Dilemma: Nettie, a busy natural-food chef, hadn't had the time nor the inclination to touch her hair in the last—wait for it—25 years!
Solution: Nettie's wild mane totally overpowered all of her features. Dee took off an impressive eight inches to give her a more sophisticated style. A few caramel highlights added dimension and completed the transformation. Tip: When working with big, unruly hair, use an oil to smooth the frizz.
Dilemma: Over the years, Trae's hair had run the style gamut (once, she even shaved it all off!), but these days, she thought it more boring than bold.
Solution: Trae's blonde highlights and shapeless cut just weren't doing her personality any justice. Dee gave her a sharp bob with a strong fringe à la Bettie Page and took her colour from blonde to brunette with subtle honey highlights for a look that's edgy and fun just like Trae! Tip: Use a flat iron to smooth your fringe and remove any volume. A fringe like Trae's is meant to be worn flat and straight.
Dilemma: Lindsay has been on the S&C design team for the last ten years—and she's been wearing her hair in a bun the entire time!
Solution: Lindsay's beautiful porcelain skin was blending into her blonde hair. To emphasize her face and bring our her eyes, Dee deepened her hair colour to a rich reddish brown. Her new blunt cut made her hair look thicker, while still keeping it easy to maintain. Tip: For fine hair, use a volumizing mousse to add density and long-lasting hold. Apply mousse to the hair while it's still wet and blow-dry your hair upside down.