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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 4: Mark Moleski

Mark Moleski, before
Before

47 / artist / feels like he’s stuck in the 1990s
When this easygoing triathlete turned 40, he did what most dreamers don’t have the guts to do—he ditched his job in information technology and went back to school to study art. Today, he shares a studio in the Merchandise Mart, where his mixed-media silhouettes on paper will be exhibited in September.

PROPOSALS

1. The Milios stylist says Moleski’s current cut is a little too heavy on the sides, giving it a mushroom effect. He suggests that adding texture and lowlights will subtly jazz up this artist’s look without being too shocking.

2. The Maxine team proposes shortening Moleski’s top layers with a square technique that will narrow the appearance of his forehead. James advocates darkening Moleski’s color with an all-over stain to cool off his look.

Mark Moleski, after
After

THE VERDICT

Editors like the Milios plan for a more versatile style. Arguellas starts by adding depth to Moleski’s hair with two subtle tones of neutral and golden-brown lowlights before sealing in the color with an all-over glaze. “To keep it natural, I left a little gray in the sideburns,” Arguellas says. Using point cutting and razoring in the back, he softens Moleski’s hairline with more texture. The final result can easily convert to a pompadour, a rumpled beach look, or a classic GQ style. “It will do whatever you want,” Arguellas says.

MAINTENANCE

For a roughed-up finish, Moleski can work in a light pomade, like Redken Matte Sponge Rugged Texturizer. For a touch of shine, he can add Redken Outshine Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk.

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

 

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