Client Makeover: Goodbye, Rapunzel Length Hair

As stylists, we love the opportunity to be the captain – steering ship to an exciting new frontier. That’s why Amanda Colihan, a Butterfly junior stylist, jumped on the chance to perform a mega makeover on a haircut model who came in sporting straight, long lengths worthy of a role in a fantasy movie or fairy tale. “She loves it…THE END!” Amanda joked after there was only a sea of hair left to sweep up. The results could turn a boat over… 12 inches of hair gone on our real life Rapunzel to reveal an entirely new gorgeous girl! (And a charitable one at that – part of her plan was to donate the foot of hair that was cut off. We love that!)


Her hair type is thick and has a little wave to it. She’d been growing it for years, without any layering whatsoever. Her hair was actually looking thin and dead straight from all the weight. It had been so long since she could get a wave in her hair or create any type of movement. That’s why Amanda decided to dive right into it with a short, versatile haircut containing many layers, and also give her client some face-defining bangs to play around with.


“For someone so fun and young,” Amanda adds, “it was important to make sure the change would reflect her true personality and style.” Can we all agree on the fact that hair is one of the defining factors for what gives us our signature? That’s why we urge leaving sad looks and fictional characters for the storybooks, and encourage making yourself a walking expression of the real you. Because the real you – is HOT!

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