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7 Hair Transformations That'll Make You Believe In The Power Of Makeovers

There’s a story behind every haircut. Seven clients with diverse hair issues receive a makeover of a lifetime from a celebrity stylist.

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Celebrity hairstylist and trichologist David Dang was given the ultimate beauty challenge: consult, cut, and create life-altering new looks for seven diverse clients in less than ten hours.

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Each client had a unique follicular issue tied to an emotional life journey.

JENNIFER (Long To Short Hair)

Hair Concerns

The first thing you think about hair: "Messy. It's a hot mess, and it's always been since high school. I feel like I've always been on a journey trying to find the right style that matches my personality."

• Feels her hair has always been "plain jane"

• Long, outgrown hair and dry ends

• Oily scalp from daily washing

• Wants bangs and an effortless, daring new style

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Hair Transformation

• Cut over 12 inches

• Shaped hair into a long bob ("lob")

• Face framing and frontal shaping

• Blunt bangs

• Long layers to maintain volume

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Hair Transformation

• Cut over 12 inches

• Shaped hair into a long bob ("lob")

• Face framing and frontal shaping

• Blunt bangs

• Long layers to maintain volume

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Hair Transformation

• Cut over 12 inches

• Shaped hair into a long bob ("lob")

• Face framing and frontal shaping

• Blunt bangs

• Long layers to maintain volume

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Hair-scription

• Start washing hair every other day to control oil production

• Use a dry shampoo on gym days when not washing hair

• Volumizing mousse before blowing hair out to accentuate layers and hair shape

JAZMIN (Curly Hair + Edgy Style)

Hair Concerns

The first thing you think about hair: "Controlling and maintaining my natural curls. Growing up in a typical Latina household, my Mom didn't know how to control it, so she'd give me the tightest, most slicked back ponytail."

• Wants an edgy look and tips on styling her natural curls

• Dry hair from straightening

• Oily scalp

• Overgrown hair shaping

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Hair Transformation

• Buzz trim on one side for a dramatic look that fit her rocker personality

• Shaped longer layered curls so layers look great, even after blowing hair out

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Hair Transformation

• Buzz trim on one side for a dramatic look that fit her rocker personality

• Shaped longer layered curls so layers look great, even after blowing hair out

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Hair Transformation

• Buzz trim on one side for a dramatic look that fit her rocker personality

• Shaped longer layered curls so layers look great, even after blowing hair out

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ANNA (Flair For Working Moms)

Hair Concerns

The first thing you think about hair: "Something that I always have to keep in one place; keep it tidy. It happens when I'm at work, because I'm a nurse, so it has to be up. At home, I have a baby, so it has to be up. It used to be something I could feel pretty about...now it's just something that gets in the way."

• 4-5 months since last cut

• Damaged ends

• Hair loss from pregnancy

• Wants a simple, sexy style for work, home, and play

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Hair Transformation

• Cut 2-4 inches

• Balayage lightener and color at the same time

• Brought up base color two levels

• Round bangs so hair can be quickly pulled back and still look stylish

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Hair Transformation

• Cut 2-4 inches

• Balayage lightener and color at the same time

• Brought up base color two levels

• Round bangs so hair can be quickly pulled back and still look stylish

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Hair Transformation

• Cut 2-4 inches

• Balayage lightener and color at the same time

• Brought up base color two levels

• Round bangs so hair can be quickly pulled back and still look stylish

MARC (Thinning Hair For Men)

Hair Concerns

The first thing you think about hair: "Thinning. Most guys don't really pay attention to what's happening to their hair until something really starts to happen and that's either it changes color or it starts not to be there anymore."

• "Areas of concern" over frontal, parietal, and crown areas

• Wants to learn simple styling tips for coverage and hair loss prevention

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Hair Transformation

• Shaped hair with semi-fade on sides to draw attention away from thinning areas

• Evened out and layered hair on top to add dimension

• Shaved facial hair

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Hair Transformation

• Shaped hair with semi-fade on sides to draw attention away from thinning areas

• Evened out and layered hair on top to add dimension

• Shaved facial hair

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Hair Transformation

• Shaped hair with semi-fade on sides to draw attention away from thinning areas

• Evened out and layered hair on top to add dimension

• Shaved facial hair

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Hair-scription

• Blow dry hair against the direction of the natural part to volumize hair

• Use Minoxidil foam after showers, available over-the-counter, for continued maintenance of the hair follicle

• Light root lifter for volume

• Light pomade powder for texture

• If client is concerned about filling any areas in, use a brunette dry shampoo to spray into hair

PRESCILIANA (Revitalizing + Rejuvenating Hair)

Hair Concerns

The first thing you think about hair: "I do think of my sister who passed away two years ago from leukemia, but her hair was always on point. When she would have her chemo days, she would have me put on her makeup and say, 'even though I have no hair, honey, you gotta do my face.' Since her passing I would do the best that I could, but now with being a mom, it's a little bit more challenging."

• 6 months since last cut

• 6 months of outgrown highlights

• Dry ends

• Hair loss from pregnancy

• Wants a healthy, full, and versatile look

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Hair Transformation

• Single process chocolate color

• Glaze to restore roots and add shine

• Used current highlights to add dimension

• Cut 3 inches

• Shaped hair with long layers and face framing

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Hair Transformation

• Single process chocolate color

• Glaze to restore roots and add shine

• Used current highlights to add dimension

• Cut 3 inches

• Shaped hair with long layers and face framing

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Hair Transformation

• Single process chocolate color

• Glaze to restore roots and add shine

• Used current highlights to add dimension

• Cut 3 inches

• Shaped hair with long layers and face framing

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DAYSHA (Embracing Natural Hair)

Hair Concerns

The first thing you think about hair: "Work. Lots and lots of work. Ever since I was a kid, my hair has always been in some kind of style. I never had my hair just out because that wasn't okay. When black women are in the media they tend to face much harsher scrutiny when their hair isn't 'presentable'."

• Dry scalp and dry hair overall

• Damaged ends

• Wants to try natural hair for the first time and learn tips for maintaining her coarse 4C hair texture

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Hair Transformation

• Removed hair extensions to let scalp breathe

• Shaped uneven areas

• Used tea tree oil for dry scalp and to relieve stress

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Hair Transformation

• Removed hair extensions to let scalp breathe

• Shaped uneven areas

• Used tea tree oil for dry scalp and to relieve stress

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Hair Transformation

• Removed hair extensions to let scalp breathe

• Shaped uneven areas

• Used tea tree oil for dry scalp and to relieve stress

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AMY ("Virgin Hair + Color")

Hair Concerns

• The first thing you think about hair: "My hair is pretty thin. You see all the commercials with the amazing hair and you do all those things and it still looks kinda flat. I don't want to deal with it - I'm just done with it already. "

• "Virgin" hair (uncolored, untreated, untouched)

• Very fine hair texture

• Hasn't changed or colored her hair in over 13 years

• Wants a dramatic change that looks "lived-in" and is easy to style

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Hair Transformation

• Single process color from mids to ends

• Chose the unique red-violet color after meeting client, seeing her eyes, and gauging her personality

• Color at the root

• Glazed hair for sheen

• Cut 4 inches

• Shaped hair with long layers for body and face framing

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Hair Transformation

• Single process color from mids to ends

• Chose the unique red-violet color after meeting client, seeing her eyes, and gauging her personality

• Color at the root

• Glazed hair for sheen

• Cut 4 inches

• Shaped hair with long layers for body and face framing

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Hair Transformation

• Single process color from mids to ends

• Chose the unique red-violet color after meeting client, seeing her eyes, and gauging her personality

• Color at the root

• Glazed hair for sheen

• Cut 4 inches

• Shaped hair with long layers for body and face framing

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Hair-scription

• A ready-to-go style - wash and go

• Use a sea salt spray to give the illusion of "lived in hair" after client either blows her hair out or lets her hair naturally dry