If bobs are mumsy & layers are naff, then what is an ok hairstyle? Need inspiration please

(35 Posts)
Jemster Tue 09-Jun-15 20:53:17

I really don't like my hairstyle. The recent threads about the 'Rachel' cut have got me thinking that mine is some form of that style & I fancy a change.
I often see on here that bobs are considered mumsy & layers seem to be a no no so what hairstyles do you all have?

Mine is layered because if it's all one length it is really heavy & thick & just hangs with no shape. That's not a good look either.
I've had lots of photos taken recently & I pretty much hate my hair in every one. I got a BBH which I thought did a wonderful job in the mirror but in photos I look like I'm back in the 80's!!

Any suggestions please?

VegasIsBest Tue 09-Jun-15 21:49:35

No suggestions but I'm interested in this too. Why are bobs considered mumsy?

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Tue 09-Jun-15 21:51:45

I have a shoulder length bob and I don't think it's mumsy at all. It looks way better than it did long.

PacificDogwood Tue 09-Jun-15 21:51:47

I am hankering after this one - currently my hair is way past shoulder-length and just hands there. Or rather it does nothing because I always put it up hmm

PacificDogwood Tue 09-Jun-15 21:52:48

Or this one smile

ginorwine Tue 09-Jun-15 21:53:37

But the basic bob can be adapted in many different ways ! Eg a very angular Bob with a very short fringe is intresting ! Cf with a helmet bob ! I think you can't write all bobs off as there can be very different cuts .
I'd start with yr face shape and what features you want to highlight . A good hairdresser could discuss this .

elQuintoConyo Tue 09-Jun-15 21:53:46

Why are bobs mumsy? I look like eap with long hair and it makes me all horribly hot and sweaty. I'd look like a boy if I had short hair. I look like a bag of spanners with my hair tied back. A bob is the only thing that works. And I'm a mum. Shit.

I'll still mark my placeon your thread grin

Jemster Tue 09-Jun-15 22:01:43

Just to say I don't personally think bobs are mumsy, it's what I've seen been mentioned on here in the past.

Elquinto I am the same as you & feel like actually a bob is about the only thing that doesn't make me look like an 80's throwback. I have very thick wavy hair though & find a bob does take quite a bit of work to look good.

burnishedsilver Tue 09-Jun-15 22:02:39

I recently had my hair cut into a bob. Mine is mumsy. It's badly cut. I hate it. None of the photos I took with me to the hairdresser were mumsy however. I think a bob can be pretty cool.

ivykaty44 Tue 09-Jun-15 22:06:11

Those pictures are of layered hair...?
Mumsy bobs?

Go and see a hairdresser and take the photos of the styles you like them see if the hairdressers this kd it will work on you or can be adapted

nottheOP Tue 09-Jun-15 22:14:54

I mostly like Jessica alba's hair in all previous styles!

Fishandjam Tue 09-Jun-15 22:17:46

Pixie crop!

yazzy85 Tue 09-Jun-15 22:35:34

What about a long bob style?

QueenofLouisiana Tue 09-Jun-15 23:00:57

I've just had mine a bit like the first of those pictures- love it! I have learned the joys of Sea Salt spray and rediscovered ear-rings.

Really pleased I went for a change, I had a chin length bob before that.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 09-Jun-15 23:09:23

I don't think any hair styles are bad for mumsy, it's about what suits you.
Go and book a hair dressing appointment and have consolation about what style will suit you

Jemster Tue 09-Jun-15 23:10:55

Yazzy I love that style. Mine is a tiny bit longer but quite a lot more layered. Think I'm going to get something done before my hols.

Orangedandelion Tue 09-Jun-15 23:28:57

Yazzy you are a star, now that is exactly the haircut I need.

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 10-Jun-15 06:23:33

I think if you have a look round the school playground you'll find a sea of bobs,that what ours looks like anyway. I've got a chin length bob,it's angled and disjointed so I hope it's not as 'mumsy' as it could be. I switch between this and a pixie but I feel better with a bit of length.

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 10-Jun-15 06:27:57

Mines a bit like this

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 10-Jun-15 06:28:53

I really like this but my hairs too thin to pull it off

Skeppers Wed 10-Jun-15 08:38:28

Mine is like Pic 1.

But I'd LOVE to have something like Pic 2! (definitely NOT boring)

Haven't had the courage to do it yet; maybe when I've lost a couple of stone...

Not sure if having curly hair makes a difference?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 10-Jun-15 08:47:21

I had a long bob for years and TBh, I did not alot with it. Not mumsy but it didn't set the world alight either.

I have a crop now (though I'm growing the top layers a bit , I will get the back close cropped again)

I saw "8 out of 10 Cats" , Dawn O'Porter was on.................her hair shock Why? She has lovely glossy dark hair, what's with the mushroom cut confused
That goes beyond mumsy.

Pagwatch Wed 10-Jun-15 08:49:08

But...but..but.....you know that 'bobs are mumsy' was probably written by about five people and you can't see how shit their hair is!

This reminds me of a cleaner I had who, when I complained about her work said 'I clean it like its my own'. Her home presumably being a shit hole

InstitutionCode Wed 10-Jun-15 09:17:08

Ooh Pacific, that first one is great. I reckon I could do that, but the bit at the front would drive me wild. You reckon it would work with a shorter fringe?

BumbleNova Wed 10-Jun-15 09:39:04

have a look on pinterest - its a great resource for ideas. I have a long bob atm which I really like. its a blunt cut so my hair looks really thick.

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