Haircut Makeovers Part 6
Stylist Ken Paves says Brigeeta definitely doesn't have to worry about that with her new shoulder-length 'do featuring angled curls and a beautiful, rich hue. "Rather than damage her hair with bleaching, we actually added some hair in caramel shades," Ken says. "It was a kind of tone-on-tone for her complexion, just to give her a little bit of highlight around the front and a little more movement."
"It's great!" Brigeeta says.
"I just had five children and I now have six grandchildren, and it was just easier for me to just have the long hair," Linda says. "But now it's free!"
Ken Paves says oh-so-tight styles like Joan's can actually make a woman look much older than she really is. "In the '20s and '30s … they used to take women's hairlines and tweeze them back because that would age them and make an 18-year-old actress look 20, 30, 40 years older on the big screen," Ken says. "So by doing that, it exposes the face and leaves everything open, when that softness really camouflages and changes some of the lines of the face."
Stylist Kimberly Kimble gives Joan a softer, more youthful look by lightening her haircolor and framing her face with long layers. "I feel glamorous," Joan says.
Thanks to stylist Ted Gibson, now Mary Ann has a sophisticated, grown-up hairstyle! Her new 'do features a shoulder-length, layered cut and a beautiful auburn color with blonde highlights. "As we get older, we lighten our hair because what it does is we keep ourselves really fresh and young and vibrant," Ted says. "When she went home last night and saw her husband, her husband was completely surprised and he loved it."
"We changed the entire sexual dynamic," Oprah jokes. "A new baby boom started with hair!"
With her new shoulder-length bob, Stacey is no longer hiding behind her thick, long hair—and she loves it! "It's happier, and she's happier," Rita says. "Her eyes look so blue."
"I hope you're as happy as your hair!" Oprah says.
Once Harry is done with her, Marianne's hair is shorter than it has ever been before. "There's such a softness with her hair that when she moves it, it actually will move with her. It's like a hair commercial," Harry says. "There's no heavy lines in it. It's been cut with a razor. The back is really soft. And it's just really great for people to know that even thick hair can be thinned out really softly and really beautifully."
Marianne says it's exhilarating to have such a beautiful new hairstyle. "I always thought to feel feminine I would have to have my hair long, so that's why I was so reluctant to cut it," she says. "But this team [gave] me this great but very feminine but flirty haircut."
To keep her hair looking beautiful, Harry makes sure Marianne can style it herself. "He taught me how to maintain it, and that's great," she says. "Thank you so much, Harry."
Ted says even young women like Amy can get into a hairstyle rut. "She's had the same kind of hair since she was a young girl, and I think this makes her look very modern," he says.
For her Eva look, Ken gives Yolanda a gorgeous, short style with waves and curls worthy of a Hollywood starlet. To invoke J. Lo's gorgeous, long locks, Yolanda simply must clip on some perfectly matching, removable extensions. "Both look just as good," Ken says. "When we say the word makeover, guys, nobody needs to be made over. Beauty can't be bought or applied. It's something different. … It just feels new to give you a reason to look in the mirror and feel good about yourself, and that's just what this is. Each look looks just as beautiful, so we gave her both."
"I love it!" Yolanda says. "It's beautiful, saucy, sexy. It's what I wanted, so I was in great hands."
Andrea's beautifully shaped new locks complement her face and accentuate her high cheekbones. "I love myself," she says.
"Her hair was so dark, so it's like [I] try to stay away from extreme colors," Rita says. "So I lightened her hair color a little bit and made it more red to match her skin tone."
While JoAnn loves her new cut, if you're looking for a change, Ken says to make sure it still feels like you. "I always want to create something for a woman which is truly another extension and really intimate to that woman, not something that's just happening out there in fashion at the moment," Ken says. "That's what I was so happy with what we did together is [JoAnn] still felt like [JoAnn] but…"
"More beautiful," JoAnn says.
"Since I was 13 I used to hide behind my hair. I'm a very shy person," she says. "So thanks to Ken, I don't hide behind my hair anymore. I really do love it, so thank you so much!"
She becomes a whole new Christina with a lovely, sleek bob that's sure to turn heads. "It's all about pop culture, and we know that the bob is so hot, and it's great to see women who have had long, flowing, lots of waves and curls, going a little bit shorter and really creating this strong geometric [shape]," Ted says.