hair thursday makeover 69

Don’t forget to watch a Hair Thursday makeover on The Rachael Ray Show tomorrow!

Meet Cayce.


Cayce’s hair:

Light brown with a few warm blond highlights
Dry condition
Only washes 2-3x per week
Consistently uses a flat iron
Enjoying the longer length and option of a ponytail, although not opposed to short
Spends 35 minutes styling on wash days, otherwise 5 minutes
Uses Nexxus Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner and Pureology Straightening Serum

Cayce is a doll, isn’t she? She’s one of those lucky gals that can carry off many lengths with her face shape and hair texture.

From Cayce’s email:

The longer length is me today. The shorter length is from about 15 months ago. I have 4 kids 5 and under so I don’t want to be running to the salon every 6 weeks for highlights but I’m willing to keep up a cut if the shape is good. I LOVE the short cute bob hair but my tends to poof. I’m so ready to find a style that is “me” and stick with it.

Excuse me? FOUR KIDS aged 5 and under? I guess I need to quit whining about my ONE toddler who is driving me batty. Kudos to you, Cayce!

First off, I think Cayce’s color looks very nice with her complexion. I love the warm, golden highlights and don’t see the need to change since she doesn’t want to deal with extra upkeep. However, the one feature I keep focusing on is Cayce’s beautiful bone structure. Let’s take a look at the two options I chose to complement that structure.


Option #1 – What a way to frame Cayce’s lovely face. Just grazing where the neck meets the top of the shoulder, Cayce could achieve this look by asking her stylist to cut a shoulder-length bob with texturizing throughout, which will remove most of the bulk and keep it relatively flat to the head. Also, the trick to keeping poof to a minimum is to flat iron the ends of the hair. As you are working down the hair shaft, give an extra squeeze towards the ends to eliminate any natural curl and/or volume. Plus, since Cayce only washes a few times per week, sleeping on this style will actually eliminate any residual poof!

Option #2 – Keeping the length, but adding sideswept bangs and more layering to accentuate Cayce’s eyes and cheekbones. This style would be very versatile for Cayce’s demanding lifestyle. She could wear it straight or use her beloved flat iron to create waves. (Yes, you can create waves with a flat iron!) On days that Cayce needs to wear a ponytail, the bangs will keep her ponytail looking stylish and chic, like so:


Decisions, decisions. I think Cayce would look darling with either of these hairstyles. Tell Cayce what you think!

  1. sunny

    July 11, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I think the bangs would look killer on Cayce! Also the problem with the G Paltrow look is that the hair could fall easily into your face (not practical with 4 kids etc).
    .-= sunny´s last blog ..Heidi Klum inspired BALLERINA BUN using a bun shaper! GORGEOUS GLAMOUR & ELEGANCE =-.