beautiful women with the right features for it.
 
Just like what you wrote above, certain styles look better with certain faces.  That's really all I read into Claude's post. 
 
I really don't think he was knocking all short hair on women at all.  But, with all due respect, so many of the posts on here don't really seem to give thought to a specific cut and face.  If the post involves short hair, then a lot of people just respond with an automated reply, without regard to how the cut looks on the face shape and body size.  (For instance, a  very heavy woman will often look unbalanced if her hair is cut very short)  It seems that as long as the hair is short, it's automatically sexy, beautiful, and the perfect hairstyle, no matter if the cut is flattering or not.  And then, and I find this a bit bizarre myself, there are always a few posts that want to "buzz her down" as Claude said.  That's what I think he means by defeminization.  It isn't an objection to clippers being used to create a certain style, but the predictable response of always having to use clippers just seems like someone has his mind made up before really even looking at the specific haircut.  Some seem to have an obsession with clippers and think they should be used on every single short haircut!
 
There appears to be little objectivity in the numerous replies.  If a forum is to give thoughtful opinions, and every opinion will nearly always say the same thing, no matter what the circomestances, then what is the purpose of the forum?
 
Edit:  this is weird!  I know how to spell the word "circomestances"  but the software always changes the spelling!  I understand why the letters appearing after "cir" might be bleeped out when those three letters are by themselves, but unfortunately, the edit looks silly in a perfectly G-rated word!
 
Also edited to say that I took so long formulating my response that I didn't see Claude's response when I wrote mine.


Posted By: HAWG
Date Posted: July 05 2006 at 1:13am
I think she looks great in her last picture; much better than the first picture after the cut.

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HAWG


Posted By: SanFranBrent
Date Posted: July 05 2006 at 4:52pm
Obviously people on this board like short hairstyles on women. That is the point of this board. The long haired board is for those who like long hairstyles.

I have no disagreement with any of you that a woman should get a short hairstyle that flatters her and that she enjoys wearing.

I just happen to believe this young lady looks better with the short hairstyle she has, not the suggested hairstyle of hair in her face. That was all I was originally stating on this issue.


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Brent


Posted By: Skydancer
Date Posted: July 05 2006 at 6:12pm
In my experience the confidence of having a cut you like and wanted is much more important in making it work than whether it should work with a particular face shape.  I've had and been happy with plenty of styles that shouldn't work with my face shape.
 
And I would like to point out that plently of people love long hair regardless of whether it actually flatters that person. Everyone has their own preferences so do not act like it is just people who appreciate short hair just because you may not agree.
 
Oh and I love the style, I have considered something similar myself but can never make up my mind! And the most important thing is that you like it!


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Posted By: SanFranBrent
Date Posted: July 05 2006 at 8:22pm
Good points you make there Skydancer.

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Brent


Posted By: kimspikedhair
Date Posted: July 07 2006 at 12:18pm
Ragingquiet,
I say, have your hair, the way that YOU like to have it, not what other people say, on how you should have your hair!
And by the way, I love your new spikey do!


Posted By: demodoll
Date Posted: July 07 2006 at 12:46pm
I agree and that seems to be the whole idea behind this forum.  There is a great deal of support here whether you are happy with your short hair or not.  It is nice to know that there are so many people out there who don't have the "long hair no matter what" bias.

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"It is better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous" Billy Crystal


Posted By: anne6000
Date Posted: July 07 2006 at 12:59pm
Originally posted by demodoll demodoll wrote:

It is nice to know that there are so many people out there who don't have the "long hair no matter what" bias.
 
I agree very much and also believe the opposite is true:  it's good when people don't have the "short hair no matter what" bias. 
 
Dynamics of the forum are confusing because in some posts, someone argued that when a poster asks for opinions, those opinions aren't wrong but are welcomed.  However, in this thread, the opposite position seems to be taken, that no opinions, even when asked, should be given unless it supports exactly what the OP and everyone else wants.
 
With all due respect, I'm sensing a huge double standard here.
 
And of course, no matter what, the person wearing the hair makes the final decision!  However, it's very confusing to solicit opinions and then have other posters criticize those opinions if they say anything other than "all short hair is automatically beautiful, no matter what style on what face or shape."  Most replies are completely predictable.  It just seems a bit silly to have a forum about discussing short hair if people become agitated when the replies aren't what they wanted to hear.


Posted By: demodoll
Date Posted: July 07 2006 at 2:16pm
I hadn't ever thought of it in exactly that way since the posts I have made over the years soliciting assistance with short hair issues have been met with 100% supportive and encouraging answers.  I suppose sometimes people do misinterpret what other posters are saying and things can get confusing.  I think this forum is special because the long hair bias is much more prevalent than the short hair one and it is just nice to find a place where people do support short hair no matter what.  I can't tell you how many people were actually angry with me when I cut my hair off (and these were just acquaintances, not family or anything).  That is why I find it nice to hang out here.

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"It is better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous" Billy Crystal


Posted By: Kuroneko
Date Posted: July 09 2006 at 4:54am

I don't agree that hair should be all about creating the illusion of an "ideal" face shape, anyway.  *shrugs*  I have a heart-shaped face with a pointy chin and a big, shiny forehead, but I wear my hair however I like, even if that means off the face with my BGF gleaming for all the world to see ^_^ .  Finding beauty in one's own imperfections is far better than trying to create the illusion of some unattainable "ideal", I would say!



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