“Monday Makeover with Danielle S”
Written by: Kristan Serafino
Danielle S came to SerafinoSays from a friend of a friend on Facebook. It began with Danielle S posting her absolute frustration with her hair. Responding to her passionate plea for help, a friend of Danielle S recommended she reach out to SerafinoSays’ and learn about our Monday Makeover. Pheww! We admire your persistence Danielle S in discovering SerafinoSays and your reward is a well-earned Monday Makeover.
Danielle S is a woman who appreciates the impact of a compelling hairstyle and doesn’t shy away from regular change whether its subtle and imaginative. Sounds like a SerafinoSays kind of gal. But this isn’t the problem that drove Danielle S to Facebook for help. Many of us can easily relate to the root of problem; life simply got in the way. In the span of one year Danielle S tackled a new job, in a new city, while trying to settle into a new home. Suddenly, everything seemed to take precedence over her haircut, hairstyle, hair color… all of it. Suddenly, her hair was no longer a reflection of her sparkling personality. Suddenly, maintaining her hair became a burden instead of a dramatic accessory.
As is our practice before we begin to offer advice on cut, style or color, we want clearly and thoroughly formulate a picture of our candidates likes, dislikes, and aspirations by asking them to complete the following questionnaire. Or what SerafinoSays likes to call; our Inquisition.
1. What is your natural hair texture (straight/curly/wavy/thick/thin/oily/dry)? I have fine hair, but a lot of it! It also has some natural wave in it. It’s a little dry, but with my active lifestyle I need to wash it daily or it gets too oily to look clean.
2. How much time do you spend daily styling your hair? About 15-20 minutes on a daily basis to blow it out with a simple style. I have a straightening iron and curling iron, but I very rarely use them. I like the natural look.
3. What products do you use on your hair? A few sprays of Garnier hair spray to make a smooth look with some minor hold.
4. Do you wear your hair up (Ponytail/hairbands/headbands/clips)? Usually I wear it down. For exercise I always pull it back or for shorter styles I have used a head band.
5. Do you live in a climate that effects your hair (Humid/Dry/High Altitude etc)? On occasion in the summer months it can be a little humid, but nothing too bad.
6. Do you use any hair tools (Blow dryer/curling iron/flat iron)? I use a hair dryer almost daily and on rare occasions the straightening iron or curling iron.
7. Do you color your hair professionally or do you color your own hair at home? I have done both, but usually have it professionally done.
8. What facial feature do you LOVE on yourself? What color are your eyes? Two questions, one answer…..My big brown eyes … and my dimples.
9. What don’t you like about your hair right now? I like to change my hair to reflect my personality and how I’m feeling. Right now, I feel that my hair is blah and boring since I have not changed it in a long time, but that is not how I feel. I want something different that fits my current lifestyle and does not take me 15-20 minutes to accomplish each morning.
10. If you could describe the way you want your new look to be…. Would it Whisper, Talk or Shout? It can SHOUT all day if it wants!
Danielle S presents SerafinoSays with an interesting challenge. As a “Shouter” Danielle S truly enjoys letting her hairstyle express her feelings so it would be easy to recommend a series of trending cuts, styles and colors. But we would be overlooking the bigger issue of unavoidable professional & personal time constraints placed on a very energetic woman.
The answer to the challenge is to first reinvigorate Danielle S emotionally with an exciting haircut. Next we must map out a plan how she can easily keep her new look fresh and relevant with simple pins, twists, curls, sweeps, pins, bands and clips.
We will also take a look at products and tools Danielle S should be applying or using for both the health of her hair, as well as styling. All-in-all, Danielle S has not set an unrealistic goal to once again have a fun, manageable hairstyle that is expressive of her personality.
Woo-Hoo! We LOVE a “Shouter!” And for this “Shouter” we recommend Danielle S begin her resurgence by making a statement…going short. There is something incredibly liberating about cutting your hair. A short haircut fits all the qualities of a confident “Shouter” and best of all, it addresses many of issues about her hair texture, as well as subsequent maintenance requirements stipulated by Danielle S. Some will love it, some will hate it and others will be flat out envious that they don’t have the courage to do it. But with a personality like Danielle S, the range of response she will receive satisfies her soul. Regardless, it’s a reaction that a usual trim will never have.
Let’s get into some detail. Danielle S has sultry brown eyes, insanely adorable dimples and the confidence to pull off short hair. Although we give her a safe alternative with a semi-shouter cut worn by Edie Campbell (short bob with fringe), we would love to see her in go all the way with a short pixie cut like Michelle Williams or Anne Hathaway. Not only will a short hairstyle make her thin wavy hair texture much easier to style, it doesn’t require styling tools. Best of all it fits Danielle’s active lifestyle.
An important element to Danielle S rocking her short cut will be styling her fringe in a long sweeping fashion like Anne Hathaway. This will serve to focus admirers attention to Danielle’s favorite feature….her sultry brown eyes. By the time Danielle S needs her next haircut the humidity of summer will have kicked-in so it will be the perfect time to adapt shorter fringe into her short cut like worn by Michelle Williams. And whether the fringe is long and sweeping or short and blunt, SerafinoSays wants to have fun using clips for style or hold. Try clips with a splash of color, sequins, flowers and glitter. A short cut also looks great with headbands.
Danielle S, we think keeping in the brunette family will work best for your skin tone. We have three variations of brunette for your colorist and you to consider. You can add hints of red into a dark brunette like Kristen Stewart, bring a little sexy back with Jennifer Beil’s rich brown locks, or warm up your skin tone with a chocolate brown like Katie Holmes. All of these shades will look rich and can even add the perception of more density to thin hair texture. As for products, creams are great for soft texture, pomades add tons of shine and separation while pastes will give you the same effect as pomade with a little more hold.
If you or your friends are looking for a new hairstyle then please let us help. Send us your images for a “Monday Makeover” Consultation!
We can’t wait to see how loud Danielle S Shouts!