(Closed) Am I too tall for a bob…?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is 5'9" / 175cm too tall? How did you feel about yours?
    5'9" / 175cm is probably too tall to carry off a bob, sorry! : (4 votes)
    3 %
    No, it would look fine! : (106 votes)
    71 %
    I had a bob cut in and loved it : (32 votes)
    21 %
    I had a bob cut in and regretted it : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m 5’9 and I had a razor cut bob for years, I loved it and I got loads of compliments on it, so I don’t think you’re too tall for it 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Just seen your pics, mine was a bit shorter than the first pic 🙂

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    7568 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    What??? That’s crazy! A bob is a classic cut for all ages and heights. Are Tyra Banks and Katie Holmes too tall for bobs? No way! Not to mention I’m 6 feet tall and have had bob styles several times. I’ve gotten tons of compliments on them. 

    Post # 7
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    1818 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I don’t think your height has anything to do with looking good in a bob, just your face shape.

    Post # 8
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    1891 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think Katie Holmes is about 5’9 and as you can see in the pic, she looks amazing with a bob.  I actually think if you’re taller, you probably have a nice long neck, which a bob is great at showing off.  Go for it!

    Post # 10
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    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Katie Holmes is quite tall herself, though I didn’t like the bob on her when looking at full body shots. It made her head look too small for her body.

    I had a bob for many years, and so did my cousin. I’m average height, and she’s 5’10, but it looked great on both of us because we both have small builds. I don’t think it necessarily has to do with height, but rather if one is petite/average/curvy, etc.

    Also consider whether you have a slender neck. I always thought I had a short (but slender) neck, but the bob lengthened my neck and it looked fabulous. I’ve also noticed that bad posture in photos is much more apparent when I had my bob, than now with my just-below-shoulder length hair.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t know what your hairdresser is talking about. I kept a bob for years and love it. I’m only growing it out now because I know when I’m older I’ll go back to it so while I can pull off long hair I’m going to.

    But I’m 5’9 and every single person I knew or random people who commented loved the bob cut on me. Pic for refrence…

    Post # 12
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    2975 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Stormchild:  Are you joking? This hairdresser of yours needs some tips of her own. 

    Holmes is 5’9″ which is as tall as me and you….aaannnddd I looked damn good with a slanted bob. Can’t wait to chop this mop on my head after the wedding. 

    Do your thing! It’s only hair. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have had a pixie or bob for the last ten years and I’m 5’8″. Never heard of ones height influencing the hairstyle! Face shape and features, yes, but not height! I have also noticed that certain necklines on clothing look better with different lengths of shorter hair.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I have never heard anything like that.  I’m 5’9 and just got my hair cut to a longish pixie/short bob and I love it.  Find a new hairdresser!

    Post # 16
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    7874 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i don’t think it has to do with height.  i think it is more to do with the shape of your face and is it the right cut for you?

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