Re: Let's dish

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Reverse mullet.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 3:39 PM
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Pigtails.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 3:41 PM
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Anyhow, it's obvious that like so many you're going to do the "undercut" or this look, no matter how many Cassandra-like warnings are given here.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 3:46 PM
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This is all just treading water until someone suggests "That girl in Die Antwoord," right?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:22 PM
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Mr. T haircut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:26 PM
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We should have a "no women can comment in this thread" policy. Bros discussing hairstyle nos before hos discussing hairstyle pros.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:26 PM
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Pompadour.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:33 PM
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Sort of topical: I've been seeing young women with grey hair lately. I know premature grey happens, but I don't recall seeing young guys with grey hair nearly as often. Is there such a thing as grey highlights?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:33 PM
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Nice, welcome AL! Let's keep the streak going. So, guys, can we all agree -- women's hair=so nice and soft?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:34 PM
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Maybe it's only two women I've seen like that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:34 PM
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I think there's an intentional graying trend.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:40 PM
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It's kind of hott.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:40 PM
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Check it out dude.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:42 PM
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I've seen very young people [early 20s] with dyed grey hair. Sort of a silvery colour.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:42 PM
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Tttam! Fist bump.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:43 PM
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Ah yes, via 13:

http://jezebel.com/5425434/gray-hair-is-totally-inif-youre-a-british-hipster-under-the-age-of-25


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:43 PM
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These were women with much more natural looking gray hair. Kind of salt and pepper. Maybe they just had young faces and cleavage.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:45 PM
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The answer is quite simple: Flobie, set to 5".


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:45 PM
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18 to 17.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:47 PM
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Whut up Bave.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:47 PM
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I'd rock a pompadour.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:47 PM
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Oh, and n-degrees-of-separation-thing, I've met one of the models mentioned. K /risten M/c Menamy. My wife used to occasionally babysit her kids.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:47 PM
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OK, as the OPoster, HG can hang out. But nobody else.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:49 PM
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I'd rock a pompadour.

You and Elvis.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:54 PM
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On the OP, clearly a Sassoon 'Kwan' cut.

http://oldnewcharm.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/style-inspiration-nancy-kwan.html


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 4:56 PM
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The "I Dream of Jeannie" could work.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:00 PM
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25 is very cute indeed.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:07 PM
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I need a haircut also. I think I'll get same one I've been getting since 1996, but a bit shorter because hot weather.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:11 PM
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the front must be at least 5" long, because otherwise it doesn't have enough weight and stands straight up in the air

What if you just always wore a big bandana, Bret Michaels style?


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:20 PM
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Liberty spikes, maybe?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:24 PM
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Maybe I could affect a bandana, in the "I don't want to muss my hair in the convertible" style.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:31 PM
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What's the word I mean? Not affect. Or is it?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:32 PM
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re: 31

Head scarves?

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3069/2848391182_17f87d651a.jpg

or

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l6y8rx4rgh1qzuqdwo1_500.jpg

Or 1940s:

http://i.imgur.com/7MG52.jpg


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:39 PM
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The first. The knot under the chin in the 2nd would drive me nuts, and the third seems too cutesy in 2013, even though riveters are tough in the 40s.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:41 PM
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Shorpy has loads of those war-time kodachromes, with the headscarves [and generally great outfits]:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/6343


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 5:48 PM
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Head scarves make me think of my grandma.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:05 PM
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Which isn't a bad thing but maybe not the right image for the new millennium.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:06 PM
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YOU THINK I DON'T READ BLOGS, DO YOU.


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:20 PM
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32: I think affect works.

Don't do what I did: my hair was at a pretty good length about 6 weeks ago, and I had it cut shorter for the summer: not nearly short enough to be short, but short enough to be on my neck and not easily tied back. I should have listened to the stylist, a Jersey Shore kind of guy who is always right about this stuff. I was worried about the mutton dressed as lamb effect, of having hair that looked too long for my age, and etc. The stylist disagreed, and suggested just a trim. I wish I had listened to him, my hair is driving me nuts.

It takes a certain confidence to wear a bandana and not feel self-conscious, to affect that air of jauntiness mixed with retro-chic irony. This confidence I lack, but heebie, you might be able to pull it off?

Oh wait: are women allowed to comment in this thread?


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:27 PM
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Women can only comment on the new thread if they pretend to really enjoy it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:30 PM
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I remembered that I have headbands, wide cloth ones that are possibly a halfway step to a bandana, and I went and put one on. Maybe those (and headscarves) are what I want to feel slightly more put together.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:35 PM
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I like those headbands. Also, a nice scarf can serve as a headband, without looking like a grandmotherly headscarf. If folded and arranged properly, of course.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:40 PM
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No! Our sacred space has been violated!!! I blame feminism.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:43 PM
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Feminism and going off the gold standard.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 6:44 PM
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Braids! And then lots of bobby pins to secure them off your neck and against your head.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:01 PM
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Is there such a thing as grey highlights? and I think there's and intentional greying trend.

Someone has stolen pain perdu's ingenious business idea.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:18 PM
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45: Heidi style or Leia style?


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:24 PM
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For a wedding we attended, I took chunks of hair and tied them in knots with tiny rubber bands at the end and then bobby-pinned them into an updo of sorts, but that's not a sustainable day-to-day style. I'm growing my hair out and wearing a bun pretty often and trying to style it up a bit at times, so I'm ignoring how much fun it could be to have a more interesting style and how much I wish my hair were more gray.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:28 PM
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Not nearly enough hair for Leia-style. It tends to be happiest trying for a Pippi Lockstocking-style, but with bobby pins, I can pretend I was going for Heidi-style.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:31 PM
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If you had long enough pippi longstocking-style braids you could use wire to make them into a double helix over your head. That'd be sciencey.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:33 PM
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46: My grey temples are a critical source of gravitas given my otherwise still-boyish aspect. But I wouldn't have paid for them.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:33 PM
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I have only one grey temple. I'm nervously waiting for the other to switch.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:34 PM
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A Frau Schmidt fulfills all of heebie's criteria, and would doubtless look fetching on her, especially as she greys.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:35 PM
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I have grown insecure about the chopstick-based updo I was all excited about earlier in the year. It's really comfortable, and it keeps my hair in place and off my neck, which is most of what I want in a hairstyle, but I've started suspecting that it looks kind of terrible.

On the other hand, I work for NYS. We all look kind of terrible. It's in the nature of state government.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:36 PM
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50 cont'd: plus, gravitas.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:37 PM
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One of my nose hairs has gone white. No change in gravitas has been observed.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:39 PM
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Years ago (hmm, actually more than a decade ago) I got a lot of amusement from a co-worker who was very style-conscious , but commuted from far away , and started to ask me where to get a haircut near the office. He was most of the way through asking before realizing that he was asking completely the wrong person for haircut advice (These days I hit a local salon 2 or 3 times a year to get neatened up, but that's about it).


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:46 PM
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Is 'neatened' a word now?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:53 PM
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Unless you've heard of a different way of making the past tense, it's a fairly old word.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 7:59 PM
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Neatered.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 8:01 PM
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Neaticles!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 8:02 PM
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My gnu got neatered and here's his gneaticles.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 8:05 PM
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I have been cutting my own hair for a year now, and a few months ago, I cut a guy friend's hair. It was kind of exciting, and lots of people have commented on how good our hair looks. I think I might have a marketable skill, you guys!!


Posted by: AWB | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 8:10 PM
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Have you considered rocking a Minnie bow?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 8:14 PM
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Since you're growing you're hair out I won't suggest a reverse wedge, but as far as using tools, I found pigtails were a really useful solution when my hair was in that in-between stage where it wasn't long enough to do a full ponytail. Plus, I found that if I twisted the hair in the bands (like a bun, but two of them), it would be super-wavy and full of body when I let it out.


Posted by: Sam | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 8:59 PM
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I've been rocking the braided pigtail buns look lately, mostly because I hate having my hair get in my face/hang down on my neck, and the messy pseudo-bun ponytail I've relied in these past few years actually looks really awful. My Zumba teacher & the few students who've stopped by my office this summer approve.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 07-18-13 9:09 PM
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Yeah, I've done the half-pulled-through ponytail since I was fourteen or fifteen, and it's lately dawning on me that it looks sort of...frayed and unkempt, in a way that's charming when you're fifteen, but just frayed and unkempt twenty years later.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 7:03 AM
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My non-bun bun style this summer has been to do three ponytails, each above the next, and twist the bun (kind of like a bantu knot except you guys probably don't do bantu knots, you just twist until it turns on itself and then catch it with the rubber band so it's a twisty loop) and usually the lowest one is just a half-pulled-through ponytail because the hair at my neck is short but the top one (as if you were just pulling back the front hair to a barrette) is long enough that it hangs down over the others. This is supposed to give you a Gibson Girl sort of look and I do like it, plus it's easy.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 7:15 AM
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I think you're probably looking for a variation on a wedge, depending on how much you want in the way of bangs/layers. But you're growing it out? To the back of your neck?

I chopped 10 inches off my hair recently for 67-style reasons, and so I have a short layered curly bob with bangs that is either evocative of the 20s or of, um, most of the guys in Game of Thrones (according to shiv.)


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 7:27 AM
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I'm semi-successfully trying this hairdo out today.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 7:39 AM
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A math professor just addressed an audience of more than half women as "gentlemen." Wtf.
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Posted by: L. | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 7:40 AM
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I skipped the part about the curling iron and the pomade, obviously.


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But you're growing it out? To the back of your neck?

No, I've already grown it out, a few inches longer than my neck. I could be easily convinced to chop it into a bob, but I'd have to overcome the slight sunk costs thing - that it takes so long to grow it out, am I sure I want to, etc.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 7:43 AM
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71 is infuriating.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 7:44 AM
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70: I'm going to give that one a try. And address my next mixed-gender group as "ladies."


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 9:56 AM
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71: Terrible.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-19-13 10:02 AM
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