Welcome to our Ask Beautyeditor column, where our experts answer your hair, skin and makeup questions. To request an online hair consultation from celebrity hairstylist Bill Angst:
- Email email@example.com with “Bill Angst Hair Consultation” in the subject line.
- Include at least TWO well-lit, hi-res photos of you (one close-up, one full-body).
- Briefly describe your hair texture, colour and main hair challenges.
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Q: Hi! My hair is incredibly fine, thin and straight. I have struggled to find a cut and colour I really like.
My natural hair colour is about a 7 (medium blonde), but I have been dyeing it for years. I have gone back and forth between blonde and a medium brunette colour.
I cut my hair into an elongated pixie two years ago, and have been trying to grow it out since then. I am looking for a nice cut or style that would be flattering for my face shape and hair type. Thank you. — Elyssa
A: Thank you, Elyssa, for your request for a consultation...
If your hair is long and fine, it separates at the shoulders and makes it look thinner.
It also needs to have a cut it can fall into, such as this one:
I love this cut for you, and I would like to see more of your forehead and less of a side sweep.
My advice for you is to use your natural colour as a highlight and darken the rest like this photo.
This is as long as your hair should be—more one-length with this longer fringe, which will add a thicker look to your hair:
Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.