Hair Makeovers Without a Haircut
Feeling a little blue, or bored, or blah? A simple (and reversible!) hairstyle change can mean a major transformation.
By Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the February 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Try the side
Many women, like our model, have a cowlick along their hairline. A side part positioned directly opposite the cowlick creates a slight lift, adding height where the hair falls over it. And soft waves are a stunning complement to this silhouette. Use a large-barrel curling iron on three-inch sections of hair, from the ears to the ends (you want to keep the hair above the ears smooth). Brush through the ringlets, and rub a light serum on your palms before gently patting down any flyaways.
Why the change will do you good: "A side part creates a slight asymmetry in the face, which results in an exotic look that can be very alluring," says David Hidalgo, MD, a New York City plastic surgeon and artist whose portraits explore nuances of shape and form. And when your hair falls across your forehead, it draws attention to your eyes and cheekbones.