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Edited: Should I get this haircut?

Edited: See my post with my pictures & post asking what I should do.

Is this haircut medium layers?

I edited because I don't think it's long layers. I believe my stylist always said they started around jaw length. :?

I like it, whatever it's called, as this is basically the style my hair was in the early 90s. It fit my face so well & gave my hair volume that it desperately needs!

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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I think it's medium, but then I can't see the back. Either she has face framing layers or medium. The hair that flips out at the sides looks medium.

    Long layers if I understand it right is just a few layers at the bottom.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    You posted the same time I edited! :lol:
  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    totally off the subject, but her lipstick drives me nuts. It looks almost purple on my monitor.
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  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    Brio wrote:
    totally off the subject, but her lipstick drives me nuts. It looks almost purple on my monitor.
    i thought it was purple :lol:

    on topic, I like the cut and if I was straight, I'd get it.
    3b-3c CG
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    OH yeah the lipstick is purple.

    Yeah some medium layers and bit of face framing will give some volume and some nice curls around the face.

    I'm always torn between more spirals and more volume. Why can't it be both?
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    blush wrote:
    on topic, I like the cut and if I was straight, I'd get it.

    Well, I don't have straight hair either, but what curl I can get from a bottle ends up falling out as the day wears on, or on different days without styler it might not be there.

    If I can shrink down a pic to show you the similarity between the cut & "curls" on her & me, I'll post it.
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Brio wrote:
    totally off the subject, but her lipstick drives me nuts. It looks almost purple on my monitor.

    It is purple! :shock:
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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    Gee .. I, uh .. kinda like the purple lipstick :lol:. Just kidding :wink: ... as much as I love anything purple, that's a bit much. Although .. the more I look at it, the less weird it looks ...

    :lol:
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Something is wrong with the scanner part of my scanner/copier/fax/printer. I have to do a bunch of troubleshooting, maybe a software reinstall, so this may take some time. :?

    ETA1: I had to uninstall & reinstall all software. :roll:

    This is how my hair looked in approximately 1993, with PM Conditioning Foam & blown dry, without a diffuser, I think.

    th_Lizinapproximately1993.jpg

    ETA2: I can obtain bluish-purplish lips just by using Burt's Bees Lifeguard lip balm! :wink:

    ETA3: This is my current naked hair, with long layers growing out & left to air-dry.

    th_DSC00527.jpg
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    BUMP

    So, I need to know if you all think I should get my hair cut in medium layers.

    I think my hair is way too ugly hanging limp in long growing out layers.
  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    I think you should go for it! It would create more overall volume if that's what you're looking for.
    3b-3c CG
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Yes...get the haircut...but please don't do the poofy-at-the-top thing you did in 1993. ;)
  • godgivenpermgodgivenperm Posts: 678Registered Users
    Yeah, I think you could easily carry off that haircut. If you do it you'll have to post some more pics! :D
    3B/3C
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  • yagottaloveyacurlsyagottaloveyacurls Posts: 5,766Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I like it the way it is...I think it's pretty.
    I vote no.
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Yes...get the haircut...but please don't do the poofy-at-the-top thing you did in 1993. ;)

    :oops:

    That was a mistake to begin with 'cause I hadn't got a trim in a while & my layers were growing out. I freaked that it was going to look awful, but didn't know what else to do! It was, yet it wasn't, done on purpose. :lol:
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users


    That was a mistake to begin with 'cause I hadn't got a trim in a while & my layers were growing out. I freaked that it was going to look awful, but didn't know what else to do! It was, yet it wasn't, done on purpose.



    LOL...don't explain. We all had HIGH hair in 1993. I know I sure did. Curly hair was great in the 80's and early 90's...we didn't have to tease to get our hair high...a brushing was enough. ;)
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    I love your hair, I like the haircut (the lipstick tho' ... I'm skeert!) and the bangs from the 90s make me downright nostalgic!

    I say go for it!
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Yes...get the haircut...but please don't do the poofy-at-the-top thing you did in 1993. ;)

    :oops:

    That was a mistake to begin with 'cause I hadn't got a trim in a while & my layers were growing out. I freaked that it was going to look awful, but didn't know what else to do! It was, yet it wasn't, done on purpose. :lol:

    I wish you didn't explain the poof, as I had exactly the same hair in 93, but brown! :oops: If DH had his way, I'd still have that hairstyle.

    I'd go for the cut. I think it would work well with your curl (you have more curl than you let on here) but add some fullness and shape. And be sure to post pics if you do it! :D
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote:
    I'd go for the cut. I think it would work well with your curl (you have more curl than you let on here) but add some fullness and shape. And be sure to post pics if you do it! :D

    I do? :?

    When I took the "naked" picture I used the new Aussie Moist that morning so clumping may have factored in. I know there are a lot of spirals to it.

    It certainly does need some shape & volume. When it wants to do nothing but cling to my head from roots to approximately temple/eyes most days or lower (bottom of ears) other days, I shudder.
    Castella wrote:
    I love your hair, I like the haircut (the lipstick tho' ... I'm skeert!) and the bangs from the 90s make me downright nostalgic!

    I say go for it!

    Well, I didn't know if the cut on the gal was 90s or not, since her bangs aren't straight & short like mine in the old picture I posted. Her bangs are long & side swept, which I don't think was popular, or even thought of, then. I had to label the cut to a certain decade when purple lipstick was shown & because the cut was similar to my old one, though updated! :lol:

    No, I won't do colors other than neutral/natural in the earth tone category, mostly browns & tans; lips, eyes & cheeks. I've been that way since failing at blue eyeshadow in the 80s! :lol:

    ~~~

    ETA: I saved the "purple-lips picture" to my computer & changed it to black & white. It looks so much better now! :lol:
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Maybe I was mistaken. I was thinking you had 2, maybe 3a hair. If that's your hair w/out product, then you seem to have more curl than that. 3a to b, I'd say. Lots of beautiful curls! :)
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote:
    Maybe I was mistaken. I was thinking you had 2, maybe 3a hair. If that's your hair w/out product, then you seem to have more curl than that. 3a to b, I'd say. Lots of beautiful curls! :)

    That much?! 8)

    I thought 2b/3a at the most! :lol:

    Thanks! :oops:
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Seems so to me. But then I classify myself as 3b with some 3c and a mixed in, not too much curlier than yours. :)

    Liz, are you good with colors? If so, please check out my kitchen paint thread (if you haven't already) and give my your thoughts:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/viewtopic.php?t=102686&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I just read/saw the post, for the first time. :shock:

    Oh boy. I'm only used to finding paint colors for tiny things! :lol:

    So I probably should have saved you some trouble & refused to answer your thread? :wink:
  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Posts: 3,093Registered Users
    I love your long locks. But, I'll say go for layers, long ones, to get the hang of them, if your hair is all one length, layers will be a different experience. You can always go back and get shorter layers at a later date. :D
    2b/3a.
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    The weird thing is, the picture was found under the title "Hairstyles for Long Hair Long Hair With Layers Hairstyles" & when I saved it to my computer, it saved as "longlayered2". I found it here: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.longhairlovers.com%2Flong_layered_hairstyles.html" class="Popup

    So maybe it is long layers after all. *SHRUG*

    I've had long layers before & my stylist always cut them starting at the jaw. When I did a search today I found one site that gave two different areas for starting them at; jaw & bottom of ear.

    I'm confused.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I wouldn't go much above jaw when dry. I have some up around the ears but I have multi-layers, not long ones. Start longer and you can always add more later, if needed. See how your hair reacts. Better than trying to grow them out if too short.

    ETA: and thanks for your opinions on the paint thread. It's good to have lots of them!
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