McIlvaine’s one stipulation was that she have the option of wearing her wavy hair straight. To make that possible, Danilo gave her long layers, keeping the lengthiest pieces on top to help control her waves and make it easier for her to achieve a smooth, clean look. He also gave her soft, wispy bangs that can be worn straight down or pushed off her face for a completely different effect. All in all, her hair is 11 inches shorter — and she looks at least that many years younger. “Regina’s long, coarse hair was aging. One big advantage of her new cut is that it really highlights her beautiful eyes and mouth,” Danilo says.
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After adding a dollop of straightening cream, Danilo smoothed small sections using a blow-dryer and a paddle brush. Once the hair was completely dry, he followed up with a flat iron for extra sleekness. His prescription for McIlvaine’s new ‘do: smoothing shampoo and conditioner. “It will make her hair a lot easier to straighten,” he says.
“Even though I got so much cut off, this style makes me feel as if I have more hair,” she says. “And I love that I can wear it so many different ways.”
Reprinted with Permission of Hearst Communications, Inc. Originally Published: Hair Makeovers That Make a Difference