hair thursday makeover 34


Erica’s hair:

Self-described “beastly hair”
Light-to-medium brown
Lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (which apparently has some hella extreme weather)
Combination curly/wavy

From Erica’s email, I do believe she is the owner of bipolar hair. Depending on the weather, her curls act completely differently, sometimes shiny and bouncy and other times, well, BLAH.

I think all of the wavy/curly gals out there will agree – at least, I know I do. What to do, what to do…

I really like Erica’s curls and her layering technique. Notice how her cheekbone-length layers keep the overall shape from looking like the dreaded triangle. I do think she could take about an inch or two off and have a darling wavy bob.

What about these options?


Option #1 would take a little of the length off and shorten her layers accordingly. It would be a fresh look for the summer season, which she could let air dry or use a curling iron (like the photo) to add defined curls here and there. Option #2 follows the same idea, but with the addition of bangs. (My only concern would be the humid Winnipeg summers. Serious Humidity + Bangs = Interesting.)

Also, Erica should read this post (remember my fabulous Curl Expert, Jamie?) which covers all of the curl bases to help tame the “beastly” hair.

What do you all think?

(The second participant will be featured soon. This girl needs a break from the laptop.)

  1. Kelly

    May 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Love the new site!

  2. sizzle

    May 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    It’s so fantastic that this has taken off so much. The new site is so pretty and organized (like you!).

  3. Jamie Johnson

    May 22, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Holy hairballs, this site is fantastic! I love it.

    I voted for number 2, primarily because even if the summers are super humid, Miss Erica has the divine bone structure to pull off a bang pin-back a la Gwen Stefani and still look cute.

    Congrats on the new site, Whoorl!

  4. Sarah

    May 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I LOVE the new site. It’s beautiful!

  5. Sarah

    May 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I LOVE the new site. It’s beautiful! I agree with Jamie that Erica has gorgeous bone structure.

  6. ashley

    May 22, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    she is SO GORGEOUS.

    yay curly haired girls!!

  7. Spandrel Studios

    May 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I’m digging the design of this site!

    And here’s a vote for the Audrey Tatou (#2) style. Tatou You, Erica!

  8. Brerg

    May 23, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Erica,you are great looking even with your hair purposefully messy. I would be in heaven to wake up with a woman looking like you beside me in the morning. Wow, you are beautiful. I digress, so to chose a style for you, I think you should choose option 2.

  9. Jeanmarie

    May 23, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Erica, those LIPS! You bring out the inner lesbian in me!
    I voted #2 – thinking same bang/clippy/Lauren Conrad thing…
    Whoorl, I planned to watch and then fell asleep at 9:15 – will you You Tube it or beg Mr. Gardner to embed it here??

  10. Diane

    May 23, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Very Cool New Hair Site!! All Hair all the Time!
    Anxiously waiting for the Nightline video.

  11. kat

    May 23, 2008 at 10:59 am

    seriously erica is HOT. and she’ll be hot either way. i voted for #1 simply because i have no idea about curly hair and bangs.

    you know my friend has very similar hair and recently cut her hair in kind of angled bob. and it’s rocking so far!

  12. Melissa Rhinolegs

    May 23, 2008 at 11:37 am

    ha, i had to vote #2 because that’s the exact picture i took to my stylist for my last cut.

  13. Kayla English

    May 24, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I love the new site

  14. A lady in red polish

    May 25, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    LOve this photo. Its just calling for the blow the hair out of the face… :). The site is wonderful.

  15. Tasha

    November 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I know I’m wayyyyy late to the party here, but just found out about the site today. I just want to say that this girl is GORGEOUS and I really like her her as is. Maybe a little more product for definition, but that’s really all I’d suggest. I wish I had these kinds of hair problems. ;)