WIW: Janet copycat and HAIRCUT PICS!

Ok, so I was not overly excited about my haircut right when it ended, but I realized pretty quick that that was because *I* had not admitted to myself that I want a bigger change. After I realized this, I was super impressed with my stylist, who amazingly did EX.ACT.LY what I asked. I'd asked for "almost the same, but better, that looks cute in a ponytail, and that doesn't take lots of product to style." I also told him I hadn't been to a salon in aaaages, which I think scared him a bit.

I kid you not, this guy meticulously worked on my face-framing layers for an hour and showed my how to style with no product - and when I say "no product," I mean not even a BRUSH. That's hardcore.

Now that I trust him, I think I may go back in time and try out something wacky! Maybe something on the short side - edgier/younger/cuter/more Asian.

Pic three is what I wore today, copied from Janet's amazing look here:

Besides the crazy cocker spaniel ears that my hair creates in this pic, I also feel a bit frumpy in it. I think it's because neither my jacket nor my turtleneck have the edge of Janet's pieces. I will have to try it again sometime. I like it, but I don't love it as much as the inspiration. Suggestions welcome!

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Oh I'm so glad your appointment went well Rae! It's so important to build trust with your stylist. Your hair looks beautiful - soft, radiant, has movement...just lovely!

    Something wacky in the future? Interesting...

  • Girl X replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Your hair always looked wonderful, but now it looks so incredibly healthy!

  • san replied 6 years ago

    I love it! Seriously this is a subtle yet nice change. You still look like yourself but your hair is more weightless.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago


    I think you look even more gorgeous now :)

  • Jonesy replied 6 years ago

    Your haircut looks beautiful and your new stylist sounds divine!

  • AJ replied 6 years ago

    Nice! Still plenty of length to play around with. Is that a bit of wave in the ends?

    I'm curious as to what you might have in store for your hair in the future!

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    GORGEOUS! You are all ready for your Italian trip now, Rae!

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    We're always our own worst critics, aren't we? Your description of #3 as "a bit frumpy" reminds me of that quote from "The Princess Bride:" "You keep using that word. I do not believe it means what you think it means!"

    I think you look FAB!

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    Now THAT is creating a versatile hairstyle that works with *your* hair! Rae, I think the stylist is a keeper :-)

    And if you're calling that look frumpy, I'm going to have to add 'frump' to my stated style objectives shortly! :-o

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    You guys are very kind! I'm happy the hair passes the YLF evaluation - I'm actually liking it a lot more now that it has straightened out and mussed up a bit. Good sign.

    AJ, I have a folder full of inspiration pics now. I'm thinking maybe keep it long and loose for summer and try something shorter in Fall, when my interest in dramatic collars ramps up again.

    For those who mentioned the outfit - I should clarify that I *feel* frumpy... I don't think it's a bad look, but it feels just a smidge off to me. Maybe I should stop using the word frumpy... to be specific, I feel a little bit too mature. Perhaps that is where the desire for a spunkier haircut also comes in?

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    I LOVE those colors in #3. You look awesome and so different with your hair :)

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    You look gorgeous! I won't be surprised if you slowly continue to tweak this into something new and different entirely. No frump at all, girl!

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    Great cut! Your hair is so shiny and it looks great with the shorter length!

    And if you're frumpy, I want to be frumpy too! You always seem to pull off the "I'm tough, tomboy, ladylike, RATE, polished and edgy all at the same time" so effortlessly!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I love it! I'm surprised and proud of you for taking off that much length! How awesome that you found a wonderful stylist that you can trust. I'm all for changing things in stages, so have fun with that! This will be the perfect 'do for your honeymoon trip!

  • Carole replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful, Rae!

  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    Rae - I think it looks awesome. It takes a little time for the hair ends to take on their own life or settle after a haircut, also for hair to adjust to the new weight. The "cocker spaniel ears" will settle soon.

  • Vix replied 6 years ago

    It's a pretty dramatic chop for you so I understand the adjustment, but echoing others above who say your hair looks super-sleek and healthy!

    I actually think you might find it a more versatile cut, too. Or take it in a different direction down the line once you get used to this length.


  • Amy replied 6 years ago

    pretty pretty Rae!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Zap, the "ears" that bothered me were in the before picture. I'm very happy with the current chop. :)

    Vix, you are right that it is more versatile! For one, I can put it up again without looking silly. Also, I think I'm going to pull out some hair wax I have (who knows where I got that! Impulse Big Lots purchase?) and see if I can give it some muss/texture.

  • HelenInCanada replied 6 years ago

    Hmm...it's a really subtle difference. You could always go wild with streaks or highlights if you want edgier but don't want to commit to to a dramatic cut. :)

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Eee! Rae copied me? I feel like I've arrived! :-)

    I think you look great and I really like the new hair, although I can definitely see you doing something more dramatic next time! Sometime stages are good, and sometimes you just wanna make a plunge, you know?

  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    Ohhh... Silly me!

  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    By the way: I'm doing a Janet copycat tomorrow as well. The MIA lace up booties that GP has, arrived yesterday. They are so awesome!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Yay, I can't wait to see your interpretation, Zap! I would have bought those MIA booties, too, if I didn't have my Docs. So cute!

  • Meredith1953 replied 6 years ago

    Your hair looks lovely and shiny and still plenty long! Great stylist!

  • replied 6 years ago

    You look beautiful, Rae!

    Hola, Hank!

  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago

    It's very beautiful and the way it frames your face, it draws more attention to your attractive eyes.

  • taylor replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous and fabulously updates your look:)

  • Jem replied 6 years ago

    You look gorgeous as always! I'm glad you were able to find a good hair stylist! It's always tricky and scary to find someone you like. I think you could pull off all kinds of funky haircuts, btw.

  • Vicki replied 6 years ago

    You were very brave, Rae, because your hair, which was gorgeous and shiny before, is really beautiful. It sounds like you and your stylist can talk to each other, which is so important and I love it that he listens to you about what you want. I couldn't upload Zap's link either and I'm happy Claire asked you to post the link on the other thread, because I really wanted to "see you" after your appointment.

    Your comments on future hairstyles that are "wacky, edgier, more Asian" intrigue me. I'm thinking jagged edges, asymmetrical cuts. This will be interesting and may deserve a wearing of the DIY "Galaxy Rae" Dress in the future.

    btw, you will NEVER look frumpy. That's impossible. Italy awaits!

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