Feb 27 2015

Since joining Julien Farel in September 2013, I have gone through a transformation in my look.  I have seen similar transformations in many others who frequent the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa or Julien Farel Fifth Avenue.  I call it being “julienfarelified.”



(From left to right: When I first came the the salon with style by Atsuko Tanaka; Bangs cut by Miguel Estrada; Haircut by Lucie Ducrot; Haircut by Lucie Ducrot; Haircut by Andre Davis; Haircut by Diego Miranda)

The one similarity with all of these haircuts are that they are low maintenance.  I have never been one to style my hair – a wash-and-go type of girl.  Before every cut, I have always told each stylist to cut in a way that I could roll out of bed, barely touch my hair and walk out the door.  Once I reached short hair, I knew I was never turning back.

For my latest cut, I took inspiration from Julianne Hough, who always has the perfect short style.  Of course, I need to be realistic in my asks.  I am not blonde, our hair textures are different and I won’t be styling my hair daily.  So, I sought the expertise of Education Director, Miguel Estrada, for my new cut.



Here, Miguel will walk you through how to create a similar cut for a low-maintenance lady like myself without making my hair look to bowl-ish. (My hair texture loves to naturally shape itself into a mushroom.)

The before.


First things first: Line it up!



Texturize and deconstruct.




Final touches.


And here is the final look.


I love the results!  The length is perfect and I feel like my hair looks best when I wear it in its natural state.  Most importantly my hair never, ever looks bowl-ish or too perfect.

Questions on technique or changing your look?  Ask here and Miguel will give you his expert advice.