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Old 08-02-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
 
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Default Length for short neck, less-than-perfect jaw line

I have a really short neck and a weak jawline. My hair is almost to my armpits when wet and I usually wear it down but my mom thinks it's in my face too much. I am also short (5'2'') and kinda chubby.


What length looks best with short/no necks? Weak jawlines?


My neck/jaw is like this, but female: http://i.realself.com/full/37d40ace8...27-1806574.jpg
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
 
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How about a shlob? You can do it yourself!

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That longer-in-front thing might be really flattering for you.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
 
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Do shorter do's look better on shorter necks? I like those shlobs, but I used to have shorter hair and it didn't look right. I don't think I had it layered enough....those gals have lots of nice-looking layers for volume. Thanks for the suggestion!!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
 
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Here are some pics of myself.....ick. In some of them I have shorter hair - those are from 2010-2012. The ones with thinning are from a few weeks ago.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
 
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IDK, looking at picks from when my hair was above my shoulders makes me cringe, but then the one that looks long and shaggy isn't pretty either. Maybe I'm using the wrong products? If I went shorter I'd really have to increase the volume somehow.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:25 PM   #6
 
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Respectfully disagree re: the shlob LOL ... I think it would be a perfect nightmare because it specifically draws attention to the jawline and neck.

I imagine a cut with layers at the sides (emphasizing the areas either above or below the neck/jawline) might draw the eyes away from the neck.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:22 AM   #7
 
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I have a weak neckline too and the lovely turkey neck going on. Lol! I have had sorter hair in an angled bob. While I liked it, I find I feel more comfortable and thinner looking with longer hair. I'm short too. Lol!

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #8
 
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I think you are cute as a button! I love your curls.

I guess with the shlob I was thinking the longer-in front thing could sort of camouflage the part you are self-conscious about and still give you some movement. Longer hair tends to get flipped back, which reveals everything, and super-short hair is just...no. You can shlob at different lengths, remember!
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
 
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I like the longer hair. You have awesome curls and spirals and I think it balances just fine. Gosh I agree you are a cutie patootie and you have lovely balance in your features. I really don't know what your mom is talking about.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
 
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See, this chick has a weak chin, and I think it looks better in the "after" pic:

This is a short and exaggerated version, though...I think maybe a little longer all around for you. You do have beautiful curls, and you don't want to cut them all off.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #11
 
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Aww thanks guys! I'm still considering the shorter style but I'm not sure. I haven't ruled anything out yet.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
 
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You can shlob at different lengths, remember!
OK I stand corrected LOL ... I see your point after looking at the pics JessMess posted above. As long as the length of the hair on either side isn't cut right at the jawline it actually looks pretty good
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #13
 
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Awe after looking at the pics I think you could pull off a longer angled bob (shlob). I've been thinking about it myself since I feel like you do that the longer can look shaggy and too much in the face. Just keep it longer than the jawline in the front. I went a little too short with mine at one point and it is definitely better longer.

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