hair thursday makeover 59

Meet Nicole.

Nicole’s hair:

Naturally dirty blond
Thick, normal condition
A little wavy
No preference for length
Pulls hair off face with a headband frequently (3 kids under 4 years old! DUDE.)
Uses a straight spray and smoothing serum daily
Uses pomade wax occasionally

I love Nicole’s hair. In fact, I love it so much, I used it as an option photo last year. Seriously, people. If you could have short hair like that, would you ever grow it out? Um, NO! No, you wouldn’t! Unless you are some crazed idiot who doesn’t know a cute look if it hit you square in the face! Yeah, I’m looking at you.

(Excuse me. I’m having a day.)

The dilemma…should I skip Nicole and focus on hair challenges or should I go ahead and post? Obviously, I chose the latter, if only to share her darling cut with the masses.

It’s cute, right?

Alas, maybe Nicole is tired of that style. In that case, this option would look fantastic too.

Besides having three children under the age of four, Nicole is training to be a fitness instructor. She needs her hair off her face often, so this longer style would give her more styling options when pulling it back. (Ponytails! Half ponytails! Clips, The City style!) The length would also look great with Nicole’s face shape. Very chic.

(To achieve January Jones’ style in the photo for a big night out, apply volumizing mousse to freshly washed damp hair, blow-dry using a round brush and when done, roll sections of hair in Velcro rollers. Take them out and lightly brush the hair; finish with a quick touch of serum on the ends.)

What do you think? Keep it short or let it grow?

  1. sweetthistle

    February 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I’m with you, she already has glorious “after” hair! It’s perfection.

  2. Elizabeth

    February 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Nicole has awesome, I-wish-it-were-on-my-head hair. I can appreciate, however, that she may be a little bored with it and want a change. Or have the styling versatility you mentioned. So I’m voting to grow it out, even though I love it short, because, of course, it is easier to change your mind and cut it again than the other way around.

  3. kat

    February 26, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    with her current hairstyle, she can do so many FUN accessories! and fun parts! i think it’s perfect as it is. sorry nicole!

  4. Tracy D

    February 26, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I’m surprised you didn’t photoshop her friend out of the photo. My slight OCD makes me want to photoshop her friend out of the photo and send it back to you.

  5. Tanya

    March 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Did Nicole happen to send any photos of the back of her hair? I LOVE her haircut, I have very similar hair and I would love to have photos of her hairstyle to show my stylist.

  6. alison

    March 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    i LOVE her hair, but as elizabeth said, if she’s bored with it, then it’s time for a change. and she can cut it any time. so i voted for grow it out, but mostly because i’m a big fan of change.

  7. Nicole

    March 3, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Gosh….thanks everyone for all the great feedback! I do love my hair short, but like you said Sarah, its time for a change.

    Tanya, I could get you some pics of the side I think…this picture was taken in May and my hair is a a little different now, but I can check my photo files and see what I can find.

  8. Amber

    March 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Ok – so I actually took Nicole’s picture (among with a few others) to the salon on Friday and got my hair cut off almost exactly that way!

  9. Meghan

    March 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Yes, let’s see some side and back pics!! I LOVE her hair short!!!

  10. Shannon

    March 6, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I would also like to see more pictures of this cut. My hair is already short, but I love this haircut. I would love more pictures to show my hairstylist.

  11. Jodi

    March 31, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I would like to see the pictures of Nicole’s side I am ready for a shorter change…finally. She was my option photo last year.

  12. Maria

    July 11, 2009 at 1:14 am

    I love the short pixie cut on you, not too many ppl can pull it off and by golly you do it well! keep it short, fresh & 3 kids under 4, its less hassle! =)