hair question

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Registered: 10-15-2001
hair question
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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 9:53am

Needing some hair advice.

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 9:59am

I'm the same way--I get so fed up with my hair and end up chopping it. I say, if you're not ready to commit to a cut, go with some highlights so you feel like you're getting a bit of a change. Your hair looks cute with the blonde! Then if down the road that's just not doing it for you, at least you'll know you're ready for a cut!

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 12:58pm
Personally I think it looks really cute short. You have such a petite frame, if your hair gets too long or heavy it will drag your features down.
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Registered: 08-24-2005
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 1:53pm

Erica, first, I want to say that both hairstyles look good on you.

BUt, as a person who (recently) got her hair "chopped off".... Don't cut it!!!!! LOL!

I think your hair will look great with some highlights and a couple of layers, but still keeping the length. besides, with humid weather it's better to keep it long(ish), so you can tie it in a ponytail when you need to be comfortable, but still have the sexier option of long hair when you want to look good.

HTH!

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Registered: 09-15-2007
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 6:55pm

It seems like you have fine hair, so I think that lots of layers would work well for you in the heat.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 1:04am

Erica,

I'm in the same boat! I've had my hair short, long, and everything in-between. I think the shorter style looks cute on you, or a longer style with some layers to break it up a bit. I think you could pull off a darker color, too!

I have thick wavy hair so I'm kind of limited on styles. Hormones have me sweating all the time so my now shoulder length hair is always up in a bun or clip, even for bed! I'm coming up on 3 months since my last cut and trying to figure out what to do. Oh and thanks to heredity, I have premature grey hairs so I'm in dire need of highlights, too. :-/

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Registered: 04-22-2006
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 1:10pm
Erica - I was having the same issue with my hair after having Evan. It was just blah and I had no idea what to do. I ended up getting bangs, but still wasn't totally satisfied with the look. Then I went to a real hair stylist. She gave me a free consultation and we talked about what I need my hair to be able to, what my days are like, what kind of styles I loved on other people, etc.. At the end of that, we narrowed it down to two options (short and sassy, long with layers). I went home, thought about it for a week, polled my friends and family on my blog (at the stylist's recommendation). I decided I wanted a big change, so I went back to her and got my hair cut short(ish). I absolutely LOVE it, and she did an amazing job.

She knew what my hair could do, and the cut was fairly difficult but she made it work for my lifestyle. I can easily style it three different ways, which I never thought possible. I've been to cheaper hair places, and honestly, you can definitely tell a difference. I would try and try to convey what I wanted, even with pictures, and they could just NOT do it.

Anyway, it was a great experience, and I would recommend it to anyone. I fully intend to keep going back to her because one awesome haircut is worth more than 1000 crappy ones! LOL!




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Registered: 08-24-2005
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 2:41pm
Wow... I want to go to your hair stylist!!!!!

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 3:00pm
Me too.
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Registered: 04-22-2006
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 6:19pm
I don't think I would have ever found her if I hadn't hired a personal stylist to help me with my wardrobe (I wrote about this on my blog). She gave me the name of this hair stylist!




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Registered: 10-15-2001
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 10:27pm
Wow! Thanks for all of the great input, ladies. And yes, Alyssa, your experience sounds fantastic. I don't think I have ever had a hair style that I truly loved.

I'll let you know what I decide!
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