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Hairstyles -Colors, Feathers, Braids, Chalk

Updated on December 12, 2014

Hairstyle Trends for 2011

Hairstyles for 2011 are more focused on new colors and adding feather braids then on any particular haircut styles. Whether you're hair is very short, medium or a long length you can be in style by adding some color, some feathers or maybe a combination of feathers and braids. There is a trend of using “smash colors" for a section of your hair that certainly makes a statement. I found the most unusual hair colors and styles on the various singing and movie stars. They are willing to push the limit.

Christine Aguilar -Works Well on Windy Day

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Pop Diva Rihanna - Does She Drive?

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Choosing a Color for Dying your Hair

There are so many shades to choose from when dying your hair it is important to stick to natural hair color and adding different complementary shades can really spruce up a hairstyle. Generally speaking it is wise to stay within two shades of your natural color. Remember if you have damaged hair before hair coloring it may be in worse condition after adding the hair color.

HaIr with Several Dyed Colors

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Shades of Pink

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Color Weave Hair

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Braids

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Natural Hair Colors

It certainly is easy to change the color of your hair or to change the length and style, but you want to find the most becoming color and style for you. If you want to dye your hair choose a basic shade of hair that is the most suitable for your complexion. The natural shades of hair are obviously blonde, brunette, red or black (and I guess we should mention gray).

  • Blonde hair provides an energetic quality to any hairstyle but is best used for people with light complexions. There are numerous shades of blonde hair from platinum, golden to dirty blonde.
  • Probably the most versatile color is brunette as there is an abundance of shades available, which match almost any skin tone.
  • Red hair is the most difficult to achieve with red dyes, so natural redheads have a great advantage as red hair seems to highlight any hairstyle.
  • Black hair is without any highlights or streaks, but its beauty is the black color and the shine, which provides an exotic or mysterious appearance. Dull black hair is not very attractive, so it is important to keep it shiny and reflective.

There are so many shades to choose from when dying your hair it is important to stick to natural hair color and adding different complementary shades can really spruce up a hairstyle. Generally speaking it is wise to stay within two shades of your natural color.

Remember if you have damaged hair before hair coloring it may be in worse condition after adding the hair color. Damaged hair may come from excessive brushingand tearing of the hair and too much heat, so keeping the blow dryer and curling iron on medium will help protect your hair. Sun damage which many people don't consider but wearing a hat is a good idea when it is very hot and sunny. Too many permanents and even over washing will dry out your scalp and lessen the natural oils of your head. Some medications also will adversely affect your hair.

Hillary Dufff with the Ombre Technique

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Ombre Technique

The Ombre technique is the one of the new trends. This is where they color the strands of hair lighter at the ends and darker as they move up the hair shaft, which gives a very unique look.

The picture below has incorporated various colors, braids and flowers. This is a very nice, dressy look and might be perfect for bridal hairstyles or hairstyles for prom night

Braids and Colors for a Dressy Look

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Maybe a Nice Look for St. Patty's Day

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Smash Color Technique

One New York hair salon is using what they call “smash color.” The technique is exactly what the word implies, as they use hair coloring and smash it into one area of your hair. When this technique is used on a short hairstyle it really gives it a sassy look

Smash Color for the Dog

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Feather Frenzy

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Steven Tyler -Feathers Not Just for Women

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Braids with Feathers

Braids with the use of feathers have become extremely popular this summer. Rooster feathers are often used and come in a large variety of colors. The feathers are braided into the hair and can last up to two to four months. Washing your hair doesn't hurt them and you can also even use a curling iron. Fly fishermen traditionally use rooster feathers, but this trend of using feathers for hair has the fishing tackle shops sold out. ABC news reported that one hair saloon has raised their price of feathers from $40 to $60.

Feather Extension with Braid

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Feather Extensions and Products

4"-6" Natural Mix Feathers for Hair Extensions Bunched Together Salon Quality Feathers! 5 Feathers
4"-6" Natural Mix Feathers for Hair Extensions Bunched Together Salon Quality Feathers! 5 Feathers

Five feathers bonded together at the tip to make one feather extension -The feathers are real so the sizes and lengths are all different. No two feathers are the same

 

Braids with Chalk Color

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Chalking Another New Trend

Another trend is chalking, which is done with the same type of chalk the children use on sidewalks. The advantage of using chalk is that it washes right out. If you are going out for an evening you can choose any color of chalk and streak the ends of your hair or apply long streaks, color your bangs and let your imagination be your guide. Of course, you don't want to get caught in the rain or the color will be running down your clothing.

The procedure for using chalk on your hair.

Fill a bowl with 1 1/4 full of warm water. Place you color choices of chalk into the bowl making sure they are covered with water. Leave them in the water for 5-15 minutes. The longer time will produce better results. The colors from the water will be vibrant.

Use a pair of plastic gloves and take the desired piece of chalk and highlight the the desired hairs. This can be on the front, sides, back or bottom of your hair. Let the chalk dry on the hair. It will wash out when you shampoo.

You can also use washable markers putting them on your hair when it is completely dry. With either product you can make the color subtle.or drastic. Scrub your hair when you shampoo to remove all the color.

How to Color (dye) Your Hair like in a Salon, at Home!

Summary

Choosing attractive hairstyles and colors is an enjoyable process for most women. It is nice to get a new look occasionally as well. Some of these new trends are very costly in the salons and it is probably practical for some people to learn how to dye hair at home. I think I will leave the smash hair color and the feathers for the younger females. The Ombre coloring is quite attractive and it has become very popular. I hope all this information about new hairstyles and new trends has taught you something new. Maybe you want to take a walk on the wild side.

© 2011 Pamela Oglesby

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    shiny2dpme. Welcome to Hubpages. I appreciate your comments.

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    svenja schmidt 4 years ago from south west germany

    hi, I'm a new member from germany, 33 years old and I love short haircuts down to smooth shaved heads

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    Tracy, After all this time I now know your name! I haven't been on FB today but I will look for you. Glad to hear you are busy at the shop. See you on FB.

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    kellymom1970 4 years ago

    Hi Pamela99, I just friended you on FB My real name is Tracy smith I go by kellymom here, my moms name is Tracy too. I would love to be your FB friend.. I am very busy at the shop hoping to get caught up on your great post!! Thanks

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    Hi Kelly, I haven't seen any new ones lately. I hope you are enjoying getting ready for the holidays. That's what I am doing. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Good to hear from you.

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    kellymom1970 4 years ago

    Hi Pamela99, I hope everything is going great for you and the family.. I have been cut and seeing a lot of flat tops theses days. You ready to join us in 2013.. Have you seen any by you..

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    daisydayz, It sounds like you love to experiment with different looks, which is a lot of fun. Thanks so much for your comments.

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    Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

    That shade of pink picture is the exact one I took to my hair dressers 5 years ago when I had my hair cut from long to a reclining bob and had the strip. It look exactly like that except im brunette instead of blonde and the stripe was blue instead (then purple, then red!) lol! Great hub

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Kelly, It sound like you are having a great time over all. I am happy for you. I am not writing as often as I did for a while, but yes I am still here. I hope you have a great weekend also Kelly.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, I see more and more gray/silvery flat tops all the time. I met a lady at a conservative dinner party last night. She had the full military flat top all gray she look Amazing!! Her husband is retired military and for 30 years she had a flat top, she would get it cut on the base, so as you could imagine it is very short just like the GI's. They are from Alabama. We are going to say in touch with each other, very nice her and her husband. I think it is such a great cut for us older women,lol makes us stand out, and feel young again!

    So, how are you doing? I see you are still writing, that is great! I have always love your work your so passionate, with writing, as am I about haircuts,lol I am sending the weekend reading all of your stories I have mist. :)

    Have a great week, my friend.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    I met someone in my church that has very short hair. She said that it was long for her and that she does wear a flat top frequently. She has also let her hair go naturally gray, which for her is a beautiful silvery color. Needless to say she is very attractive and she said her husband loves her hair. One day I have to step out of my old way of thinking! LOL. I'm glad you are keeping up the trend.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, I hope things are going well for you, and your husband. I got 2 new hair books with female flat top haircuts in them. You ready yet,lol I have cut a few new one's the last 2 months. Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Kellymom, It was about 98° here the past couple of days and no rain right where we live, although I was just near the beach for a cookout and it rained there. So, NC may not be more uncomfortable than here.

    That's cool that you have your whole family wearing flattops and its always nice to visit. Do you take your mobile home when you travel? I would love to do that, but it's not going to happen with my husbands health problems, plus lack of desire to travel since the stroke. I gave him a total buzz cut, which I have never done before and he loves it. He is starting to get bald on top his head so the buzz cut looks good on him.

    Have fun visiting your relatives.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    I am from North Carolina but live in Fl, and I am back to NC for a few week. I have seen several flat tops up here in NC I guess the that survey was right conservative women are rocking the flat top look. I do look forward to getting back to Fl. It is hot up here. I so happy things are good for you. I wish I had more time to write. I turned my Aunt's kitchen in to a barbershop,lol I have 6 female family members with a flat top, and 2 more with buzzcuts,lol it's all in good fun. Kelly :)

    I really hope someday you can experience a flat top, such a freeing cut, ;)

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, Are you traveling? I thought you lived here in FL but see NC on this message. I'm doing well and hope you are too. I'm not ready for the flattop yet, but you never know what the future will bring. Have a great weekend. Pam

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, sorry to hear that. I hope to see you in the chair one day soon for a flat top,lol Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Kellymom, I'll bet this very hot weather is an incentive for sure. I haven't seen any new cuts around her, but I haven't been out much lately, expect to the store, etc. Today I am feeling a little bummed out as I am attending the funeral for a friend I've know for 30 years. Otherwise, life have been busy here too. It's good to hear from you and I hope you have a great weekend.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Hi Pamela99, I hope you are doing well. I have been buzz women like crazy. heatwaves are great for me. Are going to the voting poll with a flat top to show real change, me and some of my ladies are. have you seen any new flat top with the heat. thanks Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Kelly, I do think we will be seeing more of these hairstyles. I still see the 2 ladies at the grocery store. I'm glad you had a nice father's day. Ours was a bit low key as we had my daughter and her fiancée the previous weekend. We had a great time and we found out the finance cooks as wll as any chief I know of. Keep up those flat tops! Maybe someday for me. Pam

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Hi Pamela99,

    I hope you and your husband had a great father's day weekend.

    We did! Saturday my husband and I went to get a new grill for the big cookout and the lady checking us out had a super short flat top haircut.When we saw each other we laughed she said you too. I told her, I had mine for years, she said she just got hers the day before, she said all of her friends can't stop running their hand over the top.It was her stylist's idea (who also is a barber).Her stylist had cut one on a lady a few days before, and thought it was a cool cut. She realy liked it, shorter then mine and I just had mine buzzed,lol Thanks Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kelly, We had the big storm over Memorial weekend, high winds and much needed rain. We had a yard full of tree branches but no damage. My husband would have loved to go to the race, but it didn't happen this time. I'm glad you had a great time.

    I haven't seen anymore flat tops, but certainly very short hair on older women. My mother got her hair cut real short and she looks better. Thanks for writing. Have a good weekend. Pam

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, How was your memorial day weekend, I hope things are going well for you. I went to the race, I was thinking of you, I know you and your husband like to watch racing as do I. I seen a few flat top haircuts there. You would have like it, nice weather also. Have you seen any around you. Love to chat more, Thanks Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Chris, I must agree. Thanks for your comments.

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    Chris Hugh 5 years ago

    Nice article, hilarious pics. The girl with three-toned hair looks like a beaver. :)

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Lydia, God never gives us more than we can handle. I appreciate your well wishes. Thank you and God bless you also. Pam

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    LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

    Pamela99, I am very sorry to hear that about your husband. I hope he gets better. As for you my friend I hope your health stays well,also. God Bless you friend Lydie

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Lydia, It is good to hear from you. I imagine you enjoyed your travels. No, I haven't gotten a flat top. I talked with my husband again and he really objects, which he seldom does about anything I want. He had a stroke 6 years ago and his health is deteriorating right now, so no cut for me at this time, but I sure admire yours and the other ladies I've seen. I'm glad you're back in FL and I appreciate your comments.

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    LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

    Pamela99, I just read all of the comments. I totally fit the bill 10 out of 10 for Kellymom's survey,LOL. What can I say us CONSERATIVE women like our flat tops,LOL!

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    LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

    Pamela99, How have you been doing? I have a lot of hubs of yours I need to read! My husbandand, and I have been RVing this past winter.We just got back to florida, the other day. I thought it was time to check in with all my girls,LOL. I know you really like the flat top look did you end up getting a flat top haircut yet. I had mine cut last week it was getting way to long for me,anything over a 3/8" an inch on top has to get buzzed(LOL). My new picture is when it was long on top,as you can see it is way to long. I did see a few flat tops in our travels, my friend still wears a flat top also.

    Have you seen any flat tops or did any of your friend get one the past few month. I will spend the next few days reading your hubs, God Bless Lydie.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    I'm sure you were glad to get the email from Heather. The flat top seems to be gaining in numbers. Thanks for the updates. Have a wonderful week! Pam

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela, I just got an e-mail from Heather, the 66 year old lady I gave a military flat top too at the retreat. It's been 6 days she said her hubby almost died and said he would never approve of such a buzzcut if she ask him, but now that he seen it,he likes it.She went yesterday with her hubby to his barber and had it cut like Susan54's remember her bald side and back well Heather even went for the landing strip on top(bald strip like the military men get)They love it,she said he like to kiss the shave strip on top of her head when she is sitting down on her reading chair(so cute) I have done several of them myself on women.I love it!! I found out a little more about the study, It was done I think by a hair clipper manufacturer. I know that they had 5,000 women fill out a survey at select barber shops in the whole US after getting their flat top done. Who are they,How short they like their flat top,age and so on.The women got a free flat top trim up for next time for filling out the survey. I do not know if it is copy writed. I need to find out who wrote it. My friend who showed it to me, also said that 70% of the women over 55 in the survey like their flat top very short,and square. Basically a military flat top haircut. You know what's funny most of the older women I cut say the same thing, they are like make as short as you can but still be a flat top,lol

    If you find out who cuts the regular flat top lady. You can go there for a trim and talk to them about what they think about you getting a flat top haircut. make it alittle more easy on the nerves,lol. Throw away the brush and hair dryer and go get a military flat top that way you will match the survey 100% ,lol just like me. I will see you later friend bye,Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Kelly, I didn't ask the women at the grocery store where they got their hair cut. One woman has a little bit more hair on top in the front that had a wave but the rest of her hair was exactly like a flat top and the other woman had a regular flat top. I'll ask if I see them again. I know we would be friend if we lived closer together, rather than just internet friends. I enjoy hearing from you. Pam

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Hi Pamela, I think when, I first met you, I said you were the prefect fit for a flat top. I guess you are! They is why I like your piont of view so much. I think the same way as you do,lol. I wish I know who did the study, because looking back I see all of the items 1-10 in the women I have been flat toping for the last 20 years.

    Did you ask the 2 women at the grocery store if the get their flat tops cut a the barber shop? are the sqaure like ones I cut?

    Thanks so much for the up date friend, Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    She does look great! You should write a hub about this study. It is very interesting as these are confident women, plus all the over attributes. I fit the criteria, but still have the husband issue. I'll bet the woman's conference was great. I am glad you are keeping me updated.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, That is so cool! that you are starting to see some flat tops. Thank you for the up date. I just got back from a Womens Christian retreat for a week, there had too have been 250 women there. I saw around 25 or so flat tops. I have become friends with 3 of the flat top women now, one thigs for sure is we all have the same view on life,lol. I have 6 women at my church wearing a flat top now, Dee one of the women from my church told me to bring my clippers with me, she wanted her flat top buzz up while we were at the retreat. Good thing, I brought them I flat toped 3 more women in our cabin, I gave the lady Heather a full military flat top she is 66 years old,loos very sexy! She had a dark brown Bob cut before.She had me reshave her the last day there, I told her to keep me posted on her Hubby's reaction!!,lol So, 6 out of the 12 in our cabin all had flat tops. Karen, My new friend is from Atlanta,GA. who wears a flat top (for over 3 years now) she is 65 years old, She found a study online that listed the 10 things that Women with flat top haircuts have in commen( 93% of them). I think you will like # 10,LOL

    I put Karens picture in my profile, What do yo think she look great, right.

    1)Christian

    2)Republicain

    3)Very conceritive views

    4)Married

    5)Have at least 2 kids

    6)Are grand Parents

    7)over the age of 40

    8)Income over 35k a year

    9)Educated

    10)They love to read and write

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    I was at the grocery store and the 2 women working there had flat tops. They looked great! One lady was 55 years old, and I suspect the other might have been a little older. They both loved the haircuts because they were so simple to maintain. This is the first I've seen in my area and wanted to let you know. Maybe we will be seeing more this year as summer approaches. Take care.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, Thanks. I love to hear from you as always. I will chat soon, Thanks Kelly.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, It is good to hear from your again. It sounds like you are seeing more flat top cuts all the time. I am better but still short of breath with much activity. My husband sure doesn't want me to get a flat top cut as I talked to him about it the other day, but you never know. I may change my mind. Hope you had a nice Easter weekend.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99,I hope you feel better now. I gave my Aunt, and her Daughter flat top haircuts last week for the summer. They look amazing. very short. I also saw a women out last night with a flat top just like mine. I told her how great she looked she said she just got it last month, I told her she should keep it. I hope you get one this summer I would love to see it. Thanks Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    My husband and I like several drivers and I know them better my name than number. Dale Earnhart Jr., Tony Strewart are 2 favorites. I like to watch Danica also as I like her and I am all for having a woman compete with the men.

    Thanks for your well wishes. Hope to get new medicine Tues. Have a good week.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Thanks Pamela, I love racing being from NC and all I'm a 24 fan myself.Who do you guys loke. I hope you get better soon. Bye Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymon, We really wanted to go to the Daytona 500, but I am still having health problems, so we watched in on TV. My husband loves racing. I haven't see any haircuts in Jacksonville but I saw a news woman on TV with a very short haircut. It wasn't quite a flat top but she looked good. I think summer will cause more women to get the cuts as taking care of your hair in the summer with the heat and humidity is a pain. Thanks for writing.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Hi Pamela, I was down your way for the daytona 500. I saw a few flat top haircut at the race. Have you seen any around your area. I cut 2 more flat tops from last post both over 65 the look great. I hope your doing well,bye Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Jessi, I am glad you like the hub and I appreciate your comments.

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    Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

    AMAZING!! LOVED THIS HUB! I am always changing my hair color and style! I am going to bookmark this Hub and use it in the future!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Heather, It seems that blue hair has been popular with the senior set for a long time. Thank you for your comments.

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    Heather1956 5 years ago from Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska, Utah, Florida, Arkansas

    I want to be a blue haired beauty like those elderly ladies at the nursing home chugging around pushing their walkers. I think they look super cool!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Hi Kelly, It is good to hear from you. I have written a few new hubs but I am sick and have a resistant bacteria in my lungs. I have a picc line and just finished 2 weeks of IV medicine but it's still not gone. The infectious disease doctor is trying to get approval for a different aerosol antibiotic. I am working on keeping a good attitude!

    It will be interesting to see the new hair cuts as the temperature rises. I'm glad you are staying busy as that means you are successful! Thanks, Pam

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, I have been so crazy at the shop, I hope your doing well. I cut several new flat tops over the past few weeks. I think this is a short cut year for women,lol I will try to read all of your new hubs. Any thing new with you. Thanks Kelly

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, I will check out your site. For some reason I suddenly quit getting my emails from Hubpages so I have to find out what I did to cause the problem. I have been a little crazy too, way too busy. I like the picture posted with your comment. Thanks for dropping by.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, How have you been I have been very crazy, I hope you doing well. I just got a new barber shop haircut book today and I found A flat top in there.(Titled Summer cut for women)I thought I would show you it, it's in me profile picture it would look great on you. Talk too you soon. Bye

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, What a great compliment! Maybe your dad will come around. My husband really doesn't want me to do it but maybe in the summer I'll just get brave. Thanks for keeping me informed. Have a great day and I appreciate our friendship also.

    I haven't been writing much lately as I have been sick a lot and on IV medicines now, but I try to keep up with comments.

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela99, I find women like you and mom such amazing and caring people. Happy Birthday to your mom! I really hope you get to experience the joy of getting a flattop. You will not regret it. Mom and I went to lunch today and the waitress told my mom,she look like my sister,Lol made her feel so good. Dad is still not a 100% behind the cut, but mom is keeping it she said. Thanks for the friendship.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, Thank you for sharing your experience with you and your mother. I am so glad it made such an impact for your mother as caring for your parents isn't easy. I take care of my mother who is 88 today and I love her dearly but it is work. All of you really impress me with the changes you experience after receiving your flat top haircuts. Thanks.

    htodd, Thank you for your comments.

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    htodd 5 years ago from United States

    That is really great ..Thanks

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela99, Despite the COLD WEATHER! Mom and I went to the barber shop to have our flattops buzzed up. Rob the barber does such a wonderful job. Mom and I had told him how much we like the shave side and back, that's when he suggested to us to get it straight razored smooth. I was on the fence about it mom was like less do it. We as a team did it, Wow!!!! We agreed, we have never felt anything so sensual in our live. Now, I know why Susan54 and the other girls have this done. I thought my heart was going to explode!!! I never knew there was so many feel good nerves under all our hair, the head is my new hot spot.( I had to my husband for later)Lol.

    Mom and I were having a very good time all day. Until, I looked over and she was in tears. I thouhgt,she was having second thoughts about such an extreme haircut. She said no, they're tears of joy, and feeling alive again. She has been helping take care of her parnets fron over 8 years now. She put her life on hold and stop being who she was inside this is her first major change in many years, and in 2012 I am helping her take her life back.

    Now I know why Kellymom said in her hub this haircut can change your life,it does. I don't think just a regular haircut can do this much awakening to one soul. I thank you girls for giving me the advise to get a flattop because now it changed my moms life also. I too am a flattop spokes person for life now. I will keep you up dated,bye.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    susan, I haven't tried that. Maybe I would change my mind! Don't bite your nails as it won't help. Remember I have to convince my husband. Lol. Have a wonderful New Year's eve with your hubby.

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    susan54 5 years ago

    Pamela, Have you looked in your bathroom the mirror and took your hands and pushed you hair up and tight to your head to see what the buzz side are going to look like, if so your ready for your flattop. I did it for 3 weeks before I got mine. Yes you will look amazing with one. You have me biting my nails waiting for you to get a flattop.Lol, have a happy 2012.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, Good. Thanks for the comments.

    Linda, I don't know anything yet. It is great that your mom is so happy with her cut as I am not much younger than her. Have a fabulous New Year!

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela, have a great new year, I just love kellymoms neighbor ladies flattop. Pamela I could totally see you going around Jacksonville with a haircut like that! My mother in law got her first flattop just like mine on thursday. Wow!!!! is all I can say 67 years old and looks 55 with all of that hair gone. She did say the shower feels very good on her head now.She is already talking trim up! I think bald side and back is the way to go, 1/2 square on top no guard Sides and back. Such freedom! I'm so ready to hit the garden this summer no more hair in my eyes when I am pulling weeds. Have you gotten back any feedback from your girl friend,what do they think, Is it time to call the barber!!!!

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela, I will tell her what you said,your so nice. I really hope to see you with a flattop for 2012! You would be very sexy also,my friend. Have a great night!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, I think it looks great and she needed a new look to boost her ego anyway. Have a blast tonight. Happy New Year!

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I was drinking some wine with my neighbor lady last night, when she said I really love your flattop haircut. Her husband left her about 6 months ago. 3 kids and now single, and now she wants to change her look. She was like I have no one to tell me I can't do it. After a long night of girl talk and wine. I told if she was ready for a buzz come over on saturday around noon (today), and I will give her a military flattop if she really wants one. She did, and she is one hot mama!! She knows she is not a size 3, but that is what's hot! she is a full figure women like most of the women out there with kids. She came over with shoulder length hair and left with a shave flattop so cute on her. We are going to have fun out at the bars tonight,men look out the single flattop girls are here. I put her picture for my profile What do you think of her picture, hot right! She does not want her face showen. She is 47 sexy!

    Have a great New year friend!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    zeeblog, Thank you for your comments.

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    zeeblog 5 years ago

    Pretty Good Hub.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, It sounds like the flattops are becoming more popular and it's nice you and your mother are doing it together. Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy New Year.

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela,The flattop was a hit from men and women, the best haircut I have ever had they all say.I asked them to vote long hair before or flattop or shave flattop 90% said shaved flattop looks better on me. We had over 30 people over to the house this weekend. All the women, friends and family over 40 are talking about flattops now. I found out my mother in law does want a flattop same as mine,but my father in law is not too happy,but he did say she could try it. I am taking her with me on thursday. We are so much a like now we will even look a like so cool for me,I think it will be a girls day out for a long time to come for us flattop and our nails done. I think by summer a lot more women around here will be sporting flattops. I hope you and your family had a great holiday!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    I haven't seen that show but will look for it. I'm glad your mom's is working out so well. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela, I found a lady on TV with a flattop like mine GAC country tv (Born to drive) it's about a family race car team show and the wife has a flattop she said on the show how much she likes it. She looks great with it. They are not to far from me in NC. What are the odds of that. Mom loves the new bald flattop she even got a date at my shop with it,LOl. I really hope you husband lets you get one in the summer. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, It sounds like your business is booming and I'm glad it is including older women. Thanks for keeping me updated. I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

    Mike, It is nice to hear a man's view. I hope you wife tries it out. I have to work on my husband's views then maybe when summer comes he will change his view. I want to read your hub when you write it. Thanks for your comments.

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    Mike Sampson 5 years ago

    Pamela, My wife and I saw a flattop on a women at our local grocery store a few days ago she had to be our age mid to late 60's. Boy, did she look good! I been trying to get my wife to get one ever since. I'm a long hair kind of guy too there is something different with these flattops women are getting make my heart skip a beat. I have been look all over for picures for my wife. I an glad I found these ladies here. I am pulling for you and my wife to get flattop haircuts. You would look like a model with one, I would love to see a picture if you get one and if my wife get one I making a hub about it. VERY COOL HAIRCUTS THOSE FLATTOPS. Thanks for the hub.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela,HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I think your right about more women changing. I just cut my moms flattop almost bald for her and she is 71 years old. In the last 5 week I have add 3 more women to my flattop client list,one was a young nurse.One lady is my moms friend, she is 67 years old. The other just walked in off the street she saw my sign women flattops $15.00 with picture of a womens flattop.I have 15 active ones now. I have seen a few out shopping for Christmas this year.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, It will be interesting to see if she gets one as I am close to her age. It is interesting to see how many people are changing to flat tops. Thanks for the update

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela, Well I saw my mother in law today, she like it better shaved, then before.She even said keep it shave it looks so good on me.She was asking a lot of questions,do older women wear flattops, how do I liked it, how does it feel,she must have touched it 10 times, she really gave it a good inspection.lol She has not said it yet,but I think she thinking of her own flattop.The big clue was she said do I have the right face shape for one. I hope my husband likes it,because his mom may have one soon,lol.She is 66 years old. I will keep you posted on the others. Thanks

    I wish that your husband would let you get one, I can't believe how much I like it,as a former long hair girl!

    Thanks my hub friend.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, From what I can see in the picture it looks great. It sounds like your husband is getting used to the idea which is nice. It will be fun to get a response for all the others. Let me know what they all think. Merry Christmas!

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    pamela, I did it! I could not wait until summer. I went today and got my flattop shaved bald side,and back just like Susan54's flattop and I love it! So much, my husband thinks I'm nuts but likes touching the bald parts,Lol I never thought in a million years I would have hair this short and like it so much. I told my husband he has to shave the side and back for me with his razor so when the family comes over on christmas day they will have something to talk about. I can't wait to see their faces! Lol I'm keeping it shaved, I don't care about the cold. New Picture of me getting my shaved flattop haircut.

    The church women are going to talk now when we go on sat night. Merry Christmas,and Happy New Year!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    LydieRVgirl, My husband is balding in a way that a flattop won't work. I hope you have a great

    Christmas also.

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    LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

    Pamela,Happy Holidays! I thought by now you and your husband would have flattops,Like me and my hubby over here in Sebring,FL. Well there always is summertime. I see you saw a flattop on a woman was it a short one. Have a great christmas

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Susan, It sounds like there are more women that are taking the plunge. Thanks for sharing your comments.

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    susan54 5 years ago

    I saw a women at the mall today with a short flattop haircut, she smiled and said nice haircut.(we laughed) her huband said to my husband your wife has one too how many women are getting them. She just got hers in aug and her hubby doesn't like it that much but it's growing on him. no pun intended. Lol She said she is keeping it for a long time to come. She look super with it.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Susan, I'm glad you stopped by and I wish you a happy holiday season also. Thanks for stopping by.

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    susan54 5 years ago

    Pamela, I just stopped by to say, hi for the holiday. Talk to you soon.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, Thanks for the update and its great your friends loved it as I always feels that gives us more confidence. Have a wonderful Holiday season!

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela54, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I still have my flattop haircut, I have been getting it cut a little shorter each time, I really want to try a Shaved flattop like susan54's for the summer time,Just to see how it feels,I really love how hers looks. So, I am working my way there threw the cold months.I saw some friends I have not seen in months over Thanks Giving Everyone love it!! Makes me want to keep it even more now. Not one bad comment yet. I will talk to you late.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Kellymom, That is great that your business is growing. I am impressed with the rave reviews. I'm not sure if I will go that route as my husband had been so against it. Happy Holidays to your also.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela, I am so glad to see you are starting to see some flattops. A lot of women go to salons to get their flattops, not good. You realy have to go to a barbershop to get a square flattop like mine, I think if a female is going to get a flattop it looks better square. I had to take my mom for her medical check up today, all of the nurses at the hospital were going cazy over the flattop haircut my mom and I wear. We had about 15 female nurses and doctors telling us how much they love our haircuts. I think I may have more clients, 8 of them ask for my card, they said the flattop hair would work perfect for the long shifts they have to work. One nurse said she was coming to my shop tomorrow for a flattop we will see. I can wait to see your flattop if you try one. You can show your friends some of my flattop pictures over the holidays.HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! My friend Bye.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, It is good to hear from you. I wish I could meet you in person. I saw my first flat top in Jacksonville at a meeting yesterday but her hair really wasn't cut very well like yours is but I also saw a women on a TV show. I think it was one of those shows like Covert Affairs, but this gal was probably in her late 30's and she looked terrific. I'm glad you business is going well. I have been busy too and don't have much time to write on Hubpages. If I don't see you before the holidays, Merry Christmas to you ant your family.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, I have been so cazy with the holidays my barbershop is slamed with everyone get their haircut for the holidays. I did add one more female to the flattop client list yesterday she was such a cute little thing. She just turned 65 all gray thick hair and said her hair had to go and she loved my haircut so a flattop it was. So happy to see your still writing. I wish I had more time to. Bye

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, We had a great Thanksgiving and I hope yours was good also. I'll bet the couple was cute.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    pamela99, Hello I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! I had one of my husband and wife flattop clients come in to day. What a cute couple with their matching flattops, They like it short that for sure, just like Susan54's flattop. Bye for now.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Susan, Thank you. I have actually had a haircut since then but my other picture was about 4 years old so I thought I would upgrade with one I had.

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    susan54 5 years ago

    Pamela99, I love your new picture, you look so young,that is great!Very Nice.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kittythedreamer, The feathers are so pretty. Thanks for your comments.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    I absolutely love the feather extensions. I have one myself. It makes me feel like I'm going back to native roots. Voted up and awesome! Great pictures and commentary.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    kellymom, I'm not getting one now, despite all the encouragement from my friends. As I've said before, my husband is really against it and normally he never says a negative word about my hairstyles, weight, clothes, cooking (or lack) etc. However,I will be interested in seeing your hub.

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    kellymom1970 5 years ago

    Pamela99, Are you getting a flattop, like the rest of us girls. I am working on a new flattop hub with more never seen before pictures of women with flattop haircuts. You are going to look great with a flattop.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, A barber had left a comment and told me the same thing about getting a haircut and actually gave me the proper measurements. I'm glad your husband has decided that he loved your flat top; that's great news. You do look good.

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela99,My husband was not a fan of the idea, He said there was no way he was going to like it. My kids think mom is cool,lol. All of my family and friend say I look younger and I'm so cool with it,much better than my old hair. I had one lady copy the same cut,I must look good if some else, wants to wear the same flattop. So, back to my husband he said it's your hair, But I will not like it! Well, it took him about 5 mins and now he loves it. He tells me I need a trim ever week or so.Some men do not like change. I am so happy my husband likes it now, makes me like it even more,and I do love it! One thing, you have to go to a barbershop, hair stylist just can't cut a flattop to look good. I hope you get one, feel so alive now. Thank you your too kind.

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Linda, I think it looks good on you. What does your family think? It looks to me like you've got the right shaped face to where this hairstyle. Thanks for leaving me the comment.

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    Linda1971 5 years ago

    Pamela, I got my flattop cut the other day here is the new picture. What do you should I keep it or grow it out. Thank you, Your one great lady.