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    Default How do you think it would look?

    I've been thinking about this a good, long while, and as my Mom says "You're going to have to grow up and get boring soon". If I get it it won't be till January due to finances, so I still have time to contemplate. I'm not telling any of my friends, so all my opinions are coming from you... keep in mind this is only temporary - after this I plan on growing out natural (my avatar colour), no more black dye. I'd touch up the turquoise but not the bleach.

    Cut: a mix of
    this and this
    My hair is wavy and quite thick, but I really do like this asymmetrical sort of bob... I've been contemplating it for a while. I'm not sure which length I prefer, probably closer to Ramona's (the first one)

    Colour: the turquoise shown
    here
    This is Special Effects Fishbowl - I've had three streaks of it since past May and I know I like the colour, but can't imagine what a whole head of it would look like on me

    What I look like now/in the recent past:
    back/hairtype
    natural lighting
    current (AKA two minutes ago)

    I'm curious about:
    How my face shape would look with that cut?
    How my skintone would look with that colour?
    What sort of bangs would look good? I'm not really happy with my current ones but REALLY uncertain about flat out straight across ones like the pictures.

    Any other feedback (even if it's omg don't do it!!) I want to hear your honest opinion. Keep in mind I'm young and in university and have lots of time to grow my hair and don't plan on keeping this up as I know it will fry it. I will continue CO washing, as well.

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    Default Re: How do you think it would look?

    I adore bright, "unusual" colors. I do think your skintone would look just fine, and I'd get Ramona's haircut just because the other one would be higher maintenance since your hair isn't that straight.

    If I were you, I'd get the second one anyway and transition to the other, while experimenting with lots of colors in between.

    As for bangs, I'm not a fan of blunt ones, but I rather like side swept, such as these:
    http://hairstyleschat.com/recreating...for-women.html
    http://www.chntw.com/wp-content/uplo...irstyles-3.jpg

    Whatever you decide, post pics! I hope you love your results.

    ETA: do check ktani's thread:
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ad.php?t=10495
    It definitely saved my hair, and I go from natural blue-black to white without any damage (none has showed up so far). I have currently pink/red and I'm pondering on going back to silver, we're only young once!
    Last edited by lundmir; December 8th, 2010 at 01:24 AM.

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    Default Re: How do you think it would look?

    Quote Originally Posted by lundmir View Post
    I adore bright, "unusual" colors. I do think your skintone would look just fine, and I'd get Ramona's haircut just because the other one would be higher maintenance since your hair isn't that straight.

    If I were you, I'd get the second one anyway and transition to the other, while experimenting with lots of colors in between.

    As for bangs, I'm not a fan of blunt ones, but I rather like side swept, such as these:
    http://hairstyleschat.com/recreating...for-women.html
    http://www.chntw.com/wp-content/uplo...irstyles-3.jpg

    Whatever you decide, post pics! I hope you love your results.
    There will definitely be pics! My bangs are supposed to be like those above, that's how they're cut in the current pic but they always sort of wave/curl up into this weird roll-thing when they get a millimeter past where they were cut. (I've been trimming them myself)

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    Default Re: How do you think it would look?

    Haha, figures I know nothing about wavy hair. I'd keep them side swept, myself, and kinda long. They soften my look a lot, and I can always part in the middle if I want a different look.

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    Default Re: How do you think it would look?

    I am very partial to long natural hair (so don't listen to me) but I LOVE your "two minut ago" hair !!!! so thick ! so pretty and it suits your face very well !!! I'd keep THAT loool


    But hair grows back, so have fun and good luck with your decision

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    Keep in mind this is just my opinion, but since you asked (^(oo)^)v

    I think the colour is awesome, and it seems to suit you.

    Regarding the cut and/or bangs, I think it would be more flattering if you have the front ending below your chin, with either no bangs or very long sideswept ones. Sort of like this style:

    http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/f...t=20101207.jpg

    http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/f...5320101207.jpg

    If you go with the length and/or style of bangs in the two cuts you posted, it will make your face look quite round, IPHO. Since you mentioned that your hair is thick, I think having a bit more length in the front will also help keep it from sort of poufing out too much around your face.

    Let us know what you decide!

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    Boring? I'm not sure I understand what she means by that. Conservative looks don't need to be boring. Also my only advice to you is not to cut your hair or dye it! I would just try and grow it very long...that is as un-boring as you can get in my opinion. Good luck!

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    Default Re: How do you think it would look?

    I love the color, but I think it might look better as streaks/chunks than a whole-head treatment. Your dark brown color works very well with your skin and eyes, a full head of light blue might wash you out. If you get streaks and love it, you can always go back and do your full head!

    ETA: Now I reread and see you have the streaks already! Sorry. I dunno about the full head. Looks a little too light a shade to work with your skin, but hard to tell not IRL.

    The cut is cute, but I agree with Piggy about the bangs. Your forehead looks a little too short to carry off full blunt bangs well IMO, and wavy hair can be hard to manage in short bangs- they often want to poof and flip.

    I loved having a bob about this length, it really showed off my waves and was very easy to care for. Enjoy whatever you decide, and show us pictures!
    Last edited by Roseate; December 8th, 2010 at 02:21 AM. Reason: ETA

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    Default Re: How do you think it would look?

    Cailie - thanks for the compliment! I know long hair suits me, I'm just at the age I want to experiment (I didn't during high school at all)

    luxepiggy - I was hoping you'd reply! You have a good eye for fashion and style . I don't think I want to go as long as your pictures show, it looks more like a 'medium' length and I do want to try 'short', but I definitely see your point about bangs. Glad to hear my uncertainty over blunt bangs isn't unfounded. I may just keep my current choppy, angled bangs, since I can't exactly make them any longer! As long as they're kept trimmed they don't curl up like in my 'current' picture, I'll post a picture of them fanned out tomorrow (too tired to turn the light back on...).

    JulietCapulet - She mostly just means that as a Law student/Treaty negotiator, I can't really experiment with wild colours or anything, so I should probably do it now she doesn't mean it maliciously. I've tried growing long, I've had BSL my whole life and honestly? I'm kinda tired of it. No matter how well I look after it it's not been growing. I don't heat style, I've been CO'ing for a good few months, etc. I will still try and grow long, just after some fun.

    Roseate - First of all, nice to hear from a wavy that bobs are good! I know Ramona's is awesome, but well, that's a movie and it's a lot different from living with it. I have streaks of it, and I know I love the colour.. but it's not enough! My theory is that if I don't like it I can add black back in - since my hair is currently dyed black, though it's faded somewhat. Additionally, these types of dyes can actually get quite deep, depending on how long you leave them on. My streaks have been almost teal at times.

    Thanks for your opinions everyone, keep 'em coming and I'll see this thread in the morning

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    Default Re: How do you think it would look?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleria View Post
    Cut: a mix of
    this and this
    My hair is wavy and quite thick, but I really do like this asymmetrical sort of bob... I've been contemplating it for a while. I'm not sure which length I prefer, probably closer to Ramona's (the first one)
    Omg! That Ramona's hair is almost exactly what I had a few years ago when I had short! I went to the hairdresser with this picture:
    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:y...okoto1.JPG&t=1

    I really liked it the first few months, but it was high maintenance, I had to style it a lot.

    The turquoise colour looks really cool, would you have to bleach it first to get the colour?

    If you're up for a big change, and are ready to style your hair more often, then I would say go for it

    Lets see how long this little lump can get. Viva la natural!
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