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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Suggestions on hairstyles ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 9/8/13 4:05 PM

Hey all,
I love the wealth of knowledge here on pattern review and am looking for some help. I have (had?) TMJ and have been undergoing the process to fix it. I'm almost to the end. In the process, they have had to bump out my lower teeth, and that has ended up changing my face shape somewhat. My current hair doesn't really work for me now and I'm looking for suggestions.

Here's a link to basically what I look like now. My face is more rectangular than it wasface now.

I was considering going back to more of a chin length bob, but I'm not sure if that would look okay with the new shape. Chin length bob with old face.

I have a hair appt next Saturday. My only limitations are that I'm fairly low maintenance and don't really like messing around with my hair too much. I would consider a little though. I work in an office and live in KS...So it's windy all the time but I still need to look professional! I'll probably have braces for another 6 mths or so.

Bring on the suggestions!

Thanks,
Emily



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Date: 9/8/13 4:52 PM

And what a nice face it is.

Bangs and a bob, for something different?

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Date: 9/8/13 5:44 PM

http://www.marieclaire.com/hair-beauty/trends/virtual-hairstyle-makeovers

What about one of these virtual try-on type websites? There are others, if you search. I found something like this helpful for glasses frames.

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Date: 9/8/13 6:03 PM

Maybe go to a wig store and try on some looks before getting it cut for real to just see? That is always safest, as you know first and ahead of time that way. Less surprises later that way too. Then snap a picture of your self to bring with you when at hair cutters, just since a picture is always a lot better than words. I find holding my own hair and showing with my fingers how much I want cut off, does a lot better for me, than just mentioning some inch amount too and more of a visual aid there. The better the communication when you are in there with your person, and even just inches seem to be up for kind of personal interpretation sometimes at the hair cutters.

If you want something different but want to keep the length, maybe thick long blunt bangs you can wear straight or brushed back? You can actually "try on" bangs now real easy, before even really doing it, just since they have those "fake bangs" on the comb you can just put in, pretty much at all those beauty supply stores even, and then just look in a mirror while doing that? That might be a thought? Also with or without bangs, keeping the length or going shorter, you can also just get the front and sides layered and keep the back long or not- I think all those kind of things might be about zero extra maintenence, (just since you look like you have rather straight hair and a lot of it) except for the cutting part.

I have your face shape, I just like bangs, for me, but not everyone does. I think most times once your hair is below your shoulders or longer, it does not really change the look of your actual face shape at all though. I do have kind of very long hair, but my actual face would look about the same, probably with or without an extra 12 inches of it, give or take really.

You could go really bold, with one of those long bangs and chin length blunt cut bobs, that has the front longer and it's even shorter in the back. And some height on the top. That might look really sharp on you too, but it would be more of a big change, I wonder if you could somehow "try that on first" to just to see? Look what Nicole Kidmann did to her hair in her last magazine advertisements for Jimmy Choo. At least I think it's her real hair, but I guess it could not be too.

https://us.jimmychoo.com/bin/venda?page=nicole&ex=co_disp-view&bsref=jimmychoous

I don't think that is as wash and wear though, as I think you need to keep it trimmed particular in the back to get that long angle coming down to your face, and also it looks like she probably teased it up in the back a bit to get some height there. But it looks great on her. She has pretty pointy chin, but maybe if you tried that look on you, to see first, even without the real pointy chin, it still might look real nice?





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Date: 9/8/13 6:05 PM

I think your old shorter length bob would look good. Just don't make it so short it's up by your ears - you'd look in the mirror and all you'd see was your new jaw shape. (Other people wouldn't notice so much, But YOU might think you look weird).

Play with your hair in the mirror to see if you'd like the back shorter or longer or angled. That alone can make a difference.

I know because I also had serious dentistry change the proportions of my face. I discovered afterwards that having the back of my hair a little shorter than the front took my hairstyle from Okay Hair to Kinda Cute. It was a small change that made a noticeable difference. Kinda softened my look - which was always hard for me to do since my hair refuses to curl or wave.

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Date: 9/8/13 6:50 PM

Wow, what a lot of great suggestions!!!! I'm glad I have a week to figure this out! I'm going to try the Marie Claire thing, and if I like something online, maybe I'll go find a wig shop to try it on for real.

And I love the Nicole Kidman hair! Maybe I should reconsider this bang thing. I do wear glasses sometimes when I'm tired of contacts, so I think I'll take photos both with and without to see how it goes.

This is fun.

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