hair thursday makeover 83


Meet Jessica and her fantastic pixie. (And eyes and eyebrows.)

Jessica’s hair:

Dark brown with some gray; no coloring
She likes the gray and is keeping the gray. (LOVE THIS.)
Normal/dry condition
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?



  1. I think it’s worth a shot to grow it out. If at any point she hates it she can cut it short again.

  2. i LOVE gray hair too! so unique and beautiful, especially on younger women.

  3. I love the gray too! And love her pixie (oh I wish I had the guts to go for one of those!) I say grow it (she’d look great with the grown out pic) and if she’s not happy, she can do the el chopo – Luckly she already knows she looks amazing with a pixie, so no harm no foul!

    Can’t wait to see what she does!

  4. i LOVE the pixie. seriously. only a few people in the world can pull it off and she totally can.

  5. Her hair looks AMAZING as is! but if she grows it out, that could be a very fun look too.

  6. I think the gray hair would just work better with the pixie. Besides, if you can pull off a pixie then keep it. Gotta love low maintenance hair.

  7. I think the gray would look awesome with a pixie cut. She looks absolutely stunning with her hair now.

  8. Pixie all the way!!!

  9. She’ll look great either way! I actually thought the picture of the woman with the bob was her for a second!

    She’s going to look super cute with either style, so why not try out the longer look? It can always be cut if she doesn’t like it once it’s grown out.

  10. OK, I’m in the same camp. I love change, get tired of the same thing, and LOVE a pixie cut! Agree with all that it could be grown out, then recut when bored or missing the original cut.

    HOWEVER – this has totally inspired me to let my own pixie go natural (colorwise) and see what happens with the grey. Hey, it works for Jessica and for Jamie Lee Curtis— who can argue with that!? :)


  11. Thank you all for all the feedback! I’m in no way decided yet, but am just so pleased to hear what others think. And many thanks to Sarah for posting my query!!!

  12. Your colour is awesome! You look super cute with the pixie!

  13. It’s so rare to find someone who can pull off the pixie cut, so I think she should rock it! Maybe grow out the front a little bit though, so you have longer bangs and it’s more of an asymetrical thing? I’m not explaining myself very well!