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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:49 PM

You know that moment...? When you realize the hair stylist completely misunderstood what you said?

Once that first snip of seven inches of hair comes off the back?

No going back.

You might as well just gulp... then grin and go with it.

My hair in back was about the middle of my shoulder blades.

It is now at maybe the third vertebrae. With one top layer in back ending at the occipital bone.

I guess I will adjust. But my hair hasn't been this short in about....well let's not even go there.

Tried to take pics. Phone is acting up. Case cracked. Needs a hard boot at least twice a day.

Upgrade day is May 12.

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Reply You know that moment...? When you realize the hair stylist completely misunderstood what you said? (Original post)
alphafemale Apr 2013 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Apr 2013 #1
alphafemale Apr 2013 #2
Tuesday Afternoon Apr 2013 #3
alphafemale Apr 2013 #4
Tuesday Afternoon Apr 2013 #7
cyberswede Apr 2013 #8
Aristus Apr 2013 #5
alphafemale Apr 2013 #6
Aristus Apr 2013 #24
Moondog Apr 2013 #9
From The Ashes Apr 2013 #12
Moondog Apr 2013 #13
bluedigger Apr 2013 #15
Moondog Apr 2013 #16
bluedigger Apr 2013 #19
Moondog Apr 2013 #21
From The Ashes Apr 2013 #20
Moondog Apr 2013 #25
Knightraven Apr 2013 #14
redqueen Apr 2013 #17
alphafemale Apr 2013 #33
mulsh Apr 2013 #10
Quantess Apr 2013 #11
redqueen Apr 2013 #18
Neoma Apr 2013 #22
olddots Apr 2013 #23
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #26
alphafemale Apr 2013 #27
mnhtnbb Apr 2013 #28
RudynJack Apr 2013 #29
Chan790 Apr 2013 #30
RILib Apr 2013 #31
alphafemale Apr 2013 #32
Raffi Ella Apr 2013 #34
Gidney N Cloyd Apr 2013 #35

Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:59 PM

1. seven inches is a lot of hair ... I cut off fourteen inches February a year ago ...

but, it was planned and that is different. I am sure you look fine

Come on May 12th !!

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:04 PM

2. I just keep feeling for hair that ain't there no mo'

It's just nothing but neck....lol.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:08 PM

3. naked neck -- lol I know the feeling. it is a lightness to it. sort of

exposed and vulnerable sensation. silly, I guess but, the weight of it gives a measure of comfort, I think.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:12 PM

4. It's not unflattering. She judged my face well I think.

I is just a drastic change.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:21 PM

7. I bet you look great and will enjoy it this summer. kind of free-ing actually. once you get over

the initial shock of it all.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:04 PM

8. I bet you'll get used to it...

and I further bet you'll get compliments on it - big changes always inspire people to comment.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:12 PM

5. I don't know about other guys, but I think short hair on a woman

is astoundingly sexy...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:18 PM

6. ....even ones with strong jaws?

lol

My mom kept my hair cut short. I was mistaken for a boy til I grew boobs.

This is a feminine cut though.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:54 PM

24. Certainly.

Sexy is in the eye of the beholder, and a short cut on a woman is definitely a candidate for sexihood...

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:37 PM

9. A short feminine cut on a lady

can be just fine.

In warm weather areas you see them a lot - heat on the back of the neck, and time spent maintaining longer hair, I would guess.

Much depends on how you wear it - by that I mean, if you are cringing, people will look at you strangely. If you step right out, it will be OK.

And, I might add, the back of a lady's neck is a very underrated feature.

In any event, it is too late to do anything about it, as you suggest. So revel in it. Take it for a spin. You might like it. So might "your public".

As for a strong chin - years ago, in one of the spin offs of Star Trek ("The New Generation" I think), there was a blonde female character who had a major role until they wrote her out a couple of years later. A Star Trek fan could, I am sure, identify her better than that. In any event, the actress looked to be of Scandinavian or perhaps eastern Russian or Ukrainian stock. A tall, striking blonde. Who had a strong chin. And a short bobbed haircut. Trust me, she was a stunner.

Fear not. It will be fine.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:01 PM

12. I think you are describing this person:



Denise Crosby

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Response to From The Ashes (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:06 PM

13. Yep, that is the lady.

And if her stage name is representative of her lineage, I was wrong about that.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:16 PM

15. Yes and no.

It's not a stage name. Her grampa was named "Bing".

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:18 PM

16. Truly? I did not know that. She's better looking . . . .

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Response to Moondog (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:30 PM

19. Yup.

I don't think Bing ever got a pictorial in Playboy, either...

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:42 PM

21. Another fact of which I was previously unaware.

Clearly, I need to get out more.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:32 PM

20. she's Bing Crosby's granddaughter...

but she does look Scandinavian/Ukrainian.

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Response to From The Ashes (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:16 PM

25. Thanks. Glad that I am not hallucinating.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:11 PM

14. And if the lady rides a bike, it can be way less maintenance !

I ride and keep it short due to the maintenance problem. I don't see how some guys that ride stand to keep it long.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:24 PM

17. Nothing wrong with this, either



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Response to redqueen (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 11:59 AM

33. She is even more stunning in person.

I saw her at the 2008 nomination. And I had no idea she was so tall..

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:45 PM

10. " I knew I was screwed when the 2nd blow dryer showed up"

said my tearful friend at my door with her purse over her head.

She told the stylist she wanted something "simple, easy to take care of"

We slipped and snipped that night till she had an acceptable 'do. It was a major trauma for both of us. I was in my late 20's and had never cut hair. We both hope to never relive that experience. Hair eventually grow back unfortunately memories are sometimes burned into one's psyche.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:46 PM

11. I like short hair.

Besides, it grows back. I hope you like it!

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:25 PM

18. Yep. Been there several times.

I might get another haircut someday. Maybe.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:03 PM

22. My hair is as short as you can get without it being buzzed.

Wear big earrings and I'm good to go.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:22 PM

23. i think ears are funny looking

 

even the ones I find attractive are funny looking .

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:18 PM

26. I know it's traumatic, but it could have been worse.

I signed off Super cuts forever as a young mother the day I had a major miscommunication with the young stylist. I told her that I didn't usually fuss with my hair but would french braid it for special occasions. She looked at it for a moment and then explained she would cut an inch off, in a way that would make the ends of my hair curl in better. I said, sure.

I don't know why I didn't jump up immediately, but at one point she took a good chunk of my hair at the nape of my neck and cut it up to an inch from my scalp. When it was over, she flipped the top layers over this stubby chunk of hair she left on the nape of my neck.

I remember saying, "Do you remember when I said I put my hair in a French braid! How can I do that now!"

From then on, if I find a hairdresser that listens well, I follow her from salon to salon until she moves out of the area, and pay whatever it takes.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:37 AM

27. I haven't felt air on my neck in maybe...33 years.

freaky

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:59 AM

28. Just had a haircut Friday. Every time I've done a drastic cut...I've regretted it.

I keep it shoulder length.

Fortunately, hair grows back!

In fact, I had the stylist only trim it this time (had about 1 1/2 inches of growth since last cut)
because I like to put it up in the summer--off my neck--and it's easier when it's slightly longer.

Hope you enjoy it! Big earrings are fun with short hair!

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:38 AM

29. I said

DEMI Moore, not Dudley!

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 09:33 AM

30. Oh yes.

 

I have it often because I'm poor and cheap so I go to the barber college for $5 haircuts. I usually bring a picture of what I want, a very-short side-part...somewhere between Christiano Ronaldo and Anderson Cooper. Twice I've barely warmed the chair when the student barber takes a #3 buzzer straight down the center of my head...all you can do it close your eyes and not pay attention because you are going to come out of this with your head completely-shaved.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 10:47 AM

31. This is why I cut my own hair.

 

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 11:55 AM

32. oops.



Shit. It grows back.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 12:26 PM

34. I cut my own hair but yeah, it always feels short to me for a couple of weeks

after I cut it no matter how long it is. But I've never cut that much off at once! That's gotta be a shocker for you.

I've never had good luck with salons, they never knew what to do with all my hair. I took a chance a few years ago and went to one. I told her I wanted long layers cut in. I ended up with a huge uneven chunk off the left front side. It was insane! She must have been drunk.

I somehow manged to blend it in but omg, it was a nightmare. I haven't been back since. I keep it long with some top layers. I have to be able to pull it back in a pony when I work out or when I'm having a bad hair day. I would freak if I couldn't put it in a pony.

Do you think you're going to like it at that length? or will you grow it back?

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 02:26 PM

35. I've given up hoping that any of them actually listen.

At least the ones in the chain operations.
I've even brought along pictures taken right after a good hair cut to show them what to shoot for and pointed out a couple of details ("see here how the hair drapes a little bit over the tops of my ears?" "I prefer it about this long in the back" ...and that's about it).

It's still always a crap shoot.

My all time favorite stylist-not-paying-attention moment was when one held a razor to my sideburns, ready to cut, and asked "how long do you like your sideburns?" and I replied "I HAVE A BEARD!!"

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