It's easy to know when you're in a style rut. One peek in your closet is all it takes to make you realize you haven't swapped out any clothes in the past 12 months or so. But, figuring out when you're ready for a hair change isn't so simple. Many women keep the same coiff for years, whether it's out of comfort or simply because they haven't felt inspired by a new look.
Knowing this, we saw an opportunity to get our readers thinking differently about how they approach their locks. So, we teamed up with celebrity stylist Ted Gibson
and colorist Jason Backe to give two lucky readers a complete hair makeover. The rules? Be game for whatever the power duo throws your way.
Ahead, see how Shana, a human-resources consultant, and Sara, a designer for Gap Kids, ditched the same-old, same-old for completely new 'dos. Plus, Ted and Jason spill some must-know tips for how to get yourself out of your own hairstyle rut.
Photographed by Jessica Nash