Oprah's "Great American Haircut" 2

I was incredibly disappointed to see all of the beautiful curls be straightened.
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I don't understand why they wouldn't work with this woman's beautiful Curls. :-(

There are many more examples of curls being straightened here:
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It's just so sad! :angry7:

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  • noellenoelle Posts: 377Registered Users
    Oh my, that's just wrong. Why obliterate her natural color and curls, which are very pretty to begin with? Now she'll have to spend a small fortune on maintaining a very unnatural haircolor every 4-6 weeks. It's too bad they didn't give her a trim that makes use of her natural hair texture.

    Grrrr....silly people. :angryfire:
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  • CurlyQTPieCurlyQTPie Posts: 447Registered Users
    Call me crazy, but I think the color looks good. I love red hair and think that with the color and the curls here hair will be amazing!

    I think it's annoying that all shows straighten curls, but the point is to have a dramatic before & after and that's probably easier with curlies just because you can make it straight and that's already a big change.

    I do wish though that sometimes they would have at least one curly after. I get inspiration for styles and such seeing other curlies.

    Ah well.. at least her color looks good. :)
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  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users Curl Novice
    She looks scary in the after pic. Her hair looks very big, brassy, and blowfried.
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,030Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    this one too
    http://www2.oprah.com/beauty/hair/slide/20071102/haircut_004.jhtml

    THIS SUCKS i think she looked better before--instead of teaching her to accentuate her beautiful curls they gave her something which she will never be able to maintain without killing her hair.
    BLURB FROM WEBSITE
    She says she had the same long, curly hairstyle for years. "My hair has pretty much been the same length for most of my life, and it's always been pretty frizzy," she says. "It can go curly and I can never really get it nice and straight. So I was always hesitant to get it cut short because it might get crazy."

    Stylist Ted Gibson doesn't hesitate to make a big change—he gives her a sleek, straight, shoulder-length 'do. "I can't believe how different I look. I feel like a different person," Virginia says. "I think all the time I was kind of hiding behind my hair, and now it's pretty hair. I don't want to hide behind it."
    i am going to write to oprah about this.[/url]
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  • rmiro13rmiro13 Posts: 63Registered Users
    I knew I could come here and find people with whom I could commiserate. I was about ready to throw something at my TV by the end of tonight's Oprah, especially when they showed the girl with the blond curls whom they turned into a straight-haired redhead.

    Even the stylist who did her hair admitted that her day-to-day would not be as dramatic as the day of the show. She's going to have a hard time trying to keep that length of hair straight.

    I feel that the show did a huge disservice by not having a few of the makeovers keep natural styles.
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  • starinastarina Posts: 665Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    How incredibily aggravating. If they wanted to give her a change, why didn't they cut her hair for a shorter style? I don't like the color change and it really bugs me when they do these makeovers that are not easily maintained at home without the services of a stylist. Her curls looked good to me, IMO she just needed a haircut and maybe a little darker color ( but not the color they gave her).
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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  • violaviola Posts: 224Registered Users
    wtf :scratch: More than half the women were pretty 2s, 3s, and 4s, and almost all of them were straightened. Oprah needs to do a CG version of this show.
    I don't get the popularity of the straight hair with big block bangs look. :?:
    I do think this one looks really cute... (not a curly)
    http://www2.oprah.com/beauty/hair/slide/20071102/haircut_010.jhtml
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
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    I love curly hair just as much as, if not more than, anyone on this board. But that woman was a wreck in the before pic...sorry to say. She looks a million times better in the after pic IMO. They did what they had to do.

  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was hanging window treatments in my kitchen when this was on. I don't have a TV, but my neighbor has a yoooge one [my friend calls these kinds of TVs "Lord God TV" :lol:]. So I could see it through the window easily while I was working away.

    I saw the woman in the OP come on with her huge blow-out and immediately thought, "Oh boy, the curlies are going to have something to say about this!"

    I agree with some that she looks better in the after. BUT, they could've totally done a curly makeover with the red color and that probably would have been stunning, actually.
  • A12curlyqA12curlyq Posts: 149Registered Users
    I think that the smiling and makeup in the second picture play a big role in why she looks better.

    If they would have put makeup on her, had her smile, gave her a cute curly cut, and maybe a new color, I think she would have looked even better!
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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    In the first picture the woman looks beyond miserable, in the second she looks better because she's smiling and looks happy - but that doesn't stop the after hair looking like a wig.
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  • YomYom Posts: 1,146Registered Users Curl Novice
    http://www2.oprah.com/beauty/hair/slide/20071102/haircut_025.jhtml
    Cheryl's unruly curls were tamed into a short and sassy cut that's easy to maintain. Her new deep shade of red makes Cheryl's beautiful blue eyes really pop!

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  • rejoicingcurlygirlrejoicingcurlygirl Posts: 654Registered Users
    curlylaura wrote:
    A12curlyq wrote:
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    In the first picture the woman looks beyond miserable, in the second she looks better because she's smiling and looks happy - but that doesn't stop the after hair looking like a wig.

    That's exactly what i thought: that she looked like she was wearing a wig (and a bad one at that) Plus will she be able to even recreate that "look" on her own? She will end up with horribly damaged hair i fear. They needed to show her how to work with the hair she has not try to make it soemthing its not JMHO....
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  • violaviola Posts: 224Registered Users
    Her hair does look poor in the before pic, no doubt. They should have made her look like this:

    :toothy10:

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  • latetocurlslatetocurls Posts: 127Registered Users
    I think most of these stylists don't know how to deal with curly hair so they do what they know - straight hair! And I bet a lot of the makeovers that said they tamed the curls to waves used curling irons or blow outs with a round brush. :angry1:
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,030Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    viola wrote:
    Her hair does look poor in the before pic, no doubt. They should have made her look like this:

    :toothy10:


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  • rmiro13rmiro13 Posts: 63Registered Users
    A12curlyq wrote:
    I think that the smiling and makeup in the second picture play a big role in why she looks better.

    If they would have put makeup on her, had her smile, gave her a cute curly cut, and maybe a new color, I think she would have looked even better!

    I totally agree with you! On most shows, whenever they do "before" and "after" shots, the person is wearing no makeup and not smiling in the "before" shots. I can't help but feel that this is done on purpose.

    I was looking at those pictures again and she looks older with the red straight hair.

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall in that girl's bathroom when she tries to blow out her hair week after week. :laughing9:
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  • neonrainbowneonrainbow Posts: 41Registered Users
    Yomini wrote:
    http://www2.oprah.com/beauty/hair/slide/20071102/haircut_025.jhtml
    Cheryl's unruly curls were tamed into a short and sassy cut that's easy to maintain. Her new deep shade of red makes Cheryl's beautiful blue eyes really pop!

    :angry4:

    This one makes me so sad - her "unruly" curls were beautiful!
  • -curly-claire--curly-claire- Posts: 127Registered Users
    The woman with red hair looks like she is wearing a wig and the colour looks too birght. I think Cheryl's hair looked ok in the before picture and with just a few adjustments it could have been great! Datrice's hair http://www2.oprah.com/beauty/hair/slide/20071102/haircut_031.jhtml looks beautiful afterwards though! And she has 4 type hair I believe. Everyone assumes curls are unruly & messy.
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  • starinastarina Posts: 665Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rmiro13 and others, I totally agree with you. Of course she didn't look as good in the first pic because she isn't wearing makeup and she isn't smiling. Whenever I see a makeover, the subject always seems to be frowning or unhappy in the before picture. Like A12curly said, if they would have made her up, given her a haircut and maybe a little darker haircolor but KEPT HER CURLS, she would have looked every bit as good as the current after picture, and probably better. Shame on Oprah for perpetuating the same old stereotype that straight hair is better than curly!
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  • csbcsb Posts: 225Registered Users
    Ok, this one example (the lady with the straight red hair), may not be the best, but I scrolled the a bunch of those makeovers, and a lot of those people really do look better in the after pics. Especially the ones with the super-long, one-length hair. That style doesn't look great on most people. I would also point out that several people were left wavy or curly, and a few went from straight to wavy. I think they tried (not always successfully), to make some kind of improvement.
  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    What bothered me the most is:

    Most of the wavies and curlies were given unrealistic styles. I don't mind if a curly or wavy likes to straighten their hair, but they should at least been given a cut that looks good naturally curly or straightened. I can say right away that a lot of these curlies are going to be quite frustrated when they can't recreate the look at home because their hair will not straighten or will end up being puffy since a lot of these styles were really designed for naturally straight hair.
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  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Well, I guess when you consider that Oprah isn't exactly a champion of "natural" when it comes to her own hair, it makes sense that she wouldn't find anything these stylists did objectionable! (Don't get me wrong -- I absolutely covet Oprah's hair most days. But she's got a swarm of people dedicated to it, so why not?)

    Cultivating what we're naturally blessed with seems like a foreign idea to most "beauty experts." The opposite of what you've got is always considered better and that's just such a shame, you know?

    Why does "makeover" have to mean "complete alteration?" Can't it mean "enhancement"?
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  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users Curl Novice
    Well if I was going to get a blowout from a celebrity stylist I would at least expect it to look shiny and natural. That looks like it was done at Supercuts.
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