A Very, Very Special Hair Thursday

This week, every single one of your votes count. SERIOUSLY.

Meet Rebecca, whose future hairstyle is completely in your hands.

Rebecca’s hair:

Dark blonde with lighter blonde highlights
Normal condition, thick and straight
Likes her hair somewhat long, but is open to a shorter bob style
Wears ponytails quite often
Spends about 10 minutes on hair – mostly blowdrying, but uses a flat iron if needed
Is very knowledgeable about products

Rebecca recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and is looking to freshen up her style. Not being interested in super short styles, I wanted to offer some options that could really change her overall look without chopping it all off.

Take a look.


Option #1 would be a new, sleek and modern look for Rebecca. This one-length, texturized bob with an extremely slight angle would be perfect for Rebecca’s straight hair type and face shape. Add some lighter blond highlights and Va Va Voom!

Option #2 would hit just above the collarbone, with sideswept bangs and layering around the face. This too would look fantastic on Rebecca, plus giving her more versatility with the addition of sideswept bangs. (And we all love ponytail bangs, am I right?)

Here’s where it gets interesting. Normally, I post the new styles, you vote and the participant has the option of going forward with the cut. No one is actually dragging the participant to his or her stylist.

Well, this time, your votes will determine the winning style and Miss Rebecca WILL be receiving that exact style in the very near future. WHICH WILL THEN BE REVEALED ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.


You heard me right. When I close Rebecca’s poll on Saturday at midnight, her new style will be all your doing. (Well, actually, a very experienced stylist’s doing, but you catch my drift.)

So, get to it, my friends. Make me proud!

  1. Jen Tepe

    April 24, 2008 at 6:26 am

    I go with Jen McCarthy’s, so #1…
    And national TV!!!
    You go girl!!!

  2. Jen Tepe

    April 24, 2008 at 6:28 am

    And also, I cannot even believe I was the 1st to comment…
    I live for Hair Thursdays!!!
    They make me WANT to get up!!!

  3. Emily

    April 24, 2008 at 6:31 am


  4. RA

    April 24, 2008 at 6:36 am

    How exciting! I went for no bangs because I can’t stand them personally. Can’t wait to see the outcome!

  5. Becky

    April 24, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Aaaah! The pressure!

    I went with #2 because with that beautiful baby around, there are ponytail days ahead.

  6. Nic

    April 24, 2008 at 7:53 am

    I went for the bangs on Sarah Chalke because I think it allows a little more leeway with styling. With Jenny’s, in order to look right, it has to be perfectly straight. With Sarah’s, it can be a little wispy here and there.

  7. natalie 42

    April 24, 2008 at 8:08 am

    wha?! Why on tv?! whats going on?! where am i?! whats going on?! (I voted for #1)

  8. sunny

    April 24, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I think Rebecca would look great with bangs! Add some super blonde highlights and a little berry lip gloss … voila .. hot mama!

  9. Jamie

    April 24, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Okay, seriously – what is going on with the Whoorl-splosion?! I’m so excited, and I don’t even know what the hell is going on!

    That being said, I picked option #1 because I can’t imagine that a new mother has time to futz around with bangs (as cute as they might look). Plus Rebecca has awesome bone structure, and can carry off a more severe cut. Just my $0.02.

    Very good points, Jamie. (Not that I am surprised, my curly hair diva consultant!) Rebecca’s bone structure is PERFECT for Option #1.

  10. janet

    April 24, 2008 at 8:48 am

    I went with bangs only because I think that cut would look cuter in a ponytail.

    And seriously, did Rebecca just give birth in that photo?! I have never seen such a pretty picture of a brand new (and I mean BRAND NEW) mom. Wow.

  11. barbettu

    April 24, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I voted for numero uno. I think it suits her face shape better.

  12. Miguelina

    April 24, 2008 at 9:13 am

    exciting…and yes, I voted!

  13. Danielle

    April 24, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Love the bangs and voted for #2, but they may not be super fun with lots of ponytails.

    But isn’t “switching up the do” the idea- cute style with bangs = no more ponytails……?

  14. annie

    April 24, 2008 at 9:51 am

    I don’t usually comment after placing my vote. But I think the bangs will be a nice addition for her. Especially on those days when her hair is just going to end up getting pulled back (which, if she’s like every other new mom in the world, will be frequent). The bangs might add a bit of spunk. Or finish. Or detail. And, you know, when you’re walking around with throwup on your shirt most of the time, all of those things just make life a little bit better.

  15. kat

    April 24, 2008 at 10:06 am

    i voted for option 2 because i actually think it’ll be less maintence – the bob seems like it’ll require so much more attention to it. plus the grow out would be easier with option 2. right? maybe that’s just me since my hair grows ridiculously fast.

    also rebecca? you look amazing in that photo.