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Long Bobs

Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to have long hair, my mother always styled mine and my sister's hair into a very short 1940's war child bobs with a sever side parting and told us that when we were old enough to look after our own hair, then we could grow it long......
Throughout my teens and twenties I tried very hard to grow my hair, only succeeding with the help of extensions. Pregnancy of course makes your hair grow like crazy and after two children, my hair is now half way down my back and the longest it has ever ever been. Ironically though, those two little children mean that I rarely have time to style my hair and it's often found in a topknot or a fishtail braid. It can look good when I set aside time to style it either myself or at the hair salon but being a working mama that time is fairly limited. 


I think that I may have found a solution to my hair woes, good old pinterest has lead me to the Lob or long bob. It seems like the perfect yummy mummy hairstyle, cool and stylish, the length still allows some versatility but is heaps more manageable than my current style. I have a hair appointment booked for tomorrow and I am so very tempted to just go for it, I know it is just hair and it will of course grow back but in my case this will be a very very slow process. My hair tends to snap off when it gets to a certain length and I really don't have time to manage hair extensions which take an age to dry and require regular maintenance.
Above is my hair inspiration which I'll be showing my hairdresser tomorrow. My favourite style is the main image from www.kensingtonway.com both her hair colour and the style are just perfect.  I'm also loving ( clockwise) Blogger Anna Sacconne's current bob, Olivia Palermo, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington- Whiteley and the every stylish Lauren Conrad.

Now all that's left is to for me to pluck up the courage to chop it all off!

What do you think, should I go for the chop?


*UPDATE*  I did it!! - read more here


8 comments

  1. Ever since I got my hair cut I've been dying for it to grow to a length where I can do something with it, you have just given me the perfect solution, thank you! Such a lovely cut that can be done nicely but also thrown up if need be. X

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    1. You're welcome Ally, I'm glad you found some hair inspiration. Now I just need to pluck up the courage to go for this myself! xx

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  2. Also my current hair dilemma! I'm so fed up with my hair being cover in baby sick and purée food in the ends and little fingers getting tangled in it, plus long hair takes to long to style with two small people around! I have an appointment booked on Tuesday, let's see if I chicken out! Can't wait to see yours! X

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    1. I totally chickened out I'm ashamed to say. I think I will cut it soon though! I'll be intrigued to see if you were brave enough to go for the chop ;)
      xx

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  3. Did you go for it? I did and loved it for a while, but ended up missing my long hair so grew it back. But now I look at photos of me with it and think I looked way more stylish back then. Gah! The never ending dilemma of hair styles.. x

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    1. I didn't, I'm afraid I chickened out! I still really want to get it done but I'm so worried I won't be able to grow my hair long again if I hate it but you're so right, short hair is way more stylish. Such a dilemma, Lol!
      xx

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  4. I know this was posted months ago, but I just wanted to let you know that I love your long bob :)

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