Naturally mousy brown, but colors at home (usually lighter and/or red)
Thick, but fine
Prefers chin length or longer
Uses products and tools regularly
From Jessica’s email:
Okay here is the thing…I’m 25 maried without kids and a nurse practitioner. I look young for my age…my patients comment on how young I look all the time. I know I’ll be glad for it someday…but would you want someone who you think looks 16 doing your annual exam? So I really would like to look my age and professional…but without having a “mom” haircut. Over the past lets say several months I’ve gotten a perm and colored my hair a few times…and the cut is really, I’d say, lacking in shape…but I just am not sure what to do….please help!
Jessica, it must be horrible looking so young. I mean, GAHHHHH.
(I’m kidding. I totally get what you are saying.)
The photos Jessica sent in were in her natural state, which were very helpful.
My thoughts? Adding a little shape to her cut along with a color change would be the answer to her problems. Right now, the color looks a little sun-bleached and orange-ish, which could be adding to the whole younger-looking issue. Adding a little depth to her color would be fantastic.
First, the cut. Jessica’s oval face shape is perfect for chin-length styles. This layered bob really jumps out at me.
(Have you not checked Mopshots out yet? It is DA BOMB.)
As Jessica’s perm grows out, she would need to use her flat iron to smooth out any kinks. However, this style could be worn wavy or straight, depending on the time spent styling. Since Jessica already uses products and tools, I’m not too concerned with the styling time at all. Straightened, this is the perfect, professional yet stylish look.
As for the color, I feel like Jessica needs to go either lighter or darker. With her previous at-home colors and perms, I would suggest her working with a hair stylist to get these looks – at least at first, to get the feel for what she likes and doesn’t like. Take a look at these color options.
Crap. Now, I’m thinking Jessica could be darling with a longer, layered cut. However, methinks it wouldn’t be professional enough for her requests. The brain isn’t working…need coffee STAT. What do you think?