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Old 09-08-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Do any of you trim the hair on top of their head just long enough to put bands in? I was so happy when his hair started to grow out and I would put a scrunchy in during the day to get it out of his eyes and I thought it looked cute. But NOW even though he still has some stragglies from when I cut his bangs the hair on top of his head has to be 5 inches long! When I put it up the hair in the band flips into his eyes.

So do you cut it so it's short in the band or do we have to really learn how to do topknots the right way with 3 bands? Or does it just need to grow more so that it hangs down the back instead of the front? Jeez am I making any sense?

I'd appreciate ANY tips you guys have. I should just do a puppy cut since I'm becoming WAY to obsessed with his hair!
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No, you're not the only one with these questions. I use to love Tatum's topknot when it wasn't real long but long enough to fan out real pretty. Now if I don't do a "proper one", it hangs down in front of her face. I honestly don't know how Villette's girls have such pretty long topknots! What I do though is do three twists with the band and then on the fourth pull-through with the hair, I don't pull it all the way through which makes the round pouf. That doesn't sound like it makes sense, does it?
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When Cheri's hair did the Hair-Visor thing - I used ONE band and just had it a little more forward than I keep it now - I've never used the 3 band way - I was too confused - kind of reminds me of my tv remote ....what to do with the other stuff on it ?
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When Cheri's hair did the Hair-Visor thing - I used ONE band and just had it a little more forward than I keep it now - I've never used the 3 band way - I was too confused - kind of reminds me of my tv remote ....what to do with the other stuff on it ?
I'm a little confused by the heat.... Do you mean you move the band closer to say.. the eyes? Wouldn't that make the visor look worse? Believe me I'm not questioning YOU since you know what you're doing but I'm just ditzy today!
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No, you're not the only one with these questions. I use to love Tatum's topknot when it wasn't real long but long enough to fan out real pretty. Now if I don't do a "proper one", it hangs down in front of her face. I honestly don't know how Villette's girls have such pretty long topknots! What I do though is do three twists with the band and then on the fourth pull-through with the hair, I don't pull it all the way through which makes the round pouf. That doesn't sound like it makes sense, does it?
YES it actually does make sense! I think I got it....3 turns and on the 4th and last turn don't bring the band all the way down just far enough so that there's no hair sticking up. I think I'm gonna try it now! THANKS!

ps...I was thinking about Villette's girls too and their hair just seems to stay straight down their backs. I think Brutus would have like a 2 foot long pony tail hanging in FRONT of his face. Not really the look we would be going for!
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Angie it worked! Thanks!
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That was funny Carolyn - I just posted Chanel as a Valley Girl with her sideways over one eye ponytail - I'd love to see how you did - Angie gave you GREAT directions - that's about how I put in a bow but it would have taken ME three posts to describe it -
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I have come to the realization that my dogs will NEVER look as good as Chanel & Cheri. Villette, you set the bar too high! The rest of us works so hard to get our pups to look that good - it's impossible!! I'm not buying it - I think you photoshop those perfect topknots!! Your girls really have bed-head, don't they?? Then with a little copying & pasting, we get the perfect girls that we see on YT, right???

Just kidding, of course!!
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I have come to the realization that my dogs will NEVER look as good as Chanel & Cheri. Villette, you set the bar too high! The rest of us works so hard to get our pups to look that good - it's impossible!! I'm not buying it - I think you photoshop those perfect topknots!! Your girls really have bed-head, don't they?? Then with a little copying & pasting, we get the perfect girls that we see on YT, right???

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hahaha ! Thank you that was so nice to hear - but I've posted lots of every day pics ....honestly - I think they're adorable messy looking also but then I always fix their bows - I still use PetEdge bows and they really stay in place well....

but just for YOU ...Here is Chanel after playing in the yard....sideways bow and that off to the side ponytail Carolyn was talking about.... What you can't see are the leaves stuck to her butt.

2nd pic - I posted THIS Cheri Bad Hair day last week -
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Thanks - that makes me feel much better!! LOL
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Thanks - that makes me feel much better!! LOL
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I think I have pictures for every occasion !
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I think I have pictures for every occasion !

I have a few pictures like that of myself, but I don't think they'll make anybody feel better!
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Yesssssssss they would !!!
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Yesssssssss they would !!!
Yeah c'mon post em! Brutus' hair looks way better than mine these days since he gets all the attention! The little brat!
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hahaha ! Thank you that was so nice to hear - but I've posted lots of every day pics ....honestly - I think they're adorable messy looking also but then I always fix their bows - I still use PetEdge bows and they really stay in place well....

but just for YOU ...Here is Chanel after playing in the yard....sideways bow and that off to the side ponytail Carolyn was talking about.... What you can't see are the leaves stuck to her butt.

2nd pic - I posted THIS Cheri Bad Hair day last week -
They're still sooooooooo adorable with the messed up hair but everytime I see that one of Cheri it cracks me up! And his hair isn't as long as Chanel's of course but his little ponytail goes in front of both eyes. He looks like cousin IT!

You DON'T even want to see Brutus right now! What a mess!! But it's good he's not vain because he could care less!
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