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ZoneTag Photo Friday 14:20:58
Originally uploaded by cshabsin.

So I seem to have let myself grow a lot of hair... it's been months since I had a haircut. I'm pretty sure I don't want to go back to the old generic short cut... anyone have any ideas for what I can do with it?

My main goal is to get something that looks intentional, rather than lazy.

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lindalee
Jun. 2nd, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Long! Long!

You have fabulous hair. You should let people enjoy it in all of its glory.
melted_snowball
Jun. 2nd, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
One of my students recently shaved his head, and it's kind of cool looking.

Just, you know, in case you want to go as far in the opposite direction as you could.
plumtreeblossom
Jun. 2nd, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
As a long-haired-guys fan, I'm obliged to suggest growing it long and lusterous! You appear to be one of those lucky 30-somethings who hasn't gone bald and perhaps never will, and I could see you totally rocking the whole ponytail thing!
gospog
Jun. 2nd, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
tirianmal
Jun. 2nd, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
As one of the recent entrees to the short-hair guys from the long-hair guys camp, I recommend keeping it short. Go with a real short cut on one level (like the ears) and longer up top. Yes, I'm talking mohawk or reverse mohawk.

Ok, I'm kidding about the mohawk, but do what you want, ... if longer hair suits you, then go for it.
navrins
Jun. 2nd, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Voice of recent experience
You're at that point where your hair is too long to look good, and too short to look good.

If you wait a while, eventually it'll get longer, and it'll be annoying and not look particularly good. Later still, maybe it'll look good again, and you can ponytail it to keep it from being annoying. In the meantime, it's going to look like you've been too lazy to get a haircut.

Or you could get a haircut.

appleboy
Jun. 2nd, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Mohawk! Do it!
(At least for a day to freak out your co-workers and employer! Then buzz it if you need to!)
jetgrrl01
Jun. 2nd, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Not to begrudge guys with long hair (I know a few that have really great hair and it doesn't look dated), but honestly, from the getting dates with chicks point of view, shorter is probably better. Doesn't have to be a boring banker cut, but well-kept. I think you can do a slightly shaggy do if it has a good style to it because your hair is nice and thick.

My best advice is actually to find a really great hair stylist and let them give you a cut that will look good, regardless of the overall length. My most recent cut wasn't a specific style I wanted, but I told the woman how my hair behaves and how short I wanted it and she picked the rest. I love how it turned out.
navrins
Jun. 2nd, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
from the getting dates with chicks point of view, shorter is probably better

All depends on the chicks you want dates with, I suspect. And possibly the hair.

Me, I do better with longer hair. (Your profile may vary. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.)
plumtreeblossom
Jun. 2nd, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on that. Long and flowing, or tied back in an urbane ponytail for dress occassions. I don't think I could date a shaved-head guy if I tried. I find hair soooo sensual. :-)

But next-best I love the short-on-the-sides but long on the top, with a rogue-ish shock of hair down over the forehead. That always looks great, too.
jetgrrl01
Jun. 3rd, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Reading your reply, I just realized that the reason I tend to feel shorter is better is because most long hair I see (at game conventions with my hubby) is not in good shape at all. And scraggly, dried-out hair is not attractive as far as I'm concerned.

So yeah, long and flowing sounds much better than the image in my mind. :)
jetgrrl01
Jun. 3rd, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
That is absolutely very true and I even had that as part of my comment but it got edited out when I tried to fix some other confusing statement.

When I say that, I'm thinking of the type of professional but cool women that I tend to spend time with now, most of whom are more into shorter hair as we get into our 30's. I do know many women who still love long hair, just not as many as I did when I was 20. :)
chenoameg
Jun. 2nd, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
My main goal is to get something that looks intentional, rather than lazy.

What if you started using mousse? (Says a girl who doesn't even blowdry, but hey, some people like hair care.)
crs
Jun. 2nd, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Mousse, gel, pomade, ... "product".

I can't make heads or tails of the stuff. It always makes my hair feel dirty.

Maybe I should get over it and give it a try. I like how my hair looks when it's wet, I imagine that the right stuff would just extend that time period for the rest of the day...
pekmez
Jun. 3rd, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
I actually rather like it at the in-between length in the
photo at the top of this entry.

Maybe go somewhere where they are cool with hair (I hear good
recommendations for Judy Jetson, and will probably go back there for try #3 or #4 at finding a regular hair place I can go to for my now-short hair, unless I decide that all short haircuts with my hair just turn out the same anyway) and tell them you want a cut that is on the longer side but still looks great on you and without "product"? Your hair seems like it holds its shape, so they should be able to cut various lengths
of various things to make it do something cool without being
ponytail length or generic-really-short length. OR maybe
I am overly optimistic.
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