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Help me find a hairstyle please. Fringe? No Fringe? (Pics)

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ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 10:45:54

A couple of years ago I grew out the dye (did the drastic pixie cut and grew it out) So now I am blessed with a chin-length mop of salt and pepper curls. I do not want to go back to the dye but need some impartial opinions on what to do with the mop. Please!

So any suggested styles gratefully received. Should I continue to grow it? Should I get a fringe cut in (more like a bit of a wispy/ringletty shorter bit than a full-fringe. Keep it chin-length bob?

I want to be a cool funky grey - not a dowdy grey!

Any ideas please? (Oh and forgive photos - at home today with awful cold - hence I look every one of my 45 years!)

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 10:47:32

Oh and this is it without any hair product in. So a bit fuller (not weighed down with product) but also a bit frizzier.

Though with an utterly daft expression on my face grin. Classy!

Melstarrynight Thu 09-Feb-17 10:49:11

I would go for a shaggy bob. I wouldn't do a fringe unless you have straight hair as it won't stay where you want it, well that's what one hairdresser told me anyway.

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 10:54:01

What does shaggy bob actually mean <sorry for being dim> Googled it and the images it came up with were varied - but mostly messy (yep can do that) but with some kind of fringe.

ShanghaiDiva Thu 09-Feb-17 10:54:07

ageee with Mel about the fringe.
Also - you have such beautiful blue eyes and I think a fringe might take the focus away from that amazing colour.

Fuzzypeggy Thu 09-Feb-17 10:55:02

No fringe! I don't think it would work with the curls. I remember your pixie from that thread and it looked great on you. It must have looked good for me to remember it in fact! (And I generally am not a fan of short hair)

juniorcakeoff Thu 09-Feb-17 10:55:51

Curly fringes are hard work. I would grow it and maybe use one of those silver shampoos to bring out the colour - had a colleague with shoulder length grey curly hair, she would just shove a comb/clip in it and it looked great. Also think it looks better with no product.

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 10:59:44

OK, so fringe might not be the right idea then.

I think in my mind I had the idea to grow it long enough to just wear it in a messy up-do - thinking Kate from GBBO....

GimbleInTheWabe Thu 09-Feb-17 10:59:44

No fringe imo, looks lovely without, love the curls they really suit you. Also I just wanted to say that you are gorgeous! I'm 25 and if my skin is like yours in 20 years I'd be chuffed!

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 11:03:38

Thank you Fuzzy and Gimble re pixie/skin. And for the positive vibes re the curls.

Interesting view about the product/no product. Having felt so awful the last few days I have been a bit more relaxed lazy and for the first time in about 20 years not put anything on my hair after my shower. First time I was freaked out as it looked really dry and light-coloured and frizzy. Am now beginning to wonder if I should not just embrace it's natural state...

GimbleInTheWabe Thu 09-Feb-17 11:15:41

I'd say embrace it. You'll save yourself time and money and it looks good too. With you on curly up do lady from GBBO, think that'd really suit you too. You could always get one of those claw clips and use that to pin it up whilst it's still short to get a similar style?

Shadow1986 Thu 09-Feb-17 11:17:57

I like it as it is.

Melstarrynight Thu 09-Feb-17 11:18:28

Yes I'd say definitely embrace the curls. You're lucky to have hair like that with no product. I have to mousse and scrunch mine to get what you have in the photo.

I love the updo in the photo.

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 11:25:01

Chucked it up v quickly in a clip...

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 11:26:39

Doesn't look like Granny from Postman Pat does it? <worried>

GinAndOnIt Thu 09-Feb-17 11:29:13

I love your hair as it is! I would second the comment about purple shampoo, but other than that, it really does look great.

Shadow1986 Thu 09-Feb-17 11:29:15

Not at all. Looks nice. You look a bit like kylie minogue actually!

PenelopeFlintstone Thu 09-Feb-17 11:31:01

Ha ha. No, it doesn't. You're beautiful!

Fatrascals Thu 09-Feb-17 11:36:58

You could try a very gentle inversion?
I agree no fringe

PenelopeFlintstone Thu 09-Feb-17 11:37:24

But, yeah, sorry. It's not Facebook; I know you didn't post for compliments!
I've got wavy hair and a big forehead (not that you have); I often want a fringe to cover it up but know it would always be fluff without weight to pull it down.

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 11:37:57

Oh, and for amusement factor - this is what it looked like when I was having it coloured. Blorange. And flat

And the thread about it for anyone interested. www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/2316020-To-chop-or-not-Honest-opinions-please

Seeing the photo I started my "Going Grey" journey with has totally convinced me (not that I needed it) that it was the right thing to do.

PuppyMonkey Thu 09-Feb-17 11:39:15

Don't change a thing, keep it the way it is. Looks lovely. Just keep getting a trim every so ofte so it doesn't go too long - it's honestly an ideal length right now. smile

prettywhiteguitar Thu 09-Feb-17 11:40:17

I think it looks great just have it cut really blunt and lets the curls go naturally. Length suits you as does the colour, I would just keep on top of a regular cut

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 11:43:12

No - not for compliments (though they are nice). It is to get open-eyed opinions. You get too close to it all to really see. See it all the time and then you do not realise if you have slipped into Barbara-Cartland-Make-Up territory (why did noone ever tell her)

Bit like the hair product issue Saw a photo of myself from a few months back which made me realise I had been putting way to much on - looked really kind of clumpy and almost greasy. Do definitely been cutting back.

Still not sure about zero product though. Hair is very fine and flyaway. May have to experiment to see if I can find something really light.

Oh and forehead-wise - I bet you haven't really got a big forehead. I bet it is just what you see iyswim. As tbh I see these non-fringe photos and my forehead screams out at me as being mahoosive.

ChopOrNot Thu 09-Feb-17 11:45:17

That was to penelope - love the username btw

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