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. lulu

    April 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I agree on the no time for bangs as a new mama. That’s why I voted for #1 too. I also feel like that still allows her to pull back in a ponytail when she needs to, or just tuck it behind her ears to get it out of her face, while still looking stylish and sassy.

    Congrats to Rebecca on the adorable baby girl, and to Whoorl on NATIONAL TV-ness!

  2. Michelle

    April 24, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Number 1 for Rebecca – It would look so pretty on her gorgeous face! When and where can we catch Rebecca on TV? This is exciting, Whoorl!

  3. Jackie

    April 24, 2008 at 10:52 am

    From cyberspace to NYT to TV….where will whoorl go next ?

    Voted for #1, but looks like 2 is ahead.

  4. chellebird

    April 24, 2008 at 11:17 am

    OK, so yes, I love the idea of ponytail bangs. But I can’t for the life of me get them to look that cute. HOW does one do cute ponytail bangs? How, Whoorl? Please do a tutorial…I need help.
    Oh, and because of my bang-angst, I voted #1. No bang futzing with a new baby.

  5. rebecca

    April 24, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I just had to weigh in here… I’m so excited to be reading all these comments and seeing people’s opinions. I am obviously in very good hands with my fellow Whoorl readers! I heart the internet.

  6. Sarah

    April 24, 2008 at 11:52 am

    For the love of god, Rebecca…a tinge of gloss, great hair and thin, shapely arms on DAY OF BIRTH? No wonder Whoorl has you chosen for the t.v. debut….
    My vote is for Jenny’s blunt cut…I feel like it will be more dramatic and a big change. The other one just feels too close to the current cut and I think it will morph back to the old ‘do over time.

  7. AmandaL

    April 24, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I voted for Option #1, also… mostly because, like Jamie, I can’t imagine that Rebecca will have time to deal with the bangs. I mistakenly got bangs a few weeks ago, and while I do agree that they add a level of versatility, I am not loving them, and therefore cannot vote for a look with bangs!

  8. sunny

    April 24, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I’m getting passionate about this participant!
    Thing is, Rebecca doesnt have the kind of face that will look scrunched or super tired with bangs. Not everyone can pull bangs off – for this reason. Rebecca has a beautifully shaped, open face that bangs will compliment! The jenny bob is a little snoozeville.

  9. ali

    April 24, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    #2! #2! it’s awesome on-the-go hair…also, so sexy!!

  10. Spandrel Studios

    April 24, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Jenny McCarthy’s ‘do is very chic, and it would look awesome on Rebecca. Although… I’ve seen Jenny do the talk-show circuit and sometimes she looks like she’s always fussing with it, looping a strand behind her ear, like it’s getting in her face or something.

    Rebecca, you will look gorgeous no matter what style wins! Good luck, and can’t wait to see the show!!

  11. Danielle

    April 24, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I voted for number 2 solely because I think she’s more likely to get that length hair back into a ponytail, and as far as I’m concerned, the ability to get the hair in a ponytail is a vital part of new-motherhood.

  12. kat

    April 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    sorry it’s me again! i’m definitely on the bangs wagon.

    if you don’t have the time to deal with them, couldn’t you just pin them back? (very cute) have a cute sporty headband (very cute).

    plus! think of the TV. the rhianna/katie holmes/jenny mccarthy look is passe! it’s been done! team bangs.

  13. Stephanie

    April 24, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    How do I vote? I would vote for #1. I like the bangs look on Sarah Chalke, but Jenny’s look looks like less of a hassle and great for Rebecca’s pretty and thin face.

  14. alison

    April 25, 2008 at 3:26 am

    I went with number two because as a somewhat new convert to bangs, I actually can spend less time on my hair now and end up looking more put together. Before bangs my ponytails just looked messy and like I had no time to do my hair that day. With bangs, it takes me less than five minutes to style them and then toss the rest of my hair in a ponytail and look like I actually spent time on my hair. That being said, I don’t think she can go wrong with either option.
    And this IS all so exciting!

  15. Christina

    April 25, 2008 at 3:58 am

    I went with #1 I had bangs for a period of time after having a baby and maybe it was just me but they were more annoying than helpful. Plus they had to be styled every day. I didn’t have time for that. But like others have said she will FAB with either one!

    TV! are you kidding, Your almost a Rock Star Whoorl, heck with the guitar playing you have been doing you might already be one!