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What is a mum cut?

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saltnpepa Tue 16-Jun-15 20:57:45

Inspired by the other thread on long hair vs short hair, I'm wondering what a mum cut is? Pictures please!

nilbyname Tue 16-Jun-15 21:14:01

I think its subjective, but for me....

Short spikey at the back, slicked down at the front and in a "funky" colour like red/burgundy a dye job black or stripey blonde/red highlights. Anything a symmetrical and a tilted Bob.

This are my ideas of a mum cut!

MagpieCursedTea Tue 16-Jun-15 21:15:07

I thought it was just a bob, could be wrong though!

nilbyname Tue 16-Jun-15 21:15:36

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yomellamoHelly Tue 16-Jun-15 21:58:20

Shoulder-length bob that can be scraped up easily

Petal02 Tue 16-Jun-15 22:04:57

I think Nicola sturgeon is a good example of a mum cut.

what Nilbyname said, that is a bit of a Gran cut around my way too.

Wishful80smontage Tue 16-Jun-15 22:27:01

For me I think it's like a grown out bob that hangs around your face v.mumsy

Valdeeves Wed 17-Jun-15 00:50:42

The spiky crown one is spot on!

daftyburd Wed 17-Jun-15 00:54:27

Yes to the spiky crown one too. Lots of them at our school gates.

Wagglebee Wed 17-Jun-15 01:33:11

Exactly what Nilby posted. I saw a group on a night out recently every single one of them had that same cut complete with the mahogany colour. I think it spreads.

It's different to a 'mumsy' haircut imo. That can be various things. The Mum haircut is the one is that photo.

Wagglebee Wed 17-Jun-15 01:34:55

Ugh I feel mean now. It does suit some people but I do think of it as the Mum cut.

PetiteBateau Wed 17-Jun-15 08:14:28

It's a very dated cut imo

Pumpkinette Wed 17-Jun-15 08:27:27

Mum cut in blonde.

scarletforya Wed 17-Jun-15 08:47:07

I think pixie cuts are quite Mumsy. Everyone always imagines Halle Berry or Charlize Theron but the reality is more Denise Welsh or Janice Battersby.

nilbyname Wed 17-Jun-15 09:16:30

scarlet that made me lol!

BualadhBos Wed 17-Jun-15 09:31:13

This is the style a lot of hairdressers want you to have if you are in your forties so for me this is the mum cut.

Eastpoint Wed 17-Jun-15 09:35:14

I see more of the Liz Hurley big blow dry - a bit dated now.

Wishful80smontage Wed 17-Jun-15 09:39:18

east that's me I think- mines based on Kate Middleton long wavy dark hair- am I mumsy (tell me honestly I can take it!)

LadyMaryofDownton Wed 17-Jun-15 09:56:46

No I think the Kate cut is not mumsy at all because it's long & versatile. It's the short cut pictured above. You know - I am married now, kids, need to be practical, don't have the time for regular blow drys/styles so I'll just cut it all off & I won't have to worry about it.

Hence the "Mum cut"otherwise all hair would be mum cuts!

squizita Wed 17-Jun-15 09:59:04

To me it's a slob (shoulder bob). Tie back able but ok down without styling. Bit boring.

GreenHamNoeggs Wed 17-Jun-15 10:05:10

Vitriolic thread. Still, bet you all feel much better for slagging off other women hmm

squizita Wed 17-Jun-15 10:41:56

Not slagging off other women though? Just describing a haircut I actually have right now that isn't that cool but is practical.

LondonRocks Wed 17-Jun-15 10:45:06

So, the mum cut is short but might be long or spiky or blow dried?! grin

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