hair thursday makeover 17

The HT theme of the week is Do It Yourself. Why am I sitting here typing this when I could be watching Gossip Girl? You all don’t need me!

Like Shawna, for instance.


Shawna’s hair:

Very thin and baby fine
Likes chin-length
Natural color is mousy brown, but has a front section with no pigment (white), so she highlights to blend
Hair gets oily by the day’s end

Shawna sent an email, as well as discussed her ongoing hair drama over here. In a nutshell, Shawna’s hair is extremely fine and thin, she can’t grow it too much longer without it looking stringy, and needs to highlight due to the pigment issue in the front. She just didn’t know how to remedy the situation.

Or did she?

Looking at her before photo, I thought her highlights looked lovely with her complexion. Beyond color, I was going to suggest keeping the bangs, trimming the ends about an inch, and keeping the layers. However, I wanted to suggest cutting back on the texturizing and/or side layers to give a fuller appearance.

I sent her an email asking if she needed to send an updated photo due to her submission from the days of yore, and she replied that she had just gotten her haircut.

And voila!


Bangs? Check.
Trimmed ends? Check.
Less texturizing? Check.
Quite lovely AND alleviating all of her concerns? Check.

Once again, WHY AM I HERE?

Don’t let the door smack your fine asses on the way out, ladies.

(Second participant coming tomorrow, but I really need to spend some quality time vapidly staring at my television screen tonight. Peace.)

  1. BethanyWD

    January 16, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Lovely work, Shawna. If seems the student has become the teacher…

  2. Swistle

    January 16, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I think you’re just getting more efficient, solving problems PSYCHICALLY.

  3. Jamie

    January 16, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    That cut is fantastic on you, Shawna! Well done!

  4. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    January 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm


  5. Michelle in Cincinnati

    January 17, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Your caterpillars are turning to butterflies, Whoorl….you’ve given us roots and wings (no pun intended)!

    Shawna’s new theme song – “Dontcha”

  6. Veronique

    January 17, 2008 at 9:34 am

    She looks SMASHING :)

  7. SleepyNita

    January 17, 2008 at 9:58 am

    So many women with fine hair are lead to believe that texture will make it look like more (been up that road many times myself!). Finally I found a hairdresser with my hair-type that totally got it, and I haven’t looked back since.

    She looks cute with the new cut. Much more finished looking!

  8. TheAngelForever

    January 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Congrats Shawna!

  9. Airing Dirty Laundry

    January 17, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    You guys rock! Can every day be my Hair Thursday? My self-image is so pumped up right now. My husband and I went suit-shopping for him tonight for a wedding we’re going to next week, and I was so sure that my hair looked awesome that I was able to stand up to the pushy salesperson. That’s something that the mousy-haired Shawna would have never been able to do! Please let this day NEVER end . . .

  10. Giselle

    January 17, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Shawna! I love your hair! So cute.

  11. Karen

    January 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Shawna rocks it! Beautiful.