hair thursday makeover 1

GAH. Somehow, I lost the first half of this post in my archives. Sorry, Courtney!





Voting is closed.

Moving along to Participant #2.

Meet Allison.



Allison’s Hair:

Very Fine
Unwanted hair flippage (especially her bangs)
Stubborn cowlick that drives her crazy
Willing to work with products and tools

Allison sent me a photo of her cowlick and what happens to her bangs by the end of the day, so my first suggestion is to lose the bangs. Bye bye. I know she loves the idea of bangs, but no amount of product will help a cowlick that stubborn.

Let’s work with what you’ve got, Allison! Shiny, straight hair! If I had super-straight hair, a bob (inverted or one-length) would be my hairstyle of choice. Looking at Allison’s 2nd photo, I would recommend growing out the bangs, so that her sides are one length and even, but keep the graduated layers in the back.

Option #1 is a great-looking inverted bob, with the front portion of hair being the longest (thus keeping the cowlick under control). It shouldn’t be too difficult to style, since Allison already knows how to work with graduated layers in the back and the front should only need a round brush, hair dryer and a tiny dab of shine serum.

Option #2 is a one-length bob, which Allison could totally pull off with her finely-textured, straight hair. Remember, the longer the top layer of hair, the less amount of flipping will occur during styling or throughout the day. This option definitely is more traditional, so I would recommend punching up her color a couple of notches.


What do you think? You know what to do!


Voting is closed.

And now for the Whoorl Hair Thursday disclaimer.

Whoorl is not a hair professional, although she plays one on the internet. Please consult with your stylist before making any of the suggested changes. If your hair stylist sucks and does a horrible job, please do not hunt Whoorl down and hurt her. It is not Whoorl’s fault, as she is only trying to spread the hair love. Any other issues may be directed to Whoorl’s customer service department.

This concludes the First Annual Hair Thursday. Please leave your wisdom in the comments section for these ladies! Have a great weekend!

  1. Alissa

    September 6, 2007 at 10:45 am

    What fantastic advice and great suggestions. I can’t wait to see their before and after pics.

  2. Meg

    September 6, 2007 at 10:46 am

    This is so fun! I love it! I can’t wait for next Thursday! Will we get to see ‘after’ pictures of these people?

  3. Britt

    September 6, 2007 at 10:57 am

    I love this! I can’t wait for my turn in, oh, six months or so. I hope there will be ‘after’ photos of those who go through with your suggestions (which they SHOULD!!!)

  4. Nilsa S.

    September 6, 2007 at 10:59 am

    First day on your blog (thanks to Alice in Wonderland!) and I get hair, hair and more hair (Alice claims you have the absolute best!). Looking forward to more Hair Thursdays as well as other blog musings. I recently transformed my look (http://newsomi.blogspot.com/2007/07/retro.html) and couldn’t be happier!

  5. Kami

    September 6, 2007 at 11:00 am

    LOVE your complaint department dude! Wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley.

    I look forward to the before and after shots too :-)

  6. coco

    September 6, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Congrats on week #1! You did a fantazzo job as I knew you would.

  7. Danielle

    September 6, 2007 at 11:09 am

    This is pretty effing cool!

  8. natalie

    September 6, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Better to hate the serums or to love them too much? Maybe a happy medium is best. Can’t wait to see the “after” shots!

  9. Molly

    September 6, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Hair Thursday is really a great idea! i have to say i am a bit jealous, who wouldn’t want to get good advice and fun hair suggestions!

  10. Pritters

    September 6, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Allison – one minor suggestion. You didn’t ask but here goes…getting your eyebrows arched will open up your whole face. And if you’re going to have a gorgeous head of hair, why not, eh? Depending on where you live it’ll cost about $18 – $24 and soooo worth it. And it hurts but only for a second. Like being snapped with a rubber bang, kinda! Give it a try!

  11. Allison

    September 6, 2007 at 11:59 am

    A few things:
    1) YAY Whoorl for Hair Thursdays! I’m so excited! I feel a bit like a celebrity! Even more, I feel like I’m hobnobbing with a celebrity! I heart Whoorl :-)

    2) Not to sway anyone’s opinion or anything, but asking me to grow out my hair is close to a death sentence. I can’t do it. It is bad. news. bears.

    3) Although they are a bit bushy at this point in my life, I do regularly get my eyebrows waxed. Is there a difference between simply having them waxed and having them “arched”? Because I’m all about it – Any suggestion is a good suggestion. (well, maybe not *any* suggestion). How does one get their eyebrows arched? Do I just ask my stylist to wax more of an arch into them? Because I will – I swear I will.

  12. lini

    September 6, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    I ask you not to post my picture with the cigar.
    Love, Lini

  13. Natalie 42

    September 6, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Wahoo! This is great, Whoorl! I should do this at some point…my hair…ugh. It’s just…growing. And growing. Losing my waves b/c of it.

    I can NOT wait for the after photos!!

  14. Pritters

    September 6, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Allison, it may just be different terminology. Do you have Benefit where you are? They call it “arching” and it seems like they take off more brow from underneath. Then they fill in the curve above with the magic eyebrow filler-inner (“browzings” I think it’s called). Voila – the perfect arch.

    Would anyone like to chime in on the difference between eyebrow arching and eyebrow waxing?

  15. rosie

    September 6, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Wow. I am seriously impressed!