Help me pick a new haircut!by _PhoenixPosted 4 years, 4 months ago
First, I'm sorry if this is on the wrong board. Wasn't sure if here or Styling How-to would be best, so apologies if it has to be moved!
So to the topic at hand. I need to change my hairstyle. I've had more or less the same style for about 4-5 years. The right shaved is shaved, and the only thing thats changed on the left side is the length. It started as a chin length inverted bob, and is currently a couple of inches past my collar bone.
I'm finally fed up and need a change, but don't want to grow the shaved side out. I also don't want to go short-short. I did briely consider this http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bf/94/c3/bf94c339da55496c79d09b71a95a9093.jpg but it's a lot shorter than I want. I'm also not entirely convinced it will suit me, or that I'll like it so short when it's done.
After a lot of searching, I think a found a solution. Undercut. And lots of it. What I'm thinking of can be found in this blog post (http://www.girrlscout.com/blog/2015/3/8/the-undercut), but a little longer, more the length of her recent instagram pics. I love it, and I love the versatility of styling (something I haven't had since I was a kid with long hair). And as I have incredibly think hair, it'll get rid of a lot of the bulk of it.
I'm dead set on a dye job inspired by this, regardless of what style I go for, on the long part. No idea what to do for shaved parts, so suggestions welcome http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/2c/5f/cb/2c5fcbb4cfabc86aad448c9f951c851f.jpg Not that I expect it to last more than I few months; I get bored of dye jobs quickly XD
The problem is, I've had my hair basically the same for so long, I can't convince myself anything else will suit me. Even though I can make that look the same as my current style. So I need outside opinions. Please can someone tell me if this will suit me? Whether it sounds like it's a good idea, based on what I've said?
A picture of my current length http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c7/e0/b4/c7e0b4e8f8bf8d9ef24aeb36771ed5f9.jpg I can provide more pictures of my face from different angles and stuff if needed.
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 years, 4 months ago
I can't see the right side, but it seems like you already have something pretty close to an undercut, so I don't think there would really be much of an adjustment period. The only major thing you'd have to do is to thin out the left side and make it a bit more angular to flow better with the whole thing. From the front, it probably won't even look that different, so I don't think you need to be overly worried about it.
by _PhoenixPosted 4 years, 4 months ago
Ack, the link to my other picture disappear. That one showed my right side more. But anyway, it's sort of like that, but less. The whole right side is shaved, but nothing round the back/other sides. It goes a tiny bit higher than the girl in the blog post though. Pics when from when it's first done. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/9a/7b/3d/9a7b3dd80c8b4741a94f0808314b94bb.jpg Looks shorter because of the sunflower. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/47/ba/42/47ba42cd6822fb83dad8617b2d85ebcc.jpg
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 years, 4 months ago
Ooh, I love that sunflower pattern.
I just looked at the Instagram from the blogspot you linked and it seems like she's got a bit of an almost-fringe thing going and more overall layers. I will say, her semi-messy style seems like it might need some styling to keep it slightly wavy, but anyhow, I definitely think it'd suit you. She looks like she keeps the back a little longer so that her shaved area is actually fairly small, but I prefer how far back yours goes, because I find it looks neater that way. It's up to you, though, since all you'd have to do to emulate a more traditional undercut is just let the those sections grow out a little more.
I had a similar style to hers when I was much younger (before it was cool and it is ), and I think it's really great for a round cheeks with a slightly pronounced cheek. It seemed to even everything out for me a bit. I didn't dye my hair as much back then, but I always really like being able to have a really strong contrast between the shaved side and the long side, like you do currently. Plus, with super short hair, you can do patterning and whatnot, which looks super cool. I also liked being able to flip the long side over to the shorter side for a different looks, which I still try to do now, but it's a little more awkward. Anyways, this is all a fairly roundabout way of saying, yes, I think you'd suit a slightly more layered look on the long side.
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