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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!)
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 )
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.
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