It Keeps Getting Shorter…

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my new hair

As in my hurr!


It keeps getting shorter…and darker!

My latest hair adventure was inspired by this shoulder-length ‘do on Megan Fox.


My friend Alis at Fox + Stone salon in Corte Madera took off about three inches from the bottom and added more layers around the front of my face.

She also did a darker base with warmer highlights.

I’m still trying to figure out how to do the super loose and choppy waves Megan’s wearing in this pic…but I’m working on it. When I tried today I ended up with bouncy curls instead of loose and choppy waves.

Getting closer though…

Karen New Hair!


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  1. Agata says:

    Wow, it looks gorgeous Karen. I love those tighter curls on you. Beautiful!
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  2. Jennifer Pham says:


  3. I love this look on you!! Looks so fresh and youthful. I love how experimental you are with your hair Karen. Its great you have a wonderful stylist as well that you can trust with your hair!
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  4. Divya says:

    Love this hair so much! I honestly think you should stick to darker hair it makes your features pop like no other! Beautiful Karen! 🙂
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  5. Laarni says:

    omg so pretty! i think your version is prettier than megan’s! Ha!
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  6. Debra says:

    So fresh and fun!!

    Maybe 2 more inches and 2 more layers?

    Megan looks tired but I’m glad she inspired your new do!

  7. Sunny says:

    You look great, Karen! I really like the color as well. It’s very flattering!
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  8. Kwmechelle says:

    You. Just. Look. STUNNING! I too think that your ‘do is better & that the darker color suits you so well. Bravo!

  9. Sylvia says:

    I’m experiencing some major hair envy!

    I hear the key to soft waves like that is to use a straightener. I still can’t figure it out though. I suck at all things to do with hair, haha.
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  10. I get my messy/loose waves using a flatiron instead of a curler, but this may not be the same on you, as my hair refuses to hold a real curl for more than 30 minutes anyway.

    The cut and the color really suit you! I need to get my hair done asap…
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  11. Nicole says:

    Perfection. I love the bouncy waves on you. I really want to splurge on a curling wand so I can get that effortless wave sort of thing, then again I’m frightened I’ll burn off my fingerprints.
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  12. Ana says:

    Your hair is prettier than Megan’s pic. Love the waves on you.

  13. Shannon says:

    SaWEET. LOVE the new do!!! Maybe try using a flatiron instead of a curling iron for more of the look Megan has? (I think someone already mentioned this, but just in case.) Or maybe you could try spraying on a salt spray AFTER you take a curling iron to it, to tone it down but keep the texture… lol I have no idea if that would work, but that’s what came to mind!

  14. Lancy says:

    It looks very pretty on you Karen. This hair color suits you to the T!
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  15. Oh I love this length for you! You look so fresh!
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  16. Ruchita says:

    Love your new cut and color! Gorgeous. 🙂

  17. Nina says:

    You look lovely! Just found this blog of australian stylist/haidresser Steve Terry:
    I think in his recent post his on to something similar, besides the fringe. I like your look better though!

  18. Kim says:

    I like the bouncy curls! And I think this cut makes you look younger. Not that you look old, normally. But, this is particularly youthful. You should probably hit the juniors section to celebrate! 🙂

  19. Jenny says:

    I love love love love LOVE this. I can’t tell you how much I love this length on you! It is very flattering. Your hair curls so nicely, too, even if it isn’t the choppy waves like Megan’s. I’ve had a blunt bob cut for over a year now and I decided last week I wanted to grow it back out to the length you have now… these photos make me SO anxious for it to be at this point! My hair grows incredibly slowly so I’ll update you in a year or two when it finally gets there ;p
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  20. Katie says:

    I would use a curling wand with some texture spray. Second day hair would look amazing with the curls and texture too!

  21. gio says:

    Love it! It’s so fresh and beautiful!
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  22. MonicaP says:

    CUTE! I love the shorter look and darker color. I love Megan Fox, she is my girl crush <3

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  23. Suzanne C says:

    Your hair looks fabulous! I will be sooooo glad when mine grows out more. I did a darker color for the winter, too. The darker shade really suits you.

  24. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    I love this look on you! It’s a Cali beach girl grows up kind of look. The darker color is also sexier. Very nice.

  25. Iris says:

    Looks really good! 🙂

  26. DanJae says:

    Your hair looks great but if you are looking for less bouncy try pulling the strand straight down while it’s still hot – that will stretch it out and give you more of that Megan Fox look

  27. Tatiana says:

    Love, love, love this cut on you!! You’re beautiful!

  28. RM says:

    karen, have you tried twisting and diffusing to get megan fox look? i have thick wavy hair in a layered cut, and that’s my default look. i put in non-silicone smoothing cream and texture cream. i flip upside down and diffuse my natural waves, then flip upright to shape and sculpt the waves into the desired shape.

  29. Phyrra says:

    Your hair looks great!
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  30. Erin says:

    I like it! Especially the color.
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  31. Gurrrl, your hurr look GOOD!
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  32. Stefi says:

    I love the shorter hair, I am thinking of cutting mine also a few inches but it just grew so long but when I see such cute pics of shorter hair I kind of want it that way, too. Can’t wait to see how you’ll style it from now on 😉

  33. Katherine M says:

    Love, love, LOVE your hair! I just went shorter, too, got about 5 inches off and it’s just below the collarbone. I love it but it also takes more work. It doesn’t go back in a braid or ponytail easily without layers poking out.

  34. Monal says:

    I love your hair! It’s very flattering on you. I think your hair is sexier than Megan’s 🙂

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