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.)