Personal Shopper: Elle's Break-up Make Over

Elle writes: Hello ladies. I'm in a bit of a rut and was hoping you could help pull me out of it. I need a new hairstyle in a bad way. I'm finally over that terrible breakup and need a hair transformation to complete the healing process. (Is it just me, or do all breakups end in some kind of hair overhall?) Anyways, my problems is I have no idea what to do with my wayword locks. They're ultra fine and wavy. Though I prefer the versatility of longer styles, I feel like they are beginning to look weighed down and flat. If you could help me by suggesting some easily managed cuts so I could look like a knockout when I return to university as a free woman, I'd be forever indebted!

Elle, you came to the right place. My hair and I have been through break-ups, deployments, bad days and small budgets. We have been there and done it together. And now I want to help you out by taking you through each of the five hair cuts and why they'd look banging with your current disposition. -Magzilla

Party At My House:

Short. Blonde. Sassy. Classy. It is a make over of a make over. Instead of doing a standard bob, remove the whole left side. Chop that hair right off your head and bleach the ever loving hell out of it. It will leave everybody, including that ex of yours, with the impression that you are here to kick ass, take names and have a good time doing it.

I Got This:

Breakups make us stronger people and your hair should be an example of that growth. Add a little perspective to your 'do with a short but sophisticated crop. Side swept bangs paired with a mature, subtle color will show off your cool, confident side without sacrificing style.

This is my current do (but no that isn't a picture of me). It is low maintenance but sacrifices no style. I wake up, brush my hair to the side that actually still has hair and call it a day. No fuss, no blow drying, no problems. Once I get out the shower, I pin my bangs and the hair at the crown of my head down so I don't look a mad scientist in a couple of hours. I adore this hair cut considering how low cost it is; every week or so, I take some clippers to my undercut and make an appointment every 6 weeks to see my stylist. Done.

The Pardon Me:
Short and to the point. This look says "I can't be bothered" and frankly, there is little that can bother this hair cut. A little mousse, a touch of styling gel and presto! you're set for the day. This cut works with any color and will add instant volume to your fine hair. Your already present wave can be played up or toned down depending on your mood or venue.

Color Me Over You:
Who needs ordinary when you can be fire engine red? I absolutely love a full head of unnatural color. And while you're in school, why not? There is no boss saying "Uh, we need to discuss...that" while pointing at your locks. So go for it. You've got nothing to lose and a new lease on your love life to gain.

Go forth and conquer!

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Found of You

Posted on 08.22.11 at 3:01 PM

My hair is fine and wavy, and my cut is similar to "Color Me Over You" but maybe a bit longer so I can put it in the world's tiniest ponytail if I want to. It's really easy. I just blow dry my bangs and scrunch curl enhancer in the bottom part.


Posted on 08.23.11 at 8:17 AM

This is such a great idea -Definitely do something different with your bangs! It changes the whole look of your face. Then throw on either more or less make-up than you usually wear and start fresh!

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