Saturday, March 27, 2010

ASK BILLY


"I have very thin brown hair that grows very fast, about to the middle of my back. I have a round face, and I also have bangs that are very thick. I want to get it cut in about a month, but I'm not sure what style I should do because I've gotten it cut short before and I wash it the next day and it’s frizzy and bushy. If you have any style ideas let me know. I’m 22. "

 
 HERE WAS MY REPLY:

"Thanks for reading Sophisticates hairstyle Guide.  First of all, take a look at your styling tools.  When you style your hair, I recommend using round brushes with metal or ceramic barrels and wire bristles (not boar bristles).   Boar and nylon bristles can pull the hair and fray the ends if you're not careful and at-home blow-outs are not always easy to do anyway.  Depending on the length of your hair - remember you can always take more.   Go for a shoulder length cut with soft layers and external movement.  This works well with the "heavy bang" look because you can wear it straight, add a little curl and either way it looks great.  You might also try having the ends a little choppy so they fall softly around the neck and shoulder area.   To control the "frizzy" look, I recommend using thicker styling creams and applying those to your hair when it's wet so you help tame and control the unruly look.  Just remember to have fun.  Let us know how it goes."

Remember to have fun dear readers.    Hair is easy and shouldn't be a chore or a major life-changing decision.  It should be flattering - not distracting.  Now go have fun!

Billy Lowe

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