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. Florence

    April 30, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I like her hair just the way it is…so pretty ^-^ i would even consider cutting my hair that way!

  2. Ziggy

    May 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I absolutely love the “before” picture. I am considering taking this picture in to ask if my hair can be cut this way.