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Celebrity Hair: Farrah Fath's Short Haircut Sensation


Farah Fath NBC Days Of Our Life Nutts For Mutts Event 04-30-06

Farrah Fawcett made hair history many years ago with her Charlie's Angel "wings" when she burst onto the scene in 1976. Her hair was the most copied hairstyle for years.

Of course Jennifer Aniston captured the title of "most copied hair" with her Rachel look from Friends.

Now we have a different actress named Farah who is creating a hair style frenzy in her own right. The difference? The latest Farah (Farah Lee Allen Fath) spells her name with just one "r" and is one of NBC's Days Of Our Lives most popular cast members.

Indeed, Farah Fath has a very hot short hairstyle that is constantly being asked for in hair salons across the US. Hairdressers have reported that Farah Fath has a haircut that is all the rage for the Summer of 2006.

Who Is Farah Fath?

Farah is a beautiful Taurus actress (May 1, 1984) who first joined the cast of Days as Mimi Lockhart in 1999 after just two weeks of casting calls in LA. She was instantly adored by the soap's fan for her portrayal of the troubled young Mimi.

Farah's acting career was definitely preordained. When she was a young girl of just five Farah decided that show biz was her destiny. In 1995 she won the title of Miss Preteen Kentucky.

Farah Fath Comedy Central's First Annual Commie Awards 11-22-03

Farah has attracted a lot of attention for her hot blunt cut (medium short) haircut that she first unveiled in 2003.

For her 2003 cut, her hair was cropped into a clean layered cut that had longer layers that were lightly flicked up. Her hair color was a soft chocolate brown highlighted with ribbons of buttery blonde. She wore her hair with a side part and side swept bangs.

Her November 2003 style complimented her face shape which appears to have many elements of a square shape including a more narrow chin with well defined cheeks. The length of her short to medium 2003 style softly draped over her cheeks which provided an excellent balance to her face and made her gorgeous eyes pop.

A few months after Farah appeared at the Annual Commie Awards in November she appeared at the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in May of 2004 with her slightly longer tresses slicked back into a sleek knot with volume along the crown.

Farah Fath 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Creative Arts Presentation 05-15-04

The beautiful soap star continued to experiment with her tresses over time flirting with a range of hair hues that covered the milk chocolate to butter blonde ranges. She also played with different lengths adopting highlights and lowlights that worked with her style of the moment.

Her pulled back sleek look was a great option for her gorgeous black gown.

By the Summer of 2004 the highlighted brunette decided to go blonde just in time for the Summer. She also let her blunt cut grow out and she adopted a more tousled and careful look.

Actually, Farah's look was pure California Girl and appropriate for long lazy days at the beach.

Besides going a lot lighter blonde, growing out her blunt cut, the newly minted California blonde changed up her part, adopting a center part with long strands cascading down along the top of her cheeks on either side.

Farah Fath G-Phoria - The Award Show For Games 07-31-04

Between July of 2004 and late April of 2006 the talented soap star continued to play with a variety of lengths ranging from a light Merlot hued wavy style that she wore below her shoulders to her latest short cut which is displayed at the very top of this article.

Farah has a face, skin and eye coloring that allows her to easily flit back and forth between hair hues, lengths and styles.

Her fans appear to love her regardless of her hairstyle or hue but she garners a lot of attention when she wears her hair in her signature short cut completely with carefully placed ribbons of blonde highlights that show off the brilliant blunt edges of her short cut.

Recently Farah's signature short hair cut was included in a lot of notable celebrities known for their hair style revolutions. Although Jennifer Aniston was less than thrilled when her hair got her so much attention, getting a unique hairstyle is certainly a way to get an overnight reputation with fans and the media.

Farah's Hair Transitions

Farah Fath 9th Annual Expedition Inspiration Take-A-Hike 10-02-04

I chatted with Celebrity Hairdresser Robert Hallowell who has not worked with Farah or her hair but has worked on many TV shows as a hairdresser. I contacted Robert to get his general take on Farah's fabulous hairstyle.

Robert said "it looks like Farah has some sort of layered look with the outlining edge that has been razored".

Keep in mind that depending on your hair texture and type your hair may or may not respond well to razor cutting.

Note: If you're Farah's hairdresser and would be willing to discuss her fabulous cut with - lets talk - please email me.

Robert agreed with my observation that Farah has a face that works with short to medium length hairstyles.

Although Farah's current 2006 hair style shows her with a deep side part, her haircut would allow her to play with the style so that she could part her hair down the middle or to the other side. This allows her to change up her image instantly. She can also build in some texture for a different look.

Whether worn with or without the side-swept strands, the style is perfect with her classic square shaped face and gorgeous features.

Steal Farah's Medium To Short Hair Style

For the 2006 Emmy Awards Farah mixed it up by wearing her short to medium strands pulled back off her face with lots of volume along the top and the crown.

Farah Fath 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Press Room 04-28-06

Robert suggested Farah's Emmy Awards full hair style could be recreated with "a similar medium to short haircut while utilizing his Super Volumizing Tonic at the roots, blow drying with a round brush and then finished with his famous Dream Cream to get a really nice chunky look on the ends".

For that super watt shine like Farah's Robert suggests his Love That Shine Spray which is one of my own personal favorites because of its non-greasy lightness.

Robert recommended the steps below to re-create Farah's hair style:

1. Start by washing your hair in lukewarm water with a product designed to add back moisture and to treat colored or highlighted hair with tender loving care.

2. Rinse hair well and then apply a moisturizing rinse-out conditioner focusing the products on the areas of the hair that are most dry or damaged. If your hair is fine or thin you may wish to skip this option.

For extra conditioning substitute the rinse-out conditioner with a deep conditioner that is allowed to soak down into the hair's shaft.

3. Finish with a cool/cold rinse to lock in moisture and add additional shine.

Farah Fath 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Press Room 04-28-06

4. Towel blot to remove excess moisture. Apply a conditioning detangling spray or leave-in conditioner and detangle strands with a wide tooth comb working from the ends to the roots.

Do as Farah did and direct all hair up and off the face. If you prefer, create either a center or side part, depending on how you fell most comfortable.

Note: If your hair is prone to frizzing apply a defrisant product or mix with your other styling products.

5. For lots of fullness, lift and volume, apply a volume enhancing product to the roots. Distribute a straightening balm to the rest of the strands distributing from below the roots to the ends. One of my personal favorites is Super Volumizing Tonic.

6. Working from side to side separate strands into 1/2 to 1" uniform sections . Use a natural boar's head round brush along with your blow dryer (set on a medium cool setting to avoid over blowing the style) to build in lots of natural volume and movement.

Roll the strands around the brush and direct air flow up the hair shaft for maximum movement and volume. Lightly flick the ends up using the brush.

7. When hair is completely dry. separate into strands that are 1/2 to 1" in thickness. Tease the hair along the top of the hair and the hairline to get lots of fullness.

To achieve Farah's look, lightly smooth hair up and off the forehead and direct towards the back of the head at the crown. Pull the sides up and back so that all of the hair meets at the back of the crown. Attach the hair with a jeweled barrette or clip. In essence you are creating a half up and half down style.

Use a straightening iron to create a sleek look throughout the side and back strands that are left loose. If you prefer, use a curling iron instead to create soft curls or waves.

Farah Fath With Headband 2 Be Free Spring 2006 Collection 10-15-05

8. When hair is styled to your liking apply a shine serum, shine spray or hair cream to seal in moisture and add that shimmering shine similar to Farah's. Keep in mind that a good cream like Dream Cream will help to hold curls or waves around the perimeter of the style.

9. Finish with a cute headband or a combination of hair accessories like Farah's. Embellish with a hair flower if you dare. Hairspray is optional but if you chose to use it, apply before any hair accessories.

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Farah Fath is a Hollywood hair trend setter. Her medium to short blunt-cut bob inspired style is a very popular and sought after hairstyle. She is also very popular in her role as the young Mimi on Days Of Our Lives. Keep your eye on this beautiful and talented young star. She is sure to make lots of new waves with her budding acting career.

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