Hair Cuts for Females

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  1. EmilyRose

    EmilyRose New Member

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    Recently my mother and I have started a debate on hair cuts. I am attending the Coast Guard Academy's prep school and i want to cut my hair short. My mom want me to keep it long. I say it is easier to run my fingers through it and go, but my mother says putting it in a bun is easier. What are your recommendations?
     
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    Keep it long! It's SOO much easier to put in buns. :thumb::thumb:
     
  3. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    I'm a male, but I would say that you would be fine if you kept it long. Just be sure to have something to tie it back with. Of course, it's your hair.
     
  4. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Don't cut it! Trust me...I considered it but ultimately decided not to. Its easy enough to put up neatly as long as you practice. Cutting it short leads it to growing out to an awkward length when you're here making it harder to deal with b/c its too long to keep down but to short to put up properly.
     
  5. Classof83

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    Long versus Short

    My DD is at another academy (she had an appointment to CGA last year so I have a soft spot for CGA) and she has long hair. She can put it in a tight bun within a nano-second.
     
  6. TWCRS

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    If your hair grows quickly then it might be out of regs quickly. I had both when I was in college at a SMA and the upkeep on the short hair was more expensive because having hair cuts more often was far more expensive than having a bun. The benefit to short hair was that it was less stress like you said. It took less time to dry and it honestly weighed less. It physically weighed less.
    The upside to having long hair is that buns can be done quickly and easily if done correctly and if done well can be very professional looking. If done badly, well they look bad. You also have the option of different styles of up-dos not just buns but braids etc. Benefits are that you have the option to wear it down on the off times. Cons: takes longer to dry and upkeep/ management can be a problem if you aren't used to long hair and if you have thick hair it can weigh a lot.
    Honestly for me, shoulder length hair was the easiest. I could put it up in a snap but I still had options. Short hair I have to have cut ever month or so to stay with in regs and when I wanted to grow it out, it was a pain. Hair any longer than shoulder length (I had it when I started) was a pain as well. It was hard to manage and didn't allow for quick care. By that i mean showers, brushing etc. That is when I finally took 16 inches off. Good luck!
     
  7. Capt MJ

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    Hair Stuff

    Have some fun and look on You Tube for any number of videos for military women's hairstyles for uniform purposes, especially buns, including the infamous "Sock Bun."

    Either very short in a precision cut or shoulder-length with no layers that can be quickly put up wet or dry, are what I used (26 years of practice, can still put my hair in a bun with about 8 pins in under 2 mins), female shipmates used and what I have observed our USNA midshipman sponsor daughters use over the years. Plenty of pros and cons either side - challenge of keeping the short cut looking good and within regs if access to a decent stylist is limited versus slightly longer time to put hair up in braids/bun but no stress about finding someone to cut it right.

    If your hair is thick and heavy, go to dance supply sites and look for the serious bun pins that professional dancers use (many shades) to secure their buns. I used a brand called "Bunheads." Silly, but they worked well for me.

    Some sort of defrizz product such as John Frieda or BioSilk are also good to smooth it all down, especially for inspections.
     
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  8. EmilyRose

    EmilyRose New Member

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    Thank you all so much! This really made me think.
     

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