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Old 10-18-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default What do you think of this curly cut from O Magazine.

The November issue of O Magazine has a makeover (on page 114) with a curly girl.

You can see it at http://www.oprah.com/article/omagazi...uty-makeover/2 I really love her cut! She is african american and I am caucasion, but I think that our curls are fairly similar (although I would imagine that my hair is finer).

They do not have the "before" picture that they have in the magazine, but her hair was a bit longer in the back and sort of framed around her face. The new cut really suits her face much better.

I have been trying to grow my hair out forever, but I have never been able to get it past shoulder length (barely shoulder length). I definitely struggle with the flat crown/roots, and I think that this cut might help a bit with that. My face is very full (fat!) and round and I don't think the current shape flatters my face.

I updated my profile picture so that you can at least get the basic idea. I don't have any good hair photos at the moment. So, do you like this haircut in general and do you think that it would help with the flat crown situation?

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Old 10-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
 
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The November issue of O Magazine has a makeover (on page 114) with a curly girl.

You can see it at http://www.oprah.com/article/omagazi...uty-makeover/2 I really love her cut! She is african american and I am caucasion, but I think that our curls are fairly similar (although I would imagine that my hair is finer).

They do not have the "before" picture that they have in the magazine, but her hair was a bit longer in the back and sort of framed around her face. The new cut really suits her face much better.

I have been trying to grow my hair out forever, but I have never been able to get it past shoulder length (barely shoulder length). I definitely struggle with the flat crown/roots, and I think that this cut might help a bit with that. My face is very full (fat!) and round and I don't think the current shape flatters my face.

I updated my profile picture so that you can at least get the basic idea. I don't have any good hair photos at the moment. So, do you like this haircut in general and do you think that it would help with the flat crown situation?

Thanks!
That's very similar to this oprah article about summer w&g hair! sorry im all excited because they actually recommended good products for curly hair (they might not be CG) and ways to care for curly hair!
http://www.oprah.com/article/omagazi...ag-summer-hair
i just don't normally see articles like this so im excited.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:02 PM   #3
 
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I like how her hair turned out. From your avatar pic, looks like you would get results with a cut like that. When will you get the cut?
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
 
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I think it's adorable, but some people aren't comfortable with hair in their face. This style rests on the face a lot.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:06 PM   #5
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I like how her hair turned out. From your avatar pic, looks like you would get results with a cut like that. When will you get the cut?
I normally only get my hair cut 2X per year (since I am always trying to grow it out). I JUST had my hair cut a few weeks ago, of course. I sure wish I had seen this picture before my cut - I might have been inspired to try it rather than just having her trim the ends and reshape.

I definitely won't wait another 5 months, but I will probably wait at least 1 month - I am slow to change and don't have the $$ right now! I will probably call my stylist and ask her what she thinks before I go ahead with it. She is Deva trained and I really like her cuts. She knows that I have been trying to grow it out, so she usually takes off a minimal amount. She knows my hair pretty well and may have a good idea if this type of cut would work for me.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:26 PM   #6
 
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I agree that it looks like that cut would work for your hair! Good luck.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #7
 
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I will probably call my stylist and ask her what she thinks before I go ahead with it. She is Deva trained and I really like her cuts. She knows that I have been trying to grow it out, so she usually takes off a minimal amount. She knows my hair pretty well and may have a good idea if this type of cut would work for me.
Sounds like you have a wonderful stylist! I hope it, or a close variation, will work well for you.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #8
 
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I agree with the others - from the looks of your avatar, it looks like it would fit you nicely.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:49 PM   #9
 
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I think that this cut would be perfect for you!! Your hair now is actually kind of similar.

Good luck!!
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:39 PM   #10
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I think that this cut would be perfect for you!! Your hair now is actually kind of similar.

Good luck!!
That picture is from last spring (it was all that I had) and it has grown some since then. The back is actually longer than the front, but the back always seems to sort of shrink up more (even though the front is just as curly).

Even though my hair only looks a little bit longer than in this picture, when it is wet (like when I am swimming) it is down to the middle of my back. I have incredible shrinkage, and it is very thin and fine.

I think that I am going to try it. I am willing to give up length to try and get some volume.

Thanks for the advice everybody!
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:23 PM   #11
 
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I think the cut would be very cute for you. Many African Americans have super fine hair and it looks like the woman in the O article may have fine hair too, so I think this cut will definitely suit your fine textured hair.

Good luck with the cut. Show us pics if you do get it done.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:27 PM   #12
 
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Iro,

I totally understand what you're saying. My hair is very thin, also, and never seems to grow that long. I definitely think that going shorter will help with the volume. I am actually thinking of doing the same thing - cutting mine to make it look fuller.

Don't forget to post pics, pics, pics if you do this!!
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