hair thursday makeover 49

Say hello to Amy.

Amy’s hair:

Natural color is dirty blond
Highlighted with pale blondes and caramels
Normal condition
Fine hair with natural wave, but straightens easily (aka dream hair)
Prefers any length but pixie (been there, done that)
Would like to spend more time styling (sick of the frump)
Proficient with a flat iron

If you don’t already know Amy, let me just say she is one cool chica. (Check out her handmade wooden toys here or some of her creative advice here.)

Amy’s kind of OVER her hair right now and is looking for a new style. (A new style that she is actually willing to spend more time styling. HALLELUJAH. I NEVER GET THESE TYPES OF PEOPLE.)

That’s why these two options are going to be the diggity.

Okay, option #1. Dude, this would look SO GOOD on Amy for so many reasons.

1. Amy’s hair straightens very easily.

2. Amy is proficient with a flat iron.

3. The chin length would flatter her face shape.

4. Sideswept bangs would emphasize her blue peepers.

5. This cut would also look super cute and edgy air-dried and wavy with a little pomade on the ends.

So, see? Amy could spend time straightening and styling for a super sleek look, BUT this cut would look awesome air-dried and totally appropriate for her creative chica lifestyle.

Option #2 would be perfect if Amy wants to keep her hair longer. She could easily let this style air-dry with Aveda Be Curly (which she already uses), but the bangs would give the cut more dimension. However, this cut would look great flat-ironed as well.

What do you think?

Say hello to the lovely Grace.

Grace’s hair:
Medium dark brown, with natural gold and copper highlights
Normal condition
Very thick with a subtle wave pattern
Prefers medium or long length
Loves bangs
Uses flat iron to smooth out her “gross waves”
Uses FF Glossing Cream daily

Grace has lovely hair and doesn’t want a drastic change, but I think these two options could be fantastic. 

Option #1 is a cute shoulder-length bob with long layers around the face. This style would look so chic with Grace’s features and would be a decent-sized change without completely chopping her hair off. Plus, it is a versatile cut, given her hair’s wave pattern. She could flat iron or go au naturale.

Option #2 is a va va VOOM kind of style, and I think Grace could carry it off flawlessly. First off, I love the brow-skimming bangs, and what do you know? Grace loves bangs too. The rest of the hair would be lightly layered for good movement and volume, and Grace would only have to take about 2-3 inches off. I’m telling you, those bangs and Grace’s eyes make for a perfectly beautiful package. Do you agree?

  1. Mel

    October 16, 2008 at 8:25 am

    I LOVE option 2 for Grace. If my hair were longer, this is how I would want it to be cut. Totally glam.

  2. amy

    October 16, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I am loving the choices! Wow! Yr good mama! xo THANKS so much!

  3. melissa d.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:34 am

    who is the actress/model featured in option 2 for grace?!!

    It is Lindsay Price, who is currently on Lipstick Jungle.

  4. sizzle

    October 16, 2008 at 10:36 am

    I heart Amy!

  5. kat

    October 16, 2008 at 11:28 am

    i chose #1 for amy – hello change! and #2 for grace – hello HOT bangs which would just accentuate how frickin’ cute her face is.

  6. mary

    October 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    For the super fabulous Amy: I choose #1. Sex-ay!

  7. Erika

    June 6, 2009 at 3:14 am

    OMG I have her hair!!! So did I read right the choices are either straighten flat or rub curl enhancer through it?

    I notice it curls in at the bottom at the back. For that reason only, I’d say straighten. You don’t want to accentuate something like that.

    But what about something half way in between? Would you iron into semi-curls or do you think that would look terrible on thin hair like this?