how to explain this to a stylist?

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hi all,

i'm hoping to get some insight on how to explain what kind of cut i want to a stylist. i don't like the look that i often get where the hair tapers up to the front, so it looks shorter in the front than the back.

i can never correctly explain this to a stylist. i don't know which words to use. so if you look at the pics below, the first one is what i don't like. the second one is what i like, and the third one is my hair.

i know i don't have the same hair type as corinne bailey rae, but how can i get more volume in the back like that?!

liz
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medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

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stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
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Bring the pictures - that is the best thing. I always get tripped up on the words and what I think I mean isn't what the stylist thinks I mean. The picture itself avoids all that.

On a related note, I was the opposite of you - I brought the first picture in and said "give me this!".
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Thanks for your response! I will definitey do that. But just for my sanity, does anyone know the terms to describe the difference?
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
Welllll...I'm taking a shot in the dark here, but I'm pretty sure it's called a stacked bob or a-line cut, though typically a-line cuts don't have as many layers (if any) as a stacked bob. The layers are cut higher in back and longer in front so it gives you more volume in the back like you're looking. Wayyy back in the day, like when I was a kid, I used to call it a wedge cut. I don't know if they still call it that.

Depending on where they went to school, they might have different terms for it, like a 45 degree or 90 degree cut. Or a graduated 45 degree or graduated 90 degree cut. I really would recommend taking a picture as a reference point.
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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I would call it an inverted bob. I would definitely take the pic in though.
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Yep, it looks like a long inverted bob. My avatar is a pic of a short inverted bob.
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I'm pretty sure my hair salon calls that "angling." I agree with everyone else: bring a picture, because different salons use different terminology.
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