hair thursday makeover 37

You guys. SERIOUSLY. Thanks for all of the fantastic comments/emails/votes regarding Hair Thursday. Of course, the lazy side of me is all DAMN YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, but the Sally Fields in me is repeating “You like me! You really like me!”

(And of course, the conceited boob in me is screaming I TOLD YOU SO.)

So, we’ll keep things as is for now. I do think, unfortunately for some, I’m going to start sorting through the requests and finding new dilemmas to address. One of the main reasons I feel bogged down is the plethora of requests from long-haired people who still want long hair. THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY PHOTOS OF SIDESWEPT BANGS AND LONG LAYERS, PEOPLE.

(Hey! That’s why I added the Hair Length, Type and Color search section in the sidebar. Be sure to use it if you are wanting a subtle change and are looking for photos!)

(Oh! One more thing. I am still going to do two participants on Thursdays, but will separate into two posts, so they will be easier to find with the search feature.)

So, let’s get on with it. Meet Joey.

Joey’s hair:

Brown hair with subtle natural highlights
Fine, very straight
No preference for length and wants a change. (Yes!)
Usually spends around 5 minutes on hair, but will spend more if needed.
Owns a flat iron and hot rollers
Uses no products besides shampoo and conditioner
Wants to quit wearing ponytails all the time

Joey is open to shorter hairstyles, but wants to make sure she can pin the front out of her face, since she works in a lab. Joey has super straight and fine hair, which is perfect for shorter haircuts that some of us thick and wavy gals can’t pull off without a lot of maintenance.

Let’s look at two options.

Option #1 is a very sleek, chin-length bob with heavy texturizing. With Joey’s straight hair, she wouldn’t need to spend a lot of time using a flat iron, and she could pull the sides back for work. Option #2 is a much more casual style – sideswept bangs, layering all around, and texturized ends. I really like this style for Joey’s face shape, and she would only need to blow dry her bangs, add a little styling pomade or wax to the back for definition and she would be out the door. Plus, the bangs would look cute pinned to the side with a bobby pin while at work.

I also think the reddish brown shade in Option #2 would be a lovely color for Joey.

What do you think?

  1. Amy in StL

    June 12, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I have hair similar to Joey’s and I’ve had my hair both ways. I think Option #2 will require a lot more time and effort than Option #1. Often those of use with fine straight hair have to do a lot of work with tools AND products to get a little bit of volume so we can do short layered hair. It’s a pretty high maintenance cut.

  2. ashley

    June 12, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Sometimes, I wish I had that easy straight and fine hair so I could have a short style.

    Stupid volume.

  3. martymankins

    June 12, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    I like option 1 as looks more simple but brings out the same highlights as option 2

  4. Jill

    June 12, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I like option 1, mostly because Katie Holmes became famous playing Joey Potter… coincidence or serendipity? Oh, and also because the haircut is awesome.

  5. kat

    June 13, 2008 at 11:44 am

    i voted for number 2. i like number one (joey from dawsons creek – ha!) but number two looks less severe, more comfortable plus joey said she’d spend more time on her hair so she could really rock this style.

  6. Jennifer

    June 16, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I voted for number one even though I think number two is the better style. The problem I see with number two is that it looks like it will be an easy-to-style haircut, but I actually think it will be quite difficult (I speak from experience!). I always try to remind myself when wanting to recreate a Hollywood star’s haircut, that they have people who style their hair for them and the cut I get will have to be easy for ME to style (how I wish someone would come to my house every morning and do my hair!). I think number one will be easier for Joey to style and will cause less frustration.

  7. Lisalisa

    June 17, 2008 at 12:21 am

    I just wanted to say, I didn’t like #2 until i read your description of it — the picture makes the bangs look really heavy. But the description made more sense to me — see, glad you’re still writing (I would’ve read more if you’d written more).

    I have incredibly fine straight hair and the fact is, the more work you put into it the better it looks. Whoorl’s First Law. Prime Directive. Umm, Golden Rule. Guiding Light? Either of these will take some work to get used to, but I think would be totally worth it. Very cute on Joey.

  8. Hanna

    June 17, 2008 at 8:58 am

    btw, who’s the girl in #2?