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Help me decide - do I want an angled lob?

(9 Posts)
Catinthecorner Sat 22-Apr-17 23:15:02

Pretty much what it says on the tin. Mid 30's, always had long hair.

I keep looking at pictures of cool Pinterest people with angled lobs. I fancy one but I am definitely not cool or Pinterest worthy.

I've currently got long, thick hair. It's mostly worn pulled back in a bun or plait. I long to look groomed and sophisticated and stylish. I'm not particularly amazing at hair styling but could probably manage running the straighteners through/sticking rollers in daily given how much time I'd probably save on drying it.

So, to chop or not?

Also are angled lobs about to stop being cool the moment I actually commit to getting one?

rosawitch Sat 22-Apr-17 23:18:49

i would not mess with the natural shape of your lob

KickAssAngel Sat 22-Apr-17 23:37:02

They are a very definite look. If you have the kind of look that suits wearing converse trainers, boyfriend jeans (rolled up) and a casual top, then yes.

They also look like extremely high maintenance to look so casually unstyled.

but they will probably go out of fashion the moment you commit to one.

WinBigly Sat 22-Apr-17 23:44:16

They drift in and out of fashion. I had one years ago and loved it, not high maintenance at all for me but it depends on your hair type. My hair is quite thick with a bit of a wave to it; I'd straighten it during the warm weather and scrunch it into loose curls during wet/damp weather.

GwendolynMary Sat 22-Apr-17 23:52:22

I have one, it's quite understated though, only an inch or so difference from front to back. I don't find it too hard to maintain but I have dead straight hair, so a quick comb after washing and it's ok to go. I do need it thinned out regularly though, or I get a triangle head... On the upside, having longer pieces at the front means you can do fancy twists and braids when it's due for a chop. wink

RiseandGrind Sun 23-Apr-17 07:42:18

I had my long hair cut into a long angled bob about three years ago.

It was great at first but i then found it irritating as the ends would get stuck in shirt/coat colars and it would take so much styling to get it straight or wavy.

Ive grown it again now but i did get lots of compliments from other wonen. Men didnt like it! grin

DartmoorDoughnut Sun 23-Apr-17 07:44:40

Unless you straighten it if your hair is as thick as mine you'll end up with a triangle and it's bloody irritating because you can't tie it up!

Glitteryfrog Sun 23-Apr-17 07:47:41

I started with a lob and it got shorter and shorter.
It's now at out grown bob.
It takes a bit of maintenance and regular trims.

Catinthecorner Mon 24-Apr-17 22:30:03

Well now I'm more confused.

WinBigly - that's my exact hair type! So it might work.

But everyone else is suggesting it would be an irritating mess.

Hum. I suppose hair grows

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