Chin Length Bob - a work in progress

So most of you know, I used to have my hair in a super short pixie (pics 1 and 2). And I loved it but it was time for a change. I'm now wanting to have something with more movement, versatility to be straight and sleek or wavy (I can work my hair into waves with the right product) and in my mind, a wee bit more feminine and soft.

As I'm sure you can imagine, going from hair that's roughly 1/2 - 1 inch long and no two hairs the same length, to chin length in quite the task. Pics 3 and 4 show where I'm at today. I've getting trims and shaping every 8 weeks to allow growth between cuts. It is finally starting to get the shape and now my stylist will cut the back a bit shorter to begin creating the asymmetry. Having what she calls an "a-line bob" will allow my hair to have more movement and keep my thick hair from making me look like I have a poodle on my head. I'm still a good 3-4 months away from having the finished style but am finally past the "cut this off it's driving me crazy" stage. It's the growing out of the top and the fringe that now needs to catch up with the rest. And yes, I'm keeping my cranberry streak :)

Pics 5 and 6 are my inspiration photos and what I'm going for. Neither I nor my stylist can believe I've gotten this far - patience is not my strongest virtue :)


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