Self-cut inverted bob..with picture

So yesterday night, I had decided to trim about half an inch off my shoulder-lenght hair.
It was kind of stringy and lifeless lately so I was hoping it would give them a boost.

I had been thinking for a while about getting another inverted-bob haircut. It's such an easy way to wear curls in the summer. So I got kind of scissor happy and layer after layer, starting at the nape, more and more hair and inches were falling into my sink. And I loved it! I felt so free!
Now I can go running in the morning and my hair will be so easy to fix and quick to dry.
It will also give me a good start to beggin the low-poo routine again. Very happy!
Free the Curls!


  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,238Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Great cut. I love a curly bob!
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  • LilycurlyLilycurly Posts: 55Registered Users
    Thank you! Everytime I had it cut like that, I always wondered why it took so long to decide.:)
    Free the Curls!
  • CurlyMomCurlyMom Posts: 334Registered Users
    It's Beautiful!! Wish I had the guts to cut my own hair!!
    2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
  • LilycurlyLilycurly Posts: 55Registered Users
    Well being curly is very forgiving! I cut it dry, so I see exactly how each curl will look in the end. They all have their own way to curl, so it's safer that way. And so inexpensive!
    Just start with a'll see, it's easy!
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  • SoficurlsSoficurls Posts: 177Registered Users
    Very cute! good job! I cut my own hair as well :). How did you get the back? it looks really good. Also, what technique did you use? Did you cut the curls straight or diagonal?
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  • LilycurlyLilycurly Posts: 55Registered Users
    Thank you! Your cut looks amazing!
    Honestly, I don't use a particular method...I guess I try to cut the curls more diagonally so they look more pointy instead of square at the tips.

    I used a mirror to get the back, looking in it everytime I cut a piece to see what needed to be shorter.

    I'm pretty sure the whole thing would be pretty uneven and wild if I decided to straighten it. Which will be a good reason not to!
    Free the Curls!
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Very cute and very brave!
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  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    Awesome! The curly bob will always be fashionable. You did a nice job on it! I love that so many curlies can do their own hair!
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    Good job! Cute! :)
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  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    Good for you! I'm a hairdresser and I'm not brave enough to do it myself. LOL....
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  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    Looks very cute! Well done!
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    Thats the cuit i want, come over and do mine lol
  • LilycurlyLilycurly Posts: 55Registered Users
    Haha! If you ever come to Québec, I will gladly do your cut! Curlies united!:P
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  • SkiaSkia Posts: 47Registered Users
    Hi! I just saw your haircut and I admit that the result is fantastic, amazing, gorgeous!!!
    Is there any tip that you can give me please? I thought about trying to cut my curls on my own
    Also can you look at my pics here and tell me if you think that an inverted bob would flatter me or not?
    Thank you very much in advance :occasion2:
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  • LexLionessLexLioness Posts: 70Registered Users
    Super cute cut :)
    I wish I could cut my own hair; I'd be able to fix this crappy haircut I got recently....grrr.
    type 3a/b, baby fine to medium, normal to high porosity except the canopy which is high.
    recently chopped off about 4" - HOW LIBERATING!!! Learning to love my hair again instead of hating it for being a knotty mess.
  • BackinBlackBackinBlack Posts: 19Registered Users
    WOW, i love it! I like to do my own bangs, becasue really, whats the point in going in for just that? Do you have any tips/pointers? I love your hair that style by the way, it looks really cute!
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  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    Your hair looks great! I don't think I could ever cut my own hair. Well, maybe I could, but probably not as well as you have. :P

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  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    Yay! Another curly self-cut convert! We need a club...
    Your hair cut is delightful. I'd be tempted to do the inverted thing if I weren't growing my hair out a bit.
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  • likethegumlikethegum Posts: 494Registered Users
    How ironic to log in today and see this thread! I just cut my hair last night too, for the first time. I needed a trim, about 1 1/2 inches off, and I couldn't bring myself to go pay $50 or more for someone to screw it up again... so I decided to to try myself. I cut it dry, and it worked great! All of my damaged ends are gone, and it all hangs nicely, with good movement in the curls. There are no uneven bits sticking out to annoy me. Best of all, it only took me about 20 minutes, and it was FREE! Oh yeah, and I didn't have to shampoo out any of the silicone laden crapola that stylists usually put in my hair, even when I ask them not to :)
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  • CurlyToastCurlyToast Posts: 579Registered Users
    Thank you for posting this!!! That is an excellent job, and it gave me the guts to chop my own *back* into an inverted bob (since my new stylist just wasn't going there). It's awesome, I'm happy, and I prolly wouldn't have attempted without seeing your fab results. Huzzah! :D
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Lilycurly- What products do you use? Your curls look so defined and frizz free!
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  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I just adore this cut. Romantic and edgy at the same time. Awesome.
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  • stephycurlstephycurl Posts: 81Registered Users
    I'm inspired! Your cut looks so great!
    For the life of me I cannot find a good stylist and have been toying around with the idea of cutting my own hair....
    So you cut on a diagonal..did you twist your curls and then cut them? Did you go by clumps or separate them to cut?
    I wanna try too :)
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  • fuzziestbunnysfuzziestbunnys Posts: 208Registered Users
    OMG! so cute,
    honestly, when i saw 'bob', i was like 'there is nooo way this is gonna be good'

    but wooow i was wrong! it's so cute!
    my curls are too crazy, it wouldn't work for me, but it looks amazing on ya!

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