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- 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 Bill! I have fine, somewhat wavy hair that I've been dyeing various darker shades of brown for the past three years or so.
One picture is when I had shorter, darker hair; the other is how it is now. I've been trying to grow it out for a while, so I have about two inches of my natural hair colour, but the rest is getting very brassy.
I decided to switch to a professional to get my hair done, but I'm not sure what would look best on me. All I know is that I want something fairly low-maintenance. I'm also open to changes in the cut, as I've always just had it long with layers. I appreciate your help! — Jen
A: Jen, thank you for your request.
I like this narrow fringe with the lighter colour for you:
Keep the layers long for tendrils when you put it up.
These bangs can disappear quickly into your hair by pushing them to one side or the other.
With a little help from an iron, you can add more movement and still keep it low-maintenance. A light setting lotion on hair like yours will help air-dry your waves in place. Once dry, use a wand or curling iron to add polish for this style:
Your side part and darker hair inspired this shift in style:
This shorter length would suit you and make your hair feel thicker:
With either darker roots or an all-over darker colour, you can't go wrong.
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.