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Lori Sews
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Date: 3/12/06 9:53 AM

Every now and then I get the uncontrollable urge to ask my hair stylist to "Lets' cut it short! Please get rid of this stringy, unhealthy, streel-y hair!"

It's been highlighted since I was 18 years old. For the past few years I have been coloring AND highlighting. Thankfully I have a really good stylist that knows what she is doing. But lately if feels thin and unhealthy. I have gone back to my "natural" color a year or so ago. Sometimes a little red comes up in the coloring process and I cannot carry red at all, so it ends up looking bad.

I am 5'10". No where near petite. Remember when Geena Davis cut her hair really short? She looked like a pin head. I can't go really short, but wish I could. I don't have the bone structure for it. My current length is a couple inches past my shoulders. I also read a quote by Loulou de la Falaise--"Wear your hair short or long, anything in between looks bourgeois." Perhaps a snobby statement, but I can't help remembering this, and agreeing just a bit.

I wish I had the guts to cut it. Maybe at my next appointment I will ask for suggestions. Last year I told my hairdresser that I wanted Oprah's cut. She laughed and said, "Oprah has black hair" (as in texture). This is true, but I love the cut! :)

Thanks for letting me complain and whine about stupid hair!

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Date: 3/12/06 10:02 AM

Hair is a continual, lifelong problem for me, so I feel your pain! I'd say cut it if you don't like the way it looks in terms of healthiness. It will always grow back, and be a lot healthier. As for really short cuts, maybe go to the local wig store (there is almost always one in any town) and try on the short ones to see what you think. You can also sometimes find websites where you put in your picture and then overlay different hairstyles, I'd do a Google.

I'm in the same boat, I for sure don't have the bonestructure (well, you can't actually SEE my bonestructure) for really short hair either. I usually end up with about chin length or a little longer. My hair is fine, but I do have a lot of it, so that helps a little bit. My DM has really short spikey hair which looks great on her (she's definitely a Plus size, but it works for her, no pinhead effect).

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Date: 3/12/06 10:06 AM

I feel like that all the time. Except when I do, I go in, have it cut super short and make the people around me gasp (i.e. I'll go in with shoulder length and come out with a pixi cut!). I just think of it as "it's just hair, it'll grow back" if I don't like it.

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Date: 3/12/06 10:07 AM

Lori, stop and look at your avatar....it looks like you have short hair! The way your hair is pulled back, you really can't tell your hair is long and I would think you'd look great with a short cut! And, my guess is you are afraid of short hair only because you've never had it. I always said I couldn't do short, either, until one day I tried on a short wig. (This was back when I was probably your age and they actually sold quality wigs in stores....) I was very surprised to realize I really liked it, bought it, and wore it occasionally when I wanted a different look.

Have you ever tried those mock-ups where you put different hair styles onto your picture? Some salons offer it and I know you can do that on-line somewhere. Give it a try!
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Date: 3/12/06 10:18 AM

I have felt like cutting my hair short for a year or so now. I wanted an up-do for my wedding last year, so I saved it for that, but since then I've gradually cut it shorter and shorter. I think I'm getting ready for a pixie style! And I'm thinking maybe I should go for it before I start my new job in three weeks, because the new work people won't know what I looked like before, so they won't be shocked

My hair grows really fast. Does yours?

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Date: 3/12/06 10:20 AM

This happens to me every time I let my hair grow long. I just had it cut to shoulder length last week because I couldn't stand it anymore. It was too much hair to style quickly and easily. I figured if I'm going to wear a pony tail every day what's the point? I think I'm going to have my hairdresser cut another inch off next month. It's soooo much easier to manage and looks much fuller. I feel lighter!

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Date: 3/12/06 10:36 AM

I love cutting my hair. I have had it to my waist and I have had it an inch above my ears--spiked! I was a punky bride in satin. I bore so easily I have to grow it out just to cut it. But now I prefer it shorter, somewhere around the chin. I have a basic bob. My hair is falling out again due to my health issues, so it's looking thin, keeping it chin length makes it look a lot thicker and keeping it that length keeps it healthy and very shiny. I think shorter hair is almost always younger looking too. Not that you have to worry about looking younger yet.

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Date: 3/12/06 10:52 AM

Thanks everybody! Great advice. My hair does grow fast, and what am I afraid of? It's only hair! Kimberly I LOVE your hair. Unfortunately I think that cut would accentuate my double chin like nobody's business!:)

Being that I am crazy I took a few pics of my hair last week, just to see what it looks like, because I don't have an objective eye in the mirror. I am really not THAT obsessed, but taking pics might make me look that way.:) Anyhoo, here is what my hair looks like down, not styled. Do I need to dust or what? :)

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I really like Mandy Moore's hair in this slide show. But Mandy does have a really beautiful face, as well as most celebrities, so I don't know if this hair would suit me, or accentuate the chin problem. Notice how Natalie Portman looks good bald!
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Date: 3/12/06 11:11 AM

Double chin, what double chin? You must have rubbed it off before taking the pic. Actually I have tendency towards one, and longer hair accents it. Your right the Mandy Moore hairstyle would look great on you. You look a lot a like her.

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Date: 3/12/06 11:20 AM

oh Kimberly, thank you. You are too, too kind (and blind, lol ) In this pic I am sort of looking down, but trust me, the chin is there. I do feel that my hair has a wavy texture, (but annoyingly flat on top :(). So maybe I can carry this cut. Like Gigi I end up putting it in a clip or ponytail way too much, so what's the point in having longer hair if I always clip it back? I have to work up the guts to say "off with the hair!"

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