What is the Best Cut and Colour For Thick Hair That Has Never Been Coloured?

"My cut right now is pretty meh."
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"My cut right now is pretty meh."
Hair consultation - Nicky

Nicky wants a more flattering cut and colour.

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Q: Hi Bill! I'd love to have a more flattering haircut/colour, as I am going to college this fall. I am willing to put some time into styling my hair, but my cut right now is pretty meh.

I have thicker hair that has never been coloured (except for the colour that washes out after being washed a couple times). When I get my hair cut, about twice a year, I ask for it to be thinned, as I want it to be able to hold a curl when I put the time into doing my hair. So at the ends of the hair, it is more thinned out. Also, at the front there are sort of bangs—but I am trying to decide if I want to cut them again or just grow them out.

I am open to pretty much any option, as I have had everything from a short pixie cut to longer hair. Thanks a billion for the help! — Nicky

A: Nicky, you have such a great, natural look about you. I feel that colouring your hair would not be doing you any favours.

I like your thin ends—good move on your part.

My favourite haircut choice for you is this, with a deep part, no bangs!

Katie Holmes, Lions for Lambs premiere, 2007

Katie Holmes at a 2007 premiere of 'Lions for Lambs'.

Katie Holmes - Lions for Lambs premiere, 2007 (2)

Katie Holmes at a 2007 premiere of 'Lions for Lambs'.

I would like for the length to clear your shoulders for a more defined look. 


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