Melora Hardin Short Straight Brunette Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights

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Added: 29 Aug 2017
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This highlighted mane is swept back through the sides and top, with the roots teased to achieve height and lift all over. The shape of this hairstyle is best suited to complement an oval face and needs regular trims to maintain its style.

Melora Hardin looks super elegant here in this short hairstyle that has been styled up off the face for an evening out. Melora has an oblong face shape and high forehead, so this high-volume ‘do really shows off her sense of confidence and style. This hairstyle gives her face a more open look while adding height to balance out her proportions- although ladies with high foreheads tend to look better in long, side-swept fringes. Ladies with the oblong shape suit short haircuts especially well as it shows off the neck and chin area, plus styles like this one with longer layers on top give the hair added volume and body where it is needed most.

Melora’s color is another fabulous feature of this hairstyle. Her complexion is fair and cool with pink undertones and she has dark blue eyes. Color-wise, this makes her suited to ash brown and blonde shades the best. Here she opts for an ash brown base with lighter ash blonde highlights throughout for a striking contrast. This color spectrum works beautifully with Melora's coloring and gives her skin a youthful glow.

Melora Diane Hardin is an American actress and singer, known for her roles as Jan Levinson on NBC's The Office and Trudy Monk on USA's Monk.

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Brunette with Blonde Highlights

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60

Forehead Height


10 minutes
Use mousse and a round brush to blow-dry this style up and off the face.
mousse, moulding cream, hair spray
blow dry, finger dry

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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2. Use a Small Radial Brush

step 2

A small radial brush is used on shorter hair types to add more body or in longer hair types to create curl. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

3. Blow-dry the Crown

step 3

To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

4. Finger Dry the Back with Blow-dryer

step 4

Use your blow-dryer and your fingers to dry the back of your hair by moving your hair around to allow the heat to pass through it.

5. Blow-dry the Top Back

step 5

Starting just above the crown take a section of your hair that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush underneath and at the roots of your section and then with your blow-dryer in front, drag the brush up and then turn it under when you reach the ends.

6. Tease Hair

step 6

Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

7. Create a Mohawk Using Moulding Cream

step 7

Apply moulding cream to the palms of your hands, then starting a few inches above your ears; drag your hands through your hair until they met in a triangular fashion at the top of your head. For a longer lasting style, strong gel is recommended to achieve this look.

8. Style Sides Behind Ear Using Moulding Cream

step 8

Apply a small amount of moulding cream to your fingertips, then place it at the roots above your ear and drag it through as you pull your hair behind your ear.

9. Apply Hairspray

step 9

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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