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IStand4u
April 9th, 2012, 11:36 PM
So, I'm going for the big chop and I know I want it shorter than chin length but a tad longer than a pixie! I'm hoping for any advice asap since I want to do this on april 11!!! I'm so excited! I've wanted to do this for a long time and I'll finally be back to my natural hair color, or I can color it and just have fun with it for a while! Please, lovely people on LHC, give me some tips and photos for going short and what kind of styles would look good on me!

You can look at pictures of me in my albums, they should be public!

Quixii
April 9th, 2012, 11:52 PM
I hear people always worry about cutting curly hair short. However, I no longer have any fears about that.
I have a friend who just cut her ~3bish curls into a pixie, and it looks really really great. She kept it a little long on top, which she gels and then curls to the side, and then the sides are so short they barely curl. Don't have any really good pictures, but I now know that curly girls can rock the pixie.
There was also a girl in my class two years ago, and she had what looked like 2c/3a curls just about chin length. It looked so cute, I always thought she was really beautiful.

Anyway, that's not really what you're looking for. What I was trying to say, first and foremost: have fun with it, you're going to look awesome! I hope you enjoy your new hair cut. :D
Also, I'm sure you've Googled "short curly hair," but here's some of my favourites: [1 (http://www.mynewhair.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/short-curly-hair-red.jpg)] [2 (http://www.greatestlook.com/curlyhair/curlyhair15.jpg)] [3 (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HL_wQqt0vNQ/Tdp17N8y4DI/AAAAAAAAAjg/dWpUUoCyFA4/s1600/55f085eee047668b_short_ckkurly_hairstyles.jpg)] I could see you rockin' something like this. [4 (http://www.hairstylestrendy.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Short-Curly-Hair-Styles.jpg)] [5 (http://s1.hubimg.com/u/270441_f520.jpg)] :)

IStand4u
April 10th, 2012, 12:06 AM
Thanks Quixii! I really like the first 2 for what I'm looking for right now! I'm so excited about this! I actually didn't see those pictures at all when I looked short hair styles up!

caadam
April 10th, 2012, 12:19 AM
I really like the first picture. Just sayin'. :p ♥

NaiadOreiad
April 10th, 2012, 12:40 AM
DRY CUT!! Don't let them cut your hair wet! other than that have fun and good luck!

sfgirl
April 10th, 2012, 01:49 AM
I love short curly hair, it reminds me of Polaire. :)

Toadstool
April 10th, 2012, 01:54 AM
I pick No 1 !! Pick Number One!!!
have a great time at your appointment tomorrow. Look forward to seeing pictures.

oktobergoud
April 10th, 2012, 03:53 AM
Maybe a bit too short but Karla from Karla's Closet (a blog :P) is growing out her pixie and has curly hair and it's soooooo cute, I envy her!

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii72/stylebook18/karlaskloset/kkloset2/kkloset3/maxxf7.jpg

Your hair is probably more curly, I have no idea how it will look like when it's that short! But I think you could rock a look like that :)

Here are a few more pictures from Tumblr:

http://myteeshirt.tumblr.com/post/12137643474

http://jamandsugar.tumblr.com/post/2689248185

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_letvt9z53R1qfju37o1_400.jpg


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkg991QMyw1qikl1jo1_500.png

Dragon
April 10th, 2012, 06:59 AM
I also agree with a dry cut since it can shrink when dry. Good luck and have fun :)

hellucy
April 10th, 2012, 07:15 AM
I vote 1st picture & dry cut - Also make sure your stylist has curly hair experience not all stylists are good with curls!
Good Luck

Amber_Maiden
April 10th, 2012, 08:44 AM
I also vote 1st pic and dry cut!

IStand4u
April 10th, 2012, 09:42 AM
Thank you all so much for the advice! Normally I wouldn't do something this drastic till after dance but I okay'd it with my 'lord and master', the Yoda of ukrainian dance so to speak. I'm SO excited! Booking apt as soon as I can at work! I love the pictures from the blog as well! Very elegent and cute :)

Nev
April 10th, 2012, 01:22 PM
good luck to you! I hope it all turns out great!

IStand4u
April 11th, 2012, 12:06 PM
Thank you all! I got for the big chop in 3 hours!!!! So nervous! I may actually play around with my hair for a bit after I get it cut, have fun styling it and everything :)

So looking forward to this!

Thanks for all the support and help!

DakarNick
April 11th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Soooo??? :)

AMW
April 11th, 2012, 10:24 PM
How was it? Did you get the cut? Looking forward to seeing Pics =)

cheetahfast
April 11th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Yes!!! We want pictures :popcorn:!! :D

PurplePenguin
April 11th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Oooo I want to see the new hair cut too! I bet it looks lovely!

Quixii
April 11th, 2012, 10:50 PM
AAAH! How'd it go!? I want pictures!! :D

IStand4u
April 12th, 2012, 01:40 AM
OMG! I love it!

This is before:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=10154&pictureid=130657

And... AFTER!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=10154&pictureid=130661

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=10154&pictureid=130660

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=10154&pictureid=130665

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=10154&pictureid=130662

I look in the mirror and finally see myself! the stylist was really nice, showed me how it would look when wavy too and it looks great either way! More pictures in my album "Big Chop" :D :cheese:

The stylist was super nice! Cut all the dye out so now it's completely natural. He was gentle, let me keep the pony tail and didn't use much product in my hair at all! Helpful, nice, and I went in and told him, "longer than a pixie, shorter than a bob... as long as I look good of course" I think he did a good job!

IStand4u
April 12th, 2012, 01:44 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=10154&pictureid=130663

And I though this one was kind of cute!

Quixii
April 12th, 2012, 01:50 AM
Aw, looks so cute! I'm so glad that you love it!
Now I want pictures from when it's naturally curly. :D But so far, so good! Looks so fun!

IStand4u
April 12th, 2012, 01:56 AM
Awe thanks Quixii! I will put pictures of it when it's natural tomorrow before I go to work! Best part is I can still french braid the bangs! :cheese:

Falcore
April 12th, 2012, 02:23 AM
It really suits you! Very nice cut

IStand4u
April 12th, 2012, 02:26 AM
Thank you Falcore!!!

MinderMutsig
April 12th, 2012, 05:02 AM
Oh wow you look great! That new shorter cut really brings out your features. Can't wait to see pics of you wearing it curly.

It actually looks like a haircut that wouldn't really have awkward stages as it grows out either. He did a great job.

IStand4u
April 12th, 2012, 11:13 AM
I agree! He did do a great job! I put a little bit of mousse in it today and iot dried really straight actually... :s it's too short to curl right now! Haha, I like it though, or my hair type changed again. I can't wait to buy a new pair of scissors and have fun with the up keep. I will post pictures from today after work this evening!

Thank you everyone for the support and advice! I really love my new haircut :)

I just noticed that I can see my eyebrows more so now that my hair is shorter and all brown :) love it!

BrightEyes
April 12th, 2012, 11:19 AM
It looks so cute! I love your bangs:)

IStand4u
April 12th, 2012, 11:36 AM
It looks so cute! I love your bangs:)

Thank you for the lovely compliment! I always wanted to look cute but couldn't achieve it with longer hair without looking super childish. I love looking cute in my 70's style dress now too!

DakarNick
April 12th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Looks good!

cheetahfast
April 12th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Wow it looks really cute!!

sun-kissed
April 12th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Ahhhh, it's so cute and classy!!! :D

IStand4u
April 13th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Thanks! I'm really loving playing around with it. And my hair doesn't curl at all at this length! So weird!

kamikaze hair
April 13th, 2012, 11:19 AM
the new cut looks awesome on you!

jacqueline101
April 13th, 2012, 11:54 AM
I say no 1 also I like it.