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Meet Danielle.

Danielle’s hair:

Naturally black
Normal condition
Thick and wavy, but can be straightened easily
Willing to spend about 15 minutes styling
Would like to wear it wavy once in awhile
Ready to chop it (woohoooooo!)

From Danielle’s email:

I want easy, but still fun and with a bit of an edge. I don’t want the classic “mom do”….a plain short bob with no fun in it. If it’s not long, then I need it to be different in another way, not just average. My biggest fear with cutting my hair is giving up ‘day 2 hair’…love that I can run a brush through it and go.

Miss Danielle, it’s time to chop chop! Here’s my take on the situation – Danielle’s hair itself is quite pretty, but it really has taken over. Her face is on the small side, so the amount and length of her current hair is really weighing her overall look down.

I love that Danielle is willing to go shorter, as well as being open to a slightly edgier look. Let’s take a look at the options.

(Not this color, of course. Keep that beautifully dark hair dark!)

Option #1 is a great shoulder-length cut that would accent Danielle’s face shape and petite frame. The layered ends give it a nice movement, and would be perfect for wearing wavy. I noticed that Danielle’s hairline naturally parts in the middle, so this look would be super easy for her to achieve.

Option #2 is an edgier bob that would give her the shorter look she wants, but without the dreaded “mom bob” effect. The whole vibe of this style is messy and not perfect, so Danielle could rock the wavy/bedhead look. (Which would be perfect for 2nd day hair!) I also think this length would accent her face shape and long neck beautifully. However, the key to this look is to have her stylist highly texturize the hair. If the hair isn’t properly texturized and thinned out, she will be dealing with bell-shaped hair. Gasp!

What do you all think? Should Danielle go for it with Option #2 or play it a little safer with Option #1? Either way, taking off several inches of her hair will give her the fresh new look she is hoping to achieve. Tell Danielle what you think!



COMMENTS (24)

Comments

  1. I voted for Scarlett’s hair cut. I love it.

  2. Thanks Sarah for having me. This is great fun. And I feel that I will be checking the results many, many times today!!! Btw, I voted for #2 ;)

  3. Shannon M says:

    #2! Would look great on you, Danielle!

  4. #2! Go big or go home!

  5. Ariana Brown says:

    Option 2 would look fabulous!

  6. Option 2, or just a tad longer than option 2. Because it’s going to grow out to option 1 pretty quick if she doesn’t like it.

  7. Sis,

    The shorter the cut, the more intense the maintenance. That means going for a trim more often and more products. It’s worth it for a fun cut, but if you are very busy, it could easily be burdensome.

    You also get to keep updo and ponytail options with a little more length to you cut.

    I do like the shorter cut, though, and would probably pick it for myself if I had any wave in my hair.

  8. Gonna have to go with option 2. One is very boring!!

  9. Yay! So glad this feature is back!!!

    Option #2, because she could easily grow it out into Option #1 within a haircut or two if she decides she doesn’t like it. #2 is more fun.

  10. I must be boring, because I chose option 1!

    1) Agree with Karen’s comment.
    2) Totally a ‘middle-of-the-road’ answer, but I think ’1′ would look best with a bit more texture/layers…
    3) …still giving a very new-to-Danielle look, but keeping the benefits of a little length! (still new, different, and not boring, in my book!!)

  11. I choose option #1, but I think you can make this a bit more edgy with some sassy (choppy) layers. Easier to maintain a bit longer than the shorter cut of #2.

    Danielle, your hair will rock this look!

  12. I am totally thinking about Scarlett’s do, though I fear my features would suck for it…I think given her words of fearing for ‘regular’, number 2 is her option!

  13. Alexandra Aimee says:

    Is it just me, or is that short chin length layer she has in front going to make it impossible for her to achieve ScarJo’s bob? I love that cut, but with her short chin length angled front layer I think that cut WILL look like a mom cut…. A bob with a shorter rounded front will almost surely look mommy….

  14. Sorry Danielle! Sydney picked #1. But she said they were both pretty!

  15. #2! I cannot wait to see it neighbor!

    Hilary

  16. MichelleG says:

    danielle! i am always seeing your comments over at tipsy and so pumped to be contributing to your new hair decision! love #2! plus, when you’re ready for a change you can always grow it out into #1- can’t beat that right?

  17. Kelli Brooks says:

    I like the chic #2, but #1 does look more maintence friendly. You will rock whatever style you get!

  18. I voted for #1, but agree with several people that it should & can have more texture, layers & sassiness! You can do so much more with longer hair. The shorter it is…the less versatile. I’m excited to see the new do. :)

  19. oh yay! i love makeovers! i voted #2 because of the flatteringness with texture and wave. i think with danielle’s face shape, the shorter do will be more flattering. plus if her hair is thick and wavy, throw in some of that beach spray and voila – good to GO.

  20. I vote #1, and here’s why: wavy hair needs a certain amount of length to fully express its S-shape. Playing up the wave in her hair, with the right layering and products, #1 would be fantastic!

  21. D- I just cut 7 inches off my length, pretty much like option 1, but I think that that’s just a ‘safe’ style. So do it first and then you must do Option 2 at some point! It’s hair, it grows back!

  22. number two! (then you can let it grow out to number one…)

  23. Anna Susanti says:

    Number 1,look like feminim and if you let it grow…still look more natural…but still hv style

  24. LOVE ur HAIR !