My barber shop experience

PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
Hello ladies,
I just wanted to share my latest haircutting experience with you. Since I first went short, I have been going to a great female stylist. Well, lately I have been wanting to find a place closer to my home. The other day I saw a lady with hair similar to mine and an awesome cut. She informed me that she got it cut at a barber shop and gave me her barber's info.

Now, I've never had my cut by a barber before, so I was just a tad nervous. But, I was happy to find out that this barber works a lot on afros (as opposed to a barber who mainly does crew cuts). He used clippers instead of scissors, which I didn't think I would like. But the cut, the shape, everything came out wonderful. I also liked the atmosphere. It is an old, historic barbershop and there was a great vibe – old photos on the walls, friendly elderly barbers, little kids stopping by on their way from school to say "hi."

I've posted a few pictures in my fotki. All in all, i have to say that I greatly enjoyed my first experience at a barbershop!
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    Beautiful, as usual. :D You are working that 'do!

    I swear, the more I see all these cute cuts, the more I almost want to cut my hair.
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  • PJsMomPJsMom Registered Users Posts: 173
    I love it! You are doing that cut justice!
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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Registered Users Posts: 728
    Your hair cut looks great Portae.I had a friend in college that wore her hair like yours,and it looked great as well,the guys were all over her.Anyways,you look pretty with that cut.Where can you get that Black N' Sassy Foaming Moisture Milk?
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • LadydncingLadydncing Registered Users Posts: 964
    Wow, a barber shop!

    I think I agree with you, short hair looks hot on you! 8)
    You have a very pretty face and profile. Love pic #1 & 2, too!
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  • subbrocksubbrock Registered Users Posts: 8,212
    Beautiful, as usual. :D You are working that 'do!

    I swear, the more I see all these cute cuts, the more I almost want to cut my hair.

    i agree! i totally want to cut mine!
  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Registered Users Posts: 821
    Cute Cut Portae and you are WEARING it! :D
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  • PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
    Thanks for all of the kind words, you guys. My friend thinks it's too short, that I should wear it a bit fuller. What are your thoughts?

    Whether I keep it this low or a bit longer, I definitely think I'm going to stick with the short hair. If I could lose a few pounds, I might try a crew cut. My boyfriend gave me the big :shock: when I said that, but he got over the new short hair, and I'm sure he would get over a crew cut.

    Caleilani– I bought the foaming milk at a local beauty supply. It's one of those places that has EVERYTHING and is typically run by Asian shopkeepers. For the past few months, however, I've been using some Paul Mitchell the Conditioner followed by a bit of Fantasia clear gel.
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  • PJsMomPJsMom Registered Users Posts: 173
    double post
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    BC - 25 July 2006
  • PJsMomPJsMom Registered Users Posts: 173
    You really have me sold on the short look...I'm debating if I'm really ready to chop...I'm thinking like you, I might need to lose a few more pounds...I think the real short looks better when I'm a little smaller.
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Registered Users Posts: 5,398
    Portae wrote:
    Thanks for all of the kind words, you guys. My friend thinks it's too short, that I should wear it a bit fuller. What are your thoughts?

    You must save so much money in hair products.... You have a pretty face so can carry off the super short looks. Plus, from your posts, I think you are young and have a nice figure so that too helps short hair to look more sexy on a woman, especially to men.

    On you, I would favor the current length, a chin length bob or longer. I don't think you'd look good with hair down to your waist because it would detract from your pretty face and figure. But your longer hair pictures are beautiful and I am a fan of your curls.

    Seems like YOU are happy with the super short look, though. So that's what matters most. Thanks for sharing with us. You look good.
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  • PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
    Deeply Curled: Thanks for your response. I wasn't so much asking whether or not short hair looks good, but precisely what length of short hair suits my face the best.
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Registered Users Posts: 5,398
    Portae,

    Your current length is flattering; very short but looks good on you. There are some interesting ideas here too:

    http://missjessies.com/pix-galore.htm
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
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  • SmallFrySmallFry Registered Users Posts: 614
    I really love your hair. Very short looks very good on you! I wish I could pull that off. You make short hair look good! pretty face too. Work it girl!
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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Registered Users Posts: 728
    Thanks for the info. Portae.Those Asian shops have everything in them,shoes,etc.I'll go to one near my house and see if they have that Foaming stuff. So,you're using Paul Mitchell the Conditioner too,I use to use the generic brand from Sally's a few years ago,and it did wonders for my daughter's hair.I've been using so much stuff lately,maybe I ought to try it again,I have 5 bottles in the hair closet.You have the face to pull off any hairstyle,crew cut or whatever. :D
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • ~Curly~~Curly~ Banned Banned Users Posts: 772
    I find it unflattering, too short, you look better with fuller hair...
  • kdkd Registered Users Posts: 291
    okay im so new to this especially when trying to figure my hair type. Portae am i wrong in thinkn we have very simialr hair types? Please check out my photos and let me know what you think, because your hair looks great!
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  • PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
    Hey kd!

    I'm not sure if we're hair twins, mainly because your curls seem looser and silkier than mine. Maybe we're hair cousins! What's your texture? Mine is more cottony than silky; I definitely need a styling product and (at this length) a little coaxing to get my curls to pop.

    Your hair is gorgeous, by the way! What products are you using? What's your routine?
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  • kdkd Registered Users Posts: 291
    Thanks Portae, your hair is beautiful too. This actually my second time trying to be natural. The first time i was pregnant, after i had to the baby i had no support and no idea it was all about the products that could work for me, so i ended up perming it again.

    Right now im playing with Carol's Daughter Hair Milk; Tui Leave in ( which i proably won't buy again) it's okay but i know there are better products.

    Im using GF Curl and Shine Leave in; Aveda Be Curly; IC Fantasia Gel

    Im CO washing with Suave Naturals and Vo5 Passion Fruit

    I totally air dry; Im very serious about condtioners; i just found Redkin Hair Butter Treatment, and i love it! I put it on and sat under the dryer for about 45mins and slept in it and my hair was so soft and moist.
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    Hairveda Whipped cream, suave tropical coconut, kenra, pantene r&n mask:color:http://public.fotki.com/silkycurlskd/


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  • PJsMomPJsMom Registered Users Posts: 173
    KD: I was checking out your pictures, your hair is a very silky texture...it's very pretty...
    3c/4a

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  • kdkd Registered Users Posts: 291
    Thanks PJ; I try to stay on top of conditioning; i recently put a med red brown on there, so im nervous about it drying out.
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  • geminigemini Registered Users Posts: 3,325
    I really love it. Not everyone can pull of short hair and you're doing it.

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