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Hair Makeover: Bulky Waves To Sleek Strands


Photo Courtesy MMI Mags & Gerard Bollei Salon

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Many people make all sorts of New Year's Resolutions. While a new resolve to eat right or exercise may not last more than a few weeks, a new hairstyle makeover will endure for many months, if not for the entire year. What better time to toss out the old hair for the new than the beginning?


Model Eesha visited the fabulous Gerard Bollei Salon, NYC (212-759-7985) recently for help ringing in the New Year for her thick, bulky, weighed down ebony colored mane that grazed the top of her shoulders.

The Makeover

The salon's very talented colorist, Joanne Alvarez, treated Eesha's naturally wavy bulky locks with a non-ammonia color to remove any leftover highlights that had lost their luster.

The color treatment softened and balanced the overall color. It also added depth and a beautiful shine.

After Hair Makeover

Bollei Hairstylist Cassie Rita designed a new cut that accentuated Eesha's gorgeous eyes, stunning skin and lips with a delicate face framing style.

Photo Courtesy MMI Mags & Gerard Bollei Salon

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Wispy bangs were artfully layered and texturized to fall softly a little above Eesha's beautifully arched eyebrows.

The newly created fringe minimized Eesha's wide forehead and caused her stunning eyes to literally pop.

Although not much length was trimmed from Eesha's previous shoulder length style, long layers were carved into her originally bulky shape adding instant sleekness and brilliant new cheek bone definition.

The end result? A chic, bob like, face framing cap, with slightly flicked ends, that nestled underneath Eesha's chin, just about her shoulder tips.

The gorgeous new sleek style also highlighted her sensual rosebud lips and luminescent skin.

This makeover completely transformed Eesha's facial appearance and the texture of her tresses.

After Hair Makeover Styling Tips

Phyto - Phytodefrisant Baum 3.3 ozThe key to re-creating this style at home is to use a good post-shampoo defrisant product like Phytodefrisant to control fizzy waves and/or curls and maintain the sultry sleekness.

Blow-dry the style with a flat or paddle style brush to get sleek straight trands and then use a round brush for gentle root lift and light flicks on the ends. Add a bit of mousse to help with volume creation.

Finishing Touches

Rene Furterer - Spray Gloss - 100ml/3.38 ozApply a tiny bit of styling cream or gel to the bangs and then finger pick to give them that sexy, just tousled style.

To add even more color depth opt for Ken Paves Healthy Hair Boost Up Color Drops in your favorite hue. Or you may wish to use a color enhancing shampoo to pump up the color.

Add a dab of shine with Phyto's PhyoLisse, Rene Furterer's Spray Gloss or Ken Paves Healthy Hair Shine Serum. Another option is Robert Hallowell's Love That Shine Drops and you will have a bright and shiny hairstyle.

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- Revised Publication Date: 03/31/10

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