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Phalaenopsis
June 14th, 2012, 11:28 AM
So I'm not really sure what to do. Stay at hip or grow till tailbone... I was wondering if people with tailbone hair could show me theirs so I could get a general idea.
I wonder if a slight U-cut with thickish straight hair at tailbonelength would be flattering on me, since I'm broad built and short. I'm also scared that tailbonelength hair would be unbalanced on me, since I'm so short (5' 3").

Most recent length pic:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/IMG_0062-1.jpg

I don't want a deeper u-cut, since I like to do braids. I would like to stick with straight or a slight u-cut. I am getting a nicer u-hemline cut in a week or two, I kind of messed it up this time by self trimming.

So thoughts and pics please! Inspire me ^^

DarkCurls
June 14th, 2012, 11:47 AM
I'm not there yet so I can't help you, but I am hesitating between hip/tailbone/classic for my final goal. I guess I'll figure it out when I get there (and by following this thread).

I just wanted to say that there isn't a huge difference between hip and tailbone, so if hip works for you, I don't think tailbone would be overwhelming even if you aren't tall. If you do grow out and don't like it, you can always cut back to hip.

Your hair looks beautiful and incredibly healthy, by the way. And the thickness! :thud:

Elanadi
June 14th, 2012, 11:58 AM
With hair as thick and beautiful as yours, I don't think you could look unbalanced regardless of the length. :)

julierockhead
June 14th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Wow, that is amazing, thud-worthy hair. It looks as healthy at the ends as at the crown. With hair like that you should go for knees.

leslissocool
June 14th, 2012, 12:03 PM
I'm 5'1 and at tailbone, it doesn't look any different on me than hip length :) I've actually had more compliments on it, and I think it's a really nice length. I say you go for it, and if you dislike it you trim back to hip.

And I haven't uploaded any pics :o when I do I'll post...

Madora
June 14th, 2012, 12:06 PM
I'm 5'3" and this dates from 1989:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/1988lrg.jpg

onlyforhim
June 14th, 2012, 12:07 PM
So I'm not really sure what to do. Stay at hip or grow till tailbone... I was wondering if people with tailbone hair could show me theirs so I could get a general idea.
I wonder if a slight U-cut with thickish straight hair at tailbonelength would be flattering on me, since I'm broad built and short. I'm also scared that tailbonelength hair would be unbalanced on me, since I'm so short (5' 3").

Most recent length pic:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/IMG_0062-1.jpg

I don't want a deeper u-cut, since I like to do braids. I would like to stick with straight or a slight u-cut. I am getting a nicer u-hemline cut in a week or two, I kind of messed it up this time by self trimming.

So thoughts and pics please! Inspire me ^^

I am 5'3 myself or 5'4 and I would love to grow to tailbone.
Your hair is not just amazing it is charminggggg. your hair is an inspiration itself :) pleaseee grow longer. Can I ask you? did it grow thicker the longer you grew it?

Avital88
June 14th, 2012, 12:10 PM
just try it, you can always cut back! i personally love tailbone more than hip although its a lot harder to take care of and to keep out of zippers ,pans and everything it can get caught in..
i dont think you are too short either,plus with beautiful hair like that you should at least try it.. i have pics in my album btw

Amanah
June 14th, 2012, 12:14 PM
just try it, you can always cut back! i personally love tailbone more than hip although its a lot harder to take care of and to keep out of zippers ,pans and everything it can get caught in..
i dont think you are too short either,plus with beautiful hair like that you should at least try it.. i have pics in my album btw

I really like the way your hair Vs at your TB in album pics.

onlyforhim
June 14th, 2012, 12:14 PM
I'm 5'3" and this dates from 1989:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/1988lrg.jpg

God this is soo beautiful makes me wanna cry

jacqueline101
June 14th, 2012, 01:37 PM
I'd say try it if you don't like it you can cut back.

MsBubbles
June 14th, 2012, 01:47 PM
If it's any consolation, Phalaenopsis, if I ever see anybody anywhere with tailbone length hair, I never think "Her hair length makes her look shorter". I always think "Wow, awesome hair!". Body type and height never really come into it, for me.

FWIW, I just mentally extended my goal from hip to TB ;). I don't even care if it's just wispy. But yours is so healthy. If I had your hair, I definitely would go at least for TB, probably classic. LOL.

lapushka
June 14th, 2012, 01:50 PM
So I'm not really sure what to do. Stay at hip or grow till tailbone... I was wondering if people with tailbone hair could show me theirs so I could get a general idea.
I wonder if a slight U-cut with thickish straight hair at tailbonelength would be flattering on me, since I'm broad built and short. I'm also scared that tailbonelength hair would be unbalanced on me, since I'm so short (5' 3").

No pictures, since I'm just at hip myself. I'd grow to TB, if I were you. See what it's like, and if you don't think it suits you (how could it ever not?) then you can always cut back to a shorter length. I don't see what your build or length has got to do with it. If you want your hair TB, just grow it. Madora's pic is very inspiring!

jeanniet
June 14th, 2012, 02:21 PM
Grow it! If you don't like it, cut back. You'll never know until you do it. I'm at the same stage as you, and at this point I'm planning to grow to classic if I can, just to be able to say I did and see how I feel about it. If I can't keep my ends decent, I'll cut back to tailbone and see how that works.

Madora
June 14th, 2012, 03:05 PM
So I'm not really sure what to do. Stay at hip or grow till tailbone... I was wondering if people with tailbone hair could show me theirs so I could get a general idea.
I wonder if a slight U-cut with thickish straight hair at tailbonelength would be flattering on me, since I'm broad built and short. I'm also scared that tailbonelength hair would be unbalanced on me, since I'm so short (5' 3").

Most recent length pic:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/naturalgirl/IMG_0062-1.jpg

I don't want a deeper u-cut, since I like to do braids. I would like to stick with straight or a slight u-cut. I am getting a nicer u-hemline cut in a week or two, I kind of messed it up this time by self trimming.

So thoughts and pics please! Inspire me ^^

If you wan't to opt for a slight u-cut, then go for it! Your hair would look gorgeous no matter what hemline you chose. Here's another pic from my first session at the GM salon. It was cut with a very slight u-shape:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6554&pictureid=87268

@OnlyforHim and Lapushka...thank you kindly!

karenpetal
June 14th, 2012, 03:18 PM
I think you should grow it ... cutting is always an option if you dont like it ....

GORGEOUS hair !!!! THUD

bluesnowflake
June 14th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Why not try? If it turns out you don't like it you can always trim it back. I'm longer than hip but shorter than TB currently and planning to keep it this length- it's perfect for me. Long enough to do a lot of things with and for me to consider it long, but not unmanageable. I'm about 2 inches longer than this pic: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=7640&pictureid=126626 currently, sorry haven't uploaded new ones yet.

luxepiggy
June 14th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Personally I find I look taller at hip-length, but slimmer at tailbone. I'm 5'0" and a very short-waisted rectangle (^(oo)^)v

Hip:
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/hair/20100325c.jpg

Tailbone:
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/hair/20100706b.jpg

kurlylox
June 14th, 2012, 03:53 PM
I think mine is tail length (I call it butt crack length)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/kurlylox/Summer2010088.jpg

SongofLove
June 15th, 2012, 04:35 AM
Oh my god...Phalaenopsis, Madora, bluesnowflake, luxepiggy, and kurlylox, you have the prettiest hair :bigeyes:

Yeah Phalaenopsis, I don't think you would look unbalanced at all with tailbone length hair. You look simply gorgeous and would still be so if your hair was longer. I don't think I've ever looked at a longhair either and thought "hmm, hair's too long for that person"...I just get like, "OMG" and try my best to discreetly admire them. :o

Heh, I just took a pic for the "pic a month thread" so why not...I too have "buttcrack" length :D. Sorry for the bathroom pic and PJ's :p

http://i.imgur.com/gru79.png

bunzfan
June 15th, 2012, 05:04 AM
Will be stalking this thread i have been wondering the same i should reach hip by the end of the summer and i'm also quite short being 5ft 2 i love TB hair on others but i'm wondering how it looks on people a similar height to me.

WaitingSoLong
June 15th, 2012, 05:51 AM
Here is one of mine from TBL.

http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp17/Poetry4me75/DSC00864b.jpg

afu
June 15th, 2012, 06:25 AM
waitingsolong your hair is such an inspiration, so beautiful

spidermom
June 15th, 2012, 07:37 AM
Go to the tailbone to classic thread; lots of pictures.

Charlottie
June 15th, 2012, 07:59 AM
waitingsolong your hair is such an inspiration, so beautiful

I agree, I wish my hair looked like this :D

thystle
June 15th, 2012, 11:42 AM
First of all, you have gorgeous hair! I think tailbone would look good on you, not overbalanced at all. I'm 5' 2 1/2", and I thought that length was fine on me (not nearly long enough, though). Of course, the fat probably balanced it out some. :p

CurlyCurves
June 15th, 2012, 08:27 PM
Wow :eyebrows::eyebrows:

Ambystoma
June 15th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Wow, your ends are so beautiful and healthy! It's such a pretty colour too, I think it would look beautiful longer with a U hemline. Like others have said, you can always cut it back if you're not loving it but with such great hair I think you should go for it :)

IvanaGil
June 15th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Sorry for the terrible quality! I'm 5'7" and I'm almost at mid-butt so I'm about an inch past tbl.

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5443/59875922231383150407760.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8461/20523522231386750496868.jpg

Bagginslover
June 16th, 2012, 03:38 AM
Loving this thread! TBL is my boyfriends fantasy length for me (I'm not 100% sure about it yet) so its great to see what it actually looks like ;)

freckles
June 16th, 2012, 04:52 AM
this is me at 'just about tailbone', though I have a lot more taper than most of the other pictures here!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4804&pictureid=130882

SongofLove
June 20th, 2012, 02:43 PM
this is me at 'just about tailbone'


Yay, a fellow pajama pantser!! :p

Beautiful! Doesn't look like you have much taper at all.

hairhair
June 22nd, 2012, 04:58 AM
Your hair is beautiful! My idea would be to go for tailbone, as others say, you can always go back to hip if you don't like it. I'm only about 5'2" -- at least being short means that waist/hip/tailbone/classic is that couple of inches closer! :D

Trivial
June 22nd, 2012, 05:28 AM
You have gorgeous hair! Because you have such healthy hair I really think you should have as long hair that you can have without it splits etc! And I am one of these that don't think a short person only can have a particular hair lenght and not beyond. I my self is kind of short...

(sorry for my spelling and grammar, english is not my native language)

Avital88
June 22nd, 2012, 02:18 PM
I really like the way your hair Vs at your TB in album pics.

Oh thanks a lot, no matter what i do it always grows back into a V,so i guess i have to stick with it..
Right now my hemline is kinda blunt, besides shorter bsl layers,i want classic with an U though but i am at hip :)

nobeltonya
June 22nd, 2012, 04:29 PM
It's not letting me post pictures, but my Hair album has some pretty recent length pics. There are several new ones that I couldn't post on here on FB [at the bottom]: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.180307432025513.44057.100001387727377&type=3

inertia
June 22nd, 2012, 10:46 PM
Why not just grow it and see how it looks? You can always trim it back if you don't like it.

My hair was around TB in this picture, maybe a little longer. (with layering and a steep U/V cut) My height is 5'2".

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m209/aitreni/misc/hair_2011-09_adjusted.jpg

Phalaenopsis
June 23rd, 2012, 05:42 PM
Thanks everyone for the gorgeous pics! ^^

I dediced to grow till butt crack length and see how I like it. Apparently I confused TBL and BCL. I'm not going to grow till tailbone, because I never wanted hair that really goes over my buttocks. (I just don't like the feeling, not that I don't find it pretty or anything :))

Emichiee
June 23rd, 2012, 05:49 PM
I have more taper than you, but a similar hair type and my siggie shows me at every possible length, from TB to thigh with varying taper due to on a off hair loss, if you want to take a look? :lol: (long sentence...)

prettykitty
June 23rd, 2012, 09:48 PM
So much pretty hair in this thread!

Amanah
June 24th, 2012, 03:56 AM
I like tapering and a V cut, it shows off a person's figure better. I guess it's good I feel this way since I have thin hair and will most likely have a tapered V if/when I obtain any length.

pepperminttea
June 24th, 2012, 05:09 AM
I dediced to grow till butt crack length and see how I like it. Apparently I confused TBL and BCL.

I don't have a decent TBL photo yet, but in that case I can add a BCL photo. :) I don't know how much help it'll be since I'm a bit taller (5'10"), but still.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9822&pictureid=129951

(Incidentally, that's about as straight as I can get my hair without heat.)

Phalaenopsis
June 24th, 2012, 05:14 AM
Pepperminttea, I really like that length! It looks perfect on you! Very flattering ^^

pepperminttea
June 24th, 2012, 05:25 AM
Pepperminttea, I really like that length! It looks perfect on you! Very flattering ^^

Thank you! :) It's funny but between waist and hip the length only made me look wider, but it seems to have a nice elongating effect around BCL that I rather like.

Pixie0763
June 24th, 2012, 05:58 AM
It's pictures like these that keep me from having my hair whacked back off into another Pixie! :) ... especially with the Summer heat & humidity in NC.