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. Neil

    September 6, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    You need to get your own show on the Style Channel.

  2. Anna

    September 6, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    What fun! Oh Whoorl, you are a wise one.

  3. janet

    September 6, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    I love Hair Thursday already! But I only voted with the crowd 1 out of 2 times.

  4. kylei

    September 6, 2007 at 3:08 pm


  5. Not The Mama

    September 6, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Awesome suggestons! I love Hair Thursday!

  6. comfortablycrazy

    September 6, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    I love this, it’s so fun. I also thought that it was totally cool that you don’t know which way the vote is going until after you vote. So you can’t be swayed by other peoples decisions. I think I’m going to send you my picture and sign up. Though I know it’ll be next year before your available. It looks like it’ll be well worth the wait.

  7. Courtney

    September 6, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you thank you!
    Very good suggestions. Hopefully I can get to the hair salon soon to get you those “after” pics you all desperately want.

    In the meantime, can any of you ladies suggest products and styling methods to get the wavy gorgeousness of option one?
    Break it down for me please…I am wave challenged!

  8. Sarcomical

    September 6, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    whoorlie girl, you are so amazing to dedicate yourself to this cause. as a fellow hair/makeup/everything junkie, i can appreciate the great need for hair thursdays. well done. ;)

  9. Sharri

    September 6, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Truly fun! Great advice. And thanks to Courtney and Allison for being so brave.

    I have to know – who is option #2 for Courtney?? It looks a bit like Kelly Clarkson, but not.

  10. Sharri

    September 6, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Ok. So the fact I don’t know who Option #2 is makes me feel like I’ve been living under a rock because I’m sure it’s someone I’m supposed to know…

  11. Jill - GlossyVeneer

    September 6, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Wow… you did such a good job with this. It’s really fun and I’m going to be looking forward to reading this feature each week (especially when I’m the chosen victim!).

  12. Lisa

    September 6, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    I love this game!!

  13. Karen

    September 6, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    I love this! What great suggestions – you’re a pro, whether you like it or not!

  14. Heidi

    September 6, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Whoorl, I think Hair Thursdays might warrant a splurge on some new software (Salon Styler Pro…or a knock-off version). With the right program, you could put the hair styles on your participants for an instant “before and after.”

    Hair Thursdays rock!

  15. bethany actually

    September 6, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    This is so fun, I only wish I hated my hair so I could participate! In the past couple of years, I have learned the value of a good stylist and GOOD SALON-BRAND PRODUCTS in making hair happy.

    Courtney, that is my main advice to you about the products: use the expensive ones. They are almost always worth the extra cash. If you don’t know what you like, you can tell your stylist you want to try something new and ask for suggestions or even samples, which they sometimes have. Otherwise, just pick something that sounds good and try it!

    Sharri, I thought Courtney’s #2 was Kelly Clarkson, too.