hair thursday makeover 11

Welcome to Hair Thursday – The Highly Opinionated Week!

There will not be any voting this week because I HAVE THE ANSWERS.

(Also, I don’t have time for the polls. Wito hasn’t been napping well due to the buds of Satan, so he could start wailing any minute! MUST TYPE VERY QUICKLY.)

This week is very important because Erin, our first participant, will be reuniting with her husband in NINE DAYS, when he returns from his one-year deployment in Iraq.

That’s right. One year without her husband while he serves our country. One year raising their absolutely adorable 17-month-old boy without her partner-in-crime. Hell, I get sappy when D takes 2-day business trips. I can’t even imagine, but I am so thrilled for Erin and her family!

Obviously, Erin wants to knock her husband’s socks off when they see each other for the first time. Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s get to it!


Erin’s hair:

Recently thermally-reconditioned (the Japanese straightening treatment)
Medium brown
Proficient with a flat iron, uses a ceramic curling iron once in awhile
Not sure if she should cut it shorter for a big change

I don’t think Erin should cut a lot off right now for many reasons. First off, her hair is beautiful and she probably just paid a pretty penny to have it thermally-reconditioned. Secondly, I don’t want her to chop it all off and regret it, especially when her husband is going to see her for the first time in a year. My guess is that he probably likes it longer (because it’s GORGEOUS), and I want him to take a look at her and bow-chick-a-bow-wowwwww. You catchin’ my drift?

I’m thinking something like this:



And guess what? This is going to be a breeze for her to accomplish, I promise.

As for the color, from what I’ve read, highlighting is not recommended in addition to thermal reconditioning. So, let’s just leave the current lovely color alone. (Seriously, I would never forgive myself if Erin greeted her husband with a bald head.)

As for the cut, I would take a few inches off (just above the chest) and go for the side-swept bangs. (Although, bangs aren’t crucial in achieving this look. And yes. I’m suggesting side-swept bangs again. Sue me.) A few subtle layers added for movement and she will be good to go.

Oh, but how will she achieve those lovely waves? Glad you asked! Might I direct you here?

Learn it. Live it. Love it.

Now Erin, you must promise us you will send an updated photo in all of your glory. (And, you know, a DVD of your reunion with your husband so I can bawl my eyes out…)

Since Erin won’t have the pleasure of seeing your votes, why don’t you give her congratulatory shout-out in the comments or at her blog.

Wito has arisen. I’ll be back shortly with Participant #2.

  1. Isabel

    November 15, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Erin’s hair is awesome now. Can’t wait to see what it looks like with the changes!

  2. am'ti b

    November 15, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    i love the side-swept bang idea, it owuld be good eihter way. am i bad to love them?, btw. that and the perfect angled vidal sassoon bob (two things that would and have taken me a lot of stylin’ time) are my favorites-so keep your cash!

  3. am'ti b

    November 15, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    i love the side-swept bang idea, it would be good eihter way (straight or wavy.) am i bad to love them?, btw. that and the perfect angled vidal bob (two styles that would and have taken me a lot of fixin’ time) are my favorites-so keep your cash!

  4. Lisa

    November 15, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Another great suggestion for Hair Thursday….BTW I am going through the same napping situation here– I am writing now while watching P up in his crib after ONLY 45 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Danielle

    November 15, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    This is so patriotic! You are doing it for the troops!

  6. sizzle

    November 15, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    isn’t that your hair do whoorl? ;)

    it’ll look awesome!

  7. Erin

    November 15, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have been secretly hoping that you would tell me not cut it all off. I promise pics and videos as soon of the homecoming.

  8. Catherine

    November 15, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    I just want to tell Erin congrats on her honey coming home. My husband is in the Army and is currently serving his second tour in Iraq. I completely understand wanting to look AWESOME for him, but she could be wearing a paper sack and there would be some bowchickabowwow going on!! When my neighbor’s husband came home for his mid-tour R&R, her hair was all curly and pretty to pick him up from the airport, and when they came outside, after having about an hour of “alone” time, it was all flat to the back of her head and not so curly. HA!! I look forward to seeing homecoming pics as I dream of my husband’s homecoming.