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Great Hair Makeovers

The quickest route to image reinvention is a new hairstyle. But then comes that tired old dilemma: Beyond a trim, what can I really do? We found six Chicagoans eager for a makeover and put their fate in the hands of six salons with reputations for courageous coifs.

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MAKEOVER 3: Aaron Freshour

Aaron Freshour, before
Before

28 / production manager / needs a professional look
When he was working as an artist by day and a bartender at night, Freshour wore an urban bed-head look. But recently, he took a job as a production manager for the local fashion designers Creatures of the Wind. When it comes to his style, Freshour cites Martin Margiela, Comme des Garçons, and Henrik Vibskov as favorites. His daily hair care routine, on the other hand, elicits a shrug. “I put oil in it, run my hands through it, and go,” he says.

PROPOSALS

1. The George team says Freshour has a great head of hair—cutting off his natural waves would be a crime. Cleaning up the sides will give him a more professional daytime look, and subtle highlights and lowlights will play up his creative side.

2. Art + Science wants to bring balance to Freshour’s cut by shortening the sides and giving him an antigravity shape with more height on top. To emphasize his cut, Spachman would paint a slightly lighter shade throughout the longer ends of his hair. “Sort of a funkier Rob Pattinson,” she says.

Aaron Freshour, after
After

THE VERDICT

Editors believe the George team’s vision best captures Freshour’s artistic spirit. To take the hipster out of the hair, Gonzalez starts with the long and unruly back. Tapering the hair with a razor, he focuses on shaping the cut with deep texture to show off Freshour’s natural waves. “He’s a little more clean-cut now, but he still feels like himself,” Gonzalez says. For a warmer look that complements Freshour’s skin tone, Harries uses all-over color to bring Freshour’s hair to its natural level and adds subtle highlights for just a touch of dimension. “Guys should embrace color,” Harries says.

MAINTENANCE

Freshour can massage Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream through wet hair and let his do dry naturally. He should protect his new shade with a color-safe shampoo and conditioner by Pureology or Sebastian.

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Photography: Taylor Castle; Hair and Make-up by Anthony Baltazar for Salon Salome

 

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