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. Rhi

    July 24, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Dude. I was all aboard for the $4 Margaritas and then I got sidetracked. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN.

    Oh, and her hair is darling. But, margaritas? HOW DID I MISS OUT?

  2. Kristabella

    July 24, 2008 at 11:14 am

    So, so jealous!

    I want an in person Hair Thursday! Mostly because you’re all kinds of awesome!

    And also, I am glad we skipped $4 margaritas for the $4 beers. Because that Blue Grass band at the dive bar scared me a little.

  3. Missy

    July 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Well first of all, I made it to the $4 margaritas, I have no idea where the rest of you were.

    Second, what Sarah was saying in her head as she was typing was:

    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
    Colored at home quite awhile ago, color is faded and uneven

    Seriously, though, even I can tell it is not THAT short, and clearly it looks absolutely freaking amazing.

    Thank you a bajillion times, Sarah. I’ll defintely send curly pics and I will see you when I fly back for my next appointment with Tera!

  4. diane

    July 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Wow, looks great!
    You are going to have a whole bunch of us flying to the O.C…..
    on the upside, lots of free babysitting :-)

  5. Jamie

    July 24, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Oh my gosh, Missy! You look fantastic!

    I’m so jealous I did not get to meet Whoorl and get my own personal Hair Thursday!

  6. Kristin

    July 24, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    It looks awesome and how fun to have a Hair Thursday experience like that! I think every participant should have to fly to Orange County so Tera can do their hair!

  7. Kerri Anne

    July 24, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Did I ever tell you that we totally found the $4 margarita bar (after our super glamorous stop at Walgreen’s to get me some aloe; sexy!), and while we did not find you, we found a man wearing an all pink suit? And a grill. AND MY CAMERA WAS OUT OF BATTERIES.

    I’ve also been meaning to casually * cough cough * mention something about a Save Your Once Roomie Hair Thursday Edition, alternately titled: What If Kerri Goes Blonde?!! Or maybe just less less dark?!!

  8. kat

    July 24, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    ooh it is so model pretty and lovely!

    seriously if we are in the neighborhood, can we get a personalized hair thursday? i’ll even teach wito how to swim!

  9. Wonders what my silver hair would look like in that style if it were longer.

  10. Gia

    July 25, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I love her hair. And your hair. I want mine to look like that, but it is growing out (which so sucks monkey balls!) The temptation to cut it is so strong, but long, sexy locks are what I want. I recently moved to the OC and will be calling your stylist as soon as my hair is long enough to cut into a fan-tab-ulous style. Maybe by then I can be a “live” cut on Hair Thursday…(dreaming, wishing, hoping) ;)

  11. Camels & Chocolate

    July 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Glamorous!!! You two are so hair twins!

  12. MommyTime

    July 28, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Ooohh, so beautiful. You two have most gorgeous hair (and a fabulous stylist, too, I must say). What a fun idea to do Hair Thursday in person.

  13. miguelina

    August 5, 2008 at 7:08 am

    OK, this is beyond awesome! Maybe I should fly to LA? I think Wito and my boys would do quite a job at Hair Thursday HQ.