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Looks like it’s time for another Hair Thursday: Married Couple Edition, don’t you think?

Meet Lyndsay.

I actually know the lovely Miss Lyndsay from growing up in the fabulous City del Oklahoma. Lyndsay has been reading Hair Thursday since its inception, and now her own time has come. Let’s get to it.

Lyndsay’s hair:

Naturally dark brown with lots of gray
Highlighted with light brown and blond
Dry and chemically processed
Thick, but fine texture
No preference for length, but tends to wear ponytails when hair is longer
Proficient with styling tools and products

Lyndsay has the kind of wavy hair that straightens well, she is very knowledgeable when it comes to products and tools, and is open to different options. She mentioned in her email that she finds herself getting a chin-length bob most of the time, and I have to say, I can’t really disagree.

I think Lyndsay should definitely take her shoulder-length hair right up to her chin, but should change it up a little. (Including her color.)

Option #1 is downright chic. As Lyndsay probably knows, the chin length would really accentuate her features, but the addition of bangs will showcase her eyes and give her a whole new updated look. I also am a HUGE fan of this color. I think Lyndsay’s highlights have taken her overall hair color a few shades too light for her complexion. A warm, light golden brown shade would look fantastic on her – warming up her skin tone and making her eyes totally stand out. Plus, as we head into fall and winter, this is a perfect time to go a little darker.


Option #2 would also look very pretty on Lyndsay if she doesn’t want to totally commit to bangs. The deep side part and the texturized ends are super cute, and it would be a style she could wear wavy as well.

All in all, I think a color change is going to make the biggest difference.

Tell Lyndsay your choice!

Moving on to Lyndsay’s husband, Geoff.

Geoff’s hair:
Light brown
Normal condition
No preference for length
Uses Murray’s pomade

Take a look at some options for Geoff. 

Now, I don’t envision Geoff to be a type of guy to wear longer hair, but I do think his new rule of thumb from here on out should be to keep the hair long enough to fully cover the scalp. If you notice his second photo, his hair is cut so short on the sides that his scalp is pretty evident. Option #1 and #2 are similar shapes, but #1 is just a little bit longer (especially on the sides). #2 has shorter sides, but still long enough to create a fullness and cover the head. I definitely like the messy texture of both haircuts on top. (I can’t believe I just posted a photo of Chad Michael Murray. No offense to him, but he reminds me of a guy I used to date, and I get the heebie jeebies just looking at him. Ewww.) Geoff could still use Murray’s pomade to create a messy look on top, or could invest in a gel for more hold as his hair grows a little longer.

What do you think?

  1. Denise

    October 23, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Oh yes, darker for sure. It would be so pretty.

  2. Elizabeth

    October 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Love the first cut and color!

  3. Amelia

    October 23, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Geoff always looks good with longer hair.

  4. Jamie

    October 23, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Geoff could TOTALLY pull off Option #1 – especially with his texture and hairline. I think Option #2 would only work if he had a slight widows’ peak (as does the celeb in the sample photo). The faux hawk does NOT work on folks with square/flat hairlines.

  5. kat

    October 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    i chose the darker color for lyndsay but actually chose the second cut. i like the idea of blunt bob that would work for both culy or wavy and i think would work better with her heart shaped face.

  6. jana

    October 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    i really think she would look pretty with bangs.

  7. Jessica

    October 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Yea for Lyndsay! I have known Lyndsay since we started HH together in 6th grade. I think she would look utterly darling with darker hair.

  8. Lyndsay

    October 28, 2008 at 8:44 am

    I will do this – but all those bangs make me nervous. And going darker is great – but I have all these GRAY HAIRS – and they show through dark hair so much easier then when your hair is blonde. Suggestions?

    You need to take your overall base darker, but still weave light golden brown highlights throughout. That should help cover your grays. But NO MORE blond highlights. Seriously, don’t be nervous about the bangs – they will look great.

  9. Geoff Holder

    October 30, 2008 at 9:38 am

    A Faux hawk? Okay I will do it. Man I was hoping for some serious color changes and something drastic. Pictures to follow.

    Are you serious? You want to deal with the maintenance of coloring your hair?