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Short, Curly Haircut Suggestions? I'm Making a Drastic Change and Need Your Help!

For ten years, I've had long hair. Well, actually, I've had long hair most of my life, but there have been three times where I went short. The first time was in 1st grade when my mom went and chopped my hair off because I "wasn't taking care of it." Come on, Mom, I was 6.

The next time I had short hair was a week before high school graduation. I wanted a grown-up look for college and off came the locks. I stood in my high school hallway for 10 minutes before anyone recognized me. Not sure if that was funny or sad...

In the Spring of 2000, I bought a 4Runner which I thought was a cool, sporty SUV, and I wanted a new hair style for it. I went to the salon and told them I wanted a "sporty cut" and off came the locks.  VERY short that time! Like, we're talking no hair! It felt light and airy, but didn't look the best as it grew out.

Now, it's 10 years later, and I'm doing it again. They say not to make drastic hair changes while you're pregnant, but who cares... I have an appointment scheduled for Thursday morning.

Basically, I was seeing if anyone wanted to post some pictures of examples of what they think might look good. Keep in mind, even though I straighten my hair when it's long, the cut needs to be a curly cut for best results. And I will probably keep longer bangs as I hate bangs on my forehead and into my eyes.

Let's see some pictures!

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Comment balloon 14 commentsDonna Harris • August 10 2010 03:47PM


I just got bangs....don't do it.  It's a pain the butt!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 10 years ago

Oh, Donna--I'll be so curious to see what people come up with!  I've been considering the same (once more).  I do it every few years, to get that "grown-up" or "professional" look but end up hating to have to blow dry/straighten to maintain some shape.  And then I will look in the mirror and think that's not really me... Good luck, and please don't forget to post the result for us later on!

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Compass) about 10 years ago

I would advise against the bangs, too. What about a modified bob?  Layers to take advantage of your natural curl, but long enough to stay out of your face. 

Just remember how important ponytails are to post-partum personal care!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) about 10 years ago

Donna, be brave. Take it all off. Speaking of hair.

I'm sure your judgement will prove right.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy (Davidson Realty Inc.) about 10 years ago

You have a great face for a reverse "bob"

Posted by Liz Loveless (The Ewing Group LLC North Minneapolis Real Estate) about 10 years ago

I'm not so sure about this reserve bob thing... my face is oval and that might make it look longer... And it'll definitely have to be ponytail ready in 3 1/2 months!! LOL

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

Uh oh...better be careful! I did a bob and now a year later am getting back to my long hair...big mistake for my lifestyle.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 10 years ago


Good luck with your new haircut, and the new you.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 10 years ago

One word, BRAVE. I can also add it's expensive, not just the hair cut but to have to take photos, reprint business cards, etc. Maybe you wont go to the extend. But that's what I think of if I want to wear my hair differently.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Oh Donna.... Are you sure?  I am just not seeing you as a short and sassy haircut kinda gal.  You're more of a Breck girl with silky hair in my book.  Of course, short will probably be easier to care for with you new baby on the way.  Maybe you should ask Greg... he usually has an opinion on these matters.  :) 

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago


Don't Mess With Donna Harris

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 10 years ago

See that?  I knew that Greg would weigh-in on this crucially important topic!  :)

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

Not the most helpful pictures supplied...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

Donna, the pics posted are scary. Don't do them - I've let my hairdresser show me cuts & styles that compliment your face best. Once again, refer to the experts. And please post your new style! Love the before and after pics.

Posted by Carla Harbert, RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area ( about 10 years ago