hair thursday makeover 70

Meet Elizabeth and her two previous hairstyles.


From Elizabeth’s email:

I’m attaching two photos: one with my current length – which is long. The shorter hair is from 2007, when I had a sort of Katie Holmes-ish cut, first with full, heavy bangs, and then side-swept bangs as they grew out. I loved that short hair, especially because I think it made my awfully fine hair look fuller. I do like the long hair, now that I’ve finally gotten past the awkward in between stages. My first question is whether there is a length or actual style that would be good for me. Now that my hair is long, the layers are remnants from shorter days, and it’s mostly just one length. But my other question is about BANGS. Now that my hair is long, I see the posts about ponytail-bangs and LOVE them. What I’m concerned about is my very short forehead combined with dark eyes, dark eyebrows, and non-subtle glasses. Bangs look so cute on other people! Can I pull them off?

Elizabeth. First off, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shorter length on you. ADORE. However, I totally understand you wanting to rock the longer hair after the dealing with the annoying growing out phase. Just know that if you decide to chop again, I will be your number one supporter.

Back to the question at hand. Can you pull off bangs? ABSOLUTELY! Your shiny, fine, glossy hair will be a breeze to style with bangs, and since you previously had them, you already know how to style. Check out these two options.


  1. Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy

    July 16, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I’m for the sideswept. They would look lovely.
    .-= Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy´s last blog ..Redhead Girl =-.

  2. kat

    July 16, 2009 at 10:23 am

    elizabeth has the perfect part to do the sideswept. lovely!
    .-= kat´s last blog ..it was really windy yesterday. =-.

  3. Aleks

    July 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I think Elizabeth could pull off the blunt now and then grow them out a bit into the swideswept if she wants a change. Her big eyes would look huge with bangs!

  4. Darcey

    July 16, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Elizabeth! You and I have similar hair issues – on the thinner side, want bangs, short forehead and have dark eyes and brows (though my brows aren’t as dark as yours). I went with Whoorl’s suggestion to try out blunt bangs and I loved them. I also had my stylist blend the edges into the layers that frame my cheekbones, so as they got longer (which I needed them to do to add weight to help fight the humidity in Atlanta), I could push them to the side for cute side-swept bangs.

    So give it a try! You can always start with side-swept bangs and transition to blunt ones.. I’m sure they will look ADORABLE on you and perfect for ponytails!

  5. Kerri Anne

    July 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I voted for blunt, and Elizabeth (hi! and), I totally have to second Sarah’s love of your shorter length. I totally see the pros to long locks, but that short cut looks ADORABLE on you.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..No Bees, Please =-.

  6. danielle

    July 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

    can i vote for option 3? LOVE the short cut on you!

  7. Erin

    July 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Go for the sideswept. Blunt bangs aren’t the best for little foreheads, sadly. I also adore the short style on you. It’s glamorous and sassy:)

  8. The Actors Diet

    July 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    i really like option 1. but maybe i just love a headband?!??
    .-= The Actors Diet´s last blog ..Lynn – In Frozen Desserts We Trust =-.

  9. m

    July 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    cut it short!!! your face looked so pretty with the shorter length.

  10. Kate

    July 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I love it long and short, and I say blunt bangs, but either would do. Just make sure the stylist cuts them thick enough–starting far enough back will make up for your shorter forehead.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..A Few Cute Shots of Our Life =-.

  11. Elizabeth

    July 17, 2009 at 3:35 am

    I clicked on your link, found your blog, and perused your Flickr hair archive. (I swear I’m not a stalker!) I actually *liked* your hair in that middle, tip-of-your-shoulders length, but I understand that most people think it’s kinda boring. I voted sideswept because you also managed to look good while growing out bangs, which is quite an accomplishment!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Because they didn’t stick in January =-.

  12. elizabeth

    July 17, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Thanks, everyone, for all of your comments on my bangs dilemma! I’m completely undecided on which option to go with, but I’m definitely going to have to give bangs a try.

    PS. I adored my hair short, too, and I’m sure I’ll go back to it eventually. Now that it’s finally long, I feel obligated to leave it this way for a while. :)
    .-= elizabeth´s last blog ..Taking My Indecision to Entirely Different Websites =-.