haircut opinions (long hair is FRUSTRATING me..!)

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hi!
My hair is 3A and at the moment reaches halfway down my back. It's been this long since forever..
For ages now I've really really really wanted to cut it shorter because it's really annoying me but I'm not sure if that would work with my hair type. I'm thinking something like this : http://static.becomegorgeous.com/gal...ob-haircut.jpg
I'd be willing to straighten it but just wondering would this style work with curly hair too or would my hair just go POOF?
Everyone always tells me how beautiful my hair is now and to never cut it but that makes me want to cut it even more :O| I'm tired of being defined by my hair. Anyway, sorry for all this babbling, basically what I'm looking for is your opinions on whether this style would work or not and if anyone has done anything similar, please share your story with me!! :O)
Hi: Don't cut your hair when it's wet. It will look square or like an inverted pyramid if you cut it like the Jennifer Aniston photo. Longer curly hair is easier to take care of.
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As a 3a, I think you *can* go that length... just not that cut! There's not enough layering in the cut to balance out the triangle look,

If you're dead set on shoulder length hair, maybe try something like this (on Thandie Newton, I believe)? The longish layers would help your curls lie really nice - even if your curls are tighter then the ones here, it should still work, based on experience.

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I always say to never be afraid to try something new! I'm sure it'll be gorgeous!
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Thanks you both for replying
the biggest problem I have is that every hairdresser I've been to has refused to cut it. They always end up talking me out of it by saying it won't work with my hair type but I think they're wrong! One of these days I will probably just end up cutting it myself out of frustration..
Then another problem is that I can't seem to find any hairdressers in Ireland that cut hair dry.
I really like Thandie Newton's hair in that picture! thanks for posting :O)
That really stinks to have a hairdresser refuse to cut your hair. I don't see any reason why a shoulder length cut wouldn't work (there's even a thread on this site dedicated to curly bobs), and I agree the Thandie Newton pic looks great. I've had people tell me before not to cut my hair, but it's my hair and I like to have fun trying different lengths and cuts - just because our hair is curly doesn't mean we should be restricted to one haircut. Good luck finding a hairdresser to work with (wish I could recommend someone for you), but I say go for it - it's your hair, do what you want. And if you end up not liking it - well, it will eventually grow back.




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Thanks you both for replying
the biggest problem I have is that every hairdresser I've been to has refused to cut it. They always end up talking me out of it by saying it won't work with my hair type but I think they're wrong! One of these days I will probably just end up cutting it myself out of frustration..
Then another problem is that I can't seem to find any hairdressers in Ireland that cut hair dry.
I really like Thandie Newton's hair in that picture! thanks for posting :O)
Originally Posted by eazzybreezy
There are many people on the boards who cut their own hair, so it is possible. I think as long as you have some good scissors it should be okay... just be careful. I've heard of many people giving themselves "Deva cuts" with optimal results.
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I agree with MojoDojo - you need layers. One length will poof out. I also think it's strange that hairdressers refuse to cut your hair.

I cut my hair and it was a disaster, but I'm not talented that way and I should have known better. In the "Curly Girl" book by Lorraine Massey there's a chapter explaining how to cut your own hair with excellent pictures. Good luck with this!
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you so can get a bob! I agree with what all these ladies are saying. You just need to find a picture that looks like the cut you want with your hair texture. And make sure you have a stylist that can pull it off . I just got my haircut today, a pixie cut! I went to Aveda Institutes, they always do a great job with my 3a/2c hair no matter what I want at any aveda place I go. Even the back, which is SUPER short gets curly when it's scrunched and hit with the diffuser. I haven't gotten to play with it yet but I got some new products to try and I'm hoping they help define the little short curls. I'm super excited
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EazzyBreezy, I look at these photos and try to find someone with my curl pattern (3a) and when I find a photo I like I bring it to my stylist. It is easier than explaining! Good Luck!


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Let me play devil's advocate in saying keep it long. Hear me out: I have a very elongated shag. I still have my beautiful long hair, but the shorter layers at the crown take some weight off. I usually keep face-framing layers longer than crown layers, which is more flattering to my face. I also take weight out with thinning shears. (Don't let anyone tell you that you can't use them on curly hair.) This week I will try to post a pic as my avatar.
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My 3a hair is fine and thin, so the longer it is, the less I like it. I had it about 4" below the tops of my shoulders last fall and had to have back surgery, so afterwards I couldn't take care of it and found a gorgeous cut and had it all lopped off and I love it and may never grow it out again.

The strawberry blond with the swollen face is me, the center is the photo I gave my stylist. My curl pattern is different from the model's but I knew that going in and I love my short hair. My husband, who loves my hair long, says I look the best ever with it cut like this.

My stylist cuts my hair wet and she does a wonderful job! She is a 3a curlie as well so she "gets" it.
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Last edited by goldencurly; 07-24-2012 at 07:14 PM.
I think its gorgeous! Enjoy your new length!

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