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Should I Cut my Hair?
I have brown, curly hair. Really curly hair. It’s usually pretty long but it gets so heavy in the summer and I can’t imagine dealing with it this year. I’m thinking of chopping it off completely, but my face is really round and my ears are oddly shaped, so I’m worried a really short cut would make me look like the lost member of the Jackson 5. What do you all think?
It might sound a bit ridiculous to ask you this question, since you only know me as a disembodied voice on this site, but more and more people are doing exactly what I’m doing and asking random people on the internet for advice on changing their look.
People are not only doing this on their personal blogs, but sites are popping up that are entirely devoted to asking people how they should cut their hair. Humanhairstyler.com is just one site that is devoted to letting people create simulations of what they would look like with a different hair style, then allowing people to vote on which ones they think look better. Of course, there’s also Baldlygo.com, in case you’re done with hair entirely and want an outside opinion.
The idea is that when it comes to style, there is strength in the number of opinions that you receive. If 400 people think I should cut my hair, then maybe it is a good idea after all! But of course, you could be intentionally trying to steer me in the wrong direction, and I have no obligation to listen to your advice so this whole exercise might be moot.
So what should I do—cut or don’t cut? [The New York Times]