Sexy Summer Cuts: Before and After Photos

We asked readers—are you ready for a new summer hairstyle? The response was fantastic, and we selected four great stories.

Each of the 4 winners of our contest had a reason for needing a new look and, boy, did we help them out!

The talented stylists and colorists gave each woman a new look and, in some cases, a new outlook.

Stacy Cisneros/Pascal Pour Elle with Rachel Lagerhausen, colorist and David Ifergan, stylist

David gave Stacy long layers with texture and thick bangs. He gave her a modern, easy style.Rachel added color around Stacy’s face, especially her bangs to emphasize her eyes.Read Stacy’s story and her reaction to the new look.

Laura Polkoff/Robert Gold Salon with Janet Lazar, stylist and Lana Koma, makeup

Janet decided that a shorter style would give Laura a more youthful look.It’s also easier to maintain.With her curly hair, she can put in some product and let it air dry or blow it straight.Read Laura’s reaction to her new look.


Michelle Gooze-Miller/Trio with Rosa Paomeri, stylist and owner, and Philip Paomeri, colorist and owner

“Attached is a picture of me with 3 of my children.It’s hard to get a good picture of my curly brown hair, but I think you have the idea…”Read more about Michelle and her reaction.

CeCe Sharon Ely/Teddie Kossof Salon with Teddie Kossof as stylist

“I’ve had a frumpy version of the ‘bob’ cut for as long as I remember. I need a change!”Read about Cece’s reaction and her experience at Teddie Kossof Salon.