I have thick, coarse hair, currently falls to my mid upper-arms. I'd like to go for the long bob style / that shorter look that's been in for the last few years where you chop off a good few inches. Will try and add a pic. I'm early 30s and I think long hair just makes me look too young at work. Also mainly just want to try it. My hairdresser says my hair will curl and that it's only the weight of it that keeps it only being a light wave atm. Also it would go triangular and I'd have to straighten it every day. I'm quite low maintenance so I wouldn't want to do this. I trust her opinion but at the same time I keep thinking I want to do it - is there a compromise or does anyone have any suggestions for what I could do?
It will only ‘go triangular’ if she doesn’t do a good job of cutting it. Based on what she’s said, I would get a different hairdresser to cut me a shorter hairstyle. This one has pretty much told you she’s not going to do a good job of it.
When I went short I did it gradually over six months, that way I could tell at each reduction whether I was happy and if not it would only have taken a couple of months to get back to the previous stage.
Could you try that? Get shorter each time and see how it looks and you manage.
Could you not just learn/experiment with some sophisticated updos for work? I speak as someone who also battles being perceived as younger than she is, and it's a complete PITA when you want to be taken seriously professionally.