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Old 03-04-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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I know this is an old fashioned haircut but I like the softness of it. I have the same hair and face so how do I describe this cut to my hairdresser? I brought the picture in but she never cut any hair around my face. Is this an angled cut? Feathered? I think it has to be angled around my face but how much? Anybody?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_K6sEnl461k...inelli-015.jpg


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Old 03-04-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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That looks like angled layers on naturally wavy hair to me. What do you mean you brought the picture in? Like she tried to do the cut and then didn't have the right results?

Whenever I cut layers into my own (for the love of god do not DIY this or you could really mess it up):
I pull up a lock and if I want it to flip out I cut a line so that the lock's back is slightly longer than the outward side of the lock. It makes it naturally curl outward.(I see a lot of that in the pic) Reverse if you want it to turn under. I do a bunch of those in varied directions fluffing and checking progress as I go. (hair is naturally curly/wavy) Some people do layers with razors but I would only go with those who know how to do it with scissors. Razoring layers always seem to frizz and need a more frequent upkeep trim.

It is annoying to grow out. Try a different hairdresser that you know is good with layers. Some people do it kinda blah....
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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We called that a 'shag' in the 80's.

Be forewarned, perms (body waves) were required if you did not have seriously thick, textured hair.

Scrunching, as opposed to rolling back with a round brush, is how the not so Farrah look was achieved.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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I know this is an old fashioned haircut but I like the softness of it. I have the same hair and face so how do I describe this cut to my hairdresser? I brought the picture in but she never cut any hair around my face. Is this an angled cut? Feathered? I think it has to be angled around my face but how much? Anybody?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_K6sEnl461k...inelli-015.jpg

Lisa, I don't think that is such an old fashion haircut. Many celebrities wear their hair like that now, however, many have longer layers with more curls. Seems like a similar cut though.
I saw Cynthia Nixon on Regis yesterday and loved her style & haircut. It was layers, but had a nice little curl. I go to my hairdresser on the 18th and I want to talk to her about changing mine. (again) I change my style yearly.
I have pretty thick wavy hair that I blowout whenever I wash it. I don't use a flat iron. My arms do get tired.

BTW, I agree with the previous poster, I would never get a razor cut.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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We called that a 'shag' in the 80's.

Be forewarned, perms (body waves) were required if you did not have seriously thick, textured hair.

Scrunching, as opposed to rolling back with a round brush, is how the not so Farrah look was achieved.
I never thought that was called a shag. Of course, I am older, and I only know of what the shag looked like in the early 70's.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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I'm having a very difficult time finding a good, clear picture for you...

this is as close to the 'modern shag' as I can find...so far.

http://www.hairstyles53.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/long-layered-hairstyles4.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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I never thought that was called a shag. Of course, I am older, and I only know of what the shag looked like in the early 70's.

It was what the stylists referred to, and all those fashion teen rags...instead of the layering back off the face ala 'feathered'...the 'shag', at least in my neighborhood, would give you that less curled look - was softer and kinda messy.

That picture I posted does not seem to have enough layering, though...I remember everything being cut at some sort of angle.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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Shag Hair Style | Shag Hair Styles Gallery | Medium Shag | Long Shag

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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Could you live with this? Too short?

Jodie Foster - Transformation - Celebrities - In Style

THIS is what I had, but slightly longer...and majorly permed.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art15705.asp

The two images of Valerie seem slightly different - linked one just has layering on the sides while the one you actually have showing seems more textured. It might just be the styling, though.

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:14 PM
 
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Those posted new top heavy, straiter shags are if you cut all at the same angle directionally and styled with a flat iron. You can wear it that way or fluff/scrunch it to make it look more natural and less salon.
If you blow dry and fluff without product it will look soft like pic in the link. The headshot she has mousse and hairspray scrunched into it & a blow out.

The Perfect Haircut -- Long, Layered & Shaggy

There is a picture of Klum with a big loose curl version.
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