hair thursday makeover 44

First off, let me congratulate Mommy’s Martini for winning the Mooshwhoorly Hair Extravaganza. You, my dear, will be featured on next week’s Hair Thursday.


Missy from Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch was another participant in the Moosh contest. I had the chance to meet the darling Australian during the last night at Blogher while I was trying to round up 17 people to accompany me to some random bar serving $4 margaritas. (PRIORITIES.)

While chatting with Missy, I informed her that she, in fact, did not win the Moosh contest, but was more than welcome to listen to me babble about her hair right then and there. (By the way, Missy was with Supertiff, who was a recent HT participant and good lord, her hair looked GORGEOUS. Tiffany, send me an update so everyone can see your glorious hair.)

At some point during the conversation, Missy mentioned she was spending the next part of her vacation in Los Angeles, and a dimly-lit bulb went off in my head. (It was late.)

“Come down to Orange County and I’ll give you a personalized Hair Thursday! I’ll get you in with my stylist!”

I think she thought I was kidding, but hoo boy, I was NOT kidding. Standing in that dark lobby, it was the best idea ever! Of course, I wasn’t really thinking of the logistics of this arrangement (such as What To Do With Wito In A Salon For Several Hours), but hey! It’s Hair Thursday! I’ll make it work.

I returned home from Blogher, contacted my stylist, Missy made her appointment time, and there you go.

I met Missy at Tek Salon yesterday with my toddler in tow for my first ever Hair Thursday: IN THE FLESH.

Without further ado, meet Missy.

Missy’s hair:

Naturally wavy/curly, but she straightens it 90% of the time
Mostly one length, with some grown-out fringe on the sides
Likes the length
Colored at home quite awhile ago, color is faded and uneven

Missy seemed a little nervous that I was going to suggest chopping her hair off, but rest assured, that was not the case as you can hear in this video. Can you sense the fear in her eyes during this clip?

Hair Thursday – Missy from Hair Thursday on Vimeo.

Oh my GOD, my voice is so annoying. Going to cry now.

I sent Missy off with the very talented Tera and let her work her magic.

First, a nice wash:

Since Missy’s color was a little faded and uneven, Tera added random chunks of dark chocolate brown that matched her natural color to break up unevenness. The result was fantastic because you could still see bits of the lighter reddish brown but it looked fresher and more interesting. She cut about 1.5 inches off her length (less than 4 centimeters, Missy!) and created many face framing layers with a sweeping bang.

Her layers are shorter in the back and work into longer layers in the front, which will give her long hair more texture and movement and will look amazing when she wears it curly.  All of her layers were cut with a razor to give more texture, followed by texturizing scissors to take out more weight.

Voilá! Gorgeous.

Still long, but fresh and updated. (And those layers will really allow her great curls to BOUNCE when she wears it naturally curly.)

Isn’t she beautiful? Overall, a happy customer. (I hope.)

And possibly, my hair twin.

I hope you had fun, Missy! Have safe travels back to Australia!

  1. slynnro

    July 24, 2008 at 7:35 am

    So. Jealous.

    Currently looking up flights to Orange County.

  2. Mel

    July 24, 2008 at 7:42 am

    How fun! :) It looks great! Jealous here, too. :)

  3. zeghsy

    July 24, 2008 at 7:43 am

    i love my bradley, i would never leave him (if he leaves me, he MUST come to me for my cut and color, regularly!), but i’m a little jealous. your hair and missy’s hair is GORGEOUS. i want!

  4. Brittany

    July 24, 2008 at 7:58 am

    If you have a curly “after” can you also post that?

    Absolutely. I’m sure Missy can do that once she gets back home and settled. (Is that okay, Missy?)

  5. Annika

    July 24, 2008 at 7:59 am

    So… if I drive down to OC will I get an in-person Hair Thursday? I’m just saying, it’s Thursday and I have no plans.

    Sure, if you want to accompany me to Wito’s swimming lessons. ;)

  6. sizzle

    July 24, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Hair twin FOR SURE! Looks great.

  7. rosalicious

    July 24, 2008 at 7:59 am

    GREAT idea!

    You deserve free cuts for the next year for all this great press you’re giving your stylist and salon!

  8. Heather B.

    July 24, 2008 at 8:02 am

    oooh Missy looks pretty. She was pretty before but that hair looks damn good.

  9. Angella

    July 24, 2008 at 8:12 am

    How is it that you met Missy and I didn’t? One of the downsides to 1,000 attendees, I guess.

    Well done on the hair – it looks fabulous!

  10. Sarah

    July 24, 2008 at 8:26 am

    She looks great, and is totally your hair twin.

    Speaking of twins, have you seen the new season of Project Runway? I’m pretty sure you are related to Emily? Or that she actually is you…

  11. lucy

    July 24, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I would fly to OC for some hair help any day. Just let me know what days are best for you. And as a bonus, I will babysit Wito for the evening so you can have a date night with mr. daddy whoorl.

    Don’t tempt me.

  12. margalit

    July 24, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Next time you come to Boston, I want in on this live in the flesh thing because I do not know WHAT to do with my hair. Hence the ponytail. And the gray color. With big curls coming out at my ears that look like I’m an orthodox Jew. It’s really a delightful look.

  13. Jamie

    July 24, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I would also like to see this updated with curly photos – my hair is rapidly approaching the same length and general style, therefore I have a vested interest in how all of this turns out.

    Also, those darker chunks looks amazing against her light eyes. Hott!

  14. Danielle

    July 24, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Hair Thursday in the flesh is so much fun!! You must do more of these!!


  15. andrea

    July 24, 2008 at 10:34 am

    That was really fun to see! And her hair looks great.