hair thursday makeover 85

Hannah has a hair dilemma.

I cut off about 10 inches of hair last year (Locks of Love), and I got it cut into the Audrey Tautou bob that you recommended for another woman with wavy hair. I really liked it, but I haven’t cut it at all in a year, and now it’s in that dreadful sort of in-between-styles sort of phase. I’m 19, and I just haven’t really found the right style for my hair yet. I’m really indecisive about my hair, so I’d love to hear any advice you have!

Hannah’s hair:

Dark blonde with natural golden tones
Never been colored
Normal condition, wavy and medium thickness
Wash-n-go on the weekdays, but loves to style on the weekends
Would love to accentuate her waves and give them staying power
Willing to try any length
Uses a little frizz serum in the summer or heat protectant when straightening it
Has tried using mousse and/or light gel to help hold the waves

I love the girls that want to embrace the curls. Let’s get to it.

First off, Hannah, at some point in your lustrous hair’s life, I would love to see this color on you.

Credit: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Adding a little red would be incredible. HOWEVER, summer is coming up and if you didn’t know, RED FADES. I don’t think now is the time to do it, but definitely keep it in mind for the future. For now? Bask in your golden tresses, my dear!

As for the cut, take a look at these options.

I am loving Option #1. Here’s why. Hannah recently had her hair cut in a shorter bob and with summer coming up, I think a longer, sexy beachy wavy vibe is in order. Plus, she’s nineteen! Now, I could be wrong, but I am willing to bet that Hannah and I have very similar hair traits. One of those being that the longer my hair gets, the wavier it becomes. I think Hannah needs to trim the ends and add very light layering throughout to give her waves great bounce and definition.

Also, rocking a center part with her waves would give Hannah a totally different look. I can tell by her photo that she’s been wearing that part for quite awhile, so it might involve some new training, but a center part will really accent Hannah’s waves on both sides of her face and give her that summery, wavy vibe she is craving. Also, she should have her stylist layer around her face so that the long layers sweep over the outer corners of her forehead, like in Hayden’s photo.

Now, Option #2 is a great one as well. Hannah did say she liked her shorter bob from a year ago. However, instead of a center part, Hannah could cut longer sideswept bangs which would sweep across her forehead for a flirty look. My only beef is that her cowlick might not want to cooperate. Hmmm. Decisions.

As for making her waves the best they can be, Hannah definitely needs to try my Beachy Waves Tutorial. As for products, the David Babaii Wave Spray would work well, but I’m also partial to Pureology Real Curl Cream, Redken Soft Spin Curl-Enhancing Gel, Avon Advance Techniques Volumizing Mousse and Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Creme . (Trust me, I’ve tried everything out there. I’m a Authentic Wave Expert!)

Tell Hannah what you think!

  1. kat

    April 15, 2010 at 11:21 am

    aw how cute is hannah with her freckles! she is definitely the perfect person in need of the beachy waves tutorial (my straight hair is upset).

  2. Jammer

    April 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Oh Hannah I feel your pain! My hair has the same wavy-ish texture and I never know what to do with it.

  3. Tricia

    April 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    That colour would look FANTASTIC on you, Hannah!

    Go for it at some point, when you’re ready for a chance and you have the $$$ to do it.

    I’m trying to grown out my shoulder-length bob so my waves turn into curls. Mine always get better the longer my hair is. Going to request the layering help from my stylist too.

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    April 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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  5. Amy

    April 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Hannah has the most beautiful eyes and I love her freckles! And what a lovely hair color!

  6. Hannah

    April 20, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Thanks ladies! I’m super excited about putting all of the suggestions to good use!