June 29, 2012

Hair Week Day 5 - my new look and some links

First off, I wanted to say thank you SO much to all of you guys for voting for my hair cut.  It was fun to hear your opinions and I felt like I got to know all of you better, too.  I even got emailed votes, for those that couldn't get the comment section to work.  So.....it was ridiculously close.  Number 3 got the least amount of votes.  Number 1 and 2 were a very tight race.....


...but the short Jennifer Goodwin cut won out in the end.  So, with no further ado here's my new look:


I still wanted some fun color, so we added in some of the red of #2.  The red is underneath though, so I don't really have to worry too much about upkeep.  It just adds a little funkiness and I can change out the color choice as it fades.


The length is probably a little longer than the inspiration picture, but I can always go a little shorter next time.


Now, what can I do with short hair?  Well, I can wash it in about 30 seconds.  It's awesome.  I can blow-dry it in less than 2 minutes.  Sweet.  These pictures are with no straightening - just a blowdryer and some product.  I have really thick, but fine hair, so I need product to guide it.  The product stiffens it a little so that the front part stays where I want it to without falling into my face all the time.

And, I've been having fun playing it.  I got out a bunch of headbands I hadn't worn in a while and I actually like them a lot more on my short hair.  Who knew?



And I can still do the scarf thing too.


And?  I actually really like the new look.  It's pretty empowering and I'm glad I did it.  Mr. Roar likes it as well, but Rex and Baden boys are not fans.  I'm pretty sure they'll get over it, though.  On the day I left to cut it I told Baden I was going to do it and he said in his cranky voice, "Don't cut your hair, Mom!  Leave it like that.  I know better."  He's an opinionated little guy.

The other good news?  I easily had enough to donate to Locks of Love, which was fun.


And if I want to go for the artsy-nerd look I can whip out the glasses.


And there you have it.  Anyone ready to rock the short hair with me?

And before we end Hair Week, I wanted to share a few links I found that were really cool before I cut my hair off.

Not all bobby pins are created equal.  Here's post about the ones Christina from Hair Romance uses HERE.  I always wondered about that.

Here's a video on how to get bobby pins and hair pins to actually work for you.


And here's a cool method to curling your hair with a straightener that I've never seen.  Cool effect too.  



Both of the video's come from the Daven blog.  He is really funny and has some awesome ideas and tutorials.  Check him out HERE.

And that's a wrap.  We're kissing hair week goodbye till next year.


Thanks for reading.

115 comments:

  1. Your hair is BEYOND cute! Woot woot momma!

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  2. That hair cut was meant for you!!

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  3. Cheri, you look gawgusss!!! Your haircut looks amazing! I love the color too!

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  4. just gorgeous!! I have short hair with spikes in the back. thinking about that red...love it!!!

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  5. What product do you use to help guide your hair? I have a similar cut and thick, fine hair as well so I'm always on the look out for good product.

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  6. I love it. I am a short hair girl and I havn't looked back since day one. seeing your beautiful cut, I am tempted to grow mine a little longer to do the 'sweep over' thing.

    great choice - the red highlights look great too.

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  7. HOLY COW!! I love it! You look incredible! I cut my hair short once, but I didn't look anywhere near as cute as you do. You rock that haircut!

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  8. You are so brave I love it. I didn't vote because I could see that this cut was winning. You look sooooooooooo good and the red is fab...love it!!

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  9. :( Locks of Love is a really shady charity. They sell most of the hair they receive and use the money to pay a HUGE "overhead" cost of like 80% and they charge kids for the few hairpieces they do make. They're not free. Perhaps consider donating to Wigs for Kids or Pantene's Beautiful Lengths instead?

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  10. That cut looks amazing on you - - you're rockin it!!

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  11. I love how cute it looks with the headbands. Smokin hot but still very feminine. Love it!

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  12. It looks completely awesome!

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  13. SO CUTE!!! I wish I was brave!!! That cut is made for you!

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  14. COngratulations! It looks amazing!!!!! You have such a beautiful, feminine face to pull it off! I loved your hair before and this is a great new, fresh look! Hmmmm maybe I should cut my hair off too. Love it and your blog!

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  15. You are ROCKIN' it girl! LOVE it! And how fun to have everyone vote.....you look beautiful :) I esp like the scarf!

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  16. Your so brave! I am terrified of trying anything new with my hair. You look great though! It is so cute!

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  17. I'm not a fan of red highlights but the haircut is fantastic!

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  18. I LOVE it!!! I'm putting this cut on my "someday hair" list!! :-)

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  19. Wowzers! You look gorgeous! I think the red has the perfect amount of edge! I love it with the headband and scarf as well :)

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  20. You look wonderfull, Cheri!

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  21. That haircut looks great on you! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  22. Your hair looks so great! I love how you made the style your own with a little extra length and the color. It fist you so well! And I love that red on you.

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  23. Your hair looks awesome! Great cut and beautiful colour. I love going from long to short like that, I've done it several times and I love the shock effect, but I can imagine the shock effect isn't so great for your sons. Eeek.

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  24. I love it! There is nothing more fun that a super short hair style.

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  25. I'll be chopping my hair for charity in the fall. I'm excited for a new look. You totally rock the Ginnifer Goodwin style!

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  26. It looks fantastic! It's about time for me to change my style / haircut. Maybe I'll follow your need. Copying is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

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  27. I love it, you make a short cut so versatile! I have been growing my hair out for a year, it was short like yours is now but I'm about done with it, it's too hot here in Texas and too much work, you're tempting me! I love the headbands and that color, your so sassy!

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  28. Love it! You totally rock short hair!

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  29. WOW!! I have to admit, I was a fan of cut number 1......but after seeing this one on you.....AMAZING!!! YOur face is totally suited for short hair......I on the other hand have a moonpie face and could never get away with it....lol

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  30. It looks SO cute! I wish I was brave enough to go that short. I did once...and then didn't cut it again for 10 years.

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  31. Totally cute!! I love the cut and color. The headbands are super, super cute as well.

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  32. This is ADORABLE! It looks so fantastic, and I LOVE the slightly darker shade on you. I would also have to say, I think you look at least 5-10 years younger (not that I thought you looked old before, but this really makes you look young!). It's SO chic!

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  33. Oh my goodness you look FABULOUS!!! I LOVE it!! A few years ago I cut all my hair off to faux hawk it and I love headbands more now too. Funny how that works huh?

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  34. Oh it looks so good! I love the color, but the cut is just fantastic....and I voted for number one :).

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  35. Gorgeous cut, I think it looks great! Love your make up too, wish I could apply mine to look that good :o)

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  36. Darling! It is so cute!

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  37. SO SO SO cute! That was a DRASTIC change, but it suits you! My hair is gotten too long (I, like you, have FINE hair, but a lot of it, so it just HANGS limp when it gets too long). I have an appointment to get it cut tomorrow morning. I'm just going to let her have fun with the cut and see what I turn out with. (She's been cutting my hair for almost 20 years, and knows me well enough to know if I'm ready for something drastic). Give the boys time- it's really a big change...they'll get used to it! LOVE IT!

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  38. I love it! I'm so glad the pixie won even though I voted for #1 and I love that you incorporated the red. That is what I liked about #1. So fun! I'm changing my hair today. Not chopping it just going blonde which I have never done before (I'm a natural brunette). I love drastic changes with hair! Congrats on your great look.

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  39. LOVE IT! I have had short hair since I was in college. I have tried to grow it out several times, but my husband loves it short.

    The color is FABULOUS!!!! You look beautiful.

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  40. so pretty, love the red peek-a-boo color

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  41. I LOVE it!!! Short hair rocks and you look AMAZING

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  42. I am not good with big changes. But you look FABULOUS!!!!!!! I might have to try a little color for fun..it will always grow out if I don't like it. Thanks for the week blog it's been fun.

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  43. How does a person decide which short cut is best based on face composion? i love your short and just cut 5" off myself, (just above the shoulders now) but I don't know which styles look good on my chubby cheeks!? thanks

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  44. LOVE it! I went with the Ginnifer Goodwin look about 7 months ago and absolutely adore it. It is so easy with little ones running around. You look gorgeous and modern!

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  45. This was my vote and ABSOLUTELY love it! I like the add of red it just gives it that perfect punch!

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  46. You look gorgeous! So glad you were so brave. It's incredibly pretty and flattering. And the boys will come around. I think it's a little boy thing to like long hair.
    It's really stunning!

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  47. Love it! Mine is a little shorter right now but this is the goal! What product did you use?

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  48. I love it! You pull the short hair off fantastically! I chopped all my hair about a month ago for locks of love, too. It's so nice to share that unique gift with a child in need!

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  49. Whoo!! You look incredible! I almost didn't recognise you at first. I LOVE it!

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  50. WOW! You look great! What a perfect cut on you! What did your boys think?

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  51. Love it! Owen would freak if ifit my hair too! You have perfect features for short hair too. Mine would be a giant Afro if I cut it...that or a blonde fluffy poodle. Ha.

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  52. What a fun haircut! It looks great. You were smart to do the color underneath so you don't have as much upkeep.

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  53. That is fantastic! I love when women have the guts to just chop it all off. You look beautiful.

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  54. Wow! You look GREAT!

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  55. So impressed you had the guts to go for it! It looks fab - especially with that great scarf :)

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  56. Love it, especially the highlights. Highlights are underneath for less upkeep, I'll have to remember that. I had long hair once, I'll never go longer than chin length now, but I grew it out for locks of love and my son cried when I cut my hair. He reminds me of your Baden. This cut really brings out your eyes, stunning. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  57. You look awesome!

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  58. Oh my gosh it looks adorable on you! That was such a good choice! :) Love it!

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  59. Love the hair. I want to cut mine similar but my husband wants the long hair. The compromise is that I get to cut it when I grow it long enough to donate. I have thick red hair and I figure there are so few of us that some little redhead is waiting just for my hair. I am getting closer. :)

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  60. I absolutely love it! So cute and flattering on you! You are inspiring me ... I have a chin-length bob but I have been eyeing that Jennifer Goodwin cut (and a similar one on Carey Mulligan) for a while now, and I think I will go for it in the Fall, when I have money to buy some stylish clothes to go with it. ;)

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  61. Shut the front door! I can barely type, I keep reaching for my phone so I can just call you and tell you how awesome it is, How funny is that! I just want to say, kiss your stylist she nailed it. You both nailed it. Love the headbands with it. Too dang cute! And you had enuff to donate that is just the icing on the cake. Way to go! I honestly might copy and go short myself. Love it, really, no really, really! I am off to look up short curly styles ;)

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  62. It sounds like we have the same hair- thick and fine! I chopped mine in a pretty similar cut about 6 months ago and I love it! Some days I can sleep on it and go without washing OR styling the next day. I've discovered that keeping it trimmed up is the key to having easy short hair. When I go to long between cuts is when things get difficult. Love the new look, you totally rock it!

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  63. That haircut is AMAZING on you. You look fabulous!!! Not everyone can pull that off...but it is so completely awesome on you!

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  64. wow, drastic change!!!! it will be much cooler. and thanks for the bobby pin vid, who knew?!?!?!

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  65. Your hair looks fabulous!!!

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  66. You wear it VERY well! I am surprised! I was very much against the short hair because one has to be gorgeous to pull it off. Well you did it! You're GORGEOUS!!!

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  67. Just have to say that I LOVE your new hair style. It is super cute and looks amazing on you. Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Cheri you are gorgeous as always!!!

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  69. Super cute. Love the pops of red!!

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  70. I love it. It is an adorable hair cut and I have to say I like it better on you then Jennifer Goodwin but then I love that you added the red into it. Fantastic!

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  71. Short, sassy and sexy. Great look and it is much more than cute. :)

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  72. Oh wow, you are so brave! And it looks great! I'm not sure I have the courage.

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  73. I love it!! It looks fantastic on you! I love how liberating it is to cut all your hair off. I did it about 5 years ago and I am sooo ready to do it again. I'll be going for the ultra short pixie.

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  74. LOVE it! The hair color is so much fun and you pull to pixie off great!

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  75. Great job--and you can definitely show off all kinds of accessories now!

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  76. Super, super cut! I liked it how it was but this is just so different and gorgeous too. You look good with any hair woman!

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  77. WOW Cheri!!! You've got guts!!!! I absolutely love it!! My hair has been short since highschool and it's often hard for me to find fun styles. Thanks to you and hair week *wink* I found this awesome video with 10 Short Hair Style ideas http://pinterest.com/pin/49117452156628369/ ~ I love it and decided to cut my bangs {photo here} http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragonfly-Designs/146144285401412. I'm planning a post on short hair inspiration next week :D I really love the pop of color in your hair too! Hmmm I think that I need to pin your new do for fall ;) THANKS again for putting hair week together! So Fun!
    xo
    Heather

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  78. you are so freaking adorable!! i love it. :)

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  79. I just have to say that 1. I love this, and, 2. I am now very VERY tempted to just chop all my hair off. I've spent forever and a half growing it out, but I am seriously LOVING your cute hair!! So tempted now...what to do? what to do?

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  80. such a cute do! I love it! I would NOT be able to pull this off!!

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  81. I LOVE it!!!!! Freakin adorable!!!!!!

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  82. You look amazing! I love what you did with the color. It makes the cut super fun! I was wondering what product you use? I always have a hard time with knowing what to buy and it sounds like we have a similar hair type. Thanks!

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  83. You look awesome!!!!!! I love, love, love.
    The touch of color was a great idea.
    You are so cute, you can pull (and actually, now you HAVE pulled) off any look. But it really looks fantastic. Hooray!

    (I had my hair almost or about that short a few years ago, and it really IS empowering!)

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  84. Looks very nice on you. I liked Tiffany's comments & also hope your stylist is seeing all the positive comments. (Nicely done!) Especially like it with the scarf or with just a big smile.

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  85. awesome haircut!!! i think it looks even better than the inspiration pic! :) Wish I had the guts and the hair to do it...mine is very thin and way sparse and odd with post-pregnancy hair that is starting to grow back in. Right now I can just live vicariously through you! :) Good choice!!!

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  86. It makes you look younger! I wasn't expecting that one.... : )

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  87. I love your new "do"! So fabulous on you. Way to go.

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  88. oooh I LOVE it! Suits you so much. Good for you. I would not have thought you could better that Rock Chick Hair, but you have!! Inspiring.

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  89. Gorgeous! Really suits you.

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  90. You are so brave and it looks FABULOUS!

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  91. I voted #2, and wow, it looks GREAT on you!!! Super-duper cute!

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  92. It looks fantastic, and makes me want to copy it because it looks SO GREAT on you! =D

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  93. Wow you look so different! It's really cute, though, you look fabulous!

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  94. Yea for #3! I love it and you are really rockin' that look! I had totally forgotten about using scarves too when I wrote my novel and voted! :) Love, love, love it! Hope you have an awesome weekend!

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  95. Super Cute! Even though I wasn't a big fan of that style originally, I honestly do love it on you.

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  96. You make this look GOOOOD!! I wish I could find a haircut that fit me this well. I am too chicken to cut it short. CONGRATS! You look gorgeous!

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  97. Wow. You look GORGEOUS with your new cut. Not everyone can pull off such a short style, but you are rockin' it, Momma! You actually look (to me) like a more striking Ginnifer Goodwin. (She is super cute, but with small features, where as your eyes and lips really pop.) Go you!

    I cut off all my hair, as well, in April for a similar charity called Pink Heart Funds. Most of their wigs are given to children with cancer, and they are all given free of charge. :) Yay for doing something nice for others!

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  98. You look awesome with short hair, Cheri! It looks great on you!

    Love those videos--he is funny!

    Yes, now that I'm back from lots of busy-ness, I'd love to get together. Let me know if you have any good times you can think of!

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  99. Quick Question! I need some advice. Your hair always looks so amazing. I have super thick but fine hair too... what in the world do you use on it to tame the static and fly aways without weighing it down?

    Can't wait to hear from you!

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  100. Way to be brave! I'm impressed. I really like it with the glasses! I was planning on growing my hair until August and then donating to locks of love and going super short (my inspiration was an even shorter ginnifer picture), but now I don't know if I should. I'm worried I have too round of a face for it. I'm scared I'll look too boyish. And fat.

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  101. I absolutely LOVE your haircut and how versatile the style is with all your fun accessories. This is the cut I've been trying to persuade my hairdresser to give me for months and now I have some more gorgeous inspiration photos to share. Your long hair was beautiful but this new cut has transformed you! You look so funky and sophisticated :)

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  102. Love, love, love it! So glad #2 was the one picked. That was my vote! Looks great on you!

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  103. I just love your new style!! I myself donated 15 inches to Locks of Love a few years ago. What an amazing organization.

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  104. I know you have had a million comments, but i just have to add my 2 cents worth. OH MY GOODNESS...You look amazing. What a great cut and color. It really brings out your eyes and lips... your face looks quite different, in a good way of course. I can't get over how awesome it looks, way to be brave

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  105. You look absolutely gorgeous! I think the added color really gives your cut dimension too. It's so fun to see this cut on someone else, you look fabulous!

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  106. PLEASE DONT BYPASS THIS! I have chinn length in front and boyshort in back and I can think of nothing to do with my hair! Help!

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