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If bobs are mumsy & layers are naff, then what is an ok hairstyle? Need inspiration please
I really don't like my hairstyle. The recent threads about the 'Rachel' cut have got me thinking that mine is some form of that style & I fancy a change. I often see on here that bobs are considered mumsy & layers seem to be a no no so what hairstyles do you all have?
Mine is layered because if it's all one length it is really heavy & thick & just hangs with no shape. That's not a good look either. I've had lots of photos taken recently & I pretty much hate my hair in every one. I got a BBH which I thought did a wonderful job in the mirror but in photos I look like I'm back in the 80's!!
But the basic bob can be adapted in many different ways ! Eg a very angular Bob with a very short fringe is intresting ! Cf with a helmet bob ! I think you can't write all bobs off as there can be very different cuts . I'd start with yr face shape and what features you want to highlight . A good hairdresser could discuss this .
Why are bobs mumsy? I look like eap with long hair and it makes me all horribly hot and sweaty. I'd look like a boy if I had short hair. I look like a bag of spanners with my hair tied back. A bob is the only thing that works. And I'm a mum. Shit.
Just to say I don't personally think bobs are mumsy, it's what I've seen been mentioned on here in the past.
Elquinto I am the same as you & feel like actually a bob is about the only thing that doesn't make me look like an 80's throwback. I have very thick wavy hair though & find a bob does take quite a bit of work to look good.
I think if you have a look round the school playground you'll find a sea of bobs,that what ours looks like anyway. I've got a chin length bob,it's angled and disjointed so I hope it's not as 'mumsy' as it could be. I switch between this and a pixie but I feel better with a bit of length.