Conservative - How Short Is Too Short?!
For a side parting type hairstyle on the back and sides... I've currently got a number 2 on the back and sides blended in with the rest, with the front being about an inch long, perhaps a tad less when just cut. Styled by brushing across/back with some paste type product to stop it being fluffy and to add a v small amount of shine.
I thought it looked a tad too long on the sides to achieve the 'contrast' I was going for, my hairdresser thought a 1 on the back and sides blended in would be too short for that sort of style... I work in an office and I'm nearly 30, so I can't rock anything too mental like a fully disconnected 0.5 on the back and sides and 6 inches on top, I'd look stupid!
So, do people think a 1 would look too short for this type of style? - I know it depends on the individual to an extent too - my hair's quite dark brown, straight and pretty thick (it's always thinned out), I'd say I have quite a 'normal' oval face shape- not narrow or round!
It's tricky when trying to find pictures to get an idea of whether it would be too short because they're not often explained in 'technical' terms!