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long haired curlies - is the bottom cut straight across or in a point?

sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
A few years ago my hair grew (and I guess my hairdresser helped it) to a point in the back (bra strap length).
Now it's pretty much straight across on the bottom. I'm toying with the idea of trying the point again - kind of a rocker/hippy look?

Does anyone do this?
or is the straighter line more the acceptable way?

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  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    I have mine cut into a V. I like the way it tapers, it makes my hair look less bulky :) It looks carefree and pretty, IMO. Definitely worth a try!
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  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    Mine is in a U shape. I like it. Think of it as a cross between blunt and V.
  • amberashocklamberashockl Posts: 12Registered Users
    I tried the "V" because I thought it looked so natural and lovely, better than the blunt, straight across...but, and maybe this was because of the layering, my hair tended to look stringy and sparse on the ends. Now that I've had the point trimmed off, my hair looks fuller and healthier.
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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    You could try just a very rounded U then, that way you get rid of some of the bulk but keep your hair looking full.

    I'm a fav of the V shape and love mine :)
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  • blulightblulight Posts: 131Registered Users
    I have a V too, but it took a long time for me to find a stylist who could do it, every one else before him tried their best and it still ended up at a U. And even the V I have now is only very close to it, not exact, starting to go U again. But I have to aim at a V, because U's on me tend to grow out looking like straight across cuts, so the more angling the better.
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  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    thanks all
    I almost always wear my hair with sides up...this article suggests u-shape for that but V may also work.
    U-shaped Back For Long Wavy Hair
    I have mine cut into a V. I like the way it tapers, it makes my hair look less bulky :) It looks carefree and pretty, IMO. Definitely worth a try!
    Kitschy wrote: »
    Mine is in a U shape. I like it. Think of it as a cross between blunt and V.
    I tried the "V" because I thought it looked so natural and lovely, better than the blunt, straight across...but, and maybe this was because of the layering, my hair tended to look stringy and sparse on the ends. Now that I've had the point trimmed off, my hair looks fuller and healthier.
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    You could try just a very rounded U then, that way you get rid of some of the bulk but keep your hair looking full.

    I'm a fav of the V shape and love mine :)
    blulight wrote: »
    I have a V too, but it took a long time for me to find a stylist who could do it, every one else before him tried their best and it still ended up at a U. And even the V I have now is only very close to it, not exact, starting to go U again. But I have to aim at a V, because U's on me tend to grow out looking like straight across cuts, so the more angling the better.
    Mine likes to grow to a point.....my problem in past was too thin layer on bottom
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    ive been thinking about this as well. although my hair is not near as long as you other ladies :notworthy: im planning on growing my hair out to mid back length then going in for a trim and getting it to a nice shape.
    i want to wait for my cut cause im scared of getting too much cut off which has ALWAYS happened to me in the past :sad10: and i dont want it happening again after ive been putting so much work into it!
    does it depend on your face shape, regarding straight across or V or U?

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  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    For me, it's only affecting the back. Front will look the same as I wear sides pinned up. Maybe someone else has a better answer re layering sides and face shape.
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    ive been thinking about this as well. although my hair is not near as long as you other ladies :notworthy: im planning on growing my hair out to mid back length then going in for a trim and getting it to a nice shape.
    i want to wait for my cut cause im scared of getting too much cut off which has ALWAYS happened to me in the past :sad10: and i dont want it happening again after ive been putting so much work into it!
    does it depend on your face shape, regarding straight across or V or U?
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    I think I must be a U too. My hair is devacut, so the stylist doesn't focus on a specific shape per se, she just cuts it following the curl pattern. But it's not straight across in any way, and its not a V. :)
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  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    does anyone have pics of hair cut to V or point? (I'm a 3A)
    I'm going for a trim next week and I'll be asking my hairdresser what she thinks

    I haven't found a photo online yet that looks like what I want

    thanks
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    I haven't seen pics of a curly person with a U or a V shape in the back, but I do have some links to a couple of Livejournal entries about doing home trims. Each has a couple finished product pictures at the end. They all are straight haired people, but if you just need shape examples, they should work. V-shaped trim, and U-shaped trim.
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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Mine's a U! I hate my hair cut in a V. It looks fine on some other people, tho, but I hate it on mine!
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  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    thanks
    based on these photos and what DH said, my hair isn't cut straight across now (or maybe it grew from straight into U or V)
    I'll have to talk to my hairdresser and decide together with her how to go forward.
    Geek_Chic wrote: »
    I haven't seen pics of a curly person with a U or a V shape in the back, but I do have some links to a couple of Livejournal entries about doing home trims. Each has a couple finished product pictures at the end. They all are straight haired people, but if you just need shape examples, they should work. V-shaped trim, and U-shaped trim.
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    This is interesting…I never really gave it much thought! Should I be worried about the "V" making my pony tail smaller around than it already is? Would it help with more volume by reducing some bulk? I guess mine's considered straight across.
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  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    yours looks straight across to me.
    sheilacurl wrote: »
    This is interesting…I never really gave it much thought! Should I be worried about the "V" making my pony tail smaller around than it already is? Would it help with more volume by reducing some bulk? I guess mine's considered straight across.