Feminine Hairstyle Request for a Guy

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Feminine Hairstyle Request for a Guy
Sat, 12-15-2012 - 9:03am

Hi ladies!

I'm a man in my early 40s that occasionally likes to dress femininely in select casual settings.  I have a full head of brown hair that is currently a typical guy length...thick but layered, covering the top of my ears.  I'd like to try a more feminine cut in a short to medium length, one that wouldn't otherwise raise eyebrows in my regular male mode of life.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  :)

Early Christmas greetings!


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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 10:49am

If you have a really good hairstylist, preferably one who's comfortable with something other than the straight male/female gender norm, he/she can probably come up with something.  My 20yo son (female-to-male transgender) has a great cut that is neither masculine nor feminine; the same stylist does an amazing job giving my 18yo daughter funky, interesting short cuts that make her stand out from the high school crowd.  Not only is he a talented stylist, but as a gay man with some transgender friends, he doesn't need to have my son tell him the look he's shooting for - he can figure it out on his own.  Of course, my son is a college student who can get away with whatever look he wants, but I'll bet if he were in his 40s, our stylist could come up with something for him, especially if he worked in a less conservative field.

Good luck!