SOCIAL MEDIA

21 August 2013

Hairstyle Adjustment

 
While I was at home, I did an astonishing amount of hair services, considering I was on vacation.
 
Just kidding...I wanted to do hair for my family and friends, and I could have had several more clients than I did, but I was too lazy. During my vacation, I did 4 haircuts plus 3 bang trims only, one haircolor and one set of lowlights.
 
 
But this kid, man, I love her hair. On the last day of my trip, I spontaneously decided to give her a haircut. Angi had mentioned how much she liked Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky's hairstyle. I myself had admired her hair when stumbling across her blog in the past, and I thought of my sister Anna as an ideal candidate for a similar style.
 
Anna loves long hair, and wants to grow hers out even longer, but she wanted more fullness and more curl from the the top than she was getting with her one-length hair, pictured below:
 
 
 
Pretty significant difference, right? I think her hair was beautiful before, but adding dramatic top layers to her hair and blending them with her length allows her to have more volume throughout. She has a lot of hair, but ironically, chopping off some of that hair gets rid of the length that was just weighing her hair down and making it flat, and lets us see and really appreciate the curl and volume of hair she naturally has. 
 
Because her haircut was a last-minute, I'm leaving in less than 24 hours cut, the only picture I have of her with it isn't the best. That picture was taken about an hour after her shower, with her hair not completely dry, no hair product, and after I'd shown her how to flip her head over and scrunch for volume. That means it'll only look better if she has enough time to thoroughly air-dry it and run some curl-enhancing cream through it.
 
So there, I just thought I'd let my readers in on the process of tweaking a hairstyle and working with someone's natural hair characteristics to make the most of what they already have. I'm not someone who believes that layered hair is for everyone, but I love the way it works in Anna's hair.
 
(And I wouldn't even want to see myself without layers. That would be the stuff of nightmares.)
 
 
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Carolynn Markey said...

wow a ton of hair and so many curls!!! :) Beautiful, before and after, but I can totally see how you tailored it!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Damn I am crazy jealous of her hair! You did a great job!

Tamera Beardsley said...

Lovely post describing so clearly your process! Your sister is so beautiful!

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said...

Oh my goodness - her hair is just gorgeous!

Angi said...

WOW. I loooove her hair and the new cut is amazing!! Great job sis :)

Susannah said...

I love it! Your sister's haircut is perfect for her!

preethi said...

Layers!! Love them. I have super thick hair, too, and have to have them!

Inge Jane said...

I've always had long layers to avoid the curly haired triangle cut, but I've been growing my hair longer lately and have been wondering if I should change up the layers even more.

Hima Rajana said...

I love her hair! You did a great job rachel :) I've had layers with curly hair for a white now, but they're pretty long, so it works! My hair has grown a lot lately, so I think it weighs it down and prevents it from getting too voluminous :) I haven't been on your blog in a while, so I hope you're doing well Rachel!

xo, Hima
Hima Hearts

LB said...

Super cute style!! I love layers and desperately need some new ones!

Sarah Pete said...

Your sister is super cute! Love her curly hair! I think it is awesome when people with curly hair decide to have a cut that shows it off instead of tone it down. I think curly hair is the greatest! Love what you did with hers! :]

Skye said...

Cute kid, and her natural hair is great, I hope she always keeps it curly. Straightened hair is a bit boring and lifeless to me. Great job on the haircut!

Sam M said...

My hair was totally nightmareish before I got layers. I had to straighten it all the time because it was too heavy for the curls so it looked terrible. This reminds me that I really need to trim my layers it's been too long and the top of my hair is getting too heavy.

Kelsey Eaton said...

Great job!

Martha Woods said...

Super-cute! I wish I had that thickness.

The Brown Girl with Long Hair said...

Well, the stuff of nightmares for me, Rachel, would be emnarking on this Operation Naturally Curly without the proper products. Layers or no layers, NOT having the right conditioner or gel would make me look like a barn animal.

Or a female Bozo the Clown.

I don't know which would be worse...

This was a fun post! Thank you for sharing it with me on my blog today...

Jess Shpek said...

I`ll try this amazing hairstyle! Having long, curly an unruly hair, I`m 100% positive, it will look great on me too! By the way, I often style my curly hair like here . It`s super convenient!