hair thursday makeover 1


GAH. Somehow, I lost the first half of this post in my archives. Sorry, Courtney!





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Moving along to Participant #2.

Meet Allison.



Allison’s Hair:

Very Fine
Unwanted hair flippage (especially her bangs)
Stubborn cowlick that drives her crazy
Willing to work with products and tools

Allison sent me a photo of her cowlick and what happens to her bangs by the end of the day, so my first suggestion is to lose the bangs. Bye bye. I know she loves the idea of bangs, but no amount of product will help a cowlick that stubborn.

Let’s work with what you’ve got, Allison! Shiny, straight hair! If I had super-straight hair, a bob (inverted or one-length) would be my hairstyle of choice. Looking at Allison’s 2nd photo, I would recommend growing out the bangs, so that her sides are one length and even, but keep the graduated layers in the back.

Option #1 is a great-looking inverted bob, with the front portion of hair being the longest (thus keeping the cowlick under control). It shouldn’t be too difficult to style, since Allison already knows how to work with graduated layers in the back and the front should only need a round brush, hair dryer and a tiny dab of shine serum.

Option #2 is a one-length bob, which Allison could totally pull off with her finely-textured, straight hair. Remember, the longer the top layer of hair, the less amount of flipping will occur during styling or throughout the day. This option definitely is more traditional, so I would recommend punching up her color a couple of notches.


What do you think? You know what to do!


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And now for the Whoorl Hair Thursday disclaimer.

Whoorl is not a hair professional, although she plays one on the internet. Please consult with your stylist before making any of the suggested changes. If your hair stylist sucks and does a horrible job, please do not hunt Whoorl down and hurt her. It is not Whoorl’s fault, as she is only trying to spread the hair love. Any other issues may be directed to Whoorl’s customer service department.

This concludes the First Annual Hair Thursday. Please leave your wisdom in the comments section for these ladies! Have a great weekend!


I’m So Over This Heat


Do you want to hear about the heat? No. Do I want to write about the heat? No. Am I sick of the bang post staring me down? YES. (Although, the bangs? My love grows stronger every day. Highly recommend the bangs.) So, here I am, writing a post. About the heat that is slowly sucking the soul out of my body.

This weekend included a combination of two kiddie pools, one adult pool, several comfortable beach chairs in the shade, two consecutive Ping Pong competition days, cold Pacificos with lime, pizza and barbecue. Yet, I was pissy most of the time.

Trying to perform daily functions in a house that registers 90 degrees inside is just wrong. Your entire body is constantly covered in a slimy layer of sweat. You can forget about sleeping soundly. Or the baby napping. You are forced to spend the entire day outside, sharing your space with the masses of aggressive flies or at the mall with 49 million people. My entire block has eaten dinner outside on patios or lawns for the past couple of days. People everywhere.

My point is, that yes, YES, there is a small downside to living at the beach. And that downside is late-August through mid-September. Other than that, well, it is glorious. (Keep reminding yourself of that fact, Whoorl!)

*Wiping my brow and repeating, “It’s glorious. It’s glorious. Beaches are glorrrrrrrious.”*

The forecast predicts a cooling trend starting tomorrow, so we will keep our fingers crossed.

Oh, look! The bang post has officially been bumped out of sight.

Mission accomplished. Goodbye.

p.s. – Oh! How could I forget? A VERY wonderful thing happened yesterday. I found two pairs of my very favorite flats for 75% off. $150 flats for $37.50! Now, THAT is glorious.