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val4 Wed 31-Aug-16 19:40:32

I desperately need ideas for new hairstyle. I'm mid 40s with straight thick, coloured hair. I have always had it long or shoulder length but would love a change. I have appointment with my hairdresser tomorrow and would love to shock her and say I want new look ! Have you any ideas that might suit me. Thank-you

Nearlyadoctor Wed 31-Aug-16 19:43:50

How about a longish slightly layered bob, midway between chin and shoulders? I also don't think your side parting is doing you any favours, you have lovely thick hair but your parting makes it look very heavy on top as it is so far to the right.

Nearlyadoctor Wed 31-Aug-16 19:47:30

Something like this, but maybe not as long at the front.

val4 Wed 31-Aug-16 20:02:41

Actually like that style, nearlyadoctor.....not too radical. Just looked back on my own picture...not too flattering with no make up😮. Not that scary in real life!!!

Nearlyadoctor Wed 31-Aug-16 21:25:06

Too radical can be scary - I think it would frame your face nicely as your face is quite oval - doesn't work as well on round faces I don't think!

allegretto Wed 31-Aug-16 21:28:22

I think you would look good with a full fringe - something I would like but I don't have enough hair - sob!

allegretto Wed 31-Aug-16 21:30:29

Like this www.hoshair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/full-fringe-hairstyles-10.jpg

Oblomov16 Wed 31-Aug-16 21:35:40

I like both fringe and Anniston suggestions.

Truckingalong Wed 31-Aug-16 21:38:34

Just don't, for the love of God, go short short. Your hair is lovely and thick though, so could carry off a good fringe.

val4 Wed 31-Aug-16 22:08:24

I had a fringe when I was teenager, an 80's Bob! It swamped me and when I look at old photos all I can see is hair😀 . It took me ages to grow it out and I swore never again!!! I'm also fighting a battle with white roots....started going grey when I was in college! Maybe a fringe would hide regrowth...

val4 Wed 31-Aug-16 23:12:00

This maybe a possibility??

Nearlyadoctor Thu 01-Sep-16 06:47:58

Please post a photo after your appt today. Good luck !

retainertrainer Thu 01-Sep-16 06:51:42

I think you'd look lovely a shade lighter.

MiniCooperLover Thu 01-Sep-16 07:06:56

I think your colour is too dark. At least I shade lighter would be lovely.

Runningupthathill82 Thu 01-Sep-16 07:49:56

Agreed that your current colour is too dark and heavy. A slightly layered bob would be great. Definitely nothing too short.

Truckingalong Thu 01-Sep-16 12:47:23

I didn't mean a heavy full blunt fringe. More of a side sweep, like your photo.

MrsSeanBeanIsAtWork Thu 01-Sep-16 13:05:30

Jane Birkin style fringe and graduated sides, with a centre parting??

MrsSeanBeanIsAtWork Thu 01-Sep-16 13:06:41

Looks like you have quite a 'tall' face (and great bone structure smile )so think fringe would be a good look. They are easy peasy to grow out too, esp if you use a centre part and adopt a tousled look.

val4 Thu 01-Sep-16 14:59:33

OK........here it is. Not as dark in real life. Also got wet picking up kids !! From pic doesn't look too different but she cut a lot off and added layers.

val4 Thu 01-Sep-16 15:07:21

It's also shorter at back and cut into head, if that makes sense. It's definitely much shinier and healthy looking but feels weird not having hair around my shoulders!

MrsSeanBeanIsAtWork Thu 01-Sep-16 15:34:18

Looks lovely smile

wowfudge Thu 01-Sep-16 16:07:57

Looks good. I'd go chin length next time OP. You'll really suit it.

mumofthemonsters808 Thu 01-Sep-16 16:11:50

It's lovely, really suits you.

WipsGlitter Thu 01-Sep-16 16:19:07

Looks good. Have you tried a babyliss big hair? Great on hair your length.

val4 Thu 01-Sep-16 20:33:39

Thank-you all. Yes have a babyliss hot brush .....find it great!

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