This week’s participant is Nicole.
Naturally medium blonde, but colors it dark brown with reddish undertones
Extremely thick, but individual strands are fine
Slightly wavy, straightens easily and also holds curl well
Usually spends 20 minutes styling hair, but is willing to spend more
Proficient with styling tools
From Nicole’s email:
I’d love to get your ideas for my hair. I’ve worn it the same way- very long with bangs- for about five years now
and I’m ready for a change. Right now my hair is really, really long. It has been for several years now. I’ve never had hair shorter than shoulder length but I’m willing to try anything.
It really doesn’t surprise me that Nicole is a natural medium blonde. In fact, the first thing that came to mind while looking at her photo was that she needed to go lighter with her hair color. The rich brunette is a pretty color, but it is just too much for Nicole’s fair-to-light complexion.
A medium brunette with dark blonde highlights would add so much warmth to her lovely face, don’t you think? Audrina Patridge’s color would look beautiful on Nicole.
Be sure to check out other gorgeous celebrity hairstyles at Daily Makeover!
As for the cut, I would love to see Nicole take her hair up to the shoulder and grow out her bangs a little bit. Jane Krakowski’s super-swoopy bangs and bodified hairstyle would be such a fun look for Nicole’s thick, slightly wavy hair. The cut is totally versatile – Nicole could wear it either straight or play up her volume!
To achieve the wavy, full-body look, try these simple tips.
Step 1: Apply a handful of mousse onto damp hair. Blow dry two-inch sections while using a large round brush to apply slight upward tension at the roots and then softly roll the ends under. Create a deep side-part.
Step 2: Mist a one-inch thick vertical section with styling spray. Avoid the very top and wrap the section around a medium curling iron. Hold for a few seconds to set the curl and then release and repeat, alternating direction until all hair is curled.
Step 3: Run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls and coax fullness.
Good luck, Nicole! Be sure and keep us updated!