hair thursday makeover 5

Holy crap, you guys. Free ice cream for everyone!

Um, not really.

I was planning to bust out an ice cream pie chart whoorl-style, but promptly remembered it was Wednesday. As in the day before Thursday, and holy hell I need to finish Hair Thursday pronto. Another day, I suppose.

This Hair Thursday is a little different. Our first participant will not be receiving a whoorl makeover.

Meet Hala.


Have you ever heard the term “fishing”? As in fishing for compliments?

Hala is fishing. Listen honey, if your hair is shinier than mine, you ain’t getting no help from whoorl.


I kid, I kid. Hala’s a doll! (And a fellow SoCal mama!)

I totally understand where Hala was coming from when she sent her submission. She was just sick of her hair. Her beautiful, chocolate, shiny, perfect hair. She wanted something new. Hey, we all feel that way now and again. In fact, just this morning I nearly chopped my bangs to the scalp.

(Actually, I did cut my bangs clear to the scalp as a child in a overly dramatic attempt to piss my parents off. Unfortunately, their reaction was of hysterical laughter. Not really what I was striving for. I had to wear a headband right at my hairline for like, 3 months. Awesome.)

You know what I love most about Hala? A couple of weeks after her initial submission, she sent me another email stating that she decided to give the whoorl curling iron trick a spin. She even admitted to not thinking it would work before trying it out.

And look at the result.


The shine! The movement! The volume! Beautiful, right?

Do you SEE where I’m going with this? Hair Thursday Rule #2. Good hair requires effort. Say it with me, GOOD HAIR REQUIRES EFFORT.

I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to see any other hairstyle on Hala. She looks fabulous!

*stepping down from soapbox*

Our next participant is Melanie.


Melanie’s hair:

A little bit of “wave” from cowlicks
Never colored
Perms her hair
Doesn’t use any styling tools
Uses product, including hair paste for definition
Loves short hair because of the ease

In Melanie’s email, she mentioned she might be rockin’ a little mullet. Yes, yes. I’m seeing some mullet action here.

Let me preface this entry by stating my feelings towards hairstyles with shorter sides and longer backs. I’m not a fan. I know, there are plenty of women who enjoy this hairstyle. Look at Meg Ryan! Lisa Rinna!


Even Cate Blanchett has been wearing the style. I wish I could be more open-minded about the modified mullet, but I just can’t. Like I said, I am made of asshole. Anti-mullet asshole. So what should we do?


Melanie likes short hair, right? Well, let’s chop off the back! How easy would this style be? It’s so fun and fresh, plus totally stylish. Since Melanie already uses hair paste, she wouldn’t need to deal with any new products. Plus, she could stop perming her hair. The paste would give her all the definition she needs.

I emailed Melanie yesterday to ask about her current length and she mentioned that her sides had grown to approximately chin level. If that’s the case, she could also take off the back and go for a bob. Option #2 shows a great shaggy bob where the front is still a little bit shorter than the back, but not to the point where it is harsh. The razored ends of this hairstyle make it easy to add shape to the hair and create a fun flicked-out finish that would look great on Melanie.

What do you all think?

  • Whitney

    October 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    I really am a Mofo seeing as I missed your delurk post. Meh.

    I love these Hair Thursdays of yours!

    And I totally need to try this curling iron trick you’ve taught the rest of the world.

  • T Beck

    October 4, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Since I can’t vote for the Meg Ryan, I abstain.

  • Karen

    October 5, 2007 at 5:09 am

    Both such pretty girls withe uber-great hair – why is it the ones that really need hair makeovers never apply?
    And Hala, how can her hair be so gorj when she’s got such a young baby??!!!! When my kids were that age, I think my “bedhead” achieved by rolling off my pillow, was as much attention that I could give my locks in the name of “body” and “volume”.

  • Moira

    October 5, 2007 at 6:06 am

    Hala’s hair is so fabulous, it’s hard to believe she asked for help! Do you know how many people would KILL for that hair? ;-)

    I think Melanie would look really great a la Sharon Stone…so chic. I understand why some people would err on the side of more length, but it’s only hair, people! It grows back! This could be a life-changing cut, and I think it would be fab on Melanie.

    Now I must echo Karen’s comment: How come I have to wait until March for my shot at Whoorl & friends hair wisdom and guidance, when my I have the hair version of almost complete and total assification? THAT’S FIVE MORE MONTHS, PEOPLE! For the love of all that is good in the world, please feature someone soon that actually needs help. Like me. Or maybe me. Then there’s me.

    I’m just sayin’.

    I know I shouldn’t really complain, seeing as I’ve just found Whoorl and Hair Thursdays, but (now I’m whining like my 3-yr-old) I want some patented Whoorl & friends magic to be visited upon my head! And I know I’m not talking in my big-girl voice or making a good choice. ;-)

  • Julie

    October 5, 2007 at 8:53 am

    Thank you! I hate short hair in front and longer in back. Hate it – hate it – hate it!!!!

  • aimee/greeblemonkey

    October 5, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Loved the “fishing” graphic. I spit my water. More so because when I saw her photo, I thought “what crap! he hair is fantastic!”

    And as for Melanie, I always wanted wave like that! But I say short! It would be so cute!

  • Allison

    October 5, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Holy Balls, Whoorl – You had 305 comments on that last post. Three-Hundred-Five! I can’t even believe it! You are so loved… I attempted to take part in the great MoFo Delurk and got – drumroll please – one comment. From the girl who ALWAYS comments on my page – God love her. Anywho… feel loved. That’s all I’m sayin’.

  • kate5kiwis

    October 5, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    does the *body* come with the *hair* ???
    if so, i will cut off all my luscious locks…
    sharon stone is one hot chick.
    and i really love her hair too lol X

  • Molly

    October 5, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    That first girl is totally trying to beat you in the hair department. FiShIng. Like, OH HELP ME! Yeah right. I got a truly HORRIBLE haircut 2 months ago and I am still trying to recover. I will have to just grow it for YEARS to get my hair back. WAAAAAHHHHH. I told her to take 2 inches off and she took EIGHT. If anyone lives in LA and is thinking of going to Rudy’s, THINK AGAIN. You will save money, but get a truly HIDEOUS haircut. Thank you very much, goodnight.

  • lulu

    October 5, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Ok don’t want to clutter Whoorl’s comments section but my mama taught me to always say Thank You when someone does something nice for me – Thank you Whoorl, and Thank You all for your sweetness!

  • Susan

    October 11, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    OMG that’s my SHOULDER next to Melanie! I’m like totally famous!

    Also totally slow because it took me a WEEK to read this post. Hello, my life is that sad.

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