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Shaved on one side hairstyle

(56 Posts)
prettywhiteguitar Mon 11-Feb-13 20:10:34

Ok I'm thinking that maybe I want to do this before I get too old and mutton for trendy hairstyles like this.

I have long shoulder length layered blonde hair, which side do you decide to do it on for a start and has anyone had this done and regretted it ?

I had an undercut back in the day so I kind of know what I'm letting myself in for in terms of growing it out and maintenance.

Does anyone have any advice for success of words of warning !!!

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 15-Feb-13 17:11:06

ha ha - fair enough! grin

MurderOfGoths Fri 15-Feb-13 16:52:58

Alright OP, think I'm going to join you in getting this done grin

prettywhiteguitar Fri 15-Feb-13 16:23:13

Shes a sexy lady but if I did all that to myself I would look like I'd escaped from Alcatraz

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 15-Feb-13 15:52:57

What about something like this,

or is it too much?

prettywhiteguitar Fri 15-Feb-13 14:39:55

Thanks Lula that's a really kind thing to say, I think that if you have a certain look then you're more likely to get away with it

And not look like Kerry katona ;)

prettywhiteguitar Fri 15-Feb-13 14:36:48

God I really dislike Kerry katona

LulaPalooza Fri 15-Feb-13 13:42:28

Go for it, prettywhiteguitar

You definitely have the looks and bone structure to pull it off and life is too damn short.

I love experimenting with my hair and have had all sorts of styles and colours and cuts but am now getting to the age where I can't get away with anything too radical until I am really old!

minko Fri 15-Feb-13 11:37:07

Two reasons not to - Kerry Katona. Mel B.

prettywhiteguitar Fri 15-Feb-13 08:59:06

Ooh I really really love that pic of Ellie Taco, she looks hot

TacoLeBell Fri 15-Feb-13 08:56:16

MurderofGoths Your hair in those links is fab, it really suits you.

Reading this really makes me want to do it myself! I've just dyed mine pink so would love it to look something like this- Another Ellie pic

prettywhiteguitar Thu 14-Feb-13 22:02:54

Thanks pootles it is me, I am going to go for it I called the hairdresser and she was really helpful, said she would look at my hair and see what she thinks, she's the same age so I think she gets it. Reliving our youth...

Ooh quite excited ! I will post up photos after I have it done so you can all have a look ;)

BelindaCarlisle Thu 14-Feb-13 17:15:35

lol i had it last time around Tears for Fears style

Pootles2010 Thu 14-Feb-13 16:14:52

Go for it. Its not my thing at all but looks like it is yours! And assuming you're the one in photos on your profile (at bottom?) looks like you've got amazing bone structure that will help loads I imagine.

MurderOfGoths Thu 14-Feb-13 16:02:59

"And not the type you'd like to emulate"


I wonder if that means I was "the type" when I had that hairstyle then...

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Thu 14-Feb-13 15:56:54

Ooh, I say go for it. I have had the same hairstyle since I was a teenager (ie 25 years) and really regret never doing anything like that when I was young enough to get away with it. And I regret never having blonde or green hair (went straight from uni to job so always had boring very dark brown hair.)

BelindaCarlisle Thu 14-Feb-13 14:18:05

Warning. I've just seen a gaggle of teenagers with it. And not the type you'd like to emulate.

VerySmallSqueak Tue 12-Feb-13 16:05:07

pretty I think you should go for it.

There is a lot to be said for a two-sider that you can cover quite easily,so you ought to consider that - also when you are growing out it can be covered easily.

MurderOfGoths Tue 12-Feb-13 12:13:41


I used to go to work and forget to draw my eyebrows back on! My boss made me keep eyeliner in the office so I could draw them on.

prettywhiteguitar Tue 12-Feb-13 12:08:38

Ooh yes keep eyebrows faces need eyebrows

prettywhiteguitar Tue 12-Feb-13 12:07:36

Plus I'm only 34 any older and I won't be able to pull it off

MurderOfGoths Tue 12-Feb-13 12:02:29

I'm thinking of going back to it. Think I'll do it one sided this time, last time it was both sides because of the dreads. Makes it easier to cover if I have to look respectable grin

Think I might leave my eyebrows on this time though...

prettywhiteguitar Tue 12-Feb-13 12:01:16

Bought Dp a beard trimmer for Christmas I knew it was a good idea

Murder of goths I really like you with it, you should get it done again it really suits you

Tilda is always a style crush of mine, she does classy androgynous

dexter73 Tue 12-Feb-13 11:50:25

She has it on the left side btw to show off her array of earrings. I am getting quite good at shaving it every couple of weeks! Maybe I should go into business!

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:47:17


Goddamn phone

Pinot Tue 12-Feb-13 11:46:58

Belinda are to who I think you are?

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