hair thursday makeover 58

This week’s participant is Dawn.

Dawn’s hair:

Naturally brown with “graylights”
Hair has the tendency to turn brassy when coloring due to the grays
Would consider highlights
Fine, wavy hair
Uses hair dryer with a round ceramic brush

I love Dawn’s waves. They have so much potential, don’t you think? Some light layering throughout with some long, bang-like front layers would bring those curls to life. Let’s take a look at some options.

Option #1 would be a fantastic shorter length for Dawn. The jagged layers cut throughout would keep her waves springy and I like the idea of a sweeping front layer. Dawn’s eyes are beautiful, and the addition of a front layer would totally accentuate her features.

Option #2 keeps the longer length with some modified layers. Like Option #1, the sweeping bang would give her hair the extra oomph she is looking for. I also love Jennifer Garner’s subtle highlights. A refined, golden highlight would be a great way to disguise Dawn’s grays and brighten her overall look.

(Notice how the “bangs” in both photos have no blunt lines, no heaviness…very easy to grow out.)

Great products for enhancing waves can be found here. (Check out the section on Type 2: Wavy hair.)

What do you think would be the best style for Dawn?

  1. Jamie Johnson

    February 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I love option #2 for Dawn – considering she shares Jennifer Garner’s tall, lovely facial/bone structure, and already has a warm brown hair color naturally! Beautiful!

  2. Darcey

    February 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I’m a sucker for #1 – even with her great warm brown color, I think it would flatter her beautifully!

  3. dawn

    February 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I have to admit, I am thrilled that the longer style is winning. I am not quite ready to cut my hair short again but am totally game for the side bangs and happily I am due for a cut soon. Will send an update when I have one…