View Full Version : my big chop- hip to chin length

October 11th, 2012, 10:16 PM
so the boards are back up just in time for my big chop.

for various reasons (I wanted a new style for the season, i wanted a dramatic change, long hair was exhausting to take care of and annoying to have around) I got it hacked into a bob that I love!

before (about 35"):

and after: chin length bob!

It won't be that straight naturally; the hair dresser straightened it with a blow dryer to make sure it was even. I can't wait to see the curls though.

soon i'll be dying it with the 2 step henna/indigo process for a dark black. but right now i'm really enjoying this! it weighs less. it doesn't swoosh anymore; it flips.

I'm also very distracted by how much I look like Velma from Scooby Doo.

October 11th, 2012, 10:21 PM
I think it looks great! Congratulations, and I'm so happy you like your new cut! It's very fetching!

October 11th, 2012, 10:24 PM
lol thank you. So fetch!
i love that despite it's name, the LONG HAIR community is supportive of all our crazy hair cuts :P

October 11th, 2012, 10:30 PM
you do look like velma!!!!! but completely in a good way, that bob is absolutely adorable.

October 11th, 2012, 10:40 PM
That bob does looks really cute on you. And when your hair gets back to its natural shape, which with 2a should happen pretty quickly (my hair is mostly 2b and when the hairdresser blow dried it at my last trim, it was back to its waviness within a day), it'll be framing your face naturally.

October 11th, 2012, 10:47 PM
liz- thanks! i'm actually thinking of getting some glasses similar to hers.. i had been thinking that before realizing how velma-ish this is :P i'm still thinking about it.

biogirl- thanks! I really can't wait to see the curls and waves.

October 11th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Love it :D Despite not wanting to do this to my own hair, I tooootallly adore these kind of cuts on other people. Living vicariously through you, hehe :) Very cute!

October 11th, 2012, 11:45 PM
haha thank you :P thats how i always felt about pixie cuts, but i dont think i could pull one of those off. Haha

October 11th, 2012, 11:59 PM
liz- thanks! i'm actually thinking of getting some glasses similar to hers.. i had been thinking that before realizing how velma-ish this is :P i'm still thinking about it.

biogirl- thanks! I really can't wait to see the curls and waves.Just be patient with it. When I started letting my hair grow past shoulder length, I discovered that it was getting a bit more wavy that it was previously. Your hair type is similar to mine and your hair could be the same way.

October 12th, 2012, 01:42 AM
You look exactly like Velma, it really suits you.

October 12th, 2012, 01:42 AM
This bob looks really cute on you! :)

October 12th, 2012, 04:33 AM
Woah, that takes a lot of courage to do!
Your long hair was very pretty, but your new hair is very stylish :D I like it! :) I get the need for a change!

October 12th, 2012, 05:30 AM
Your new 'do looks lovely. Enjoy :)

October 12th, 2012, 06:37 AM
It looks really pretty on you

October 12th, 2012, 06:49 AM
It looks great! Congratulations! :flower:

October 12th, 2012, 06:59 AM
thanks so much everyone! should I post another picture once it's curly again?

October 12th, 2012, 07:27 AM
It looks great! I for one would love to see a pic of your hair with its natural curl:)

October 12th, 2012, 07:41 AM
thanks so much everyone! should I post another picture once it's curly again?

Yes i'm curios how it will look :D

October 12th, 2012, 08:49 AM
Woah, cute! It really really looks good on you! :cheese:


October 12th, 2012, 08:53 AM
Your cut is cute.

October 12th, 2012, 09:05 AM
Your new cut really suits you! Your are very brave to go for such a difference :)

UP Lisa
October 12th, 2012, 09:14 AM
If I cut mine to that length, it would be totally straight.

October 12th, 2012, 09:43 AM
OMG it's ADORABLE! The black will look amazing with that cut - you gotta rock the red lipstick too!

October 12th, 2012, 10:11 AM
The bob looks so cute! You are right, it's definitely easier to take care of.

October 12th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Haha, I looked like Velma when I was little. Are you going to keep the braid?

October 12th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Very cute! Congrats on the new cut! :thumbsup:

October 12th, 2012, 10:11 PM
you are so courage! thought of donating?

October 12th, 2012, 10:31 PM
Really cute on you! And yes, you do look like Velma! Definitely yes to pics with the curls.

October 13th, 2012, 04:29 AM
It looks awesome, love the fringe! :-)

October 13th, 2012, 05:35 AM
Wow! this looks really awesome on you! seems like chopping all that hair had a great result :D

October 13th, 2012, 10:20 AM
thanks so much everyone! :) and PinkyCat- YES! I will definitely be rockin the red lipstick. I'm planning on buying a few more shades.

Spirals, yeah I do still have the braid :) still not sure what to do with it. My friends and I were joking that we should get it an aquarium like one would have for a pet snake. We'd get it a climbing log and a dish of water and move it every day so it would be as though it were alive.
I have strange friends...

DinaAG, i have been planning on selling it but don't seem to have any buyers yet. If no one purchases it by the time my advertisement expires, i'll be donating it... once I choose an organization I like :)

I'll be posting pictures as soon as I have them. I took this photo just now; it's still damp, so not as fluffy as it is normally. but I haven't styled it at all except for blowdrying my bangs a little. (cold setting)
more pics after it dries :) it's a lot more fluffy than this. i love it.

October 13th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Also, i'm holding off on the indigo and enjoying my henna red for at least one more week. I do love the way highlights shimmer brightly in the sun light.

Also... how strange to not have any split ends. this is so foreign to me!

October 13th, 2012, 10:27 AM
hi there, I send you a private message some ladies that might have intrest in you braid, did you receive it?

October 13th, 2012, 10:47 AM
yes ma'am-sorry i haven't replied. i'm trying to sell it but if no one purchases I may donate it. are these ladies a charity? what kind of group are they?

October 13th, 2012, 10:50 AM
I like your new haircut! Looks good. I agree that you kinda look like Velma from Scooby Doo :)

October 13th, 2012, 07:39 PM
thanks MrsGuther!

for everyone asking, here's my hair, fully dry, fluffy, and natural: