Haircut 101

I'm afraid of doctors, dentists and hairstylists. I know, hairstylists—weird, right? Everyone has a horror story about a bad haircut, though. My fear has caused me to avoid getting a haircut for about a year, so I desperately needed a new look for the new year. That's why I jumped at the chance to visit Arrojo Studios.I had only two requests: that my new 'do be easy to take care of and long enough to pull off my face.

It took Nick Arrojo, hairstylist for TLC's What Not to Wear, only a few minutes to size up what I needed. He cut off about a foot of my very heavy hair—which I am so excited to be donating to donate to Locks of Love, at Nick's suggestion—giving me the volume that I'd been missing. He added in some layers and a bit of style for a look with lots of movement and texture. It's a big change from my long locks, but I love how light and full it feels and how it complements my features. Add a little makeup and the new dress I bought, and I think my husband will be happy with my small-scale makeover for 2009.

Are you ready for a new 'do? We can't all be lucky enough to have a celebrity hairstylist like Nick Arrojo advise us on how to land the best haircut... or can we? Read on for Nick's tips on how to find the right hairstyle for you...

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