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(April 24, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Why is it that we are never satisfied with the hair we have? Girls with curly hair want straighteners, and those with straight hair have been known to bring out the curlers, or worse, the perm. Is this a simple case of the ďgrass is always greener on the other sideĒ or is there something more complex going on? Ah, can anything really be that complex with hair? We just want to look good!

Modern Hairstyles

If you look back in time, youíll see that hair has always been a defining accessory for women and girls. In the twenties there were bobs and pixie cuts. In the fifties, hairstyles were heavily lacquered and discrete. In the sixties, big hair hit the world in a big way and the seventies brought us sleek, straight dos. In the eighties, big hair came back, but this time we had it permed, poofed, and curled. The nineties tamed things down a bit until everyone wanted to look like Jennifer Aniston, and now we have Ė just hair?

There is not a single defining look these days, and in all honesty there wasnít a single defining look for any time period. Like anything, diversity is key to hairstyles and the sheer number of popular styles accommodates all kinds of fashion and hair types. Straight hair is definitely in as is curly. Long hair is hot and so is short. If you have curls or waves, you should let them go wild. If you have straighter hair, get it flat as a board using a straightener to be sure you look edgy and fresh.

Choosing a Hairstyle

Your hairstyle should have a lot to do with your personal style, your activities and the time and energy youíre willing to dedicate to your look every morning. If you have board straight hair, but want curls, youíre looking at an hour or two or curling and setting every morning. If you have extremely curly hair, but want it straight, you need a very good straightener and a few friends to help you get it all flat for you.

If you have hair thatís anywhere in between, you have more options. If your hair just has some wave, you can straighten it out in no time in the morning, and on days when youíd rather be loose and carefree, you can use curl enhancers to bring out the waves. Look at your hair type and how thick it is before electing a hair cut, after all, the wrong haircut might be something youíre stuck with for a very long time.

Get a Consultation

If youíre not sure what sort of hairstyle is right for you, why not go to a professional and ask? Unless your mom has a great stylist, you can skip that studio, and find a young, hip hair stylist instead. Look for someone that has a cut you think is fun and ask for a consultation before a cut. Then talk to the pro about how much time you have in the mornings, the kinds of looks you really like and if you need to be pulling your hair back all the time for sports or other activities.

The professional stylist will be able to look at your hair type, face shape and consider all your other factors in a matter of minutes and tell you what sort of style is a good idea and what is not. Remember, you may love your best friendís new do, but unless youíre twins, it just might not work on you. Find inspiration and then get some advice. When youíre ready, go ahead and get whatever cut you want - there is nothing holding you back from any style (expect maybe your mother.)


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lizard_eye

22/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: April 29, 2008
i know this has nothing to do with the topic, but when is a new dollmaker going to be opened for non-premi?
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lizard_eye

22/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: April 29, 2008
my hair is like ratty curly and disgusting when its unstraightened. so i straighten it everyday, but now i have lots of split ends. gah.
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Jaixxhunni___X

106/Female
Germany
Posted On: April 28, 2008
i've got really curly and BIG hair. but when i feel like chillinggg, i straighten it with the world's best flat iron, the CHI.
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Johan_Andersen

20/Female
West Hills, CA
Posted On: April 28, 2008
my hair is thick,curly,and an all-around mess!but i love it.it's all short and looks like Hinata's from Naruto(never let your drunk mother cut your hair for you)i can't straighten it too,it never works.even a pro can't make it straight
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: April 28, 2008
no offense but i love zelda you sound kinda full of yourself!
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ilovezelda

23/Female
Lake Elsinore, CA
Posted On: April 28, 2008
I have straight brown layered hair that goes to my shoulder's and frames my face. I LIKE IT!

I used to have it EXTREMELY long.....like to my thigh's. And it hurt my hand's to brush it so I got it cut. It' WAS supposed to be Kelly Rippa style but I like it anyhow.

One thing I dont like is one side of my hair curves in the other out, and I can't use curling iron's...I have a BAD sense of timing and my hair is fragile....Wow...Long post..
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Knewgirl

22/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: April 28, 2008
I like my hair, its long and curly on good days... but I wear it up most of the time because it's easier and on bad days it turns into a frizzy, wavy mess but I don't really care ^_^
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CinnamonDragon

19/Female
Madagascar
Posted On: April 27, 2008
I've got straight hair. I don't hate it though. I'm gonna let it grow really long like one of my story characters. I model a lot of my style from my characters, that way no one will look exactly like me. lol..

Good artical btw.
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hovergirl2588

20/Female
Brookhaven, PA
Posted On: April 27, 2008
i have wavy hair but when it gets hot out i have t ostraigte it or my hair becomes a afro lol
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r_janecek2007

20/Female
Smithville, TX
Posted On: April 27, 2008
I have short, curly hair.

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heart_rose

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 27, 2008
I have extremely straight hair. When my friends starting pulling out their straighteners since they all have curly hair, I was like, "Now what is THAT?" We joke around saying that they're going to straighten my hair because I "really" need it.

Good article.
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 27, 2008
I Have Natrually Straight Haiir

And I Love It

(:

I Got Bangs Style Fringe Last Week (:

I Love Layers, It Makes My Hair Look Nice

Look On My Profile For My Hairstyle

Alexa =]
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TinkerBell1995

19/Female
Wilmington, DE
Posted On: April 26, 2008
I got my hair cut just like my Moms to my shoulders. But my hair has waves, but it looks cute when it is brushed out the right way and when it is soft and silky. Great article.

- Emma Grace
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: April 26, 2008
I actually have african heritage mixing with scandanavian, so my hair is big, springy curls with thick strands of hair. It's pretty---when it behaves.
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tootoorooroo

19/Female
Hanford, CA
Posted On: April 26, 2008
I got a super short cut with layers,it was cute...for about a month! Now I'm stuck with this mess until my hair grows out again!!!And to top it all off when I got it cut it got thicker and it takes forever to dry and I dont have a blow dryer!!! great article!!!
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