hair thursday makeover 72


Meet Kellie.


Kellie’s hair:

Light-to-medium brown
Doesn’t want to deal with the financial upkeep of professional hair color
Thick, yet fine
Slightly wavy
Takes about 10-15 minutes to style
Doesn’t wear ponytails very often

From Kellie’s email:

I recently moved and am getting settled in a new city and in a new job. I also lost about 20 lbs recently and want to keep moving forward with the self improvements. With all these recent changes, I thought it might be fun to do something different my hair. I’m not afraid of losing some of the length, though I find going any shorter than just below the chin makes me look too young and is unflattering. Any thoughts on what kind of length or style would look good?

Oh, DO I have some thoughts for you, Kellie. It’s just that I keep forgetting them after staring at those gorgeous eyes!

Let’s focus on emphasizing those peepers, shall we? Take a look at these options.


Be sure to check out other gorgeous celebrity hairstyles at Daily Makeover!

I love the big bends and body throughout Hayden Panettiere’s soft, shoulder-grazing hairstyle. This style would look gorgeous on Kellie – it would play up her natural volume, but the length would keep the focus on her facial features. Also, Kellie should consider playing with a soft, smoky eye palette when applying her makeup. It’s not necessarily something she should bust out at her new job (hello, world! I’ve lost 20 pounds and I want to look sexaaaay at work!), but a muted grey or even a bronze smoky eye would look fabulous for a night out on the town!

Now, if Kellie wants to keep a little more length, Briana Evigan’s lustrous, shoulder-grazing hairstyle would be perfect. The sideswept bangs would totally accent her eyes and the layers would add subtle movement throughout – playing up Kellie’s slight wave. I would also recommend doing an at-home, demi-permanent color to slightly darken Kellie’s natural color. A rich brown would be beautiful for fall.

Tell Kellie what you think!


The Sweetest Notefolio


I want to go back to school just so I can carry this with me.



$16, Poketo


Hair Share — Organix Coconut Milk Split Mender


My ailing laptop has been shipped off to the land of Mac geniuses, but should be returning by the end of this week. Lordy lordy, HALLELUJAH.

In the meantime, the fabulous, silky-haired Metalia will give you some insight into her favorite drugstore product, Organix Coconut Milk Split Mender.

(The Organix haircare line has definitely been on my radar lately. Have you all tried it?)

If you like (smelling like) Pina Coladas… from metalia on Vimeo.

Thanks, Metalia! (And yes, that is what you are supposed to do. Could I love you any more?)

Share the hair love! If you have a great hair tip or two, email me with the details.


Video Intermission


Last Wednesday, while typing an email at 6:50 in the morning, my computer screen went blank.

Blank. Like BLANK BLANK.

It is currently receiving some much-needed Mac TLC, but should be back in my shaky (laptop = heroin) little hands by the week’s end. In the meantime, please enjoy a riveting interpretative dance by the dashing Wito.

(While visiting Millennium Park in Chicago, he found it imperative to join the free “inner warrior” workout being held in the park. Be sure and stick around until the 58-second mark – he could have only learned those fresh moves from the master.)

Inner Warrior from whoorl on Vimeo.