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Q: Hi Bill, I've tried many different haircuts, but have not been able to find one that would complement my natural hair texture. I've found myself in a bit of a rut and I am ready for a change.
I have naturally blonde, fine hair, and a lot of it. It has a wave, but generally straightens itself out by the end of the day. I tend to keep my hair long because the weight helps keep my hair straight without having to use a straightener. All of these pictures show how my hair looks after drying mostly with a blow dryer, and then air-drying.
I would really like some ideas on some different cuts and colours I could try. I had bangs last year and they are growing out. I would be happy to have an extreme change as well as a less extreme/longer hair option. I am even willing to give short hair another shot.
I have also been tossing around the idea of colouring it. However, I've never coloured my hair and am not sure what would be a good shade for my skin tone. What do you think? I appreciate any advice you can offer. Thank you! — Leah
A: Leah, I happen to be a fan of long hair with the right bangs. The side-swept bang also suits you.
These length and bang shapes are how I would refine what you already have:
This is a sexy shag that would be so much fun for the summer:
Also, darkening your roots would add an edge to your pretty blonde.
This would be a chic option—no bangs with your natural colour:
Here are a few short shapes and colours.
This a beige colour that would be easy to do:
These blondes are a little lighter and brighter than your natural colour. Playing with colour is easier with short hair.
I give you this as an option in case you want to take a walk on the wild side:
Have fun changing things up…
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.