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Have booked in for a big haircut/restyle tomorrow. Come look at photos and advise please.

(228 Posts)
NeedANewHairCut Tue 20-Dec-16 13:29:06

Ok, am a 40yo frump. Photo of me included.

Have booked in at hairdressers tomorrow for a pixi cut. Hair is currently past boobs. Really thick. I wear it tied back in a high pony tail all the time and need to do something as it's so boring.

So really cropped? A bit bouffant? Something in between? Or cancel the appt?

NeedANewHairCut Tue 20-Dec-16 13:29:41


GettingitwrongHauntingatnight Tue 20-Dec-16 13:31:24

Don't do it op. I get the whole, I do nothing with but honestly think you will regret it.

NeedANewHairCut Tue 20-Dec-16 13:31:39

I'm worried I will look like Big Boo from orange is the new black. I've ordered a wax stick.

NeedANewHairCut Tue 20-Dec-16 13:32:24

Really? Do you think it'll look shit?

Fairylea Tue 20-Dec-16 13:34:10

You're not frumpy. You have lovely hair and trendy glasses. A longer messy bob would actually look lovely - you have natural wave to your hair which would be a shame to lose. I am thinking something along the lines of Frankie from the Saturdays when it's grown out of the pixie style she used to have.

FriendofBill Tue 20-Dec-16 13:34:35

You look like you have really good hair...

I could see you with the purple whiff but it is very high maintenance having that for both colour and style (£££)

Do you colour your hair?
If not, how about henna-ing it.
It conditions there hair beautifully and colours look natural but fabulous.

Bluntness100 Tue 20-Dec-16 13:34:47

I love your pic, your like a rabbit in the headlights. 😃

Honestly, you've got gorgeous hair, are you sure about going so short? I like long hair so for me I'd probably recommend going a bit shorter first off, maybe to your shoulders in a messy bob variation rather than have it all shorn off.

Otherwise , I'd go for the last pic you posted,

Fairylea Tue 20-Dec-16 13:35:33

Like this ish-

FriendofBill Tue 20-Dec-16 13:35:36


Bluntness100 Tue 20-Dec-16 13:36:28

Sorry when I said last pic I meant the blonde lady with the checked shirt. Not what's her name. 😂

PosiePootlePerkins Tue 20-Dec-16 13:36:37

Those styles are quite extreme in contrast to your current length and style. It is hard to have very short hair and carry it off in my opinion. I agree with fairylea that a bob would be better. I had short hair for years, it is now in a bob and I think it looks so much softer.

Bluntness100 Tue 20-Dec-16 13:37:05

Agree with fairlea, except maybe a couple of inches longer.

Newtssuitcase Tue 20-Dec-16 13:37:19

Do not do it. With all due respect to carry off a short haircut like that you need an elfin face (i.e. Kylie not Ginnifer Goodwin - both beautiful in different ways only one can properly pull off that cut). Shoulder length messy bob will look much better.

FriendofBill Tue 20-Dec-16 13:37:45

Skillrex on one side?

NeedANewHairCut Tue 20-Dec-16 13:40:40

Ha ha, I'm so not good at taking selfies. Ok I'm getting cold feet big time now.

I just thought bobs are a bit dull.

Plus my hair has to be off my collar for work. Mid length is shit for this because it's a pita to put up. So I kind of need short or long.

PollytheDolly Tue 20-Dec-16 13:41:23

I'd keep it longish. How about a nice bright colour? This is mine....

lovelearning Tue 20-Dec-16 13:41:36

You look like you have really good hair...

Why chop it all off?

Plus NeedANewHairCut, think of the maintenance that a short hairdo requires.

NeedANewHairCut Tue 20-Dec-16 13:42:36

I do dye it but am going ever so grey it needs doing at least every four weeks and again it's a total pain with it being so long to dye it.

nancy75 Tue 20-Dec-16 13:45:27

what about something like this?

Blossomdeary Tue 20-Dec-16 13:47:20

Cancel, cancel, cancel - do it now!!!!

You have hair that some would give their right arm for: thick, long, lovely colour. Frump my arse!!

If you feel you must do something, just trim it to a more manageable length - do not, whatever you do, start farting around with layers as they will just make more work for you and you will finish up waiting to grow them out. And definitely no short cut that becomes a daily fiddle faddle.

You have gorgeous hair - enjoy it!

fledglingFTB Tue 20-Dec-16 13:47:26

It's only hair, it grows! I don't get why people are so precious. Try it! You might like it!

Colour is high maintenance and expensive, that's he only thing I'd war you off

What is your hairdresser like, can you ask them and tell them what you want in terms of upkeep and styling.

Going from no product to heavy wax stick everyday mighty feel weird. How about Kaley Cuoco, or Jenifer Lawrence's pixie styles. Slightly longer.

Grumpbum Tue 20-Dec-16 13:47:37

I am currently trying to grow out a pixie cut have hair that currently resembles a mushroom a stage I have to through sadly.
Be 100% sure if you are sure

Grumpbum Tue 20-Dec-16 13:47:55

Then go for it but accept the time to undo the decision

fledglingFTB Tue 20-Dec-16 13:48:39

My severest eye rolls are reserved for drama queens people with sob stories about crying at the hairdressers. First world problem, no?

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