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AprilElf
September 25th, 2008, 10:51 PM
For those with tailbone to (and including) classic length hair - what's your length in inches?

I'm interested to find out how much variation there is for people with the same 'actual' measurement compared to where it falls on their body. I see pictures of members who have an actual measurement similar to my own, but their hair falls at classic, or close to classic length, which is my goal length. (I originally estimated that classic is 46" on me, but now I'm wondering if that will fall short ... ) Or maybe they just haven't updated their current length ... :rolleyes: It can be confusing.

After my trim yesterday, I'm back at 41" which is a couple of inches below tailbone on me.

Shorty89
September 25th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I believe classic is not quite 40 on me but I can't remember.

Finoriel
September 26th, 2008, 01:39 AM
Indeed it can be confusing, there are so many variables like general height, long or short torso, straight or more bend posture and how wide the tips have to reach out to cover the last extra curve :wink:

Im average tall but have a relatively short torso and not much extra curve, so I reached classic pretty fast. At about 40-41 inch.
Always makes me feel like a gnome :p to read others are just below tailbone at that length.

Teazel
September 26th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Classic on me was at 41 inches, I think. I'm not very tall. :D

Poppy Seed
September 26th, 2008, 02:23 AM
Classic at 42" for me.
I'm 5'3", and I have a moderate curvature!

mira-chan
September 26th, 2008, 06:58 AM
Classic was 42" on me too. I'm 5'4". I have about a 6" difference for most, if not all of the above classic lengths.

dancingmegs
September 26th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Classic on me is about 42 inches. I'm 5'5", but I have a short torso and long legs. My classic measurement may be a bit short for my height, but the distance from classic to knee is rather daunting!

Shell
September 26th, 2008, 11:31 AM
I'm 5'7" and classic on me is 40.5 or 41 inches.

Sam-I-Am
September 26th, 2008, 11:50 AM
I'm 5'7". Tailbone is 37" and classic is 45".

soprano
September 26th, 2008, 12:29 PM
Classic is 44" on me; I'm 5"6" tall.

freznow
September 26th, 2008, 12:52 PM
TB was 38, classic 43. So 5" inbetwixt.

ine
September 26th, 2008, 12:53 PM
I have a really big melon head (I swear, it's Oprah sized), I'm tall, my hair is not straight and I have ALOT of, um, "backside" curvature.

TBL on me is around 41 inches. Classic length for me would be about 51 inches. However, I don't count it as TBL or Classic unless it reaches those landmarks curly. So for a proper "pulled straight measurement", or course they are going to be those big numbers.

Stagecoach
September 26th, 2008, 03:46 PM
I'm 5'8" and classic for me was a solid 46" inches.

LibbyO
September 27th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I'm 5'6 and tailbone was 38". Classic will be 44" I'm guessing!

Unnamed
September 27th, 2008, 09:02 PM
I'm 5'9", tailbone was about 33" (32.5-33"), hit classic just past 38" (~38.25").

Yes, I'm rather disproportionate; I have a smallish head (I think), a very short torso, and my legs are a bit more than half my height (classic to knee is...long).

Anje
September 30th, 2008, 08:48 PM
I'm 5'7" with a rather short torso and a big tush. 35" just brushes the top of the "smile," which I think marks the top of tailbone (right?). IIRC, 45" is classic.

Xi
October 3rd, 2008, 09:59 PM
I am 5'2", and I think tailbone length is around 39" for me (apparently I have a very long torso! Or perhaps my standards for TBL are off?).

WritingPrincess
October 5th, 2008, 06:07 PM
I'm at 37", and at the part on my bottom that is the farthest out, if that makes sense. I'm 5'4", I think, or very close.

harpgal
October 5th, 2008, 08:06 PM
I am 5'7". Tailbone was 38 inches and classic was 44 inches.

Shandra
October 5th, 2008, 08:42 PM
classic is 43 on me, I'm 5'6".

AprilElf
October 6th, 2008, 06:37 AM
Thanks so much for all the responses.
It's fascinating to see the wide range of heights (5'2'' to 5'9'') and classic lengths (38'' to 46", and maybe a 51"!). I think Stagecoach has the closest measurements to my own. I'm 5'9'' and am aiming for classic at 46''. Although ... I keep forgetting that my hair will need to be longer to give me classic length when dry ... :rolleyes:
Must ... have ... patience. :cookie:

Starr
October 7th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Tailbone on me was 33" and classic will be 39". . . worse still, although it's only 6 inches, I'll need at least an additional 5 for it to actually look classic.

heidihug
October 7th, 2008, 10:24 AM
I'm 5'6" and classic for me was about 45". I am presently at a long 46", and trying to gradually eliminate the obvious fairytaling. It'll be a while before I get to my goal of 48"+.

Emichiee
October 7th, 2008, 11:07 AM
I'm 5'4" 1/2 (164.5cm) according to my orthopedic Dr. (I thought I was 1,66m :p)

TB is 35" on me and classic would be just 42" maybe.

Those numbers show that my butt is a more prominent and lengthy area to pass..I know it sounds weird.:rolleyes:
My torso is short-medium I guess, I have a long neck though.

I'm at 41" right now.

Vela
October 8th, 2008, 06:33 PM
I'm " from 5'4" And tailbone started at 36" I don't know how long classic will be.

zift
October 9th, 2008, 09:52 AM
Classic was 42" for me:)
I'm 5'8"

Sherri
October 9th, 2008, 10:23 AM
I am 5'3" and tailbone will be 35" and classic will be 41" I am close to hip right now.

Honigwein
October 9th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Im 5'4" cm and I´m already passing trough tailbone: 38,2 inches. Classic length will be 41,7. That´s good!!

Raven69
November 17th, 2008, 01:59 PM
Well, I don't have a way of measuring my hair but roughly my hair is longer than TB - though I am short, I don't think I have a long or short torso, but I do have a bigger 'curve' ;) I have seen some other women on here that have longer or close to the same length as me and they have been anywhere from 36 to like 42.

Okay, I just measured my hair using a ruler...lol. Now I know it is not accurate - mostly cause I still had my hair in a ponytail, but roughly it is 36...so give 4 or more inches...please? :cry: I thought it would be much longer than that!

EDIT: I tell everyone that I am 5'2"...

Red Jezebel
November 17th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Height: 5ft and not quite an inch ;)

Tailbone: 37" - I take the meaning of this to be literally tailbone, i.e. the very bottom of the coccyx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Illu_vertebral_column.jpg), which is the end of the spine, you can feel it, should be somewhere in the middle of the... er... crack area :D.

Classic: 41". Annoying genes resulting in a long body and stumpy legs. :rolleyes:

KaeleyAnne
November 17th, 2008, 04:01 PM
I'm 5 feet 2 inches tall. Tailbone is at 36 inches, my hair is currently 38 inches, and classic is at approximately 41 inches. I have a large head, a short torso, and very few curves.

Themyst
November 17th, 2008, 04:21 PM
I'm 5' 10". Classic I think is 45" on me. I think I've almost got it.:)

Carolyn
November 17th, 2008, 08:24 PM
I'm 5'8 1/4" with a big head, short neck, extra long torso and curvy backside. Tailbone on me was 40". I haven't measured yet to see what classic would be as I'm not sure I'm going there.

Crinita
November 19th, 2008, 07:01 PM
I'm 5'10" and classic on me is 46". I'm currently at about 41.5" (kinda hard to tell with self-measuring but it's in that ballpark) which is 'tailbone plus' or 'bottom of the pockets' on my jeans.

Pax,
Crinita

spidermom
November 20th, 2008, 10:11 AM
I reached the upper limit of tailbone at 35 inches plus a hair or two more (but not quite 35-1/4).

joyfulmom4
November 20th, 2008, 10:20 AM
I am 5'1" tall and my hair is just approaching classic length at est. 40". That's measuring my own hair, which may not be exact. Using that formula someone posted (somewhere on here) my classic length was something like 43" or 44" if I remember correctly. I think that might be a little longer or else maybe I'm not measuring accurately.

flapjack
November 20th, 2008, 10:55 PM
I'm 5'5 and tailbone for me is looking to be about 35.5 inches. I'm there right now. For classic I couldn't tell you because when I had classic length hair, I was 4'11, haha. My guess though, from looking at my body, is that the short tb length makes sense because I'm "all" legs and average height with a tiny head. But I do have long legs for my height and my butt sticks out quite a bit, so classic lengths and beyond would be a slower process. Especially to knee, good grief, my thighs are long.

morguebabe
November 22nd, 2008, 01:03 PM
My torso is VERY short.
My hair right now when I stand up covers my butt entirely and ends about 2 cm after it. My measurement from crown to end is 44 inches.

Dreamernz
November 22nd, 2008, 03:27 PM
wow, you know im about 5 foot 9 or 10, i have quite long legs in comparison to torso or so it seems cos tailbone on me is about 32 inches and classic is about 40 inches on me!

rhubarbarin
November 24th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Well I haven't gotten there yet, but I measured out my goals with my tape. I'm 5'5" and have a short waist but long hips (and a round butt). Classic is 44" on me.

burns_erin
November 25th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Height 5'6
Classic-44 inches
TB-36
Hip-30

So yeah, besides being short torsoed, I have alot of junk in the trunk.

Raven69
November 25th, 2008, 11:21 AM
Well, I don't have a way of measuring my hair but roughly my hair is longer than TB - though I am short, I don't think I have a long or short torso, but I do have a bigger 'curve' ;) I have seen some other women on here that have longer or close to the same length as me and they have been anywhere from 36 to like 42.

Okay, I just measured my hair using a ruler...lol. Now I know it is not accurate - mostly cause I still had my hair in a ponytail, but roughly it is 36...so give 4 or more inches...please? :cry: I thought it would be much longer than that!

EDIT: I tell everyone that I am 5'2"...

Okay, I was being a dumb blond (no offense meant to any blonds) when I was typing up this. For some reason I thought TB meant like the bottom of your booty! Yeah, I know stupid right!? Well, my hair is actually below my big 'curve', about 2-4 inches below. Unfortunately since my back side is so big when I take a picture of my hair it looks like my hair is shorter than it really it is. I think this weekend I will try to flat iron my hair and try to find my tape measure so I can properlly get an accurate length. I am definately on way to 'classic' whatever classic entails...is that thigh length, cause that's where my hair is...so maybe 40"?

Philomela
November 25th, 2008, 11:46 AM
I'm 5'6 in height. TB is 36" and CLASS would be 42" on me.

neon-dream
November 25th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Well my hair is 32 now and isn't at waist yet, but then again i am 6ft 3.
I have a long way to go to classic !!

AprilElf
November 25th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Whoa! You do have a long way to go! I see your goal length is 42 inches, neon-dream. What body landmark would that be close to on you?

Raven69 said:

Well, my hair is actually below my big 'curve', about 2-4 inches below.
Raven69, you're either at, or past, 'classic length' now. :)
According to LHC Terms and Abbreviations (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=10) - Classic Length - where the buttocks meets the thighs

Isa-belle
February 9th, 2009, 04:20 AM
I just reached tailbone and my hair is at 33".
I'm minuscule (just over 5').

OhioLisa
February 9th, 2009, 04:35 AM
I am 5'4 1/2". TB on me is about 35" and classic is 40". :D

rymorg2
February 9th, 2009, 04:59 AM
While I'm nowhere near there yet, I've measured. :D

I'm 5'7".

Tailbone on me is about 36-37" and classic is about 41-42". I have a short torso; most of my height is in my legs. That means if I was to go to knee I'd have quite a wait between classic and knee.

Coriander
February 9th, 2009, 01:34 PM
I'm not there yet :o but ...

I'm 5'7"ish and tailbone for me would be 36?" while classic would be between 43-44".

I have a long butt lol

Angellen
February 10th, 2009, 03:29 PM
I'm 5'5" (ish). Tailbone on me is around 37", and classic somewhere around 44". I have a fairly long torso, and a rather curvaceous rear. :p

fishwich
February 10th, 2009, 09:58 PM
I'm 5'6" and my classic was 41". I think I've got a pretty average torso and booty. Kinda stumpy legs, though, I'll be knee-length before I know it.

JamieLeigh
February 11th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Classic on my body is 42". I'm almost there!!! I'm not measuring until the end of March, just for suspense, but I can feel the ends nearly 1/2" inch from there. :D

spidermom
February 11th, 2009, 10:50 AM
My hair reaches tailbone at 37 inches long.

Iolanthe
February 15th, 2009, 07:27 PM
I'm 5 foot 2 inches tall and classic will be around 42' on me. curently at 38 which is just past tailbone.

Rhea
February 17th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Im 5.11 ft tall and on hip with 32.28 in . Classic will be on 42.13 in by me .

joyfulmom4
February 18th, 2009, 10:36 AM
I'm 5'1" and classic on me is about 40-41". I can't tell exactly. It looked like classic in pics before, but seemed a tad short. I just measured 41" today and I think it's really there now.

Isa-belle
February 18th, 2009, 10:39 AM
I'm 5'1" and classic on me is about 40-41". I can't tell exactly. It looked like classic in pics before, but seemed a tad short. I just measured 41" today and I think it's really there now.
Oh, we're about the same height then :) I was hoping classic would be around 40 on me. Thanks to you now I know it should :cheese:

rhubarbarin
February 18th, 2009, 12:12 PM
I am not at classic or anywhere close yet, but I measured out all my milestones with a long floppy tape and classic is 44". Tailbone I don't remember exactly but it's in the high 30s. I am 65" and have a very short waist but long hips, with a curvy butt.

LittleOrca
February 18th, 2009, 12:21 PM
I think I am at tail bone and my hair is only about 35 inches or so. When it's cleaner my hair looks to be more at my hips, but when it is more oiled, it is definitely a tail bone.

I can never get the measurement with numbers right, but when I look at my photos and then compare it to the idea of where the hair is on my body charts I have found, I think that is where I am. If not, I am darn close!

Coriander
February 22nd, 2009, 07:25 PM
Well, I originally thought that I would hit tailbone at 37" but today I took a photo and I have hit tailbone at a little shy of 36" (of course I haven't measured in a while so I don't know).

7 inches to Classic! :D

Sissy
February 23rd, 2009, 05:12 AM
I plan to vote on this poll but I cannot remember from what part of our head are we supposed to start measuring? The very back of the skull at the root or the front of our head at the root? :confused:

boukje
February 23rd, 2009, 05:18 AM
I am 5'3" and tailbone will be 35" and classic will be 41" I am close to hip right now.

I am 5'3" And I have the exact same measurements. (actually I have 41.3 inch for classic), so I say 41" but when I reach 42" it will be 'official' (in my head);)

Coriander
February 23rd, 2009, 12:05 PM
I plan to vote on this poll but I cannot remember from what part of our head are we supposed to start measuring? The very back of the skull at the root or the front of our head at the root? :confused:

I think most people measure from the hairline above the forehead :)

HairColoredHair
February 23rd, 2009, 12:09 PM
I'm 5'6" (ish) and classic was 44" on me. :)

Sissy
February 23rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
I think most people measure from the hairline above the forehead :)

Thanks so much!

My hair is now 37" long (it's tailbone)... that's 2" longer than when I joined in November 2008! Not bad considering I've been S&Ding split ends like crazy and was certain I had lost length because of it. My goal is classic which would be about 45 inches on me. I'd like to have classic with a blunt hemline or a slight v hemline.

Nevermore
February 24th, 2009, 12:43 AM
As my sig says, tailbone is 34 inches and classic is about 10-12 inches below that. I'm 5'0. Knee is about 55 inches and floor is about 66, measuring the LHC over the head way.

rosek
April 25th, 2010, 02:58 AM
Im 5'9'' - tailbone is 38'', and classic is 44''. Im just at 38.5'' now; heaps to go!

Adamia
May 26th, 2010, 11:05 AM
I am 5' 10" and my hair is 45" which is just below tailbone for me.

LoveMyMutt
May 26th, 2010, 12:31 PM
I'm 5'3". Classic would be about 40"-41" on me. Tailbone will be around 37" -- does that sound right? other people maybe have longer bums than I do?

I'm only at 22" which is just barely hitting APL now, so a long ways to go.

BSL will be about 29" so I figure maybe I'll be there by next summer. But once I'm past BSL, there are only about 4" til waist so that will not take as long. And I may just stop at waist, that seems like a nice "long" but still manageable length.

squiggyflop
June 17th, 2010, 03:35 PM
well tailbone on me is 37.5

classic will be 44 (ive got a big butt so there is a lot to curve around)

im 5'6"

Quixii
June 19th, 2010, 11:09 AM
My hair is classic when pulled straight now, so classic seems to be 43" for me.

goldielocs
June 30th, 2010, 03:28 PM
I'm 4'11" and I'm TB at 34.5 inches. It looks like classic is around 42 inches for me.

kmoc123
July 1st, 2010, 01:33 PM
I am 5'7 and tb is 37" classic is 45"...I am 37.5" now...

eicamawa
July 4th, 2010, 01:45 PM
my tailbone should be about 40 inches I think (I don't have so long hair, that's my goal lenght). But I have a very long upper body

jackiesjottings
July 6th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Classic will be about 40" on me. I am five foot, currently on 36.5 inches and about 3" from classic. So maybe 39" even :)

kjirstiben
July 6th, 2010, 07:51 AM
I am 5'8" with a very long torso, large head, longish neck, etc., and I'm currently flirting with tailbone length at 40" (though the definition of tailbone length is hazy enough that I'm not claiming it until I have a few more inches--my hair is just now reaching BCL, aka the top of the "smile"). It appears that on me, classic length is 47", perhaps 48" (and knee is only 10 more inches from there since all my height is torso!)

Medievalmaniac
July 6th, 2010, 08:07 AM
I'm currently hip length at 31", and I think a solid TBL is going to be around 35-36 inches (I'm 5'7" tall). I'm hoping to hit that by the end of the year (or early on in 2011, if we are going to be more realistic). After that, I might go on to Classic, but first I'll want to maintain a bit to even out ends and thicken up the hemline. :)

Alcenaia
July 6th, 2010, 02:27 PM
I am nearly 5'8". Classic seems to be 45" on me.

Herb
July 12th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Sorry for the bump!

Tailbone for me was a meager 32". (It's 34" now.) (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9752/hairh.jpg) I'm 5'4" with a short torso and a very curvy back. Classic will be about 39-40".
And to knee is quite a steep decent! : D

Katrina
July 13th, 2010, 09:48 AM
My hair is 37,75" at the moment and it is an inch below tailbone. I'm 5'4" and classic seems to be 42"-43" on me. I haven't measured it so precisely...

chelseamichelle
July 20th, 2010, 09:17 PM
I'm 5' 8" and classic is 44" on me