Reader hair consultation! Bill Angst’s advice for Erin

Welcome to the very first FREE online hair consultation here at BEAUTY EDITOR! No, it’s not me who is offering up the advice—as I mentioned, it’s Toronto-based hairdresser Bill Angst, who never, ever gets it wrong. (Trust me, because he and I go waaay back.) Read on to meet the (already gorgeous) Erin, and then find out how YOU can score some expert hair advice too!

The reader

Hair consultation Erin Reader hair consultation! Bill Angsts advice for Erin

Erin writes:

I am 5 ft 3 in, with blue eyes and wavy dark blonde/light brown hair. My hair texture is pretty coarse, frizzy and prone to being brittle and dry (especially when grown longer and dyed). It is also VERY thick, almost deceptively so, as many a hairdresser has commented. In other words, my hair is high maintenance and MUST have product in it to look good.

I’ve had many different hair colours and styles, and sent you a handful of options to analyze! Thanks so much for offering this service, such a generous thing to do!

The advice

Bill Angst says:

Often with strong hair like yours, Erin, longer with less layers helps create more weight—which is good for control.

The rounded bangs bring your face down. [If you cut them in a style like] this picture, the bangs will make your eyes pop even more:

Reese Witherspoon Oscars 2007 hair Reader hair consultation! Bill Angsts advice for Erin

Length I prefer longer for you as well.

The colour should only be to add shine and depth of colour—no lightening if you want an easier head of hair to work with. Avoid ammonia-based hair colour as this fluffs up the cuticle and is hard to get smoothed back down. The colour shade for you I really like is this picture:

Hair consultation Erin 2 Reader hair consultation! Bill Angsts advice for Erin

I hope this is enough info.


Want your own hair consultation?

Send at least TWO well-lit, preferably hi-res photos of you (one close-up, one full-body) with a brief description of your hair texture, colour and main hair challenges to INFO (AT) BEAUTYEDITOR (DOT) CA with “Bill Angst Hair Consultation” in the subject line. Oh, and get ready for some life-changing advice… not kidding!


Wednesday, January 30/2013 at 7:20 pm

such a cool service wish i could ask him something too!


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, February 4/2013 at 7:48 pm

You can! Just send in your pics :)


Lily Garay
Tuesday, February 19/2013 at 3:17 pm

Totally agree! Erin, you are gorgeous!


Tuesday, February 19/2013 at 4:14 pm

Erin looks so beautiful to begin with! I (personally) think her bangs are perfect for her. I do agree that the darker, cooler hair color would be even more flattering. I have a hair type similar to Erin’s and I agree that less layers is the way to go. :)


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