hair thursday makeover 91

Meet Danielle.

Danielle’s hair:

Naturally black
Normal condition
Thick and wavy, but can be straightened easily
Willing to spend about 15 minutes styling
Would like to wear it wavy once in awhile
Ready to chop it (woohoooooo!)

From Danielle’s email:

I want easy, but still fun and with a bit of an edge. I don’t want the classic “mom do”….a plain short bob with no fun in it. If it’s not long, then I need it to be different in another way, not just average. My biggest fear with cutting my hair is giving up ‘day 2 hair’…love that I can run a brush through it and go.

Miss Danielle, it’s time to chop chop! Here’s my take on the situation – Danielle’s hair itself is quite pretty, but it really has taken over. Her face is on the small side, so the amount and length of her current hair is really weighing her overall look down.

I love that Danielle is willing to go shorter, as well as being open to a slightly edgier look. Let’s take a look at the options.

(Not this color, of course. Keep that beautifully dark hair dark!)

Option #1 is a great shoulder-length cut that would accent Danielle’s face shape and petite frame. The layered ends give it a nice movement, and would be perfect for wearing wavy. I noticed that Danielle’s hairline naturally parts in the middle, so this look would be super easy for her to achieve.

Option #2 is an edgier bob that would give her the shorter look she wants, but without the dreaded “mom bob” effect. The whole vibe of this style is messy and not perfect, so Danielle could rock the wavy/bedhead look. (Which would be perfect for 2nd day hair!) I also think this length would accent her face shape and long neck beautifully. However, the key to this look is to have her stylist highly texturize the hair. If the hair isn’t properly texturized and thinned out, she will be dealing with bell-shaped hair. Gasp!

What do you all think? Should Danielle go for it with Option #2 or play it a little safer with Option #1? Either way, taking off several inches of her hair will give her the fresh new look she is hoping to achieve. Tell Danielle what you think!

  1. Carrisa

    November 4, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I voted for Scarlett’s hair cut. I love it.

  2. Danielle (elleinadspir)

    November 4, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Thanks Sarah for having me. This is great fun. And I feel that I will be checking the results many, many times today!!! Btw, I voted for #2 ;)

  3. Shannon M

    November 4, 2010 at 7:39 am

    #2! Would look great on you, Danielle!

  4. Emily

    November 4, 2010 at 7:53 am

    #2! Go big or go home!

  5. Ariana Brown

    November 4, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Option 2 would look fabulous!

  6. Lisa

    November 4, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Option 2, or just a tad longer than option 2. Because it’s going to grow out to option 1 pretty quick if she doesn’t like it.

  7. Karen

    November 4, 2010 at 9:53 am


    The shorter the cut, the more intense the maintenance. That means going for a trim more often and more products. It’s worth it for a fun cut, but if you are very busy, it could easily be burdensome.

    You also get to keep updo and ponytail options with a little more length to you cut.

    I do like the shorter cut, though, and would probably pick it for myself if I had any wave in my hair.

  8. Lisa G

    November 4, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Gonna have to go with option 2. One is very boring!!

  9. Tracy D

    November 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Yay! So glad this feature is back!!!

    Option #2, because she could easily grow it out into Option #1 within a haircut or two if she decides she doesn’t like it. #2 is more fun.

  10. Torrie @ a place to share...

    November 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I must be boring, because I chose option 1!

    1) Agree with Karen’s comment.
    2) Totally a ‘middle-of-the-road’ answer, but I think ‘1’ would look best with a bit more texture/layers…
    3) …still giving a very new-to-Danielle look, but keeping the benefits of a little length! (still new, different, and not boring, in my book!!)

  11. Melissa

    November 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I choose option #1, but I think you can make this a bit more edgy with some sassy (choppy) layers. Easier to maintain a bit longer than the shorter cut of #2.

    Danielle, your hair will rock this look!

  12. Loralee

    November 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I am totally thinking about Scarlett’s do, though I fear my features would suck for it…I think given her words of fearing for ‘regular’, number 2 is her option!

  13. Alexandra Aimee

    November 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Is it just me, or is that short chin length layer she has in front going to make it impossible for her to achieve ScarJo’s bob? I love that cut, but with her short chin length angled front layer I think that cut WILL look like a mom cut…. A bob with a shorter rounded front will almost surely look mommy….

  14. Brooke

    November 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Sorry Danielle! Sydney picked #1. But she said they were both pretty!

  15. hilary

    November 4, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    #2! I cannot wait to see it neighbor!