hair thursday makeover 43

We need more testosterone around here, don’t you think?

Meet The Moons.

This Oklahoma City-based band is in need of some Hair Thursday help.

They’ve got some darkish blondes:

They’ve got some brunettes:

And they’ve got a woodsman who fled into the mountains when he was wrongly accused of murder:

Since we’re dealing with many (cute! musician!) participants, let’s get to it. Most of these haircuts are on the shorter side because 1) I strongly believe that the majority of musicians don’t need to look like trannies/80’s rejects/homeless, and 2) Oklahoma is hotter than shit in the summer months.

Shall we start with Brian? Brian’s transformation is probably the most important, mainly because he is a dear friend who could sabotage me with vicious threats of blackmail if I steer him in the wrong direction. The world does NOT need to know what Brian has witnessed over the years in regards to yours truly. Also, I very much like his wife and darling little boy.

Let’s look at some options for Brian.

Option #1 would give Brian some great volume at the crown…and I’m kidding. Those are horrible.

I’ve seen Brian with all different hair lengths. And although I do think leaving a little length would be best, Brian, GET THAT HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE.

How about something like this?

This style leaves a little length on the sides and back, but keeps the front short enough that it can’t hang down into the eyes while he is drumming away. Perfecto.

How about Aaron?

Am I the only one who senses a modified Blue Steel pose here? Aaron has the easiest transformation – all he needs is a styling wax to give texture and mess it up a bit. Bumble and Bumble Sumotech or Paul Mitchell Grooming Pomade would work very well.


Mark’s style reminds me a little bit of Michael John’s hair. (WHAT? I enjoy a little American Idol from time to time.) However, I TOTALLY envision him with a shorter, 50’s Mad Men-type style. The style in the above photo would look so fantastic with his features. (So would the suit, but I’m probably pushing it, yes?)


To make Michael’s densely thick hair look like the above style, I would recommend having his stylist texturize throughout his hair, as well as use a product like Fudge Styling Clay or Texture Paste to get the right amount of texture and hold.

And last but CERTAINLY not least, Chad.

And that’s where you come in. To beard or not to beard? To grow or not to grow?

First off, I must say that Chad’s hair has major potential. He’s got a lot of it, and the gray coming in on the sides is my favorite part.

(Quick sidebar completely unrelated to Chad: Men. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, quit coloring your gray hair. It looks SO UNBELIEVABLY FAKE. Gray is sexy. Poll coming soon on that one.)

I love Keanu’s style in Option #1, and Chad’s hair could look exactly like it with a little more texturized length on the top and some shaping on the sides and back. The question is, should he trim the beard to get the overall look of Option #1 or shave it off completely like Option #2?

Decisions, DECISIONS. The future of Chad’s face is in your hands.

If you are in the Oklahoma City area, The Moons will be playing with The Uglysuit on August 1st at the 51st Street Speakeasy (1114 NW 51st Street). Make sure they look presentable, will you?

  1. miguelina

    July 11, 2008 at 11:53 am

    You scared me with the first suggestions. You really did.

  2. Leah

    July 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Bless you, woman, for recommending short styles. I am SO OVER the long indie hair. OVER IT!