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Put on Them Big Girl Panties!

By January 27th, 202138 Comments

Hola Chicas!

So lately, I’ve really been tempted to get a shape-up…preferably a professionally shaped bob. I’m not talking anything drastic, but I’d like a change.

I’ve always said that my optimal curly length is chin. My hair is shrinking to my shoulders or just above and I don’t like the way it hangs in the back. I’d like a few layers in the crown, and just a teeny bit off in the front. I’m such a chicken though! No one has touched my head in almost 2 years…

If I get it done, I’ll go to Marie at Shi Salon in St. Louis. I already set up an appointment for Wednesday of next week…my Mom was going anyway. Here’s how our text convo went:

CN:I just made an appointment with you for next Wednesday! I want a new shape…can you do it?
Marie: Good, are you coming with your mother?
CN: Yep. I want it bobbed for volume… but you know I’m scurred…will you cut it wet or dry?
Marie: It’s better to cut dry, don’t be scared! I will talk you through.
CN: Alrighty…I’ll put on my big girl panties πŸ™‚

I’d like to go from here:

Put on Them Big Girl Panties!
To here:

Put on Them Big Girl Panties!
I like this one, but I’m wayyyy to chicken πŸ™‚ Plus, I’m not sure if it would look right on super curly hair.

Put on Them Big Girl Panties!

What do you think?! I think a curly angled bob would be hot!!!

If you have links to sites with cute bobs, leave them in the comments!!!!
If you have pics of cute bobs, send them to my email.

I’m talking 1-2 inches tops..I NEED to be able to wear my lazy bun!!!



  • Inga says:

    I love the Halle Berry style too…:-)….seems to me you can still achieve that look ’cause it looks to me like you have the same length(her surls are just tighter I think her curls are just hiked up further)lol…..if you just put your curlers further up and do a shorter twist them it should look like a shorter hairdo…lol…buut I guess you’ve already cut….oh well..your hair is still amazing!

  • Anonymous says:


    I’m dying to see it!!! Debut! Debut! lol

    Eboney, the Newbie

  • Anonymous says:

    over the winter I discovered I could acheive a bob look by pinning my hair under in the back. Very cute look that left my co- workers raving about my new “hair cut”. Well, I decided to go for it and cut it into an angled bob similar to Halle’s but a little less layering. Looks good down, but due to the shorter layers at the back, my bun is not nearly as full as it was. Also, if you like wearing you hair up, make sure the hair at the nape of your neck is left long enough to pull up without pulling and stressing your hair.

  • Joy says:

    OMG Marie is the best. I modeled for her many times. Tell her I said hi. She will surely rock out your hair!

  • momo7 says:

    After looking at the Halle picture above, I think I see what style you’re leaning towards. The curl pattern is a little looser (I don’t think that’s her natural pattern so you may have to still manipulate your hair some more post cut, to get that look) so, I found some other pics of Halle with the same style concept just to give you an idea(s) of the various ways it may come out if you do decide to cut your hair (you’ve probably seen these already, but just in case):

    this might be her natural curl in these links (please excuse her boob in the 2nd link lmao…I think that’s 4 a new movie of hers):

    I think yours may come out like these below if you do the tnc post cut:

    maybe yours would look like this with the bantu knot out:

    My bad if those are alot of links, but I just want to help because, I know how it was when I cut my hair. I was not prepared. Not to mention, I had cut it too short for a ponytail (which consisted of about 20 hair clips and like a half inch worth of hair peeking out of a rubberband lmao…it was hard to cope). I liked it the first day then, I absolutely longed for my hair again b/c I couldn’t really do anything with it anymore. Keep in mind, humidity and shrinkage. Know how you are going to wear it (tnc?) and how you will combat those things. You probably can even practice/experiment on your hair at it’s current length to see how you would like it shorter b4 going all the way(perhaps you could roll it up even more during your tnc). I think that you want the shorter look in the back-top with longer layers in the front (giving the appearance of fuller hair, which I think is so cool…I do that with mine by just setting it shorter than the rest of my hair though, no cutting anymore ova here lol).
    I hope something in this LONG comment helps, lol. Again, whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best gurl!!!!



  • Jamie says:

    I was a little sad when I read you wanted to sut your hair too. But , it is a really pretty cut πŸ™‚ I say go for it lady.


    (PS. Next time I come home I’m gonna check out Marie too.)

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello CN, I totallly think you could rock that Halle Berry cut.

  • Jetblackhair says:

    I’ve always wondered about cutting curly hair wet or dry. If you cut it dry, then how will you know how much it will shrink? But, I guess if you cut it wet it’s still elongated so…see here I go again. I think the Halle cut is HOT but either way Nikki, you hair is HOT. I have a hard time with the length in the back of my hair…almost looks like a shag πŸ˜›

  • Brightlightwarriornika says:

    Good Luck!!

  • Anonymous says:

    The funny thing is I just got my haircut in a bob yesterday for my birthday! I will email you my picture inspiration spreads.


  • so1913 says:

    Yeah Nik! I think it would look GREAT! I’m allll about a fly hair cut and I think you would be very pleased visually with the effects of the cut you are describing πŸ™‚ It will definitely give you the attitude in your style you are looking for!!!

    I DEFINITELY am starting to miss my layers since I got more of a blunt cut back in November. The way my hair is falling is so “blah” to me. My plan is to give me an elevated bob cut the next time I go in, not taking off too much but leaving the front longer and cutting the back up some more and getting some of that character back into my style that most people acknowledged with my cuts.

    Good luck lady, and can’t wait for the photos!

  • mothereartha says:

    go for it…it grows back. after the initial shock (which will be major) you’ll be fine and want to cut more..that’s what i do now..cut it myself to keep my shape.

  • HeyuitsLou says:

    Although I do agree with ^momo7

  • HeyuitsLou says:

    I def. say go for it! Hair is hair and plus I think that Halle length would be a good new look for you..sometimes I wish “we” could do major changes like one day cutting our hair super short and the next day have super long hair. That would be so awesome dont you think =)

  • Carmell says:

    Are you in the Lou? me too!!! well just outside in O’Fallon. please hit me up with an email and let me know where this salon is!!! i’ve been natural for a little over a year and if i don’t do something quick i’m afraid i will relapse to the creamy crack. i have worked to hard to go there but its callin me!! thanks!

  • momo7 says:

    I honestly think it’s crazy. You’d look nice in all of those styles (they are much shorter than your hair though), but curly hair is so versatile (and can be styled to appear shorter) that you could probably pull the styles off without cutting your hair. Gurl when I read this post, I wanted to choke you through the computer lol. It’s good if you want the cut and will be happy with it. Just don’t get it and regret it, cause once you cut it, that’s it. You’re gonna have to wait for it to grow back. Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best!

  • Anonymous says:

    If you choose to do it I CANNOT WAIT to see it. πŸ™‚

    Good Luck<3

  • TailorMade84 says:

    yeah….no. πŸ™‚

    i only say that beacause twisting a styling hair that is all different lengths is FRUSTRATING!!!! you gotta make the right sections or u got a random long piece mixed in with your short twist :s

  • nikkiblanco says:

    it’s hair–it will grow back! change is a great way to stimulate things in your life… i say go for it and then you’ll have a new goal to reach for when you get bored with it!

  • Anonymous says:

    that cut that halle has is too cute!! i say do it girl!! you will look great

  • Claudia says:

    God, that bob looks great, I bet you would rock it like nobody’s business, Nik! You want it? Go for it!

  • Anonymous says:

    I think that if that’s what you want, go for it. I would’nt do it because, i’m too scared. I panicked after getting my hair cut…. 3 inches! It would look so glamorously big on you though!!!

  • Maria says:

    I hate cutting hair. Scissors scare me! BUT I think you could rock this look.

  • mochacurl says:

    I’m sure the cut will look great on you, but my vote is HELL NO! lol

  • D_luv says:

    Ooooh, the Halle cut! Clearly I’m living vicariously… *frantically willing hair to grow*

  • Za says:

    I love the way your hair looks now,but I can understand wanting to try something new. Like everyone else I too think you’d look FAB w/ the Halle cut! πŸ™‚

  • Za says:

    I love your hair now,but I can understand wanting to try something new. Like everyone else I too think you’d look great with the Halle cut πŸ™‚

  • satin doll says:

    i like the halle cut and the cut of the woman in the pic with you….they’re both cute and would look great on you…i’ve been thinking about cutting the back of my hair for eveness cuz it’s looking a little mullet-ish since the back of my hair grows longer than the rest….can’t wait to see the pics of the new cut!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks for your comments ladies. I think I’m going to do it…I’m undoubtedly nervous though πŸ™‚

  • ljkelly says:

    I LOVE the Halle cut! That is exactly what I want as well. It is super cute! I can’t wait to see the results!

  • A. says:

    oh… Have you been to Selah? It’s a black Aveda salon. I went right before I moved away. I had a wonderful experience. The girl talked me into a trim and it was really a good dusting. I was so pleased. They specialize in natural hair.
    Mayeb you can try it out next time you go. I haven’t been to a salon since and I hadn’t been to one in at least 5 years before I went. Check it out when you go. It’s between downtown and midtown – on washington – I think. They are a spa too.

  • Serita says:

    Totally go for it. I’ve ALWAYS loved the bob.

  • ChocolateOrchid says:

    Go for it! I think it will look beautiful on you!

  • b. says:

    Your friend’s cut looks the closest to what you just described. I like hers and the Halle cut. Good luck!!! I was just contemplating a cut for myself today.

  • Anonymous says:

    Check out Kabrinam on Youtube. She has a layered cut that is pure hotness! When stretched it’s still about APL.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your hair the way it is but I’m loving that Halle cut too. I’m sure you’ll look fabulous either way :o) Go for it girly.

    Eboney, the Newbie

  • shelly says:

    Oops didn’t see the second picture. I like the Halle cut.

  • shelly says:

    Ohhh…Nikki I think the bob would be very cute on you. I’m also glad you asked your hairdresser about cutting wet or dry. I have been asking that same question for the longest. Now will she have to blow dry your hair in order to cut dry. Sorry I do not have any pictures. But I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

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