hair thursday makeover 35

Here it is, part 2 from last week! Better late than never, right?

Meet Natalie.


Natalie’s hair:

Dark brown with a bleached white stripe
Doesn’t know what to do with the front part of her hair – wears it pulled back 75% of the time
Oily at the roots, dry ends
Fine hair, thin at the front. Thick, minimal wave
Spends anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes on hair
Uses round brush with a blow dryer
Ceramic straightener occasionally

I can’t really get a clear idea of what Natalie’s hair looks like in these photos. To me, it looks reddish (which I really like) opposed to a dark brown, and I can’t tell if it’s wet or not. First off, if it isn’t wet in the photo, too much product is being used.

Natalie has a patch of gray hair located on the top of her head, and has been bleaching it to create a light stripe, as you can see in the photo. Although it adds some visual interest, I would prefer to see her with the entire head of hair colored uniformly or let the gray patch grow in au naturale.

To me, her natural gray patch of hair would still create a streaked look, but she wouldn’t have to consistently bleach (read: damage) that part of her hair. Think Stacy London.

BUT. If Natalie isn’t comfortable with flying her gray flag, what about an allover color? Natalie’s hair is currently brown, but I think a dark auburn would look very nice with her coloring. Something like this:

Oh, look! It’s a Nice and Easy advertisement! (I promise, I have no sort of agreement with Clairol. I just really liked this hair color on their website.)

Wouldn’t that color look lovely on Natalie? Now that I think about it, that cut would look great too. Cutting two inches off the bottom and adding long layers in the front would give Natalie’s hair more dimension, but she could still pull it back if needed. I would recommend using a color/heat protectant before drying and using a round brush and dryer to create a smooth, shiny style.

Until tomorrow, my friends.

  1. Miss Virginia

    May 28, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    That IS a beautiful color! I have 2 questions that are totally unrelated to Natalie. First, you have recommended Cutler heat protectant recently, but I’m having a hard time finding it here…is it at Ulta? Is it a whole hair line like w/ shampoo, etc. or do I need to get it from Amazon? Also, did that show you did in NYC air already?

    Yes, you can see all of the Cutler products at their website.

    I will let you know when the show airs. :)

  2. Dawn

    May 29, 2008 at 6:41 am

    that color is fantastic.

    this site? rules!

  3. Jamie

    May 29, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I definitely think taking some weight off the bottom of her current ‘do will result in a whole lot of body and swing! Love the color choice-what a hot tamale!

  4. Natalie

    May 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

    (The one from the pics this week, yay!)

    I’m always flirting with red because my hair tends to go that way even when it’s colored medium to dark brown like it is now. What do you think about henna? The good stuff, not the possibly metallic dye type.

    I’ve been trying to grow the gray patch out, but had an unfortunate run in with a colorist who misunderstood me and bleached it.

    So you think just cutting weight off the bottom and long layers would be good? I was secretly hoping you had some fantastic big-change style for me, but I’ll give that a shot. At this point, I’m up for anything. Thanks!

    Hey, I just sent you an email.

  5. ashley

    May 30, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I’m all for Stacy London.

  6. jiji

    December 5, 2009 at 12:30 am