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DakarNick
January 24th, 2011, 05:58 PM
If you HAD to cut your hair into a bob, what style of bob would it be and why?

This is just for fun. If you've had a bob before, what style was it, and was it "you"? If you've never had a bob what would you get to fit your personality?

Yes, this is a long hair site, but this is also a hypothetical question! You know, assuming you could grow your length back overnight. (Wouldn't that be nice!).

Post pics or links to examples if you are so inclined.

Have fun! :D

Feng-Shui
January 24th, 2011, 06:12 PM
I thinks it would be length chin and all hair the same length.

So I can grow my hair again longer again without large problems.:D

But I would cut my hair never so briefly voluntarily.:p

ellen732
January 24th, 2011, 06:29 PM
I would get an inverted bob (longer in the front), with the back just touching my shoulders and the front being an inch or so longer. A bob needs to be funky, not soccer mom. :p

Bonkers57
January 24th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Like the one I got last April:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6670&pictureid=88801

Always wanted a bob like Louise Brooks' but my hair's too thin to get that perfect helmet.

But I'm not going to do that. I've worn my hair in bobs of various lengths almost all my life. Now I want long hair. I'll admit that it's been fairly easy to let it grow once I'd bobbed it all one length. :D

Lianna
January 24th, 2011, 06:40 PM
I used to wear longer in front, at collarbone, and layered in the back so it was lighter and less poufy. I liked it a lot.

spidermom
January 24th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Like - get a bob or enter a knife fight?

It would have to be some extreme circumstance like that, because for me, ugly is spelled b-o-b.

As long as I could have my hair and still call it a bob. At least shoulder length, I hope, lightly layered.

Heartwillfollow
January 24th, 2011, 06:47 PM
was always a cycle for me,, grow to just touching shoulder then cut to just above chin straight bob.. Was an easy cut I could do myself.. :) Not this time :) :)

teela1978
January 24th, 2011, 06:51 PM
All one length at my chin. Like this one, but without the funky highlights I think...
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e117/lchamber78/Hair%20Length%20Shots/2004hair.jpg

PiroskaCicu
January 24th, 2011, 06:52 PM
I loved having chin length hair, perfectly blunt and the same length all around. With my bangs of course (which I still have). It looks really great on me. But I love long hair much more :)
like this:
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXAQXybk87z8tybUZflbng5h3SUc0Yh JFS8rRUvMkgW6_DBK_g&t=1

Kat Girl
January 24th, 2011, 06:54 PM
I had actually been considering cutting my hair in a short blunt bob for a while, just to get what's left of my color out of it and then grow back fresh. But I can't bring myself to do it. I had short hair once before (which I asked for long layers and got a mullet) and it was a nightmare (on me anyway). Never again.:(

Jessica Trapp
January 24th, 2011, 07:16 PM
If I had to get a Bob, I'd like him to be tall, dark and handsome...



:D

spidermom
January 24th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Oh Jessica; I wish I had thought of that. haha

McFearless
January 24th, 2011, 07:23 PM
I love bobs. The growing out process is too long for me though. I would definately pick something like this http://i52.tinypic.com/2rna6ao.jpg ( no porn i promise )

pepperminttea
January 24th, 2011, 07:25 PM
I had a chin length blunt bob for a short while, it was horrible on me. If I had to have one again, it'd be the longest possible version of a bob (shoulder?), so I could tie it back.

lw8666
January 24th, 2011, 07:25 PM
I had a bob. It was longer in the front. Whatever that style is called. It was not me at all. It was too.... high maintenance. I had to have it straightened for it to look good. That is why I wore it up every single day.

If I HAD to have a bob again, I would have some layering in there so my hair could be worn naturally without any heat styling, so my natural waves would flow nicely.

I had triangle hair if I did not straighten my angled bob.

vanity_acefake
January 24th, 2011, 07:33 PM
I had a bob for years. It was a Louise Brooke's bob. I loved it but now I love my long hair.

haharobots
January 24th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Oooh, I saw a girl over the weekend with one kinda like this (http://static.becomegorgeous.com/img/arts/2010/Nov/24/3266/bob_hair_style_retro.jpg). Not quite so glammy, a little more indie.

She just had a very cool and confident vibe, and her face was the perfect shape for the cut. And at her nape, she had a natural little point of hair, so that her hairline wouldn't have to be shaved... I can't explain it, but it always looks good on girls with short hair.

I would definitely get a bob like hers.

DakarNick
January 24th, 2011, 07:44 PM
Like - get a bob or enter a knife fight?

Like get a bob or enter a knife fight with a guy named Bob, haha. I LOVE bob cuts. But love long hair better.

estelwen
January 24th, 2011, 07:53 PM
I've been dreaming of a jagged, assymetrical bob; long sideswept bangs, very short in the back. I've always had such sculpted styles when my hair was short that I'd like a change.

kwaniesiam
January 24th, 2011, 07:55 PM
I wouldn't. If I had long hair and was forced to go short I'd get a pixie similar to what I have now. Bobs are not at all flattering on me.

Thinthondiel
January 24th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Ideally I'd want a sleek 20's bob, like this: http://chabrieres.pagesperso-orange.fr/actresses/louise_brooks.jpg

It wouldn't work with my hairtype, though, unless I'd straighten it all the time.

A 20s bob with finger waves would also be nice, but only if I had someone to make the finger waves for me. :p

Rennire
January 24th, 2011, 08:20 PM
If I had to have a bob I think I'd bleach the life out of it and dye it a really bright colour. Maybe Green =)

Coan-Teen
January 24th, 2011, 08:22 PM
I usually went for an asymmetrical inverted bob, longer in the front, with the longest pieces coming to just below my chin. It suited me pretty well I think, but I just got tired of always having to wear it the same way, so now I'm growing my hair out and getting some options. I don't think I would mind it too much going back to the bob. I might be annoyed, but that would be the worst of it for me.

CarpeDM
January 24th, 2011, 08:25 PM
I am a huge fan of the bob and had it for many years. I like the simple all one length version best it is clean, classic, simple and never goes out of style.

spidermom
January 24th, 2011, 08:32 PM
This was a long version of the wedge, which was an inverted bob style, right?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/MO3b.jpg
I'd get that cut again if I could look like that again (about 30 years ago).

The bob that looked awful on me was just below chin length in the front, shorter in the back. I don't think a picture of that awful thing survived the purge. (I sometimes go on a mission to destroy all bad pictures of me.)

christine1989
January 24th, 2011, 08:36 PM
I've had them all and loved them! My most recent chin length bob was great and easy to grow out but my favorite by far was the super layered, graduated bob that was longer in the front and short in the back.

Speckla
January 24th, 2011, 08:39 PM
I have had a stacked bob before and it was really cute until I relaxed my hair and then it was just flat and boring.

jojo
January 24th, 2011, 08:42 PM
This was a long version of the wedge, which was an inverted bob style, right?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/MO3b.jpg
I'd get that cut again if I could look like that again (about 30 years ago).

The bob that looked awful on me was just below chin length in the front, shorter in the back. I don't think a picture of that awful thing survived the purge. (I sometimes go on a mission to destroy all bad pictures of me.)

Spidermom, you look so unhappy in this photo it reminds me of the photo I have where id just gone and got mine cut.
I love your hair long; your just not our spidermom without it!
Again unhappy
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/10.jpg

Incidentally just another UK slang, well in my area anyway, bob is what you call a piece of poo but using the sh word, like you'd say its well bob or bobbins that!

I actually cannot stand bobs personally, they remind me of somebody wearing a motorbike helmet-no offence to anybody who likes bobs or wears motorbike helmets!:cheese:

Speckla
January 24th, 2011, 08:45 PM
jojo, that is a very pretty, soft feminine look! i like your longer wavies better though. i so want to do a faux bob.

Imnotarobot
January 24th, 2011, 08:45 PM
I really, really, really dislike bobs and I'm super unhappy that I have one! so to answer your question, I think I would rather quit school and work and live in solitary confinement than have to deal with cutting my hair any shorter than it is.

ancilla
January 24th, 2011, 08:48 PM
I think bobs look great on other people, especially thin, long necked women. I fell in love with the look and got a chin length bob in 2005 (I actually did it more for an emotional reason: breaking up with a horrible guy, so I actually don't regret it because it was freeing). However it didn't look so great on me, although I was much thinner then and probably would look better compared to if I had one now or at my higher weights.
I wouldn't ever get a bob again, though.

BrightEyes
January 24th, 2011, 08:54 PM
My hair has been cut into an inverted bob so often, I feel stuck in it. When it grows to my shoulders I cave in and cut it; it's a hard cut for me to grow out. I actually really like it when it is between my chin and shoulders.

But I LOVE long hair and have dreamed of it for so long. So I'm determined to grow. But I do have moments when I want to chop again.:rolleyes:

jojo
January 24th, 2011, 09:05 PM
jojo, that is a very pretty, soft feminine look! i like your longer wavies better though. i so want to do a faux bob.
Thank you, I really hated it, it was uneven and made me look like gonzo from the muppet show
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/gonzo.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/joanna_eglin/10.jpg (this one is me!) see this is how I felt, all nose and eyes! but thanks anyway and I too prefer it longer!


My hair has been cut into an inverted bob so often, I feel stuck in it. When it grows to my shoulders I cave in and cut it; it's a hard cut for me to grow out. I actually really like it when it is between my chin and shoulders.

But I LOVE long hair and have dreamed of it for so long. So I'm determined to grow. But I do have moments when I was to chop again.:rolleyes:

You do realise the LHC will not tolerate words such as "chop again" don't ya......come on hand over the scissors:scissors:.........:D

MrsGuther
January 24th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Maybe if somebody held me at knife point in the hypothetical universe, then I would have my hair cut into a bob. LOL I've never had a bob haircut. Most of my life I've had hair at or past waist length. Only in the past 3 or so years did I have a momentary lapse in judgement and have what I would consider "short" hair.
My oldest sister had her hair in an angled bob and it looked great on her! I don't think I could pull it off though. I've always thought I need long hair to balance out my sharp facial features. ;)


You do realise the LHC will not tolerate words such as "chop again" don't ya......come on hand over the scissors:scissors:.........:D

Hehehe I love it! Hand over the scissors! :)
2 week rule is best!!! :)

DakarNick
January 24th, 2011, 09:47 PM
MrsGuther, what style was your hair in at chin length if not in a bob?

MissManda
January 24th, 2011, 09:56 PM
I don't like bobs on me, so if I had the choice of getting a bob or shaving all of my hair off, I would choose the latter.

I remember I was incessantly pressured into cutting my past-waist length hair short when I was 11 or 12. The person in question used very unkind tactics to get me to do it and I deeply regret that I cut my hair. What I got was a stacked bob/wedge type thing that was longer in the front and heavily layered in the back and it was the most unflattering haircut I've ever had. I threw all of the pictures of me with that haircut away because it definitely was not me and like other posters have mentioned, I didn't look happy in any of those photos.

I've seen people that look great in bobs, but I am not one of them. As long as everyone is wearing their hair the way they want to, I'm happy.

RadiantNeedle
January 24th, 2011, 09:58 PM
I had an inverted bob for... Nearly a decade. It was veeeery unique at the time I first had it done (age 16), and I maintained it in varying lengths. I decided to grow it out about the time Posh spice got one and thus I saw one on every third woman... That's when it stopped feeling like my style : /
At it's shortest it was chin length at the front and half an inch to two inches at the back, longest was mid back at the front and shoulder length but in a gradiented, layered cut at the back that I could tease a bit and poof up. It was totally anime hair. I think I have at least one pic of it in my album.

If I got another bob some day, I think I'd get it just above shoulder length with a flattering side-fringe so that I could do more things with it.

mellie89
January 24th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Hm... I think I'd get something like Hayden had a couple of years ago. http://trendyhairstylewomen.blogspot.com/2010/03/bob-haircuts-for-women.html

I actually love the second cut on that page too. All I know is that I had my hair at chin length, all one length, when I was about 12, and it is not a good look for me. I'd need some layers, for sure.

spidermom
January 24th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Jojo, I don't think I was terribly unhappy in that picture. I did like the haircut; it was so easy! Wash, comb, go. It didn't tangle, fell right into place.

But long suits me now.

IndigoAsh
January 24th, 2011, 10:24 PM
I always wore an A-line bob before I grew it out. I LOVED it. It was just a lot of straightening for me though.

Hotrox
January 25th, 2011, 01:27 AM
I am growing out from various bob hair styles, I've pretty much had a bob for all my teens and 20's. Something like this:

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSEqnpQZ9-avJhEx2tz4j9KkV1S7VsUi6OqOX-pkshBE1k3uba


I don't think it looked bad at the time but I am really enjoying my hair more than ever its at a longer length.

I won't go back but i don't think a bob is bad! I could like with it again for a day :D

ScarlettAdelle
January 25th, 2011, 02:09 AM
If I HAD to cut my hair into a bob (even for one day) first, I'd cry, then I'd choose a layered even length bob (20's style) since the shorter in the back longer in the front bob & I don't get along.

Joliebaby
January 25th, 2011, 05:03 AM
I love bobs on me as well (I just said that about shags too). I'd have a longish, neck -to shoulder length, blunt straight across cut and no bangs. Long enough to pull it back, easy to grow out if wanted :D

freckles
January 25th, 2011, 05:18 AM
Honestly, I've been looking at bobs more and more lately and having such an urge to cut! I will brave it out, at least until I've reached tb and maintained there for a little while, but it is sooo tempting!

My favourite bobs are actually ones I would probably never maintain ... the blonde, curling-tonged wurls, look which would be high maintenance on me! I love love love Jenny Frost's (here: http://i2.cdnds.net/11/02/reality_tv_snog_marry_avoid_jenny_frost_01.jpg) and Rachel Riley's (here: http://img691.imageshack.us/i/0308094.png/).

On a slightly more practical note, I was watching Friend's reruns the other day and Rachel/Jennifer Anniston had a really cute 'long bob' look at one point ... not 'The Rachel', but something blunter and longer. Maybe like this: http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images/jennifer-aniston-photo-2.jpg although it wasn't as primped and volumised in the scene I was admiring it. If I were to cut, it would likely be more like this for practical reasons.

saf
January 25th, 2011, 06:23 AM
bobs, i love bobs. all kinds really. and i think it's a style that grows out attactively and you can have it in a pony with a really small tail and bits at the neck that don't fit in look good too.

sorry, off topic but joliebabies hair is so thick it's unreal!! is it real?

esmay
January 25th, 2011, 06:56 AM
Hee this is funny, I've had a million variants of the bob, starting in about 1985 with a longer somewhat Veronica Lake-ish one. My fave was probably the inverted curly one I had about 6 years ago when I "reclaimed" my natural texture.
But my hair is the best now ;)

JulietCapulet
January 25th, 2011, 06:58 AM
I like the bob that Isabella Rosellini has in "Death Becomes Her".

Unzadi
January 25th, 2011, 07:03 AM
I had a chin length bob by parental decree when I was eleven and hated it with a passion. It was absolutely *not* me. I would never willingly go that short again. A slightly above the shoulder bob might be fun to try if it was cut or knife fight, though. I have done that legnth in a faux bob, and liked the look for a couple of hours, but much better to have my long hair back when I take it down.

jojo
January 25th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Jojo, I don't think I was terribly unhappy in that picture. I did like the haircut; it was so easy! Wash, comb, go. It didn't tangle, fell right into place.

But long suits me now.

Have to say long hair knocks decades off you too and you make long hair look so easy; id be very sad if you was to ever cut x:)

Dani
January 25th, 2011, 07:50 AM
I've been fighting the urge to cut my hair into a chin length blunt (for the most part) bob, all because of Arizona Muse! Blast! I'll put up a bunch of pics of her in my public album. It's just the perfect short haircut to me, and I have the same color and texture as she does, too, so this has not been easy lately.. :p Especially since my scissors are always sitting in their little fabric case in the bathroom drawer... Blast, I say!

Avital88
January 25th, 2011, 08:24 AM
i would go for the longer 60's bob with maybe a fringe! everytime i see it i fall in love with it again, its also in fashion right now, think Alexa Chung and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. J'adore!
If i would have shorter hair i would have that style for sure!

Avital88
January 25th, 2011, 08:28 AM
I've been fighting the urge to cut my hair into a chin length blunt (for the most part) bob, all because of Arizona Muse! Blast! I'll put up a bunch of pics of her in my public album. It's just the perfect short haircut to me, and I have the same color and texture as she does, too, so this has not been easy lately.. :p Especially since my scissors are always sitting in their little fabric case in the bathroom drawer... Blast, I say!


i love the a symetric bob of Arizona! so cute

Nae
January 25th, 2011, 08:34 AM
Oh definately all one length right at my jawline.........that way I can grow it out again without all the layers!!!

Dani
January 25th, 2011, 08:41 AM
Alexa Chung
I LOVE her hair! It's awesome. I've got a pic of her in my other album. :p

Oz
January 25th, 2011, 08:42 AM
http://www.celebritywonder.com/mp/2008_Indiana_Jones_and_the_Kingdom_of_the_Crystal_ Skull/2008_indiana_jones_4_010.jpg


like THAT! becuase my bf would have a fit and explode out his pants... id do it for him.. but secretly hate it becuase Id look like my MOTHER!

mrs_coffee
January 25th, 2011, 08:44 AM
The bob is probably my least favorite hairstyle, so the closest I would be willing to come is something like this (which I've actually had a few times in the last 5 or 6 years):

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/tackyblueeyeshadow/MISC/2008-summer-hairstyles3-1.jpg

Babyfine
January 25th, 2011, 08:53 AM
shoulder length bob with straight across bangs/fringe

sophiamarie
January 25th, 2011, 09:05 AM
I had a bob off and on. It's my "other" style when I'm not growing my hair long. I loved it at the time. If I were to get one now it would be a one length just barely above my shoulders.

rose.grace
January 25th, 2011, 10:07 AM
If you HAD to cut your hair into a bob, what style of bob would it be and why?

:luke: Death First!!! :draw:

Intransigentia
January 25th, 2011, 10:15 AM
I had a dramatic, chin-length/shaved back bob with a heavy fringe for years and loved it. Sometimes it was red, sometimes black, sometimes purple, and sometimes a combination. It was kindof film noir/femme fatale style. And yes, I was pretty goth at the time.

If I was going to have a bob for a day today and get my real hair back tomorrow, I think I'd go for a similar cut, but with more layers, and make it platinum blonde. And maybe the longest/underneath layer could be something crazy-bright and just peek out.

DakarNick
January 25th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Wow, thanks for all the replies! I figured I'd get some, "I'd rather shave it than get a bob haircut." No problem :)

My wife had a bob twice before I met her*. Once in December 2006 and once in January 2008. First was a blunt, one length bob at her chin. The second was chin length in front. The back was a half inch or so and layered. The top layer 4 inches or so.

Sometimes I really wish she would cut it back to a bob until I realize that she is growing it (for now). :)

*I have known her for 16 years, mostly when younger. We lost touch and reconnected in 2009, married 14 months later :)

Wanderer09
January 25th, 2011, 05:25 PM
If I had to, say it was a life-death situation...I don't know. Whatever would work with my face shape (roundish square) and my hair type (curly and poofy). I can't imagine any bob hairstyle looking flattering on me without straightening the heck out of it everyday. :/

Now, if I had a different face shape and hair texture, I'd love to try a short, sleek 1920s bob with short bangs. Some women look absolutely gorgeous with that style.

ooo
January 25th, 2011, 05:26 PM
I would never cut a bob. The only bob I could get is a curly one. They can look good, but are hard to control.

Qwackie
January 25th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Layered and shaggy. Pretty much like how it is now, and a bit past chin level.

LaurelSpring
January 25th, 2011, 05:33 PM
I loved having chin length hair, perfectly blunt and the same length all around. With my bangs of course (which I still have). It looks really great on me. But I love long hair much more :)
like this:
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXAQXybk87z8tybUZflbng5h3SUc0Yh JFS8rRUvMkgW6_DBK_g&t=1

I wore my hair like this for many years. It actually looks really good on me and my Mom is always fussing about me getting it like that again. For me, bob=boring. :yawn:

LaurelSpring
January 25th, 2011, 05:41 PM
:luke: Death First!!! :draw:


Just dont commit any felonies! They make you cut your hair in prison.

Ravenwaves 88
January 25th, 2011, 05:48 PM
I would cut it like Amelie! She was so cute in that movie....unfortunately short hair doesn't suit me because of my extremely long neck.

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/Ravenwaves88/MISC/wallpaper-amelie-719715_1024_768.jpg

renarok
January 25th, 2011, 05:53 PM
If I had to get a Bob, I'd like him to be tall, dark and handsome...

:D
Yeah, what she said!:eyebrows:

luxepiggy
January 25th, 2011, 07:37 PM
I wouldn't ever, but if I had to, I'd do one like this, so my hair would still look long from the front, at least: http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/20101207.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/45320101207.jpg

DakarNick
January 25th, 2011, 07:53 PM
I wouldn't ever, but if I had to, I'd do one like this, so my hair would still look long from the front, at least: http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/20101207.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/45320101207.jpg

That is an awesome bob, Piggy!

Ravenwaves 88
January 25th, 2011, 07:57 PM
That is an awesome bob, Piggy!

I agree with DakarNick.....sweet bob!

ghilliegirl_an
January 25th, 2011, 08:51 PM
If I had to cut my hair into a bob I would want a 20's style flapper bob at chin length, I've considered getting a nice wig in this style just to satisfy my curiosity to make sure I don't go crazy and actually chop my hair lol.

-Ashley

cuddledumplin
January 25th, 2011, 09:14 PM
I've had a chin-length bob, and it sort of looked like Clara Bow's (1920's movie star) hair because it was curly. It was cute, but a bit anachronistic for the early 1990's. I've always wanted a straight classic bob like Louise Brooks (also a 1920's movie star), but my hair just doesn't do straight.

TwilightBloom
January 25th, 2011, 09:28 PM
The movie DoomsDay, the dark headed girl who is the star, I love her hair, it is the sexiest bob i have ever seen..

DakarNick
January 25th, 2011, 09:37 PM
The movie DoomsDay, the dark headed girl who is the star, I love her hair, it is the sexiest bob i have ever seen..

Rhona Mitra is her name. She cut her below BSL hair for that role. Too bad! However, it is one of the best bobs in my opinion!

TwilightBloom
January 25th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Thank you DakarNick, I couldn't remember her name, I loved it, if i ever had to cut mine again it would be that cut.. Beautiful..:)

Rabya-Khadija
January 26th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.. uff I love it!

2peasinapod
January 26th, 2011, 03:27 AM
I had a chin length bob once. It was awful. The ends were right where my waves were starting to come in, so one side curled under and the other side flipped out. If I had to get a bob, I would keep my hair as long as I could while still being a bob, but really my hair doesn't look decent until it hit shoulder length.

Lilli
January 26th, 2011, 07:03 AM
I had a bob for years and this was my favorite: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30093434&l=41be3160ea&id=1442445411

It was slightly undercut to encourage the ends to turn under, and angled from back to front. Looked great, and my hair was entirely virgin! But longer is easier to do.

Zindell
January 26th, 2011, 08:26 AM
If you HAD to cut your hair into a bob, what style of bob would it be and why?

Blunt cut, hair all one length. :)

I did it three years back when I got serious in my attempts to grow my hair out. My hair had three different lengths back then and I went one last time to a hair stylist to get it all evened up. Since then I have never visited a hair stylist again since they always cut more than I ask for.

It came out pretty ok! My "fine" nordic hair looked much thicker. :-)

Now, three years later my hair is about BSL. A bit longer than on my avatar pic to the left.

This was the bob three years back:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Zizywa/Anneli_2okt2007a.jpg

DakarNick
January 26th, 2011, 08:27 AM
I had a bob for years and this was my favorite: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30093434&l=41be3160ea&id=1442445411

It was slightly undercut to encourage the ends to turn under, and angled from back to front. Looked great, and my hair was entirely virgin! But longer is easier to do.

Your link is not working for me. Same pic from your album?

Dani
January 26th, 2011, 08:49 AM
I had a chin length bob once. It was awful. The ends were right where my waves were starting to come in, so one side curled under and the other side flipped out. If I had to get a bob, I would keep my hair as long as I could while still being a bob, but really my hair doesn't look decent until it hit shoulder length.
I read your post and thought, 'That is my hair, exactly', and then I saw your hair type and said No wonder! :p I love the -thought- of having a great bobbed haircut again, but the reality is that I style my hair in no way whatsoever, so it would look like you describe every day.. instead of being it's awesome longer self that always looks good without doing anything to it. :p ;)

Ravenwaves 88
January 26th, 2011, 11:24 AM
I had a chin length bob once. It was awful. The ends were right where my waves were starting to come in, so one side curled under and the other side flipped out. If I had to get a bob, I would keep my hair as long as I could while still being a bob, but really my hair doesn't look decent until it hit shoulder length.

Oh yeah.....I forgot about that.....my hair does that flippy thing too at that length.....I always got an in-out flip instead of out-out or in-in.

see_turtle
January 26th, 2011, 02:55 PM
<--------see avatar picture.

I had a bob in January of 2009.
I liked it at the time but growing it out SUCKED. I met my boyfriend that same month. Our first date my hair was a big longer than shoulder and by the second I had the bob. He still prefers it to my hair now (see album). I like it long though!

bluesnowflake
January 26th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Collarbone length, just slightly longer in the front. I had it like this a couple years ago and enjoyed it, but I like my long hair better.

enfys
January 26th, 2011, 06:40 PM
It is my DH's most loathed of styles, so I'd probably lose him and my hair. For some reason, bobs really rub him up the wrong way; something must have traumatised him in his youth. I've also noticed that bobs can attract the same types as super long hair, but it's harder to conceal a bob from unwanted attention.

I'll take the other option. Whatever it is.

lyria
January 26th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Jaw bone length and straight, like Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary.

ratgirldjh
January 26th, 2011, 06:55 PM
I used to have a bob for years. Bang and shorter in back and longer at the sides. Very flapper looking. I was always told it was the perfect hair cut for me...

djh

tinti
January 26th, 2011, 06:59 PM
I had an inverted bob (I think that's what it's called, with the front longer, kinda angled.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i290/tinti84/photo6.jpg

With a half-up so that the longer pieces is in the back mostly (with blind cane and all :p):
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i290/tinti84/photo4.jpg

BranwenWolf
January 26th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Mine would go into an insane amount of curls, so I would probably do all the same length and clip the front strands back.
I'm hoping I never have to do that because I have a big head! Short fat hair is not going to help me!

Sisko
January 26th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Oh dear. If I had to cut a bob, I would shave all my hair off. ;)

silverjen
January 26th, 2011, 07:45 PM
I had an Amelie bob at one point. Looked darn cute, too.

Ludde
January 28th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Then I'd go for a straight chop at chin, all even. But I guess my rolls would go wild so it's likely it would be more of a "hedgehog"-style.

Bonkers57
February 2nd, 2011, 10:57 AM
I'll bet it looked really cute! I LOVE the Amelie bob!



silverjen

I had an Amelie bob at one point. Looked darn cute, too.



I like the second pic, too! But there's no freakin' way my hair's thick enough to do that! A wig would do, I guess?


Hm... I think I'd get something like Hayden had a couple of years ago. http://trendyhairstylewomen.blogspot.com/2010/03/bob-haircuts-for-women.html

I actually love the second cut on that page too. All I know is that I had my hair at chin length, all one length, when I was about 12, and it is not a good look for me. I'd need some layers, for sure.

squiggyflop
February 2nd, 2011, 11:05 AM
ugh.. if im getting a bob im getting japanese thermal reconditioning too..
when my hair is short it flips, i was born with farrah hair genes.. some of us are, but it has no place in this decade..

so once my hair was very straight i would go for this (http://beauty.about.com/od/shorthairstyles/ss/bobcuts_5.htm)

but as ive said, my natural hair texture doesnt work with a bob, too much flippy waviness

Chamy
February 2nd, 2011, 11:07 AM
I would definitely get a long one length bob, no bangs or anything. I have always wanted one of these, but when i finally got it a few years back, it just looked wrong on me. I might have been because i had little bit of a fringe, so it didnt look as straight and sleek as i wanted it to.
Heres (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.blog.rm-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/anne-hathaway1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.blog.rm-uk.com/tag/long-bobs/&usg=__ntqa4buj6hTZyKvatCCsNgig1IM=&h=400&w=400&sz=38&hl=sv&start=0&sig2=-1H_w_jWHUaXQV_Q1uACOw&zoom=1&tbnid=rRDeP8Fs2XlqOM:&tbnh=153&tbnw=149&ei=Io5JTbHYA43xsga497S3Dw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlong%2Bone%2Blength%2Bbob%26um%3D1%26 hl%3Dsv%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D593%26tbs%3Disch:10%2 C10&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=131&vpy=61&dur=862&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=152&ty=109&oei=Io5JTbHYA43xsga497S3Dw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&biw=1280&bih=593) an example, i would have it a little longer though.

NouvelleNymphe2
February 2nd, 2011, 11:11 AM
i like my current bob a lot, it's super cute (see album). but i honestly would prefer it blunt and all even like leelee sobieski (also see my albums). :) oh such is the growing journey for me

spidermom
February 2nd, 2011, 11:14 AM
Hey folks, look at this:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/MO6.jpg
Is that a bob? We called it a pageboy back then. (when dinosaurs roamed the earth)

ALYSSA
February 5th, 2011, 10:28 PM
ohhh i soo wish i had the guts to do a bob.. although i loooooove long hair i thnk short and healthy is equally as beautiful :) (maybe long is a lil better (; ) i wud do an a line bob.. a bon w/ no layers its a little shorter in the back and longer in the front ..not too shorts tho deffinatly he front past my chin. i had one befor my haiar grew so fast tho and i had it a cherry black it was beautiful and healthy ..but very soon after it grew out i discoverd heaat styling...im soooo dumb! then along came make up :'( ima cry now!

lol! no i dnt think thats a bob?

Sanyia
February 6th, 2011, 12:12 AM
If my hair was straight, a Louise Brooks kind of bob. But, no.

Bonkers57
February 6th, 2011, 11:08 AM
A pageboy is technically a 'long' bob. Looked cute on you, too! :)


Hey folks, look at this:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/MO6.jpg
Is that a bob? We called it a pageboy back then. (when dinosaurs roamed the earth)

akuamoonmaui
February 6th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Haha! OMG, I look horrid in bobs. Remember the 80's "triangle head"? Yeah, that's what happens to me.

But seeing as how this is hypothetical.... I'll say I'm getting a bob and I have beautiful sleek, straight shine-y hair, so I would be getting the inverted, sassy thing.

growing2shine
February 6th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I would totally choose a long bob, shoulder length, with long, full, straight across bangs! Like Jessie J in Do it like a dude I love that sharp look! And I would have fun with styling it! :D