Girlie non diving question..

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by Natasha, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Travel Professional

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    Have you ever cut your long hair?
    If so, were you happy or disappointed afterward?

    Jesse measured my hiar last night. It is exactly 2 feet long.
    I'm thinking about cutting it.
    Should I?
     
  2. diverlady

    diverlady Manta Ray

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    How short are you thinking? I got my hair cut right off - above the shirt collar short - and got a number of compliments and one negative comment - I looked older. I kept it short for about year then let it grow long again but it's not 2 ft long!

    How about getting it cut off in stages?

    Diverlady
     
  3. Natasha

    Natasha Travel Professional

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    Stages might be a good idea.
    I don't want to look older..that's for sure. I'm already quite old.
     
  4. Jersey

    Jersey Surface Interval Member

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    Is that 2 feet from the crown or ears or shoulders?

    Always had really long hair, more then midway down my back (or front). 1992 - I sheared it up to having the back of my neck shaved. Looked really cute. Kind of an updated Dorothy Hamell.

    (Let's talk about really dumb things women do for men - I cut it because my boyfriend of the time 1:) loved it long & 2:) we had a fight in which he accused me of trying to act like a man. Problem was he loved it short.)

    Had grown it back in until Oct when I noticed the ends were really ratty & bleached out from sun & salt water. Had it chopped up to a chin length bob & highlighted (first time ever!) with warm caramel & honey colors. Friends love it. Feel younger & more chic.

    I figure it will grow back if I don't like it & it's not as permanent as some other fashion statements. Let us know what you do.

    Jersey
     
  5. chickdiver

    chickdiver Scuba Instructor

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    I've had short hair mostof my adult life! I first cut it when I was 11, let it grow shhoulder length in college and then whacked it off again. Im letting it grow again now for the first time in 10 years. Short hair is great- really hassle free except that yo have to make sure you have a good cut and you have to have it trimmed more often.
     
  6. Natasha

    Natasha Travel Professional

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    I don't think I have the 'balls' to shave you like you did. ( Might get edited from my fellow Mods for that. ;) )

    It's 2 feet from the crown. So maybe 6 to 8 inches after it covers my bra in the back.
    It just feels so out of style. So hippie 70's'ish
     
  7. ScubaJewel

    ScubaJewel Scuba Instructor

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    Hey were girls we can do whatever we want...

    I would suggest cutting it off all the way (style you are thinking about) and then let it grow back if you don't like it.

    Women have a tendency to get hung up in a rut and don't change frequently enough.

    Go cut your hair, Have a makeover and see what you've been missing

    Julie
     
  8. chickdiver

    chickdiver Scuba Instructor

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    Here's a thought- and it fits with the "stages" idea as well. Have you thought about cuttng it to about shoulder length? According to my stylist- thats retty universally flattering length, and you could "update" your look without making too drastic a change. Try highlighting (or lowlightin if you ae a cotton top like me)- it makes a world of difference!
     
  9. Spectre

    Spectre Orca

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    ahh!!! What's that mean!?

    *chuckle*

    Here's a question. What are you looking for with your question? Just 'love it/hate it'? It'll definately be a personal feeling. But remember one thing... it'll grow back.

    Since I'm not sure what you're looking for, I can't tell if I have nothing to add, so I'll answer the question.

    Obviously I grew up with short hair. Didn't like it, it grew way too fast to keep looking decent [haircuts every couple weeks if I wanted to keep it looking good... I opted for 'wait until dad starts freaking'].

    So it went long. I went about 10 years just lopping off drastic amounts at a time [12-24 inches per haircut]. Always to a shoulder length. The last 3 years I've been trying to keep it relatively shorter... Keeps it from getting stuck under my backplate... or stuck other places ;)
     
  10. sapphire

    sapphire Loggerhead Turtle

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    Natasha,

    There is an organization that takes donations of hair to make wigs for children who are undergoing treatment for cancer. I don't know the name of it, but I can find out from my hair salon. They recently conducted a charity hair cut day. It has to be a certain length of hair, I am not sure how many inches. I think it is called "Locks for Love" or something like that.

    Anyway, if you are trying to decide how much, you may want to consider this option. By the way, salons that are involved in this program usually cut your hair for free...

    sapphire

    PS - I think you will like your new look, and you will look younger, not older :D because you will have something new and different!!
     
  11. O-ring

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    Already have the clippers ready for your first nap... :D
     
  12. Jersey

    Jersey Surface Interval Member

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    Chickdiver - I agree, shoulder length looks great on most people, ends curve around & frame the face. Plus it gives you up or down options. I'm about 2 inches shorter then that & it's tough to get it into an updo without wispy ends. I have found I do have to get a trim every 6 weeks or it looks ratty. When it was long, I'd just wear it up until I could get a cut.

    And a good cut is worth the price. Find someone with hair similar to yours & ask for their advice.
     
  13. smrtblnddiver

    smrtblnddiver Nassau Grouper

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    I had perfectly straight, waist length hair until 8th grade and I cut it in stages. I went mid back and permed first and then shoulder length until my Senior year of high school. Since then, I've probably had every style imaginable but haven't gone back to it being past my shoulders.

    When it comes to hair, my philosophy has always been "if I don't like it, it will grow".
     
  14. Spectre

    Spectre Orca

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    I snip a hose for each strand of hair you snip...
     
  15. O-ring

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    I better bring my air integrated computer and hoseless second stage...
     
  16. Wendy

    Wendy Divemaster

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  17. chickdiver

    chickdiver Scuba Instructor

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    Put the clippers on the floor and back away!

    Or face my wrath as well ;)
     
  18. O-ring

    O-ring Orca

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    Oh come on...we can give him a "high and tight" and have him looking like a little jarhead in no time!
     
  19. chickdiver

    chickdiver Scuba Instructor

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    But then I won't have anything to lead him around by.......
     
  20. O-ring

    O-ring Orca

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    :alert:
     

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