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 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, thank you for your consultation request.
I happen to be a fan of long hair with the right bangs. This is how I would refine what you already have:
A side-swept bang also suits you:
Taking your hair up to collarbone-length, with either bang shape, would be a chic option:
At this length, you could also do a more choppy fringe:
Then there is the next step up, a bob length. You could either rock your natural wave, with a messy fringe....
Or wear it super straight, with a deep side part like this....
And here are a few shorter shapes to consider:
As for your colour, I see no reason to change the pretty blonde that you already have. A fresh cut alone could very well satisfy your thirst for change.
However, if you do feel the need to walk on the wild side, any of the tones I've shared here could also work for you, whether you want something darker or brighter.
Keep in mind that playing with colour is easier with short hair, as you can simply cut off any hair that becomes damaged.
Have fun changing things up!