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. MichelleG

    November 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    danielle! i am always seeing your comments over at tipsy and so pumped to be contributing to your new hair decision! love #2! plus, when you’re ready for a change you can always grow it out into #1- can’t beat that right?

  2. Kelli Brooks

    November 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I like the chic #2, but #1 does look more maintence friendly. You will rock whatever style you get!

  3. Rachel

    November 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I voted for #1, but agree with several people that it should & can have more texture, layers & sassiness! You can do so much more with longer hair. The shorter it is…the less versatile. I’m excited to see the new do. :)

  4. kat

    November 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    oh yay! i love makeovers! i voted #2 because of the flatteringness with texture and wave. i think with danielle’s face shape, the shorter do will be more flattering. plus if her hair is thick and wavy, throw in some of that beach spray and voila – good to GO.

  5. CS

    November 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I vote #1, and here’s why: wavy hair needs a certain amount of length to fully express its S-shape. Playing up the wave in her hair, with the right layering and products, #1 would be fantastic!

  6. Elly

    November 6, 2010 at 2:47 am

    D- I just cut 7 inches off my length, pretty much like option 1, but I think that that’s just a ‘safe’ style. So do it first and then you must do Option 2 at some point! It’s hair, it grows back!

  7. beyond

    November 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    number two! (then you can let it grow out to number one…)

  8. Anna Susanti

    November 22, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Number 1,look like feminim and if you let it grow…still look more natural…but still hv style

  9. Amelia

    November 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

    LOVE ur HAIR !