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06 October 2008

This is Metachat! Not girly hair talk zone! Not survey zone! [More:]

Here is my dream hairstyle. (I might get it cut like Anthea's this month.) What is yours? Do you change your hair often? Do you like your hair? Tell me all about it.
My dream hairstyle tends to be whatever hair style I don't have at the moment. If it's shorter, I want it longer, if it's longer, I want it shorter, and I always want it bigger. I'd be a great country star, I love big hair.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 06 October | 15:58
It's very morning show hostess.

No. I don't like my hair. When it's short I look dorky, when it's long I look like a wino. This is why I wear a hat.
posted by jonmc 06 October | 16:01
I am desperate for an inexpensive haircut. Friday's swim was overchorinated and frizzled my bleached hair. It's very very sad now. If anyone has an Berkeley/Oakland recommendations, I'd be very grateful.

My dream hairstyle would be long and royal blue with green highlights. A non-long version of this might happen soon.
posted by small_ruminant 06 October | 16:03
I had a doll when I was young where you could change the length of the doll's hair. To make it shorter, you'd wind one arm backwards, and to make it longer, you'll pull down on the other (or something like that). In my dreams, I would be that doll.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 06 October | 16:06
Yay! I just got a good 8+ inches chopped off this weekend. It was long (bra-strap-length) and straight with too-long bangs and a side part.


I think one of the things I most love about growing my hair long is chopping it all off.
posted by misskaz 06 October | 16:15
I changed my hair once. Let it grown long enough to wear in a ponytail (okay, I did this twice, once in the fourth grade and once a year or two ago). I never felt quite right, so I'm back to the Xth iteration of my asymmetrical bob.
posted by crush-onastick 06 October | 16:15
I had a doll when I was young where you could change the length of the doll's hair. To make it shorter, you'd wind one arm backwards, and to make it longer, you'll pull down on the other

and if you punched it in the stomach, it grew a beard. Only us real good consumers knew that.
posted by jonmc 06 October | 16:16
So your doll had a double-jointed shoulder?
posted by netbros 06 October | 16:16
I remember that doll TPS! I also remember that Barbie that had blond hair on top and brunette on the underside so you could change her haircolor by giving her an updo.
posted by jrossi4r 06 October | 16:17
I only bother to get two or three haircuts a year so my hair changes from short to long pretty regularly. I keep hoping that I'll go bald but it hasn't happened yet (although it's getting a little thin on top).
posted by octothorpe 06 October | 16:20
this guy
posted by stynxno 06 October | 16:30
I keep my hair somewhere between stubble and... oh, maybe three-eighths of an inch. Haven't changed it in ten years or so. I keep telling myself I'll grow it long and/or dreadlocked, but then it gets to about a quarter-inch or so, and I get out the clippers.
posted by box 06 October | 16:56
Ha! By coincedence, just this morning I bookmarked the style I'm going for when I see my stylist later this month. (My bangs are currently longer than this, and I need a little more layering put in.)
posted by scody 06 October | 17:04
I hate my hair. I've always hated my hair. It was extremely fine and blow away. Now it's mostly gone on top, but not cleanly bald. It's been a hopeless struggle my entire life. I've given up and just buzz cut it now.
posted by DarkForest 06 October | 17:05
Oh, and I'd like her cheekbones and bank account, too, but I'm not sure my stylist will be able to help on that score. I'll ask, though!
posted by scody 06 October | 17:05
See this guy? That's all I ever wanted, hair-wise. Nothing special. But no, that was not possible.
≡ Click to see image ≡
posted by DarkForest 06 October | 17:11
I wouldn't mind hair like this guy's, but I've never managed it:
≡ Click to see image ≡
posted by jonmc 06 October | 17:18
I hate my hair. It goes from frizzy immediately after washing to oily within about 24 hours. I hate it. HATE.

I had super long hair when I was in middle school/high school/college/part of grad school because of a super traumatizing hair cut when I was in 2nd grade (it was horrible). I also had a bad bleach incident that led to massive chemical burns covering my scalp, ears, and neck (due to said long hair) when I was a freshman in HS.

Somewhere around January/February of last year, I decided I wanted to get my hair cut short (around chin length) because I saw an adorable bob on someone. My hairdresser did a dance when I told her this (she'd been dealing with my hair post-bleach-accident) because she had always wanted to see me with shorter hair (because my hair is thick and she said her arms got tired when trying to blow-dry it, heh).

So I got it cut off and holy shit, it's amazing. I'm a medium-length convert for life. My hairdresser was amazing and left it short enough for it to be short and cute, but long enough that I can just barely pull it back to a little nub of a ponytail to get it out of my way.

I need to make an appointment with her soon though because I've been feeling the itch to go even shorter (but not as short as my mother's). I'm just not sure if I want to do that right before wintertime.
posted by sperose 06 October | 17:20
misskaz, you are gorgeous!!!

My hair does two things. Hang straight and fine with bangs, or without bangs. I had bangs for the first 20 years of my life. Then, on advice of a college professor who said I'd get cast more without them, they went. This weekenend, I figured they were cheaper than botox, and they came back.

I think they look great, but, at work, only two people even noticed, and that was at the end of the day - AND it has sent me into my ritual year end lasik debate-with-self spiral earlier than usual.
posted by rainbaby 06 October | 18:11
I love all of this hair talk.

miskaz, you and your hair are adorable!

DarkForest, bald is sexy. My husband is bald. That pic made me laugh, though. I think my husband would want the same. :-)

I'll post pics when I look like Anthea Turner.
posted by LoriFLA 06 October | 18:41
I have long, dark hair -- lots of it, and wavy. Usually long-ish sideswept bangs. I never do anything interesting with it. It just grows. It's not *nice* long hair. I'm really really frustrated with it right now. I see people with long hair that looks gorgeous every single day but mine just seems stupid and blah. BLAH. I am considering cutting blunt bangs. I used to have them in my 20s and people called me Winnie Cooper.
posted by loiseau 06 October | 18:50
I think I'll just be perverse and revive my mullet.
posted by jonmc 06 October | 18:52
I had shoulder length hair for about 10 years, going to get it cut on average every two years or so. The last three I mostly had it in a ponytail because I couldn't be buggered to do anything with it.

In July I had it cut to right at earlobe level. That let a lot of the curl come back (that I'd forgotten about) It got really poofy in the back though, and I hated that.

Sooo, Saturday I had the stylist chop off most of the back and a lot of the sides too. Now it's wavy curly all over. Easy to take care of, and the wind isn't in my face, but I'm still getting used to it. So far everybody likes it.
posted by lysdexic 06 October | 20:42
Last year, when I moved to Seattle, I fulfilled the fondest wishes of my heart and got all my fucking hair cut OFF. (I had refrained from doing so earlier at the pleadings of the then-BF, but my moving meant we were breaking up, so the issue became nugatory.)

So now it is maybe an inch long, at most, and every morning I glop some sticky gel into it and make it stand up at odd random angles all over my head, and I am entirely happy with my hair, for the first time in my LIFE.
posted by kat allison 06 October | 20:51
Updated my ≡ Click to see image ≡ face.
posted by lysdexic 06 October | 21:05
I get my hair cut every 4-6 weeks. Pretty much always in some form of pixie cut. Last time I took in the Details with Daniel Radcliffe on the cover and told her to do that to my hair.

I love being able to do my hair in less than a minute.
posted by fluffy battle kitten 06 October | 21:41
I've actually got my perfect haircut right now. Yay!

After months of trying to grow it out past shoulder length, getting only the barest trims to keep it in check, I finally got it all cut off two weeks ago. My instruction to the stylist: a simple layered bob, with the longest layer falling just past the hairline and the shortest layer at earlobe height, and don't be surprised when it all starts curling up as it dries.

This is my old familiar bob, so easy and so pretty*, and I wonder why I ever tried something different.

*Though it may not look so pretty to others: in the hubbub leading up to a recent family wedding, the professional stylist who was doing the bridal party's hair all but insisted on "fixing [me] up." I smiled while refusing the first two or three offers to "fix" my hair, but she kept pestering me, finally shrugging and insisting "but I could make it look nice!" *shrugs* Whatever, hairspray lady -- I don't expect to get my hair "done" for my own wedding, much less this one. The very pretty bridal party came out looking like heavily lacquered Medusas.
posted by Elsa 06 October | 22:01
I love being able to do my hair in less than a minute.

This. Yes. A thousand times yes.
posted by Elsa 06 October | 22:05
I'm late (as usual) to this thread, but it's so perfect as I'm going for a hair cut today. I'll have to post pics, later. Two months ago, I went from below shoulder-length to above jawline, in a bob. NOw I want more layers, to sort of look like Diane Lane's hair in "Nights in Rondanthe". My sister-in-law the stylist will be working her magic later. I can't keep my hands off of my hair - it's so swingy now. And I had to laugh as my recently returned step-daughter came home yesterday from said sister-in-law's with a new cut...just like mine.
posted by redvixen 07 October | 07:48
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