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If you've tried the mumsnet haircut....

(32 Posts)
SunshineOutdoors Wed 10-Oct-12 09:17:31 was it for you?

Just reading another thread I've seen it either seems to be the best thing ever or a nightmare you can't wait to grow out.

Could you post a smile if you loved it or a sad if you didn't? Just interested in results of a quick poll.

Was a sad for me..... don't know if these silly short layers round my face will ever grow out <sigh>

Hate going to the hairdressers and can't diy... just going to ignore my hair now and hope it looks good long. Lots of lippy to detract eyes from the hair.

N0tinmylife Wed 10-Oct-12 09:19:16

smile for me, but I was very careful to leave it quite long.

FaintingGoat Wed 10-Oct-12 09:23:07

Overall it's a sad here, but not really badly. It seems to leave the longest parts too long, and the shortest parts too short. My hair is very curly so thought I could get away with it if it wasn't perfect, it has grown out a bit now but the shortest layers are still too short to tie back, so if I'm not careful I look like I have a poodle balanced precariously on top of my head. Might do it again but longer, and then just take more off the back.

ThunderboltKid Wed 10-Oct-12 09:27:28

smile for me; though I do the pony tail at the nape of the neck first to take off length, then the MN cut to layer the front

Iggly Wed 10-Oct-12 09:30:17

I had to make sure my hair was dead straight and that the layers were ear length.

naturalbaby Wed 10-Oct-12 09:32:36

smile I have very curly hair too so have slowly done it little by little. There are some bits that are too short and other bits are too long but I'm confident enough to sort it out myself now. Has saved me a fortune!

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 09:34:29

smile you need to straighten it first and don't cut to much off.

seeker Wed 10-Oct-12 09:35:17

I tried it- but I agree- the short was too short and the long too long. I wonder if I put the pony tail too far forward? What would happen if you put it sort of where a cheerleaders pony tail goes?

HecateLarpo Wed 10-Oct-12 09:38:27

was great. Then I had it like this but it's grown out now and I'm curling it.

but the mumsnet cut was lovely. It made my hair look a bit thicker too. You do have to be careful though, if you don't get the ponytail exactly right - you'll screw up and it'll look a right bugger

Pinot Wed 10-Oct-12 09:38:38

Initially smile but now I think sad as again - long is tooooo long!

Thunderboltkid can you describe how you do the length? Please?

SunshineOutdoors Wed 10-Oct-12 09:43:33

The smile seem to be winning. There seem to be a lot of ifs to it though.

AllThreeWays Wed 10-Oct-12 09:45:03

smile I have been doing it for years, but am careful to keep the layers long.

notMarlene Wed 10-Oct-12 09:50:42

smile well, for a couple of years anyway. Saved me an absolute fortune but I got sick to death of the look of it in the end.

I always did an adapted version though - first all the hair to the front and cut to jaw-ish length, the sectioned and cut again. Put the front out of the way in bunces, section at ear height, put everything below ear height in ponytail at the top of the section, pulled forward and cut at about fringe length. Then a wee section across the bottom at the back, in a ponytail at the top of the section, pull forward and cut again at about the height of my hairline. After all that I'd sort out my fringe freehand and maybe do a small section behind my fringe for layers around my face.

Is impossible to get any length off otherwise, unless you do it really short of course. My hair is fine and totally and utterly straight.

notMarlene Wed 10-Oct-12 09:51:27

Oh, long winded description was for Pinot but I forgot to say grin

Kikithecat Wed 10-Oct-12 11:28:12

smile and it saves me a packet.

FarloWearsAGoldRibbon Wed 10-Oct-12 11:39:51

grin but I leave it long, do it in two sections below and frim the ears and cut my fringe freehand after.

FarloWearsAGoldRibbon Wed 10-Oct-12 11:40:23

*from the ears

cheesebaby Wed 10-Oct-12 17:43:11

Double grin grin here for me and my DD. I also take care to leave the layers quite long. It's been my saviour after 30-odd years of crap haircuts (a la the 'why can't hairdressers cut curly hair' thread), and has already saved me about £150. grin

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 10-Oct-12 17:47:03


But I panicked at first because the short bit of my fringe kept sticking up, but some straighteners and gel spray soon sorted that.

I do prefer my layers longer, so usually go to the hairdressers but in times of need I would do it again, it's a very similar style to how I wear my hair anyway.

My hairdresser commented on it last time. He thought I'd been cheating on him, he was very impressed or lying to make me feel better about the fact that I looked like a 3yo had cut my hair

ScarahScreams Wed 10-Oct-12 17:48:18

what is the MN cut? pray tell...

CharleeWarlee Wed 10-Oct-12 17:48:49

whats the mumsnet haircut? Just out of interest like....?

SunshineOutdoors Wed 10-Oct-12 19:01:26

MN haircut described on this page

DelGirl Wed 10-Oct-12 19:04:07

smile I give dd the mn cut and she and I always get lots of positive comments

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:07:05

A very big smile for me. I have a round face and poker straight hair. BUT I do agree that the length of the longest layers is too long, so I put the pony tail on the crown of my head rather than nearer the forehead.

FayeKinitt Wed 10-Oct-12 19:08:24

smile For me, my hair is just below shoulder length and I have a weird fear of going to the hairdressers. This has given me back some control!

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