I'm not even quite sure how to introduce this week's guest blogger because she's so awesome. She's my absolutely fabulous friend from way back and just about one of the most gorgeous and nice people that I know: Ms. Laura McCarthy!
Laura also guest designed tomorrow's give-away and you're going to love it...it's a perfect statement piece for fall. Be sure to come back tomorrow and sign-up to win!
Laura McCarthy "before"
So I turned 40 this summer and I was feeling – well – bored. Bored with my job, bored with my car, bored with my wardrobe and bored with my hair.
So I got a new job. Check. Bought a peppy new SUV. Check. And, well, I’m working on the wardrobe (although my sister jsut got me into my first pair of skinny jeans!).
So the hair. I fell into the stacked bob trap a couple years ago (I swear I was on the early end of the trend).
Once I noticed that every corner I turned around, there was a girl with the same cut, of course I wanted to grow it out. Ugh. What a pain. And that’s all the farther I got.
So what’s a girl to do? On the suggestion of Twinkle Studio’s own Sara V., I went to see the fabulous master stylist Haley at Juut in Edina, Minn. – named Salon of the Year by Salon Today magazine last year.
She felt my pain, and told me I have great cheekbones and eyes that we need to show off. Thanks for the ego boost, Haley. This is where we started.
Since I had been in a serious rut, Haley gave me some great tips as she snipped away. Here’s what she told me about hair trends this fall:
§ Heavy bangs are in. Haley says they’re sexy. I’m just glad they cover my forehead. Thank god.
§ It’s the season of the anti-bob. Or, if you want to keep it, she says, get lots of layers. She cut mine with angled layers to frame my face, highlighting those cheekbones.
§ Go with a solid hair color. Doesn’t matter if it’s blonde or brunette, it’s just got to be solid. No chunky or obvious highlights. Since I color my own hair, I that was music to my ears!
Here’s where we ended up. Much better! And I should say thanks to my very patient 10-year-old, Evan, who watched and took the before and after shots.
Laura McCarthy "after"