hair thursday makeover 12

Thanks for all of the love, ladies. I’m telling you- your comments about my so-called young appearance could not come at a better time. I spent upwards of ten minutes this morning trying to brush a black “eyelash” off the corner of my eye, until I realized it was not an eyelash, but the deepest crow’s foot wrinkle in the history of the earth. Suckdom.

I love it when Hair Thursday participants do all of the work for me – especially after a rare night of martinis. Meet Veronique.


Veronique’s hair:

Naturally brunette with auburn highlights (doesn’t want to change and I agree)
Hair is a curly/straight hybrid that can’t make up it’s mind
Thinning in the front
Looks flat when it’s longer

Veronique is a kick-ass photographer with a fun sense of style and apparently, doesn’t need my help because she sent the absolute BEST photo of a possible hairstyle for herself.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. I’m just saying that so I can wuss out on the work of finding a suitable style for her, right? WRONG. I’m prepared to defend my choice! With the 59 million reasons WHY this hairstyle would look great on Veronique.


Option #1 is the photo Veronique sent to me and #2 is a slightly more traditional variation of the same cut. They both are highly-layered and highly texturized, but #1 has more of an inverted shape and much heavier bangs.

Veronique seems to have the kind of hair that wants to be “in between”. In between lengths, in between curly and straight, in between thick and thin. Instead of forcing her hair one way or the other, she needs to spotlight what she’s got. Both of these style options would be great because a mussed look is the goal. (No one uses the word “muss” anymore. BRING BACK THE MUSS!)

Notice how the heavier bangs in Option #1 are coming from the middle of the crown forward. This type of cut would help give Veronique a thicker look, masking the thinness in front and the cowlick in the middle of her forehead. As for the sides and back, she wouldn’t have to do a thing. Just wash, towel-dry, put a dab of waxy pomade through the ends and let air dry. The way Veronique’s hair naturally dries (the in between thing) would look almost exactly like the photos.

Plus! The shorter cut and bangs would totally bring out her lovely eyes.

Which one do you like?

Our second participant is Lane. She is the 2nd official inductee into The Fishing Club.



Lane’s hair:

Naturally perfect color
Naturally shiny
Naturally everything
Prefers her hair longer

Oh, that’s too bad. I was going to tell Lane to shave it all off.

Oh, I kid. I totally know where she’s coming from with her hair boredom, but I do think she should leave it longer. However, she asked about the possibility of bangs for a new change. I think that could work- maybe starting out with longer ones at first to see if she is happy with the look, and then going shorter if she likes them. Maybe something like this.

What do you think?

p.s. – Totally unrelated to the participants at hand, but this is rocking my world right now.


  • Rhi

    November 29, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    I think I might take that photo of Katie Holmes to my hairdresser next week. I’m loving it.

  • BethanyWD

    November 29, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    I know! Katie’s hair is INSANE (and I haven’t decided yet if that’s a good insane or a bad insane).

    Plus, it sort of looks like a wig to me.

  • abbersnail

    November 29, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    Is Katie starting to look so stupidly beautiful that she seems unreal to anyone else? I mean, what happened??? I always thought she was cute, but I liked that she looked REAL.

  • Amy

    November 29, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Katie is beautiful but she seems to be rocking the Victoria Principal (principle?) vibe with that haircut.

  • Sarah

    November 29, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Dude…Posh Spice has so gotten to Katie, it is aburd. Her hair volume (while luminous), is adding at least 1-2 inches of height over Tom. Ridic…

  • sizzle

    November 29, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    woah either that new haircut or being married to tom is making katie sexier.

  • kristin

    November 29, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    is katie’s shirt made of pinecones?!

  • sunny

    November 29, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    re: katie … do you think that’s actually a new cut or did she just brush her bangs over to the middle?

    I think bangs on Lane would be great!

  • lulu

    November 29, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Oh the flashing “FISHING” is just too hilarious. Both ladies are gorg and I think Lane would look great if she gave bangs a try. And thanks for the link to Veronique’s page – Veronique you really ARE kick-ass! I love your photos.

  • Natalie 42

    November 30, 2007 at 6:12 am

    Dood, I saw K. Holmes and freaked. That haircut is the most amazing thing I’ve seen in the way of haircuts in a long time. I wish i had the balls to pull that off.

  • Sabrina

    November 30, 2007 at 7:58 am

    That must be a wig on Katie! Oh, where has my Joey Potter gone?

  • kate

    November 30, 2007 at 8:32 am

    I’m not feeling the Katie-haircut love. It’s too perfect, too careful, too….”helmet-ish”.

    She’s treading Catherine Zeta Jones territory (looking 10 years older than she is) here. As evidenced by that rediculous GOLD bolero jacket. uugghh.

  • natalie

    November 30, 2007 at 8:52 am

    I don’t know… I think her haircut is threatening to take over the world. Or at least Tom Cruise and his tiny self.
    And darn Lane’s shiny, shiny hair. Don’t fix what ain’t broke!

  • sunny

    November 30, 2007 at 8:58 am

    ok, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve been thinking about the Katie Holmes’ hair all day long…

    That has to be either a wig or extensions! Just last week she had short, shagged layers. There’s no way she could have grown it all out that quickly!

  • Annabelle

    November 30, 2007 at 10:10 am

    LOVE the changes proposed for Veronique! I voted for #2 because I like the idea of “slightly less inversion” (I had a bad experience with that once, too much too soon) but I really like the bangs idea from #1, for all the same reasons Whoorl described.

    and Katie? Nice way to move from the little girl cute to the beautiful woman. Though I agree, it looks like a wig.

  • Saerah

    November 30, 2007 at 10:12 am

    I’m with BethanyWD and Sunny in thinking Katie’s wearing a wig. But now she and Suri have matching haircuts.

  • She Likes Purple

    November 30, 2007 at 10:17 am

    LANE! HI! (If you’re reading this!)

    (We were in the same lovely sorority together in college.)

    Your hair is gorgeous, and I hope my future child has the EXACT color (thankfully my husband is a redhead).

    But bangs would be great! Keep us posted!

  • Michelle

    November 30, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Whoorl – I know this is posting off topic, but congrats on your new little nephew! I had to go back to see what “fishing” meant, and then I went back and re-read about your other friend – haha! Then it made sense to me! BTW…Bangs….totally bang it for Lane!

  • Lane

    November 30, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Dude….am I really that “FISHING” girl?

    Sarah. I am flattered but bad news, I already told my hair dresser to get ready for my drastic hair cut this Monday. Oh hell! So it looks like I’ll be bangin’ it and that is as dramatic as it will get. Thanks for the advice guys.

    p.s. Hello to my long lost sorority sister, Jennie!

  • Michelle

    November 30, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Precious Whoorl – I needed some help with learning how to straignten my hair, so I went looking for a tutorial here – Thanks, by the way – you rock :o) However, I am now in a tizzy trying to figure out who sings the song playing during the tutorial….Who sings that song? I love it!

    Also, I know of someone who would DIE for a “Precious Bitch” apron like yours…could you share with me where it came from? I actually thought of just buying an apron and taking it to the embroidery place, but then I wondered how well that would go over, “Yeah, hi…Um, would you be able to embroider “Precious Bitch” on this apron? Yes, I’m serious. It’s for my sister in law. Yes, she is precious and a bitch all at the same time…now just DO IT!” What do you think, Whoorl?

    Sorry for such a long comment…

    Michelle :o)

  • Michelle

    November 30, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Grrr….I hate typos *straighten*

  • Sarah Krygier

    December 1, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    I think I might be scared of Katie Holmes now. She was starting to freak me out, but the haircut has pushed me over the edge…and was scares me most is that her little annoying half smile that, for some reason, drove boys crazy, is now this total sex-kitten half-smile, and I *get* why my boyfriend thinks she’s hot…

  • mavis

    December 1, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    I thought maybe Katie Holmes was just wearing a fall. Anyone?

  • Ashlie

    December 3, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Katie Holmes haircut is the same as her daughters. Cute. But creepy.

  • ikate

    December 3, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    I’m so glad others have pointed out that Katie’s hair is the same cut as her daughter’s! I’m on the fence between “that’s a wicked cut” and “eww, that’s sooo creepy that she cut her hair to match Suri (I wonder if Tom made her do it)”! I live in her (small) hometown so the new ‘do made the news for a few cycles!

  • Emily R

    December 4, 2007 at 6:04 am

    I had to scroll back up to see if Katie’s shirt *was* made of pinecones. And I’m still laughing.

  • Veronique

    December 6, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Thank you Whoorl for all the lovely compliments! When I saw how many incoming hits I had, I figured that you had posted your Hair Thursday entry. Haha. It’s very reassuring to see that people don’t think you are a nutso for wanting to go short because most people in my entourage have been discouraging me of it. I’m just so tired of my lifeless semi-long hair, I’ve had this haircut for yeeeears litterally.

    Concerning Lane: Wow. Her hair color! :) I also love the bangs idea!

    Once again, thank you very much and I’ll be sure to send in pictures as soon as I gather up the money to get the now famous haircut. :) xo