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Thread: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do

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    sk8cynic
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    The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    Just curious.......how many of the ladies here had the Dorothy Hamill cut? I know I was personally subjected to this for 4 years, but after years of therapy and shock treatments, I got past it.

    Family photos from 1977? Eeeek!! (if I can find a 'good' one, I'm going to use it for my custom photo) - The Horror!! The Horror!!



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    LADSKATER
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    Never! My hair is way too thick!!! I have had other disastrous cuts over the years, but never tried the Dorothy Hammel cut. It was all the rage.

    Ladskater

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    sk8cynic
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    You lucky dog......I was sporting that thing for years (along with glasses, braces, and greasy hair). The term "toad" comes to mind when I look back on it.

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    RealtorGal
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    <span style="color:maroon;font-family:comic sans ms;font-size:small;">My hair was too curly.</span>

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    proudskatemom
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    <span style="color:red;font-family:comic sans ms;font-size:small;">Had it......Loved it.......after years of cutting my own hair with a razor blade (shag) I thought I looked veerryy sleek and sophisticated......I still think it suited me...looking back....</span>

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    Joesitz
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    Not only was it the rage in Ladies salons, but the Gentlemen barbers were advertising 'layer cuts'. Layer cuts became the vogue for men, and I do believe it started with Dorothy.

    Joe

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    RealtorGal
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    <span style="color:blue;font-family:comic sans ms;font-size:small;">So did YOU have one of those layer cuts, hmmmm?</span>:rollin: :D

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    Princess Leppard 625
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    I<span style="color:fuchsia;font-family:verdana;font-size:small;"> had it. Gads. I was eight, I liked skating, though my mother threw me in gymnastics, not skating, but she did subject me to the haircut. Oh, and I had an overbite and hadn't had the braces yet. Why didn't someone drown me?

    Laura </span>

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    rgirl181
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    I had very fine hair when I was young and as a dancer wore it either long enough to be put up or short enough to just not care. We were modern dancers so I didn't have to worry about "Swan Lake":lol: But around 1982 I wanted something different going from long to short so the guy at the salon with the discount coupon (first big mistake) offered to give me a "Dorothy Hamilton" cut. I guess he meant a short bob with a bald spot When he said I'd need to blow-dry it, I passed so he gave me your basic mullet. My response was one of those "Well, maybe I'll get used to it" deals but as soon as I got home, my boyfriend started laughing and said I looked like Bess Myerson (for those of you who don't remember her, think Hillary Clinton as a brunette with a mullet). Ten seconds later, after I'd threatened to cut something of <strong>his</strong> off, I took the scissors and a 1&1/2 inch piece of cardboard and did my own "layered" look. I made my boyfriend hold the mirror behind me. You didn't think I'd let him have the scissors:lol:

    That's my story of Dorothy's Do, which on me was more of a Dorothy's Don't
    Rgirl

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    sk8cynic
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    Rgirl, you're a stitch!! :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:


    Glad to see I wasn't the only one cursed with a bad Hamill cut.....I've had some pretty wretched cuts in my time.....the worst was when my mom took me to get a cut (this was before I had a real say in how my hair was styled), and Mom had the guy give me an atrocious mullet cut. Since my hair is as straight as Plushenko's, she decided AFTER the cut that we needed to get it permed. You can only imagine the disaster....I looked far more like a poodle than Oksana Baiul ever did. I still haven't forgiven Mom for that one! :rolleyes: :lol:

    The pics, however, are good for a great laugh from time to time.

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    RealtorGal
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    <span style="colorurple;font-family:comic sans ms;font-size:small;">When I look back at old photos, I CRINGE!!! What was my mother THINKING? My clothes, my hair! The embarrassment! I have a mission in life to make sure my kid never looks like a dufus.</span>:rollin:

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    sk8cynic
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    That's one of my missions in life (about my kid)....

    I've seen photos of my mom during that same timeframe, and given her clothing choices, I'm not surprised at some of the wretched haircuts. I'm convinced someone was pumping nitrous oxide into the ventillation systems at all the malls between 1975 and 1985. How else can you explain the decline in fashion back then?

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    Show 42
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    I had her hair-do for several years and loved the way it looked.....the only drawback is that it looked shaggy as it grew out, so you had to have it trimmed quite often......42

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    dlksk8fan
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    Never had the "Dorothy Do" (hair to thick and wavy, actually the front of my hair is straighter then the back) but I did have the "Farah Faucet Do" As I get older my hair gets more curly and do I dare say more grey


    I had the distinction of being nominated most "freakiest hair" when I was in the 9th grade (back in '74). I don't know why because there were a lot of my classmates that had freakier hair then me! I wanted to be nominated for most popular:smokin: :lol:

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    sk8cynic
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    Re: The Dorothy Hamill 'Do


    When I was 14, I had a "modified" Hamill cut that didn't quite work......due to the angle and flip of the hair falling in my face, I was christened "ski jump" by my friends.....

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