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to ask for your HONEST opinions, should i get the side of my head shaved?

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MoodyDidIt Tue 25-Jun-13 14:54:58

i have a short choppy hairstyle and am going for a trim tomorrow and am thinking of asking my hairdresser to shave the side of my head, can't really describe it but its a bit like rihanna here

am 33, if it looks shit, it will grow back right? its only hair

i will also put a pic of myself on here, how my hair looks now - for a VERY short time, so people can judge advise

again, please be honest, i promise i won't be offended grin


AnyFucker Tue 25-Jun-13 14:57:06

can't see your pic

Ragwort Tue 25-Jun-13 14:58:16


Tee2072 Tue 25-Jun-13 14:58:25

You have no pictures.

I've been getting my head shaved for about 20 years. I'm 44.

If you want it shaved, get it shaved.

Madlizzy Tue 25-Jun-13 14:58:33

My honest opinion is that if you like it and want it done, then do it. grin

MerryOnMerlot Tue 25-Jun-13 14:58:53

I wouldn't, but it's not my hair grin.

Sorry, not helpful I know, but I think you're just a bit long in the tooth for that sort of cut. And before anyone shoots me down in flames I'm a LOT older and had some pretty mental hair do's in my youth!

TigOldBitties Tue 25-Jun-13 15:02:12

Do Not Do This.

1. The trend has passed

2. Unless you are a regular user of hair extensions or weave you will have an 'inbetween' period, that means it won't be shaved but it won't be the same length as you own hair, you will have tufts. If you don't have long hair that you can flip over, it will look even worse.

3. I have seen this soooo often with DCs friends and even some of my friends, it was very popular here when Rihanna and Cassie did it, a few (maybe 3?) years ago. Most of them have said to me that they wish they hadn't done it as it has been a right pain, looses its novelty factor very quickly, and often that they had ended up having to use weave or extensions to cover it.

LemonPeculiarJones Tue 25-Jun-13 15:04:57

Can't see any pics on your profile.

But do it if you fancy it, it's just hair, it'll grow back. I don't think age matters. It can look gorgeous if it suits your face shape.

FeckOffCup Tue 25-Jun-13 15:05:51

I wouldn't have that hair style personally as I think it would be a right faff and look good for all of 5 minutes before needing redone by a stylist but if you want to try it then go for it, it's only hair and will grow back and if you are fed up of it in a few months you can wear hats over winter while it grows out.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 25-Jun-13 15:06:44

I used to have a Salt and Pepa in the 80s. Many happy memories of being stopped in the street and complimented. That was a few decades ago, of course. Growing it out WAS a pain.

What is your hair like?

Teeb Tue 25-Jun-13 15:07:57

Don't do it, it already looks dated and a bit daft to be honest. Unless you are the kind of person who would have experimented with hair and maybe are a bit alternative, then you'll just look like a rather behind trend follower.

mrssprout Tue 25-Jun-13 15:08:00

My only word of warning would be that although it does grow back when you have one side shaved it takes forever to get it evened up with the rest if you want to change the style. I had one side of mine shaved (surgery not choice) & the rest turned into a large dreadlock in hospital so was cut short. It has been 12 months & I am still trying to grow out the shaved bit to a length that will let me do something with it other than look like a bad toupe grin
On the other hand you are a lot younger & undoubtedly more stylish than me so if you want to do it go for it .

WilsonFrickett Tue 25-Jun-13 15:08:14

Och do it, I got an undercut like that for my 40th birthday and it looked great. It's just hair. (Although I would concur that growing it was a total faff and took ages...)

FrenchRuby Tue 25-Jun-13 15:09:28

Don't do it! I had my hair like that last year and I liked it for about 2 says then it starts to grow out and it looks awful.

FrenchRuby Tue 25-Jun-13 15:10:13

2 days even haha. I had mine dyed into a leopard print as well, looked awesome short, awful growing out.

Elquota Tue 25-Jun-13 15:10:32

Personally I don't think it looks good, but it's your hair and your choice of course!

ExasperatedSigh Tue 25-Jun-13 15:10:35

Do it! I have an undercut on one side of my shoulder length hair, it makes a nice change from just everyday long.

It's only hair. And if you hate it, it's just a good excuse to try something else new grin Do it!

NatashaBee Tue 25-Jun-13 15:11:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SybilRamkin Tue 25-Jun-13 15:12:23

Nooooooo, don't do it! It looks bizarre rather than quirky beyond the age of about 21 unless you look as amazing as (and are as famous as!) Rihanna, and as others have said, it takes flipping AGES to grow out.

IfYouCanMoveItItsNotBroken Tue 25-Jun-13 15:14:58

My hair has been undercut since 2008 as it is so thick I suffered headaches from the weight of it even at shoulder length. Most people ddon't even notice it, as its purely practical and not an obvious fashion statement type hairstyle. I would say it needs regularly shaved or gets really itchy. I dread ever growing it out, as it looks really shit when I leave it too long, I will have to eventually cut all my (arse length) hair off if I want ridof it so it grows evenly. Luckily if iI wear my hair down it looks like a normal head of hair. If you have short hair anyway and can tolerate having an awful hairstyle for 3 months while growing it out then go for it, I think it looks awesome on short hair! Sorry for typing, toddler on lap.

garlicnutty Tue 25-Jun-13 15:15:15

Meh. Hair grows and, for when you really can't stand it, wigs are only about £25 these days.

I think people divide into two distinct camps where hair's concerned: the Hair Is Your Pride and must always be top-notch bunch, and the It's Only Hair sector. I'm in the latter. The only important thing is to know which side you're on, OP, and make your choice based on that!

Rihanna looks great in that picture.

livinginwonderland Tue 25-Jun-13 15:15:50

Please don't! It doesn't really look good on anyone and you have to go through an awful "growing out" stage to get rid of it, or keep the hairstyle and I'm not sure which is worse.

I have an irrational hatred towards this hairstyle.

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 25-Jun-13 15:16:48

If it looks shit it will grow back.

But I wouldn't, 'cos I think it looks awful. Sorry.

TSSDNCOP Tue 25-Jun-13 15:17:55

Depends on the shape of your head.

If you've got a little head and gamine face like Rihanna, go for it.

If you've got a head like Charlie Brown, maybe not.

garlicnutty Tue 25-Jun-13 15:18:29

Re: all dire growing-out warnings; how different is this from an inverted bob, which looks incredibly stylish thanks to the scalp-length layers underneath?

Looks like you could answer that one, IYCMIINB!

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