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  • For those who think TWAs look good on everybody...

     

    To me it's the same thing as saying long hair looks good on everybody. I can honestly say that there are some people who wear their hair long that I think look better with their hair short (regardless if they are natural or permed). So why do some people feel like short hair looks good on everybody? Some people can wear their hair at any length and it's equally complimentary, but certain lengths do look better on some people than others. Do I make any sense? :-?

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    Sorry, to say I'm lost as to what your talkign about.

    I don't necessarily think that TWA's look good on everyone, but depending on the length or height of a TWA it flatters everyone. Those with big heas love a TWA, because it does look good on their faces and they think it didn't. I think all black women want long hair, but I like the idea that our hair lets us look flattering in all lengths..or that is my impression when I see a natural head.

    I just find the TWA looks chic on everyone. And of course depending on the shape of your face, other lengths may look even more flattering.

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    I think that I'm with you on this one Honey Dini. Not everthing is for everyone. I've seen most women lokk wonderful in TWA's, an others I have seen that don't look that great. I mean, the different shapes of our faces alone (round, oval, heart-shaped, etc.) give proof to the fact that no one style os for everyone. Just like not all of us look right with our hair pulled back, and not all of us look nice with bangs; the TWA is not for all. It is, however, a VERY sharp style.

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    True not everything is for everyone but now that I think about it I have never seen anyone with a twa and I thought that it didn't look good on the person, no matter the size of the person or the shape of the face. A twa also comes in all kinds of shapes, there is not just one twa. About women with permed hair long or short I more often think that the style isn't very complimentary.

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    I make the statement because when I was making the decision to chop, I had a big body, big head and forehead and a couple folk made reference to that when I told them I was getting rid of my hair. I think BW have too many do's/don't as it is w/o feeling apprehensive about wearing a short fro, so yes I would tell anyone who asks that I think they will look good with it, but that's just me and my favoritism for nappy hair whether 1/4 inch or 5 inches.

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    I'm totally agreeing.. the TWA is doing nothing for my features. I'm being honest, my face is too fat, and my head is too big to have no hair framing my face..

    I see ladies evryday with twa, or shorter (bald) and it looks fabulous on them.. sighs.. wish it looked that flyy and sharp on me.

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    I agree that all styles don't look good on all people. But, I think that all styles CAN look good on all people.

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    This topic reminds me that I did worry about how my face looked with short hair, but I was rarely in front of the mirror long enough to notice my 'do since I was no longer spending so much time doing my hair. I simply didn't worry about what I looked like because my became crowded with other things when I left the house--out of sight, out of mind.

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    I've never seen a TWA look bad, but that doesn't translate as a the perfect style for everyone in my mind.

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    Actually, from what I've noticed its the other way around. I've seen women who had long hair all their lives and felt that the hair made them more attractive. However, I've seen two women who cut their hair into a twa and their features just popped out showing more beauty. Actually the hair distracted people from their beauty. But I do agree that some look better with long hair, not that they are not attractive with a twa but longer length hair frames their face beautifully.

    I feel the same about Halle Berry. When she has long hair she is still pretty but she blends in with any regular pretty woman in the ET industry. But with short hair, she's stunning!

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    I make the statement because when I was making...

    I understand what you're saying and I favor nappy hair too no matter what the length. I guess I still just feel like no matter how it's styled, short hair does not compliment everybody just like long hair doesn't compliment everybody.

    Thanks for the responses!

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    (LBell gets out the flameproof catsuit with the hood)

    To be honest, I understand and agree that not all looks work for all people. One of the reasons I struggle with locking is because I personally don't like long straight(-looking) hair on me. I don't care if it's all natural, I personally have a hard time seeing myself that way. But because I believe locking is in my future, I'm working on the idea in my head...and the idea that I don't HAVE to have them flowing down my back if I don't want them to. (And it's funny when I read these threads that elevate the having and growing of long southbound hair to almost saintly levels because I'm just like...why? )

    But IMHO there's an underlying reason behind the fear that some have of the TWA. I think the main reason why people fear the TWA is because we're all conditioned to think of long hair and femininity as going hand-in-hand. Sorry, but I don't believe it's just about what looks good on one person and what doesn't. It's also about our conditioned fear of short hair. Add to that the belief that "black hair doesn't grow" and the fact (as opposed to the belief) of shrinkage. I know I can't get into your heads, and for some of you it may really be just about what looks good and what doesn't, but I honestly don't think that's always the case when somebody (not necessarily anyone who's responded to this thread so far) hesitates over having or wearing a TWA.

    What I don't understand is why people think there's only one kind of TWA. TWAs can have different shapes to suit different faces. Variations in length (height, lol) on the top, back and sides provide different looks. It doesn't necessarily have to be cut all one length -- though that can work as well.

    I have worn several different varieties of TWA and to be completely honest, I liked just about all of them. (The one I didn't like was the one where the barber lined my front. BAD idea.) And I looked GOOD in just about all of them, too! And my head is not especially big, but it's not really small, either.

    And when I say that I've never seen a woman who didn't look good in a TWA, I absolutely mean that. Part of that may have to do with how SHE exudes herself (if she's confident in her hair and her style) and part of that has to do with how MY OWN VISION of hair and beauty has changed since going natural. And no, I'm not being politically correct...I literally see women and their hair differently than most people (non-naturals and more than a few naturals, it seems).

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    Well, I agree that the twa does not look good on everybody. I've seen women who look great with their twa as well as those who look ok. But I've never seen anyone look terrible with a twa. Personally, I would never cut my hair that short because I don't think it would look good on me plus I just don't like the twa for myself.

    As for all black women wanting long hair, I know for a fact that is not true. I've had long hair all my life. When I decided to go natural my thick, relaxed hair was down to the middle of my back. I always got comments of how beautiful my hair was or "is that your real hair?" Now I am sportin a 3.5 in. curly fro I don't care if my hair ever gets that long again although I know it will because it always grows back every time I've ever cut it. So, that statement is another misconception about black women. Yes, long hair may be desirable for some but not for all black women.

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    I suppose if someone has a hideously unnattractive or disfigured face and no hair to hide it behind, she might look even less attractive in a twa, but for average AA women, with normal-shaped heads (either big or small), and normal features (two eyes, nose in the center, etc), I have never ever seen anyone not look chic and smart and lovely in a twa. I guess if you walk around downcast and slouched over and ashamed, you will send the message to the world, "I am not attractive," and people will be forced to believe you. Otherwise, this is one style that I do believe is universally flattering.

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    I never said that TWA's are for everyone, that would be a gross generalization. HOWEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR I never saw someone with a TWA that I thought looked bad unless the actual CUT was bad...

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    TWAà‚´s donà‚´t look good on everyone....some people have a face too big for a Twa, others have a flat head, others have sparse hair....I could go on and on....but I have to say I have also seen many in this site who looked good in a Twa. I personally would not look good in it, so transitioned for over a year....

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    it's all based on personal preference and opinion so no matter what there can never been an unbiased answer to your question...

    But, I agree with phatlipps, saying any style looks good on everyone is a generalization. I prefer to base my opinion of a style on the individual.

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