Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hollywood makeover...

I've been contemplating a significant lifestyle change for a few months now, y'all.  Actually, more like a few years, but my brain has been completely shut out to the idea until fairly recently.  And if you know me at all, you know what a huge thing it is for me to even be considering this.

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But I think I'm contemplating bangs.


I haven't had bangs since I was in elementary school, and it definitely was not a good look for me then.

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(I'm on the right...)

Ahem.  Moving on...

But I've had the same basic hairstyle for a few years, and I feel like I need a change.  I pinned that Reese Witherspoon photo above forever ago and have gone back to it nearly every time I had a hair appointment because I love the length combined with the wispy, slightly sideswept bangs.  But I've always chickened out.  (Understandably.  See that mushroom head up there?  I shudder...)

So now that I'm actually considering going for it, I wanted to try them out before I take the plunge.  After googling "hairstyle simulator," I stumbled upon InStyle's Hollywood Makeover simulator.  After drooling over the always-gorgeous January Jones, I uploaded a picture and spent a stupid amount of time trying out different styles.

The gadget is pretty darned thorough, and you can make all kinds of adjustments to the hairstyles to try and customize the look.  You can even change the haircolor to try and match yours.

Even so, the pictures that I ended up with are pretty hilarious.

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(Julia Roberts)

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(Connie Britton.  I just about fell over at this one.)

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(Gwyneth Paltrow)

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(Minka Kelly.  Wish I could just steal her entire head... so gorgeous.)

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(Aren't I totally a brunette Jennifer Aniston?  Ha!)

Eventually, I got around to doing the thing I actually planned on doing and tried on some hairstyles with bangs.

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(Reese Witherspoon... with different bangs.  Ick.)

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(Jessica Biel.  Double ick.  Sidenote, I feel like I could totally be Zooey Deschanel's curvier twin with this haircut.)

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(Julianne Moore.  Okay, while I'm not digging the actual cut, these bangs aren't completely unfortunate looking. [Who caught that movie quote?])

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(Ashley Greene.  These are okay, too, but I feel like I'd be cheating, since these long, sweepy strands don't really qualify as bangs.)

Here's the actual inspiration Reese haircut "dyed" to match my color.

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My hair is pretty much already cut this way... except the bangs.  And I'm just not sure I can do it.  I guess we'll see... I'm going to try and schedule an appointment with my girl soon.

Until then, maybe I'll just try for Katy Perry?

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Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

LOL at Katy Perry! I did bangs about 4 years ago. Hated them..seems like everytime I do something different I hate it. Hopefully you won't be the same! :) Bangs would suit you. I just don't like the styling time involved. Haha

Joy said...

I'm loving the new look on the blog, AND I think the Reese look with bangs looks great on you! I just always have to remember this before I make a huge change in the hair world (meaning bangs or going shorter) will I still be able to pull it up in a ponytail and will the bangs irritate me to the point I put so much hairspray on them to hold them back? Ha! Yep... this is what goes through my head when I'm trying to make this decision! Whatever you decide will look great on you — as long as you stay away from the Katy Perry look!!

Amber in South Carolina said...

Definitely Katy Perry ;) I really like the Julianne Moore bangs! I kind of wish I could do bangs like that but I'd have to straighten them every day, not gonna happen, haha!

Annabelle said...


Laura said...

I would start with the wimpy side swept and work your way. I got bangs a few years ago and hated them so much. It took forever to grow them back out again!!

Brittany said...

Love the pictures! That is too fun! I've had bangs my whole life due to an unfortunate 5 finger forehead!! Ha! Obviously they've evolved from the big 90s bangs to currently the Reese wispy look. I've never found them to be a pain & simply pin them back for a workout! I think you should go for it!! Or start with the side swept which looked great in the pic & then go for the wispy if you like it! So fun!!

Toyia Colquett said...

This cracked me up!! Too funny!

McElroy Family Happenings said...

THIS WAS THE BEST BLOG POST!!!!! I love your current hair!

Joey said...

I was scared to get them too. And all the simulaters looked plain weird! I won't go back now! I love them! And your stylist will cut them in a way that really works with your style. Also:movie quote is legally blonde when Elle is describing warrens new girlfriend.

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