Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Post in which I use the word "neck" 982 times.

It seems I'm asking for lots of your input this week!  But the truth is, you guys are awesome, and having a blog is like having your own personal sounding board.  I am loving my shorter hair style.  It is perfect for this busy stage of life.  Plus, it feels so much more polished looking than my long hair.  I was becoming a pony-tail mama.  (Not that it's a bad thing...only I was beginning to shock people when I didn't wear it in a pony tail.)  What's the point of having long hair, if you're never going to let it be long, and style it accordingly?  KnowwhatImean?  It was also becoming a lot of work.  This length cut my hair maintenance time in half!  I have an apt. this week, and I'm thinking of going with an inverted bob.  Every time I see one, I think "How cute!" My only problem...and do not laugh at me...is that I've been semi-convinced that my neck is unusually thick, for some time now.  I told you not to laugh.  I look at it each day and think, "Hmmm.  Kind of a thick neck there."  Don't scroll back up and look!  You did, didn't you?  You just scrutinized the thickness of my neck.  And now you're planning what kind of witty neck-comment you can make about it.  Thanks a lot, I told you not to look. 

These photos are taken near the end of the day.  Because of how it's cut, the very back sort of flips up and does weird things, but the front and sides don't.  I took this photo, so you could see what I'm talking about.  It is driving me bonkers Which is why I'm thinking of going with an inverted bob, where the back is way shorter than the front and sides.  Plus, it won't get stuck in my collar any more! (It will, however, show more neck.)

What do y'all think?  Should I chop it a bit more?  Or just go with a trim and cover my absurdly thick neck? (snicker) Sound in, on comments girls! (Please feel free to leave my neck out of it...)  I need ya.  I'll be sure to read each one carefully, then show you the "after" photos! (Providing that my neck is presentable.)

I can't wait to hear what you guys think.  

41 comments:

  1. When I think of a thick neck, I think of those body builders whose chin seems to sit on their shoulders because they have built up their neck muscles seemingly beyond a normal proportion....
    I haven't seen a neck like that on this blog. anywhere.
    Go for the bob!
    I have that flippy-thing going on and it drives me crazy!! So I know what you mean. I haven't chopped mine because I am trying to grow it out, so I am trying to live with it a bit longer... maybe if I get one of those flat irons... nah, 'cause I would probably burn the back of my neck with it. lol. :-)

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  2. I don't think you have a thick neck. And I don't think an inverted bob will solve the flippy "problem". I say this because I'm convinced hair flips like that because it has a very slight (or not-so-slight) wave to it. So --and trust me on this -- no matter how short you go (not including a buzz cut) it will want to flip at certain times. My hair does this and I have finally learned to live with it, and yes, love it. But you must recognize that certain styles (ie: ones calling for the back to stay straight or curved under) are probably never going to look like that on you. At least, not without a wicked bit of work.

    So just be aware that an inverted bob *might* end up flipping anyway, which, I would imagine, would drive you crazy too. Don't say I didn't warn you. I have your absolute best interests at heart.

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  3. Oh be quiet! You do not have a thick neck. :) But I know how you feel, when I first got the stacked bob a few years ago (I think in 07), I was very nervous about having my neck exposed. It does take a little time to get used to but I think all in all it's my most favorite style that I've ever had. If you get it cut that short, I'm pretty sure that flippy thing will disappear. Mine did anyway. I've noticed that my hair has to either be shorter than a certain point or longer for it to not have weird curls and flips. Yours is right at that middle length and it gets weird just like mine does. I say, chop it off! It will look fab!

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  4. Oh, girl you are such a nut. I think you look awesome and an inverted bob would look ADORABLE. Go with it!

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  5. I went thru this whole hair thing a few months ago. First, I chopped it myself (check) then I went to my stylist and got my inverted bob (which I LOVE) The only person who will scrutinize your neck will be you. So go for it!

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  6. I love it like it is...I wish my neck looked as good as yours AND you will look great regardless of what you choose. Continued blessings, Sasha.

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  7. Your neck is just fine, and the hair looks perfect! There is no need to cut more, if is comfortable for you like that! XOXO

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  8. It looks as though your hair wants to have a wave to it. From my experience, I've seen that a curl's gotta do, what a curl's gotta do.

    Understanding, of course, that all my post-pubescent life, I've had a big ol' shock of curly hair. Hormones. Whudathunk? (When I was pregnant, my hair turned several shades darker. Methinks during menopause I may go bald. Heaven, help me.)

    So if a wave is the thing, it is, what it is. Now, there is a possibility that you can cut your hair so short that it won't do the wave. But that might be mighty short. Perhaps shorter than you want to go.

    It is a matter of physics really. One full curl has a length. For those with sassy, tight curls, the length is very short. For those with loose, luscious waves, the length is rather long to make one complete curl. The hair is still going to have the tendency to wave even if the one complete curl is not made. That's why the hair may have to be mighty short to eliminate the wave altogether.

    Savvy?

    Just so's you know, I've never looked at a picture of you with neck exposed and thought you looked like a linebacker.

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  9. Love that new look!! My hair is always a problem, so I don't give hair advice, but it is very very cute and your neck looks totally fine!

    janet

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  10. Cutting it shorter just gives you an excuse to put a cute little tattoo there. Always ends up happening to my friends who go short!

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  11. Your neck would be fine with the inverted bob--however, as a fellow inverted bob wearer, the flippy problem will still be a problem. It has something to do with how the hair grows at your neckline--cowlicks, I think they are called. One girl who used to cut my hair and always did a great job would tell me, "you have a nasty neck line." When it was cut all nice and fresh I loved it. As it started to grow out, it would do the flippy thing and then was a struggle to style it accordingly; hence, I gut it every 4 weeks no matter what. With a new baby that wasn't working too well so I am currently in the growing it out stage...

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  12. i can guarantee you don't have a thick neck. NO ONE will think that unless you get your hair cut and point out that your neck is thick. i've seen past pics of you and never thought that. but now i'm always going to look! go for the bob - it will be super cute. you're gorgeous and your personality shine through so you look great in any hairstyle. it's your confidence that will pull it off so don't mention your insecurities when you start getting TONS of compliments on your new style. p.s. i'm glad the shorter hair takes less time for you b/c it doesn't for me! that's why i'm growing mine back out! good luck! have fun! can't wait for the unveiling!!

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  13. I think an inverted bob would look great and NO, I don't think you have a thick neck! That is too funny.
    I have the same "problem" with the back of my hair doing its' own thing. Unfortunately I don't think I can do an inverted bob due to having a cowlick at the base of my hairline in back. I am anxious to see what you decide.

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  14. I was always told that as long as your hair touches you, it will flip like that. I got a bob last spring and LOVED it!! You don't have a thick neck, either!!

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  15. I personally like your end-of-day flippage. But girl, just bite the bullet and chop it! It'll be fun. I know these things.

    Signed,
    Pony Tail Mama

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  16. Love your blog (thanks Bethany!)
    1. Your hair is super cute, even the little flip in the back, I spend too much time with my curling iron trying to get mine to do that!
    2. The inverted bob is great. I loved mine until a friend said to me: "that's such s mommy cut, all thats left for you is to get a mini-van" For some reason this hurt my feelings! silly... Also growing out the inverted bob is kind of a pain in the rear.
    3. I totally scrolled back up to look at your neck. Its, lovely as necks go. :)

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  17. I say:

    Cut it. It can always grow back out if you hate it.
    And wear a chunky necklace.

    Yep.

    -Advice From The Most Cosmetically Challenged Woman In The World

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  18. Do it! I'm sure it will look fabulous!

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  19. Your neck is NOT thick! I agree with Sharon,,,,when I think of thick, I think of body builders. Go for the Bob, I love mine!

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  21. I do NOT think you have a thick neck, though it makes me giggle that you do. lol

    I have a really similar cut and it's starting to grow out. I personally have been considering growing my hair long for awhile because I've had it short for so long, but I know with the thick mane I've been cursed with I won't last another month. I say, cut it shorter just to do it and see how you like it...it'll grow fast!!

    :) It's SUPER cute!

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  22. Do the Bob... I did go back up and look at your neck-You have a fine neck! The bob will save your hair from going into your shirt. It's almost a bob anyway so I say "go for it!" AND take lots of pictures!

    Do it before you get to my age and your neck starts showing your age!

    Robin~♥

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  23. I like it just the way it is...skinny neck and all :)

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  24. I feel your pain, I have a personal neck-phobia also!! I definitely think you should do the inverted bob, been there done it, loved it. The key to avoiding the flip out thing is to round brush under the bottoms. I know, sounds old school, but takes minutes and will keep you hair straight/tucked under all day, which I happen to think looks adorable with the inverted bob.

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  25. just trim it! this is such a cute cut on you....and i highly doubt that you havea thick neck...not that theirs anything wrong with that...:)

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  26. You are a nutball...you know that don't you! Anyway I actually think it's adorable the way it is. I like flips and funky things that hair does, but if it's bugging you than by all means cut it. But don't give another thought to your NECK or I'll come wring it!

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  27. I LOVE my a-line bob!!! It's my favorite hairstyle and SO easy! Go for it girl!!!

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  29. I like the flipping actually! I kinda want your hair cut... I have always had long hair and have been scared to cut it. ;)

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  30. I know that the style is short in back, longer on sides...I personally HATE that style. But then again, I think I'm the only one on the planet so is it possible I'm the uncool one? VERY! And you'd be adorable no matter:)

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  31. If you google Kiera Knightley, you will find her newish bob cut. Adorable. Classic. With some funk. I'd do it. Good luck, i am sure whatever you do will look great!! :)

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  32. I think you should give the inverted bob a try. I had one years ago and loved it. And if you don't love the inverted bob, it won't take that long for your hair to grow back out.

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  33. You know who has a fat neck? Britney Spears. No joke. Google her. Fat neck and no one judges and she's famous. If your neck becomes fat like hers, I'll judge you. Until then, cut your hair and display your cute self!!

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  34. I think whatever way you where your hair you'd be adorable. Here's my 2 cents...I've worn a bob...not the inverted...just the regular and even though it looks like an easy style...NOT! I always had a hard time making it even with nothing sticking out. P.S. I never looked at your neck :)

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  35. you are so funny!!
    you do NOT have a big neck!
    love an inverted bob. love it.
    my daughter wore one for years, but it was a pain to grow out.
    you are gorgeous...couldn't go wrong either way :)

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  36. bob it! Women have such beautiful necks, and I do not see any resemblance to Gaston in yours~! Very feminine!

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  37. let me preface this by saying that i am a pony-tale momma. blame it on sheer laziness... it is what it is. anywho... you do NOT have a thick neck. crack me up! as for the inverted bob.... i personally think it has been overdone. it seems like HALF the moms i know have that hair cut. not that it's a bad thing... but you seem so full of personality and originality... why would you want to be like everyone else. i think the flip is cute... unique in a GOOD way! :)

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  38. Coming in a little late... sorry. (I'm behind on my reading).

    I say go for it. If you are self-conscious about your neck (or if it gets cold because of winter), wear a scarf! That's like double cuteness... inverted bob + scarf = totally cute! :-)

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