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A big chop!

I went in for a haircut thinking i'd just have 2 or maybe 3 inches cut off or just "shaped" a little. The last stylist cut it uneven and it looked terrible! This stylist talked me into 6" cut off. I was really sick of my hair and was in the "it's just hair, it will grow back" state of mind. I think it looks nice, but I miss the length. It does seem to curl better now and it's much lighter...but...now I don't have long hair, and i'm just "normal."

That's all, I just felt like sharing. My hair hasn't been this short forever!

Pictures are in my fotki.

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  • embudiniembudini Posts: 580Registered Users
    Wow your hairs long! I think I like the new length better, although your curls looked better before. Very pretty!
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  • JolieCurlsJolieCurls Posts: 92Registered Users
    Beautiful! You hair looked great before and after..its still nice and long...but the shape is better now... :)
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  • ~Zoe~~Zoe~ Posts: 48Registered Users
    Thanks. :D

    I'm happy I finally ended up with a cut that looks half way decent!
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Dude I thought your hair was going to be like chin length! It's still way long!
    It's nice and even now too, it looks great!
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  • ~Zoe~~Zoe~ Posts: 48Registered Users
    medusahair wrote:
    Dude I thought your hair was going to be like chin length! It's still way long!
    It's nice and even now too, it looks great!

    Thanks medusahair. Ok, so it's not *that* short, just shorter than i've had it for a long time. :lol:
  • long_n_curlylong_n_curly Posts: 300Registered Users
    I know just how you feel. I went for some long layers in July and ended up with a foot taken off in some parts I like the cut but still miss the length. Your cut looks great the shape is sooo nice and the length seems very flattering too.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    wow a foot taken off?
    Ok I'm seriously lacking in the hair length and here I thought mine wasn't short :lol:
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  • ~Zoe~~Zoe~ Posts: 48Registered Users
    I know just how you feel. I went for some long layers in July and ended up with a foot taken off in some parts I like the cut but still miss the length. Your cut looks great the shape is sooo nice and the length seems very flattering too.

    A foot?! :shock: How long was your hair before the haircut?
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    The curls are always awesome. But, the hair shapre in the back is more evened out now, and you also have more waist definition since we can see it better now. :)
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  • SYBSYB Posts: 305Registered Users
    Your curls look absolutely perfect Zoe! They are truly to die for, girlfriend! So please don't worry about your lastest haircut, because it looks faboulous on you! :D
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  • ~Zoe~~Zoe~ Posts: 48Registered Users
    The curls are always awesome. But, the hair shapre in the back is more evened out now, and you also have more waist definition since we can see it better now. :)

    Yeah, who cares about my hair, I finally have a waist! :D Now I know what people mean when they talk about looooong hair being "unflattering."

    SYB- Thanks!
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    ~Zoe~ wrote:
    ...but...now I don't have long hair, and i'm just "normal."

    Wow, you are so not "normal." Your hair is still really long, and I love it! I wish I could get mine anywhere near that length. I can't believe how it still curls at that length. So jealous! :evil:
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    ~Zoe~ wrote:
    The curls are always awesome. But, the hair shapre in the back is more evened out now, and you also have more waist definition since we can see it better now. :)

    Yeah, who cares about my hair, I finally have a waist! :D Now I know what people mean when they talk about looooong hair being "unflattering."

    SYB- Thanks!


    LOL! Really, it's nicely shaped. If my waist were that nice, I'd be showing it of all the time!
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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    You miss the length? What length are you missing? Your hair is LOOONNG, girl - I betcha people won't even notice that it's any shorter!!!

    It look great!
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  • long_n_curlylong_n_curly Posts: 300Registered Users
    Zoe
    My hair was belly button length at the time of the big chop I just about died when I looked down at the floor and saw those huge footlong chunks of hair cut off the sides... considering she had said 3-4 inches off at the shortest layer :^(
    The sad part is it wasnt even done well and it was more of a triangle shape at the back almost like a little rat tail right in the middle and a VERY wispy layer underneath that just looked scraggly UGH. Now I will be growing out my bad layers for a few years! A good friend of mine has been grabbing the scissors and slowly fixing up the back to even it up she hacked off the rat tail as soon as she saw it for the first time LOL. On the brightside I will save lots of $ on haircuts...I hadnt had a salon cut in 2 years before the incident...now I remember why LOL
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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    babywavy wrote:
    You miss the length? What length are you missing?


    That's exactly what I was thinking! Zoe, I love your haircut! Now tell us, what's your secret to getting it so long? :wink:
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  • LizzyBennetLizzyBennet Posts: 60Registered Users
    Hi there,

    Popping in after a loooong break from being online. Your hair looks great. Big chops are scary! I had over a foot cut off of my hair in June and it made me very sad... but yours looks awesome. I've been giving some serious thought to going seriously short again, but I'm not sure if I have the guts!

    Your curls are beautiful!
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  • BeachBlondeWavieBeachBlondeWavie Posts: 159Registered Users
    i think your hair looks great! its still really really long :D
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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    Love the big trim! Looks lovely and it's still very long to me!
    BTW, your furbaby is so adorable!!! H/she looks adorable with the
    costume!
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  • ~Zoe~~Zoe~ Posts: 48Registered Users
    babywavy wrote:
    You miss the length? What length are you missing? Your hair is LOOONNG, girl - I betcha people won't even notice that it's any shorter!!!

    It look great!

    Nope, people didn't even notice the cut. My best friend who told me I should never cut my hair didn't even notice!

    long_n_curly - Oh my goodness, that's so terrible. I would have cried! If this cut didn't turn out well I was swearing off haircuts forever and was going to do it myself. I've had way too many bad cuts.

    angiecurls- My secret to long hair...get so many terrible cuts that you're too scared to go to the stylist! That's pretty much it...

    LizzyBennet- Maybe just get a few inches cut off at a time until you get to the length you like, that way it won't be too scary.

    BeachBlondeWavie- Thanks.

    Ladydncing- Thanks. I guess it's still is pretty long.
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  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Looks SWEEEEET! :)

    Kim
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    ~Zoe~ wrote:

    angiecurls- My secret to long hair...get so many terrible cuts that you're too scared to go to the stylist! That's pretty much it...

    Oh that's horrible! Why can't stylists just learn how to listen to people and not give them a hideous cut!?
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    angie, they can't do that because they have their own agenda and they think they know it all because they sat through some classes.
    Maybe not all of them but enough that the horror stories aren't exactly few and far between.
    I hate going in for a haircut. Now my SO doesn't expect much from a cut, just shorter and sorta in a certain style, kinda. Dude last cut I was like what the heck did they do to your hair? I had to go redo it. SO of course thought I was overreacting but when it started growing out it was obvious what I meant.
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  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    I think your hair is beautiful! I really like the shape in the back, seems more even. I would love to grow my hair that long again!!
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