REAL TALK

Jan 27, 2011

I've been dying to cut all my hair off and thanks to Lulu I finally found a good visual representation of what I was imagining in the form of Kiko Mizuhara. Blunt bob straight across. But as Shini tweeted: Note to self: When I'm buying tights, I am buying the tights, not the model's legs... I too have to remember that just because I cut my hair like this doesn't mean my face will morph into fairy, gamine-like features like hers...sigh...nonetheless, still want.However, the real issue is convincing my emo-loving, modern, sci-fi guy of a mate into letting me get, or rather still be attracted to me, after said cut. He thinks a haircut like that has zero sex appeal and is dorky and child-like. "There's nothing cool about it." So I get this in my inbox this morning:

Subject : "I don't mind a bob"

(with this image attached)



***SILENCE***

And then at 11:07am I get this email. No subject, no body, just attached image...
Pixelman - 1, Me - 0

Too many Photoshoppers in this kitchen.

45 comments :

yoshi said...

LMAOOOOO - a fight i know alll tooo well... now the bf has given up and learned that no matter what he says or thinks, i'm going to do whatever the hell i want with my hair and still walk around like i'm a sex kitten.

read this: http://adventuresofyoshi.com/2009/08/12/on-having-short-hair/

m.corbett said...

who is that impossibly cute asian girl at the top?! lavlyy hair right there x x x x

Sister Wolf said...

can you find one of those sites that lets photoshop different hairstyles onto yr face??

ntokyot said...

hahaha i like this. just get the cut you want, he'll like it anyway. he must.

Justyna said...

hahaha. this makes me chuckle. i relate.

ntokyot said...

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab241/4awase/76930_1639638947447_1130982735_1736544_1259550_n.jpg


pretty cool if it's kind of messy!

amalie said...

hahah i know what you mean. i love that first girls haircut - she is a beautyy.

Liz said...

Wow. Amazing.

TheMinx said...

haha your mate is such a stylish guy. I have to say though, I think the your take is super sexy. you should go for it!

Julia M said...

The bob in the pictures at the top are so sweet, I think a blunt, messy/wavy bob would suit you.
Do you think you'd regret chopping it all off? My hair's been shorter than shoulder length since I was 16 and I still miss topknots! Also, in all my dreams my hair's still elbow length!

kaye i. said...

Me whispering: "Just do it"... it will grow back! Be the daredevil you are if you don't like it, get hair "ex-ten-shuns". Ya heard? LOL.

I'm at that phase too -- itchin' to get a haircut, I actually have a folder on my external hard drive dedicated to "haircuts" sorted by year and style (I know!!) It's almost time. Oh, and you can still defy gravity with short hair. So don't sweat it ;)

Lara said...

Oh man, I get the itch to chop my hair off all the time. It's been growing out for years. My bf is a fan of the long hair too so I tried to compromise and get choppy layers recently since I've never had them. I'm enjoying it but still want a tapered choppy bob again. He met me and fell in love with me with one so, he'll have to deal with it again soon enough.

Your face is beautiful and would look great with anything you chose. I think the issue is your HAIR. I can't really tell from pics. Do you have a cowlick or does it flip in one direction? Sometimes you never know until you cut it.

GET WHAT YOU WANT!!!!

Rich Hippie said...

you live in california, you cant have short hair!!!!
Theres a reason why anna wintour lives in new york

V. said...

errrrrr I'm opposing the idea as well. Because I think I've never seen a bob do you any favour as a normal human being. Seriously. I've had many, and they were always shit. You probably have to put in quite the effort to look at least a bit exciting and cool with a bob. But if you do chop off your hair, I'd be glad to be proven otherwise.

A dreamer said...

bahaha pixel man is hilar.
personally i think bobs suit most people. i think it's quite a safe cut to go for as long as you don't over layer it *rihanna flash backs*. i think you'll look pretty bitchin with a blunt bob.

i'm actually getting a kiko cut next week. haha. my hair philosophy is "DON'T WORRY (said in the best asian accent), hair grows back".

Carolyn said...

hahahah love his photoshop efforts. life is short, hair will always grow back. can't wait to see!

cottonshrinks said...

forget the hair, i want her face. that sounded less creepy in my head.
watch these and see the hair in motion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZJtUJlKq_Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeXJf8oXS7c

kittenmasks said...

You've gotta be careful with short hair. I know from experience that bobs are not kind to people with long faces, especially that Victoria B. bob. The longer bob works better if you have a long face. The short bob is gonna make you want to buy a wig until your hair grows out.

Prêt à Porter P said...

lol!!
though I think you have such awesome long hair.

Lorena said...

I cut my hair like the first pic a few months ago and I love it. I always end up cutting my hair short when I try to grow it out because I just don't have the right type of hair for length (too fine and flyaway) but this style also just suits me better. I'm going to try to never allow myself to try and grow my hair again because I just end up complaining about it constantly until I cut it and feel better.

I don't like most short cuts, most of them remind me too much 'edgy' moms but I think blunt bobs look great on a lot of people. The Victoria Beckham haircut is so awful, I don't think I've seen ANYONE look good with it. A blunt bob might look good on you but your long hair is pretty amazing, it's hard to imagine you with short hair! If you're really into it you should go for it though.

CHRISTERIC said...

ahaha he's got some skilllss..but please NO layers NO bangs NO goddamn wispy things coming out the bottom PLEASE. I vote for the Kiko bob allll the way..it's too cute

Danielle said...

Ur man and my man should talk. I too, have put him thru too many "but it looks good on her (someone with no similar physical characteristics as me)" haircuts. In the end, hair grows back and it would take more than a bad haircut for men to give up sex...especially when they don't have to work for it :)

P.S I kinda dig the orange one on you

Taylor said...

Victoria Beckham's bob is (to me at least) not too far from the Kate Gosselin duck butt.

http://discoveringhair.com/blog/Kate%20Gosselin/jon-and-kate-hair-1.jpg

I love the first hair, she is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

How about a Kiko that comes down to your shoulders?

That is still considered a bob you know...

MeganRose. said...

LOL you and your man are too cute. i'm sure you'll end up with a fashionable non-nerdy bob. i think you're too cool to not rock it any other way. did that make sense...negative x negative = positive...ha...well, can't wait to see it!
xx,
meganrose.

Ria said...

Your boyfriend is hilarious.

Zoe said...

you have to go for it!! once it's in your mind that you want it then you'll just keep regretting not having tried it. Think it will look really cool and effortless on you also!

I'm also wanting to get a bob, really sharp and short (cos my hair is short already so not much else I can do!) so I have to wait a few more months until I can get it....the bfs way of dealing is to always say "try it, it can always grow back"..so neither for nor against which is probably the best thing he can do for himself!! xx

Stella Mayfair said...

why not get a perfectly bobbed wig, jayne? i wish i had done that instead of chopping it off.

when i had my hair cut into a 1920's chin length style some years ago i regretted it instantly, and have been growing it out again since.

Rosenrot said...

I think blunt bobs can be edgy. As of this moment I'm working towards the very same hairstyle too, a la Kate Moss: http://www.fadedyouthblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/kate-moss-id.jpg

Angela said...

The thing with the Kiko bob is that if you don't like it, it's pretty easy to change into any of the ones below. Problem solved!

Beautycountry said...

hahaha :D


Wish I could have that kind of styling though... ;)

gabrielle said...

good luck with the cut! Funny enough, every boy I know is obsessed with and attracted to the bob haircut!

lin said...

my suggestion:

go asymmetrical in the front. leave one side longer than the other [like the clothes you like *bonus pt! ] cut the hair in the back shorter than the front, but don't get craycray cuz victoria's hair looks like a reverse female mullet.

Christen Mitchell Styling said...

I feel like I have had this exact same conversation. ha

drollgirl said...

lol! i kind of love them all!

May Kasahara said...

rolling.
"will it be long enough to pull?"
"prob not..."
"the don't cut it"

Rackk and Ruin said...

That quote by Shini is so fantastic. and something i have to remind myself of often while online shopping.
To chop or not to chop is quite a decision. I agree with you on no to the Victoria Beckam haircut. Way too overdone. I think you' look great with a blunt bob like the first ones you posted photos of. BUT> i love your hair right now. maybe you should hold onto the length it is for a little longer cause you not too long ago you had crazy long hair.

Pennerad said...

that's it. pixelman is a g.

sooooooo,

you gonna cut it?

p.s.: don't get posh spice hair.

She Wears, She Shares said...

You always mange to make me laugh in your posts. Err..please stick with the image Lulu sent you. No offense to Pixelman :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, please check these out, i know what you mean and I honestly think pixelman should stfu about hair so anyways, check these:

http://www.hairstylespics.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gwyneth_paltrow_whispy_bob_hairstyle.jpg


http://slides.shoppinglifestyle.com/gallery/2009/09/29_KateBeckinsale.jpg

Anonymous said...

omg amazing..
sounds like my boyfriend and i discussing whether my hair should be dark or bleached..

i cut my long hair into a bob last year and while i liked it ok, it's taking forever to grow back and i kind of regret it. your hair is rad and probably easier to maintain long than a short 'do. don't cut it! long hair ruleess.. :)

thebroguetrader said...

looooove the back and forth with pixelman.

honestly, i think if you chop it and keep it blunt, it'll look great. but the thing about a bob is that it is high maintenance. no more throwing your hair into a bun whenever you feel like it. are you ready for that kind of commitment? because i'm way too lazy...

jenhz said...

HAHAHA!!!!

Hilarious post. I laughed all the way through. It seems you guys' relationship is solid. The cut is fabulous either way I think.

Angela said...

Keep your hair. Summer is near and beach babe hair makes an outfit look a bit more FAB! SHort hair in winter looks better with coats and scarfs. But SUMMER IS a hop, skip and a jump away. AND EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE FLOWY AND LONG! hence the Maxi trend over load.

Infraredkappa said...

Love Kiko Mizuhara. Good taste, the mid-length bob always seems very Oscar Wilde to me.