Haircut Help Tomorrow!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t think you necessarily have to take tooooo much off the length. I think an inch or two off the bottom to sort of refresh it might help.

As far as shape, what about parting it to one side and adding some all-around layers, and if you’re feeling like REALLY changing it up,face-framing layers?

 

Post # 4
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@renwoman:  I know exactly what you mean, I’m 29 and my long hair isn’t going anywhere! I have a bit of a non-cut going on at the moment too. 

How about you do something that makes you look a little more polished but isn’t such a dramatic change? Ask your stylist about cutting your hair in layers and cut it in a way that would look good if you do a center part or a side part. A simple side part can do wonders in making you look older and more pulled together. And since a picture is worth a thousand words… Look at gorgeous Eva Longoria! I think you could pull off something like this: 

 

Post # 5
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@rachelmichelle:  Hahaha we had the same exact idea! 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MsMeow:  Great minds. 😉

I have loooooooooong hair right now, and had subtle/long layers and a side-part forever.

Right now I’m rocking heavy bangs, dramatic layers, and a middle part, though. (Wanted to do something drastic, DIDN’T wanna lose my length.)

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@renwoman:  wow lovely hair i wouldnt want it hacked off either! 

I would explain that you want to retain the length but you probably need a couple of inches off the bottom to get rid of the dead hair… but so it doesnt look like a thick blunt straight mess, would also asked it to be layered and thinned… 

something like this would look very pretty on you! 🙂 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@rachelmichelle:  I change mine up a lot, center part, side part, straight, wavy, curly (if I have the energy to fight with the rollers! lol), I’m all over the place. Then there are times when my DIY goes terribly wrong and I end up looking like Farah Fawcett in the 70ies 😀 

@renwoman:  I forgot to mention this. Make sure your stylist leaves enough length so you’ll still be able to put your hair into a braid or a bun. Those two are my favourite go-to styles when I’m having a bad hair day and need to look presentable, especially in a professional environment. If you don’t know how to braid or make simple low bun, look up some tutorials on you tube, some are surprisingly easy. 

And if you’re concerned your potential employers think you look too young, it would be wise to invest into some suits/separates or other formal, work-appropriate clothes such as nice button-down shirts (if you’re after an office job of course, if you’re interviewing for a different sort of position, disregard this advice). Properly applied make-up does wonders as well in making you look more your own age (but in a good way!). Again, if you’re not best friends with lipsticks and brushes, look up some you tube tutorials. 

I hope that helps! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@renwoman:  the layers will give it shape, thinning will take out the bulk and help it sit nicer… you have very thick hair from what i can see in your pictures! 

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@renwoman:  I actually used to have hair like #2 (not sure who she is, pulled her off a random google search), and pretty much still do, except now I have forward-facing bangs (which you already know you don’t want).

(Excuse the shameless/blurry selfie I took for my husband the other day.)

All you have to do to get that look is part your hair to the side and add some long layers. Layers create more movement and body in your hair, thus creating the illusion that it’s ‘thicker.’

As far as maintenance, I spent soooo little time doing my hair. It takes a little more time now with the bangs, but since all you’d be getting is long layers/side part, it’ll be super low-maintenance.

Your hair looks naturally wavy from those photos, am I right? Put it in a braid while it’s wet and let it dry, and you’ve got ready-to-go waves. Or, if I’m right about your hair being naturally a bit wavy and holding curl well, if you want to spend about 15-20 minutes with a curling wand, you can get waves like #2 has (or the photo of myself I just posted.)

Post # 13
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@renwoman:  Actually, layering gives volume to your hair and makes it look thicker. Because your hair is not so heavy it doesn’t stick to your scalp and your back quite so much so it looks fuller. 

I saw concerned about my hair looking thinner and that’s what my stylist told me before she cut my hair in layers for the first time. That was right after I’d been very ill for a long time and my hair looked terrible. It really made a difference!

I don’t think the style you like is very high maintenance. Wash, wrap into a towel to dry, put some product in (mousse is good), get your hair in rollers (starting at the bottom, roll up about halfway of your hair length) and dry. Don’t brush, use your fingers to comb your hair, you’re done.  

ETA: Or use a curling iron like PP suggested! 🙂 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I love long hair too! I agree with the other posters.  You don’t have to cut a lot off.  It just needs a little cut off and maybe some layers to give it a bit of shape! 

 

Post # 15
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5445 posts
Bee Keeper

I think you need layers! That will make it so your hair doesn’t just hang. My hair is super thick but if it gets really long and I don’t have layers it’s not very cute. 

I think hair a bit shorter will look great on you! And it’s just hair, it will always regrow!

Post # 16
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550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

stylist here…based on the picture, i’d say you need a good 4+” trimmed (though if you freaked out when i told you that, of course i wouldn’t do it. :-D)  i had hair almost as long as yours with layers, and the bottom layer did look pretty thin (i had some pretty dramatic layers, though…)


(see how the bottom of her hair looks thick and you can’t see through to her shirt even at the bottom? her ends look like they’ve been pretty well maintained. she also has some subtle layers going on.)

when i cut long with layers, i like to see a blunt line at the bottom to retain thickness (see above). i grab the top from about ear to ear and layer that. the PP’s advice about putting it in a bun is good…if you’re going to try layers, tell her how much to take overall, and then show her where you want the shortest layer to hit. 6″ above the bottom would probably still be longer than shoulder length. i find face framing bangs/layers aren’t too annoying/high maintenance so long as you can still tuck it behind your ear…and when you wear it down, it looks more interesting/flattering.

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