Before & After: I Got a Hair Makeover!

February 19th, 2013 By  |  7 Comments   

When I moved to New York City two months ago to start working at LHJ, I knew I wanted a fresh look. I had graduated from the University of Missouri (go Tigers!) a few months prior, and my long locks just felt so, well, college. It was time to trade my Katie Holmes á la Dawson’s Creek cut for a more Carrie Bradshaw-approved style.

I told our lovely beauty editors my dilemma, thinking they would suggest a salon and some products and send me on my way. Instead they set me up with Chris Lospalluto, hair stylist for Alberto VO5 and Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger.

Armed with some celeb inspiration photos, I went to see Chris. He played with my hair a bit and agreed short was the way to go. I told him the cut had to work curly or straight because my hair tends to poof up when it’s humid. He assured me I would look fabulous, so I placed my tresses in his incredibly well-equipped hands.

After an hour and a half of snipping, trimming, blow-drying, and then more trimming, Chris finished my haircut — a sleek and uber-chic bob. Seriously, the man is a shear genius.

I lost eight inches of hair, but I’ve never felt better. My new look is sophisticated and stylish — and totally New York. I’m even walking a bit taller (and that’s saying a lot considering I’m already 5’9”). My days as an adolescent undergrad are definitely over. I’ve got magazine editor hair now! Look out, Anna Wintour, I’m coming for you!

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  • I liked her hair before. With the shorter hair you have less versatility. Even if they gave her bangs and kept some of the length I think it would have been better. Then she could have a pony tail, side ponytail, French braid, bangs to the side or down. Now, she is very limited I think.

  • I LOVE long hair … So I’m partial to the before cut… I went short when I turned 21 … I immediately wanted it long again and have never gone back to short… Maybe it was the cut or my face shape … But it was too limiting… As the previous commenter said too.

  • The shorter hair looks fantastic! Shows off her pretty face while the longer hair dragged it down.

  • It is perfect. It’s fresh, inviting, healthy and it opens up your face. You got it girl!

  • like the change looks becoming does open her face No mention of her long hair donated to locks of love

  • I love the chic bob! I think it looks much more professional and she’ll be taken seriously in a cut-throat profession. As an aside, when I had long hair, I ended up wearing it in a pony tail most of the time, anyway! So much for versatility…

  • Yes, long hair can be styled in more ways than short, but this cut could still be pulled back on either side with a pretty barrette or other hair accessory. It definitely makes her look older, and more polished! It will grow out, and she can decide how long she wants to let it go.

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