Hair Thursdays

I have a hair proposal. Would you be interested in a weekly hair makeover-type post?

Here’s what I’m thinking. I would post a submitted photo of a reader’s current hairstyle (someone wanting a change, of course), gather the necessary information, find some additional photos of new alternatives, and have you vote on which style you think would be best.

That way, I could satisfy my “hair-consulting” addiction, but let’s face it, I’m not the be all and end all of hair knowledge. This is a democracy, remember? Everyone should be able to put their two cents in. (PLEASE, for the love of God.)

Hopefully, by the end of each Thursday, we will have a highly-irritated participant who is being pulled in thirty different directions.


What say you? We could start this week!

(I might be getting a little ahead of myself. Maybe next week.)

(Um, that is if someone wants to be the lucky inaugural hair participant. If so, email me at hair@whoorl.com.)

In other news, my stylist just called and bumped my appointment up to tomorrow. EEK!


If you all are interested, you need to send me an email at hair@whoorl.com so I can put you on the list. The list is being formed first come, first served by the order of emails I receive. Once I have your email, I will send you a hair-questionnaire and request photos. I have filled September and early October, but I’m also thinking of doing 2 people each Thursday to keep the waiting time shorter.

  • Amy / Girl's Life

    August 28, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Oooh – sounds like a great idea! I might just email you a photo, too! (If I dare…)

  • amy

    August 28, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    i totally want to be a participant. but first i must take photos of my own hair, freshly dried, in the raw. for accurate mental picture. i can’t wait for this…

  • molly

    August 28, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Yes. YESSSSSSSSSS. Hair blogs are the new cupcake blogs! Perhaps readers can be implored to offer helpful photo links and styling tips as well, especially for any of the hair challenged who wrestle with curls on a daily basis. Not that I’m talking about myself. Who me? Unmaneagable hair? Wha?

  • Kiki

    August 28, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Love it!! I love Whoorl Hair Advice! It’s priceless.

    Here is an observation: Short hair is the new black.

  • Jill - GlossyVeneer

    August 28, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    This sounds like fun and it might even be something I’m masochistic enough to submit myself for. I did a post on my site recently about things to do before I turn 30 and one of them included dying my hair (or changing it dramatically). This could provide ample confusion for me! Now I just need to find a photo to submit…

  • Teej

    August 28, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Oh I wish I wasn’t going for my hair appointment tomorrow! I would have submitted myself for the first round.

  • Amanda

    August 28, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Ok, I’m totally game for the hair thing… but I don’t want to be made over, but I’m game to put my two cents worth in, for sure.

    ohmygoodnessit’stimetogetthebangs!! Can’t wait to see… wait, are you going with bangs?

  • janet

    August 28, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I’m pretty sure people will be banging down your e-door wanting help, if they aren’t already. As part of Hair Thursday, can you please suck the humidity out of DC, as it’s totally ruining my style!

  • andrea

    August 28, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Count me in. I’ll have to take a few photos of my current style before I can be your victim, I mean willing participant. I have an appointment in two weeks so I better get right on this.

  • Janssen

    August 28, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, sounds SO fun. Do it!!!! And in a few months, when I’m ready to get another hair cut, I will submit myself.

  • saramoe

    August 28, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Oh how I want to submit, but I look awful in pictures. But my hair needs so much help! Oh the dilemma.

  • Sharri

    August 28, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I think this is great! I’ve been considering a change. Even though I’m not gutsy enough to go first, you may just get a picture of me ready for advice-o-rama. And I’ll be sure to add my two-cents when I can!

  • Gretchen

    August 28, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Oh, I love the idea! And I totally want to submit myself as a victim, I mean, participant. I have a hair appt in about a month and a half – maybe I’ll even get a turn by then because I am SO ready for a change.

  • SAJ

    August 28, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Yes! Yes!

  • Emily

    August 28, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    I’ll be emailing you tomorrow morning, if you don’t mind.

  • Kerri

    August 28, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    I love that you’re hair-obsessed. It makes me happy. And this is a fab idea, if I do say so myself.

    Good luck with the bangs, by the way. You will be lovely regardless!

  • Angela

    August 28, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    That sounds really interesting! Between that, DeLush, and The Advice Smackdown, all of my beauty blog needs would be met ;)

  • Catheroo

    August 28, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I would read that! I love a good makeover story!

    Unfortunately, I have a hair appt this Thursday to chop my locks…and I will have to do it without the input of the Internet. GAH! Do I dare?!

  • Kerri

    August 28, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    And you’ve been tagged. Sorry. I didn’t want to do it, but I had to.


  • sunny

    August 28, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    can’t wait to participate!

  • Twice Five Miles

    August 29, 2007 at 4:54 am

    Ooh, I’m a new reader, but I love this idea!

  • Courtney

    August 29, 2007 at 5:40 am

    Yes! My hair needs to look fabulous for my college reunion next month, and I desperately need some advice.

  • Pam

    August 29, 2007 at 6:42 am

    I would totally be down with this idea, and will even submit myself as a candidate for advice! (But probably not until next week.)

    Good luck with the cut! I think bangs would look great on you! But don’t blame me if they don’t. ;=)

  • Natalie 42

    August 29, 2007 at 5:42 am

    Totally in.

    I felt like you were giving me a subliminal message with that ending EEK! It’s been my nickname since I was about 7 years old. Ya know like, EEK! for Christ’s sake! Looking at you and that horrible head ‘o hair! It hasn’t been cut in ages! *hangs head in shame* Which is true…besides me hacking away at it in my own home.

    Alright then, batter up!

  • trish

    August 29, 2007 at 5:49 am

    I’d be so addicted to this! And once I grow my hair out a bit more, I’d even be willing to be a victim/lucky participant.

  • Not The Mama

    August 29, 2007 at 6:04 am

    Yes, yes, yes! Wonderful idea. If you do it, I’ll be among the first in line to submit my hair. I desperately need a haircut (since it’s been, um, roughly two years) but I have NO idea what to do with it.

  • Mediocre Housewife

    August 29, 2007 at 7:16 am

    Me first! Me first!

  • Susan

    August 29, 2007 at 6:23 am

    Do it. DO IT.


  • Pamela

    August 29, 2007 at 6:41 am

    Fun! Yes, please.

  • lulu

    August 29, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Yes! You would be the PERFECT person to do this. I go through stupid cycles of trying to grow out my hair, getting impatient with it once it grows down to my shoulders, cutting it, blaming the stylist for cutting it too short, then promising myself to grow it out again. STUPID! I’m trying to grow it out again, but we’ll see how long that lasts. I’m def submitting myself for your advice! Can we get our names on a list or something?? :)

  • Heidi

    August 29, 2007 at 7:47 am


  • whoorl

    August 29, 2007 at 7:48 am


    If you all are interested, you need to send me an email at hair@whoorl.com so I can put you on the list. The list is being formed first come, first served by the order of emails I receive. Once I have your email, I will send you a hair-questionnaire and request photos. I have filled September and early October, but I’m also thinking of doing 2 people each Thursday to keep the waiting time shorter.

  • Luisa

    August 29, 2007 at 8:10 am

    Coming out of lurkdom to say, YES PLEASE!!!!!

  • Deven

    August 29, 2007 at 9:25 am

    I love this idea and look forward to it with great glee! Your hair fantasies will most likely be fulfilled, and we’ll all enjoy the participants, your advice, abd the voting. It’s fun for everyone.

  • chirky

    August 29, 2007 at 10:29 am


  • Leah

    August 29, 2007 at 11:56 am

    I’m in dire need of a cu–nay, a STYLE–but I fear you and your readers will make me look way cooler than my personality and my wardrobe could handle. Oh, but it’s tempting, since I could even go to Wood/Holly’s salon (unless it costs more than, oh, $15, which I’m positive it does).

  • Nicole

    August 30, 2007 at 3:33 am

    New reader. I love this idea. And may I suggest that you put up a new hair gallery once enough people have participated (and if those people are willing to submit their pictures for it)? Something like Whoorl makeovers with before and after pics.
    Since I´m one of those people who fall into one of the two categories of bad hair (according to your dad), I have thin hair, I´ll probably participate when the time for a new appointment comes. (If you take people who don´t have a blog).

  • jolie

    August 31, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    OMG. love the bangs! especially the supercute pony/bang combo. I just got my hair chopped too so I know the excitement =)

  • Karen

    September 1, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    I love your bangs… I love your hair. I only wish you had come up with this idea sometime before I got my hair cut on September 24th. Sooooo not happy. Now I’ll let it grow AGAIN and see if we can come up with something good next time. Maybe I’ll have to send you a picture before I get my hair done next time.

  • cristen

    September 5, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    fun! great idea.