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Are bobs crab now?

(22 Posts)
ThePhantomPlopper Tue 15-Sep-09 15:14:49

Off to hairdressers next week and I can't decide what to do with it.

It's in a dull growing out phase, have considered a bob with a fringe, but everyone has them it seems.

I haven't got the head to pull of anything shorter than a chin length style.

sherby Tue 15-Sep-09 15:19:00

no they are classic

what colour hair?

MrsBlennerhasset Tue 15-Sep-09 15:20:01

god I hope not or else I'm crab too.

ThePhantomPlopper Tue 15-Sep-09 15:21:44

Gah. Crab not crab.

It's a light brown ATM, not sure whether to go lighter or darker.

Wanderingsheep Tue 15-Sep-09 15:25:50

You still said crab! grin

sherby Tue 15-Sep-09 15:26:34


I think bobs always look nice with a dark brown

Wanderingsheep Tue 15-Sep-09 15:28:56

I don't think they are crap btw.

StayFrosty Tue 15-Sep-09 15:29:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bleh Tue 15-Sep-09 15:29:31

Well, then I'm going to be re-turned into a crab tomorrow. They're relatively easy to care for, look stylish and are classic. What's not to love?

(though don't end up looking like Anna Wintour, even though she is queen of Vogue or Edna from the Incredibles)

ThePhantomPlopper Tue 15-Sep-09 15:36:06

Now I just need to decide on what style of bob.

God I hate having my hair cut, it takes my 6 years to decide on anything and then I'm usually disappointed!

titfertat Tue 15-Sep-09 15:38:44

I actually think Dannii Minogue's hair looks really good in a bob just now. It seems quite versatile - looks different each time you see her. But then her sense of style is often rather dubious so maybe that's not a good example....

WowOoo Tue 15-Sep-09 15:40:56

I have alternated between short hair and a bob for years.

I don't care if anyone says it's crab, they suit me. Would it suit you or just look crab? (sorry, but it made me chuckle!)

Ask at hairdressers and look at loads of magazines before you take the plunge. Happy haircut!

ThePhantomPlopper Tue 15-Sep-09 15:45:16

It may well look crab.

Shall get the hairdresser to talk me through it.

RubysReturn Tue 15-Sep-09 15:49:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mimi1977 Tue 15-Sep-09 16:00:02

I love them. Dawn Porter had a great trendy one on her latest documentary about breast cancer and she is very funky.

mathanxiety Tue 15-Sep-09 18:21:48

Bobs don't look so great without a nice chin/ jawline, imo. I think they're on the wane tbh.

mazzystartled Tue 15-Sep-09 18:26:08

no no,they are classic, and can look really funky
and alexa chung has just had one
i think a few layers here and getting the fringe right is key

TeaOneSugar Tue 15-Sep-09 18:26:50

Bobs are classic (shakes bob as she writes).

cheesesarnie Wed 16-Sep-09 00:09:25

im a crab.actually mines shoulder length at the momoment but its usually bob'ed

Squishabelle Wed 16-Sep-09 00:17:08

I think bobs are very ageing (at least they are on most of the people I know who have them).

cheesesarnie Wed 16-Sep-09 00:40:06

apparently mine makes me look 12.grin

cheesesarnie Wed 16-Sep-09 00:40:56

oh going to have to run to mirror to check aging process!

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