hair thursday makeover 83
Meet Jessica and her fantastic pixie. (And eyes and eyebrows.)
Dark brown with some gray; no coloring
She likes the gray and is keeping the gray. (LOVE THIS.)
Fine with slight wave
Needs an easy hairstyle
Happy to use products, but doesn’t want to blowdry or style on a regular basis
Uses Bumble and Bumble curl creme and Jonathan Dirt
From Jessica’s email:
I’ve had various lengths of this same short ‘do for years now, and I’ve thoroughly loved it. But I’m in need of something new and am feeling the urge to grow it out to a messy/tousled bob, but am not sure if that will really work on my long, narrow face with my fine, thin hair. Can you help?? Thank you!!!
Jessica sent this photo as a possible option for her new hairstyle.
Jessica’s pixie really suits her, doesn’t it? The way it flaunts her facial features is downright perfect. Though, as we’ve addressed before, I totally get her boredom with her current hairstyle. Since she doesn’t want to color (and I wouldn’t recommend it), the tedious process of growing out must begin.
Side note: I love that Jessica doesn’t want to color her gray. I think it gives her pixie an edge and looks fantastic on her.
As for the proposed hairstyle, Jessica could rock that look completely. Her fine hair would lay well chin-length, the cut would complement her overall face shape, and the addition of her slight wave would give the movement and tousled look she is hoping to achieve without too much styling. The biggest hurdle for Jessica, however, will be the dreaded grow out phase, but adding some key products will help her to not lose her mind during the process.
Have you all seen this brand new product from Redken?
It’s called Wool Shake 08 Gel-Slush Texturizer and is pretty damn amazing for adding texture, hold and tousle. In a nutshell, it transforms flat and/or undefined hair to create lots of volume and texture. So, the stuff feels like slush in the bottle, but acts like a gel when sprayed on damp/dry hair. A product like this would be perfect for Jessica while growing out because it would help give control, but ultimately look super tousled and fun.
I would recommend Jessica picking some of this up for the long haul of growing out. HOWEVER, two more things.
1. I love the pixie. It could definitely be Jessica’s signature style.
2. Once grown out, her gray hair might appear completely different (in texture and color) than it did while short. Just some food for thought.
What do you all think?