cut it or leave it?

8/3/12



my hair is seriously getting out of control, and i just don't know what to do with it. i love the length, i just never know what to do with it. i've been going back and forth trying to figure out if i should cut it or just leave it. i am seriously thinking of getting straight bangs (to go with my chubby cheeks), and maybe just layering it out, but i really don't know? i'll probably be spending the morning on pinterest trying to find the perfect hairdo. help!

16 comments:

Francine said...

I just went through the same ordeal with my hair! It was really long and just sort of boring, but I did like the length.

So I had them take just a couple of inches off the length, then add some layers and side bangs (I originally wanted straight bangs but after a year of leaving my hair parted in the center every day my hair just wouldn't allow them! haha). Now it still has the length but has much more interest. I actually look like I have a style!

janis said...

please don't cut it before i braid it! haha, of course you can if you want... but i would have a lot of fun with those thick, long locks of yours! :)

i think bangs would look great!

leyla. said...

oh, i know your dilemma. i haven't cut my hair in almost a year. not even a trim. it's bad, but i just don't have a clue what to do. however, i love bangs and those are the only things i do cut. i do it myself though.

leyla.

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Candace James said...

i had a similar dilemma with my hair recently too. but i read somewhere that lengths that go beyond the middle of your back end up looking tacky. with that in mind, i had my hair trimmed to about two-three inches below my shoulders. then i got a few layers and a bit of that side-swept-bangs look to kinda break things up. having layers is great because they give your hair some volume and help you avoid that greasy hippie look. :) and the bangs are great for an up-do but can easily be tied back with a bobby-pin or two. oh, also, i have my stylist part my hair to one side and then cut the layers and bangs because it softens the look and is often prettier looking than a part down the middle. well, for myself anyway :)
by the way, your hair color is gorgeous. :D

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Cori Magee said...

I find that short hair is more maintenance. Two words... top bun!

Cori Magee said...

oh my gosh, sorry for all my comments, i deleted them thank goodness! my dumb phone! :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

ooh i second the top bun/top knot. i think that would look so cute on you, and it's really easy to create.

i also like the idea of adding layers and bangs! they can instantly make hair seem more stylish!

paddle to shore said...

Thanks for all the great advice everyone!!

kylie said...

leave it long but get a trim. then go for the bangs, girl. have some bangs to frame your face. it would be ADORABLE.

Briel said...

I was having the same problem with my hair. I was bored with it being pretty much one length. It was so long that I would roll over on it in my sleep or the cats would lay on it and that was annoying. If I put it in a braid while I slept it gave me a huge knot in my neck/shoulder. I finally decided to cut it. I had three inches cut off and lots of layers added along with side bangs. I've had this hairstyle before and I really like it. The shorter length (though it's still pretty long) and layers really lets my wave come out. Looking forward to seeing what you do! :)

Marty and Julia said...

i am in the same boat right now but i finally booked a hair appointment and hope that i will have made a decision by then. yikes! best wishes.

Gaby said...

i have super long hair as well and i wear it in some variation of a braid 90% of the time, good luck to you!