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I have the day off work, ds is in school and I have all my school work done for today. I just randomly decided to get my hair cut. LOL! I've got a call into the lady who does it and hopefully she'll be able to come in and get it done this morning (waiting for her to return the call and let me know if her dh can take the baby so she can go into work early).<br><br>
Anyway, here's a picture of <a href="http://http//sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs461.ash1/25352_384528460587_500105587_4338278_6230039_n.jpg" target="_blank">me</a> a few weeks ago. My hair is a little past shoulder length and just... blah. I usually just pull it up in a ponytail every day.<br><br><a href="http://iamshallow.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/short-hair-style-com.jpg" target="_blank">Here's</a> how I was thinking of getting it cut.<br><br>
Whatcha think??
 

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The cut is really cute, but your first link, the photo of you, isn't working...
 

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The pic of you isn't working, but I think I have seen one of you before.<br><br>
My thoughts:<br><br>
-The haircut is really cute, flattering to most women, stylish, etc.<br><br>
-That haircut might be a fair amount of work. I have had my hair like that, and it wasn't long enough to pull back properly, but not short enough to be effortless in the morning. I spent more time doing my hair at that length than any other length. I had to blow-dry/round brush every. single. morning. It is possible that it was my hair type and not the cut that caused the issues, but I have heard a similar sentiment from a few other mamas with that length.
 

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the cut is reslly cute too but it may involve a fair bit of styling every day to *keep* it lookin like that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Doh! Okay, maybe <a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8db27b3127ccec45832eab3f100000010O08AZNmzZq3bNQe3nw4/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/" target="_blank">this</a> picture will work.... (ETA- this picture is from a couple years ago but I have the same hairstyle now, basically).<br><br>
Anyone have any ideas for a cute short style that won't take a ton of work??<br><br>
(the lady I usually use is busy getting her own hair permed today so can't do it, one of her coworkers will in about an hour!)
 

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You will look great in that hair style but it is a LOT of work. My hair is very similar and you will need to add product to it and either blow dry it with a large round brush or use a flat iron.<br><br>
Otherwise, it looks blah.
 

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<a href="http://teamwonderful.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/pc310362-1.jpg" target="_blank">This</a> is my current style. It is pretty short, but next to no work.<br><br><a href="http://teamwonderful.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/pc260261.jpg" target="_blank">Here</a> is another pic.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://teamwonderful.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/pc310362-1.jpg" target="_blank">This</a> is my current style. It is pretty short, but next to no work.<br><br><a href="http://teamwonderful.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/pc260261.jpg" target="_blank">Here</a> is another pic.</div>
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You're so pretty! I love your hair, but I don't know if I can make that jump. LOL!<br><br>
Some other options <a href="http://www.easy-hairstyles.com/images/short-hair.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>... <a href="http://gimps.de/pictures/albums/userpics/10001/short-hairstyles-of-jessica-alba.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>.... and <a href="http://www.hairstylescut.com/gallery/short/short43.htm" target="_blank">here</a>...<br><br>
ETA- pretty sure I'm leaning towards the last one....
 

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Do it! I love them all! I say go for the last one for the first one.
 

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yes! the first one. but maybe the front can be a tiny bit longer so you're not always dealing with hair in your face and can tuck behind your ears if you want.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You're so pretty! I love your hair, but I don't know if I can make that jump. LOL!<br><br>
Some other options <a href="http://www.easy-hairstyles.com/images/short-hair.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>... <a href="http://gimps.de/pictures/albums/userpics/10001/short-hairstyles-of-jessica-alba.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>.... and <a href="http://www.hairstylescut.com/gallery/short/short43.htm" target="_blank">here</a>...<br><br>
ETA- pretty sure I'm leaning towards the last one....</div>
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Those are cuter. The very first model you posted was just so overly styled herself that it looked too high-maintenance. I like the one of Julia Stiles above (the first pic). The last pic is really cute too.
 

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Ooh I like the last one - which when you think about it, its really the first option you posted about , except they took the razor to it and hacked at it.<br><br>
I have a very similar cut right now... no pictures though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> and I have to say its very easy to maintain. Basically its an bob, with the back of the hair stacked and angled towards my chin. Then I have them take a razor to it and thin it and add the layers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
a little gel or sculpting paste, 5min upside down blowdry, tweak the various pieces to look either smooth and polished or more funky and you're done.
 

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Do the last one. I like it and it looks more natural. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">You're so pretty! I love your hair, but I don't know if I can make that jump. LOL!<br><br>
Some other options <a href="http://www.easy-hairstyles.com/images/short-hair.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>... <a href="http://gimps.de/pictures/albums/userpics/10001/short-hairstyles-of-jessica-alba.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>.... and <a href="http://www.hairstylescut.com/gallery/short/short43.htm" target="_blank">here</a>...<br><br>
ETA- pretty sure I'm leaning towards the last one....</div>
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I would have chose the last pic too, very cute!<br><br>
I have mine in a similar style, a little more angled/shorter in the back...I love the style when it's all finished but it takes me a lot of work to get it there and I HATE that. It looks simple and everyone assumes it is...but I have to blowdry with a big round brush and then flat iron mine to get it stick straight. I have fine hair that does the frizzy, flyaway thing.<br><br>
Anyway, hope we get to see an after pic!
 

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Okay, where are the pics of your new haircut?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, where are the pics of your new haircut?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk"></div>
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Right I keep looking lol I have super long hair and want it cut, but i am so scared!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, where are the pics of your new haircut?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk"></div>
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ditto!!!!<br><br>
and one more thing. how does your hair behave?<br><br>
my hair loves being styled. what might take someone else half an hour will take me 5 mins and my hair will stay like that. IF i do have that 5 mins.<br><br>
so what makes a style v. effective is the type of hair you have and how it likes behaving.<br><br>
almost all stylists i have gone to are amazed how well my hair 'behaves' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I love it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think it is a great hairstyle !
 
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