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Should I chop off some of my daughters bobbed hair myself? The back is annoying me.

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chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 17:26:58

Hi, my 11 year old daughter has recently gone from long hair to a short inverted bob. It does look nice, but the back of it is annoying me. It's cut in a kind of v shape at the back of the neck. She's had inverted bobs before, but no ones ever cut a v shape like that before. I'm thinking of snipping it off so that it sits in a straight line. I'm not a hairdresser, but I am rather artistic and a bit of a perfectionist, so I should be able to do a good job... Is that v- shape the fashion though? I don't want to ruin the style or make it look strange.

DonkeyOaty Thu 21-Apr-16 17:28:28

Is it annoying your daughter?

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 17:34:08

No, I don't think she's noticed as she can't see the back.

Getit Thu 21-Apr-16 17:34:27

Isn't that the point of an inverted bob ?
Unless it bothers your dd I would leave it alone, after all it will quickly grow out .

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 17:36:22

I'm not sure as it hasn't been cut like this before. If it's meant to be like that, i'll leave it. I just thought it looked a bit strange.

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 17:41:06

This is the back

Getit Thu 21-Apr-16 17:46:41

I can see what you mean
Perhaps the back layers aren't short enough? Or need thinning?
I'm not a hairdresser

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 17:55:11

It is extremely thick hair...

CurlsLDN Thu 21-Apr-16 17:57:09

I would definitely chop that off! Surely as it grows it would look like a little rat tail ponytail?

burnishedsilver Thu 21-Apr-16 18:13:39

That doesnt look right.

ArieltheMermaid1720 Thu 21-Apr-16 18:15:34

Yes that would definitely annoy me. I would chop it off.

AnotherEmma Thu 21-Apr-16 18:17:02

I would cut that off very carefully and find a better hairdresser next time.

MrsBungle Thu 21-Apr-16 18:17:57

I would definitely chop that little tail off

flanjabelle Thu 21-Apr-16 18:19:36

Yep that would annoy me too. It doesn't look good at all. Chop it off.

MrsLettuce Thu 21-Apr-16 18:19:37

That looks like a dreadful cut! No harm in tidying it up but I'd be looking for another hairdresser for next time.

JustAnotherYellowBelly Thu 21-Apr-16 18:20:20

Yep. Bye bye tailybit

Indecisivejo Thu 21-Apr-16 18:29:31

I'm really sorry but that doesn't look like an inverted bob to me anyway regardless of that extra bit u want to chop! I think you should go back to where it was done and complain tbh

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 18:31:48

Thanks everyone, I'll carefully snip it off. This hairdresser was highly recommended. Sigh...

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 18:33:50

It's tricky as he's my mums hairdresser and even wanted to do it for free as my daughter donated her long hair to charity. He was a lovely chap, but even so, I won't go back.

KP86 Thu 21-Apr-16 18:43:12

That is a ridiculously uneven cut. And I've had some shockers in my time. It needs redoing.

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 18:47:47

Really!! sad It's so short already, It really can't go any shorter as it's right on her jaw line. Her hair used to be almost waist length. Having it cut was such a huge step. I'm not sure who to trust next time.
She had it washed an blow dried last night, so it is a bit out of shape today having been slept on etc. Would that make a difference? I'll try to find a pic of when it was first done.

chuffinalong Thu 21-Apr-16 18:53:10

This is a side view the day she had it done

SoupDragon Thu 21-Apr-16 18:55:50

I've had that when I've had my hair bobbed but the back is more of a gentle M shape and the hair is much shorter than that so it looks right.

Houseworkavoider Thu 21-Apr-16 19:05:04

Sack the hairdresser.
That looks to be a really shabby haircut.

StKildasNun Thu 21-Apr-16 19:05:12

I wouldn't worry too much - maybe snip off the DA (Duck's Arse) if that is what worries you. My family all have vs at the back of the neck.

I had long hair cut short and the hair was very difficult to style as it was too healthy (and fell forward over my face) - never having been blasted regularly to style it or messed around with. Your DD will probably work out what is best to manage and what she likes in the next 6 months or so.

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