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Oh bollox I have 'mum hair' again

(14 Posts)
MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday Sat 15-Nov-14 21:06:23

Had a short bob, with long side fringe in the summer.. now massively tatty and in need of cutting. Fringe a bit split from straighteners.

So, I let the hairdresser cut me a full fringe, hoping for a choppy bob. It's not her fault.. I'm crap at describing what I want, but basically I now have an Anna Wintour bob and look like my own mother!

I don't want to get more cut off as I am trying to grow it... any ideas how I can make it look a bit less boring ? (not long enough to tie back.. it's still very short!)

lostinindia Sat 15-Nov-14 21:35:01

Layers in back to fluff it up?

Sicaq Sat 15-Nov-14 21:54:46

You can try that volumising powder to mess it up a bit and give it volume. Or use hairspray or salt spray to scrunch it up a bit and add texture. Basically mess it up a bit! Google Debbie Harry pictures for how to carry off a messy bob.

(I'm in a similar phase but mine is a result of growing out a flapper bob. I look frumpy rather than flappery until I chuck a ton of texturising product in. And stay away from naked flames grin)

velourvoyageur Sun 16-Nov-14 06:44:59

Use straighteners to flick the ends out a bit?
Like this (scroll down and she has chin length hair) (sorry DF link)

I bet it looks fine Medusa, don't worry!

MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday Sun 16-Nov-14 11:25:56

I'll try scrunching it a bit. Volume is not a problem..I have very thick hair, which unfortunately lends itself to looking like a lego woman... in fact I'm now exactly that..

WHY is it at the exact moment that the scissors go 'SNIP' that I remember I really really don't suit a fringe?!?!!?

This is me !

MyFirstName Sun 16-Nov-14 11:38:19

Maybe try lots of dramatic eye make up. I have curly hair and a bit like you, sometimes I forget that the "Maybe make some of the layers a bit shorter" equals a pouffe of mum-hair. So yep, texture and then distraction with lots of glam flicky eyeliner and tons of mascara help balance it.

You have my sympathy. wink

Arlagirl Sun 16-Nov-14 16:46:25

Lol @ Lego hair smile

Nerf Sun 16-Nov-14 17:02:36

Just quiff the top

cardamomginger Sun 16-Nov-14 17:04:06

I too sported The Anna. Let it settle for a bit. When you next go back you could try an angled fringe with a parting, so it's not as severe and she could chop into the sides to break it up a bit.

Bobs can take a while to get right.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 16-Nov-14 17:25:13

I had to Google Anna Wintour and erm I have to agree that's a look I wouldn't choose myself.

Though I did get a haircut a few years back that made me look like Wendolene Ramsbottom from Wallace'n'Grommit <weeps at memory>

Arlagirl Sun 16-Nov-14 17:45:02

I have a choppy bob which I can't have one length as it is too flat.
The fringe is always a tense moment...I have a very low forehead and if it's too short it looks ludicrous.
I err on too long and pop back every couple of weeks for a thinning out

NeitherHereOrThere Sun 16-Nov-14 18:11:22

Try adding waves by twisting strands of damp hair and then when dry, shake it all out to make it look like a messy bob - google wavy bobs and you will see what I mean wink

Castlemilk Sun 16-Nov-14 18:20:03

Argh terrible tales like these are why my hair is simply growing and growing. There is nowhere to turn. What do I want? Cool great hair. How do I describe that? I can't.

mixedpeel Sun 16-Nov-14 19:35:07

Yes, castlemilk, couldn't agree more. All we ask is cool great hair.

As the formula for this is yet to be discovered, my barnet remains very much not cool not great just longish.


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