(Closed) I cut my hair and I don't know how to style it!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
216 posts
Helper bee

@MrsBeck:  been there.  Like, with that EXACT cut about 3 months ago.  My hair stylist cut the back shorter when I told her I hated it.  She angled it into an angled-bob, and now I love it! It always looks stylish, even when my hair is curling and frizzing, somehow it looks good. 

I was a big baby about going shorter in the back at first because my hair had been long forever, but I’m still thrilled with the cut. Update with pics!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You look so pretty! I actually like the back, it looks fresh and young, not stiff and like a helmet. 

I’ll let the other bees cover the maintenance advice though, I’ve almost 29 and I’ve had long hair since I was 2 years old so I have absolutely no idea how to manage any other length. lol

Post # 5
917 posts
Busy bee

I had pretty much the same hair cut done in February, but I got the hairdresser to keep the front a bit longer. It’s grown out a bit now, but I’m still not in love with it. I only cut my hair because it was damaged and dead.


But I’d suggest curling it, or adding texture some other way??

Post # 6
5064 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you really dislike it (I think it’s lovely) could you get extensions? 

Post # 7
8827 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i like it.  i like the layered look when it goes in different directions.


Post # 9
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsBeck:  I think it looks really cool and suits you well. However, I think the back layers probably need cutting into so that some of the thickness is taken out. I wouldn’t actually have your hair cut shorter if you want to regrow it because you’ll get back to this stage again fairly quickly. But if you had the back slightly relayered and then carry on growing it until it is just past shoulder length you could grow most of the layers out and then have it blunt cut.

I’m really protective about my hair which has now, finally, got to nearly the length I wanted but over the last year there have been times when I’ve had to tolerate it being less than perfect so I could get the length down before having a more radical tidy up and an inch taken off the back.

I tend to look at the front of people’s hair rather than the back too. 

Post # 10
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

First of all get you a good heat protectant spray if you don’t already. I try to avoid using one with alcohol since it dries my hair out. Look for one in a leave-in conditioner. Kenra makes a good one.

It’s a 10 makes a really rad blow dry spray which I think has heat protectant in it as well. Spray that on your damp hair and blow dry with a round brush. That should help it bevel under as well as give it ton of body ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
63 posts
Worker bee

We are twins! I cut/donated my hair about a month ago and it is identical to yours! I agree about the hair flip. I have super straight hair but no matter what I do it still flips. It takes me twice as long in the morning now too. I have started to straighten the back of it and it seems to help for the most part. 

Do you blow dry it? You could use a round brush when you dry it to see if that works. 

Post # 13
8827 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsBeck:  did you take this picture the same day you had it done?

when I get my haircut, i love how my girl cuts my hair but I don’t always like how she styles it.  i usually wait a day or 2 after my hair cut to wash my hair on my own.  then style how i like.

don’t do anything drastic yet.  give it a few days, play around with it.

also, my current place where i go will fix it for free if you don’t like.  so after a few days if you still don’t like it, call the place and see what they can do for you.



Post # 15
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am a hair stylist, and whenever I cut anyones hair different then their previous style, I always show them how to style it to get their desired look. Could you go back to the salon, just for a wash & Style and get them to show you how you can style it. I am not sure what type of brush you are using, but I would definitly use a round brush, and product goes a long way!

Post # 16
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsBeck:  i think it’s really cute at the front.  i like the pp idea of an angled bob.  this would definitely give it a “style” and not just a “cut”.  also, a big rounded brush will help you tame the back when you are blow drying your hair.  you just have to teach your hair which direction to go.

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