hair thursday makeover 77
Very thick and relatively unruly
Large gray streaks
Normal to dry condition
Looking for a style that takes advantage of her natural waves
Open to new products
Petite frame with a small face
From Sabra’s email:
I’m desparate for direction. Bangs? or No? Keep growing? More layers? Smoother? Change the color? Anything goes! I’ve shaved my head in the past, cut my own bangs with a knife on a moving boat, colored it black, plum, brown, let it go naturally grey, then dyed it back. My only requirement is that whatever style I have be reasonably executable given that I get up at 5 in the morning to work east coast hours from New Mexico.
I’ve reached a delicate age (41) where I feel like having more hair is a flattering choice, but I’m struggling with how to manage the copious volume without looking deranged. I also want to maintain an edge (I’m a rock star — seriously I have a band and we gig) while also looking like I could work in an office (which I do). I would probably like to keep growing it a bit, but really I’d rather look sharp than have long hair for its own sake.
Sabra is making a salon visit this weekend, so let’s get started with her questions.
Bangs? No. (At least not short ones. Too many cowlicks.)
Keep growing? Maybe. I think a cut just above the shoulder would look great, although Sabra has a great face for a below-the-ear, wavy bob.
More layers? Well, layers always help with making waves beautiful and bouncy.
Smoother? Yes, and a curl-enhancing creme will work wonders on Sabra’s hair. (It will reduce the “crispy” look that I notice in her before photo.)
Change the color? Yes. The tones in Sabra’s hair are looking a little bit brassy. I would love to see a brunette look with subtle golden highlights – similar to the options below.
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If Sabra decides to go shorter, I like Marcia Gay Harden‘s naturally wavy bob. With a couple of wave-enhancing products, she could wash, air-dry and be done for the day. Using a styling lotion or creme will definitely help give Sabra the smoothness she is looking for – I would recommend staying away from gels and/or mousses to keep from the crispy curl look. (Also, be sure to apply product with a light hand. A quarter-sized dollop is more than enough in most situations.)
However, I am loving Sophia Bush‘s layered bob for Sabra. It’s totally youthful, flirty and bouncy with tons of shine. I like the long sideswept layer sweeping across the front, which would really accent Sabra’s blue-green eyes. Plus, it could be smoothed out for work, but definitely gives a rockstar vibe when worn wavy.
What do you think?
I can’t wait to see what Sabra decides this weekend. We shall soon see….