New Hair on the Horizon

The other day I was on the phone with a client and they mentioned having looked up my company headshot online. I actually hadn’t seen it, so I went and looked it up myself. The first thing I noticed was my hair. It has really grown out and has reached that point where it’s basically shapeless. It still looks healthy, it’s just blah. Time for a haircut!

Julia Malinowski


When it comes to haircuts, I typically go through a cycle of two different styles. I cut it into an inverted bob, grow that out until it’s long, and then repeat. At this point, it’s probably been close to a year since I’ve cut my hair, so I’m itching to cut it short, or at least mix it up.

I’ve been wavering between a few different styles, and I thought it’d be fun if you helped me decide.


Option 1: Stick with my usual basic bob

Basic bob hairstyle


Option 2: Add ombre balayage highlights
My hair is dark and straight, so it can be difficult for me to keep a bob from looking blah without daily styling. Getting highlights would hopefully help modernize my look with limited effort.

Bob with ombre highlights


Bob with ombre balayage highlights


Option 3: Add bangs, either full or side swept
I had side swept bangs for years, but grew them out for our wedding. Lately I’ve been missing them. I know full bangs require a lot of work, but they’re just so cute on other girls!

Bob with full bangs - John Barrett


Option 4: Keep my hair long and add bangs
I know with summer approaching, I’ll probably want to lose the length. But I know I’m going to miss curling my hair every now and then and swinging it around as I walk.

Long hair with side bangs - Keiko Lynn


So what do you think? Advise carefully, as my hair is in your hands! After writing this post, I think I’m leaning heavily towards Option 2.




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8 responses

  1. Hmm this is a tough choice since I think your face would go well with all of these styles. But since summer is approaching, I think you should get a bob and add color to your hair! Seems like a cute and strong trend right now too!


  2. I love the photo just before option 3 – it’s so textured and light looking & the colour is lovely!!! Good luck choosing your new hair do Jules – can’t wait to see it 🙂 XXX

  3. I love option 2. It will look great on your straight hair! I also have straight hair and had an ombre bob for a long while… I loved it!

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