Win a (not so) Scary trip to NYC from Ouidad CLOSED


You may have heard me talk about my hair a time or two before. That’s because of all my physical traits, it’s the one that causes me the most grief, the most money and the most drama. Join me for a brief history, won’t you?.

Once upon a time, I was a curly haired girl. Little ringlets, cute little pigtails… Life was good.


As I got older, my hair straightened out into loose waves, and remained that way for the rest of my childhood.

Hello, awkward.

But then, tragedy struck. Suddenly and practically overnight, my straight hair turned curly when I was 13. (Yes, that’s actually all my hair.).


I wisely grew it out, but still had no idea how to cut it or care for my hair… clearly. Birds mistook it for their nests and it took a full day to air dry.


It’s been too yellow and too red and too dark and and too long and too short and everything in between..

For years I battled it and moaned about it and longed for my straight hair of the past. Until I found a line that changed everything… I’ve been using Ouidad religiously for over 15 years and have turned everyone I know into a fanatic, too. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the products have changed my life. It’s hands down the best line I’ve ever tried for curly or wavy hair, and trust me, I’ve tried them all.

That’s why I am so, so excited to be partnering with Ouidad to host a Scary Curl Contest for all my fellow curly girls. Not only will one winner receive a trip to NYC for a curl makeover session at the flagship salon, (I had one a few months ago and it was amazing) they will also receive spa treatments, spending money, two nights at a swanky hotel and tickets to my official book launch party, hosted by Ouidad. Yes, my favorite line in the world is throwing me a book launch party and I want you to come.

To enter, you need to upload a picture of your curls or waves to one of our Facebook pages. All of the contest and voting details can be found on the pages as well.

C’mon, I showed you mine, now it’s your turn! I can’t wait to see your curls and I really can’t wait to celebrate with one of you in April.

Good luck!!



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    Galit Breen says

    LOVE these photos – oh does our hair ever tell our story!

    And ohmygoodness, I LOVE this contest and will so bring my scary mess of curls to the table!

    Fantastic giveaway, Jill! And Book Launch! Eek!

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    Cassie says

    This is one of the few times in my life where I feel a bit sad to not have any hair. Man, a trip sounds nice……but, if you have to deal with hair (good or bad) on a daily basis, I guess you do deserve a trip! : )

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    Rebeccah says

    Do they have a cure for multiple personality disorder hair? Straight, curly, wavy, frizzy, cowlicks, swirls, coarse, oh, and TONS of it, of course, all on the same head. I might crash the event if I don’t win.

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    Sweety Darlin says

    OH MY!!! I would post my pictures from the 80’s when bangus erectus was an official hair style. However my mother hated my fairly straight hair and forced me to get spiral perms every 6 months for YEARS! Add the fact that my hair was practically white blonde made me look like some freak french poodle. Now straight is the way! Of course it is flat an uneventful, but at least people can be seen in photos standing next to me. LOL

    I love them SO AWESOME!!!

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    Carrie says

    And now look at you. Hot stuff with all those curls you once hated.

    Funny how when we get older the crap that used to cause misery is what makes us unique.

    Cause God knows I’ve heard “I’d rather be dead than red on the head” more than 912 times.

    And now? I have friends who pay big shit to get this color. And it costs me nothing.

    Life, curls and redhair is a bitch. In every good way imaginable.

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    Jennifer says

    I’ve always wanted curly hair. Now more than ever. ;) As I’ve gotten older my hair has gotten wavier, but not anywhere close to being curly.

    I LOVE your curly hair.

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    nic @mybottlesup says

    totally entered. would never be able to go with this baby poppin out in april, but entered anyways. SO EXCITED for you and all of this awesomeness. LOVING the book and sending you so much love and positive vibes. xoxoxox!

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    liz says

    Ok – this trip would be so awesome to win… Seriously…
    I love your photos… but I have to admit I’ve always been very jealous of you curly-head-girls… I have some major wavy action going on… but it’s like my hair could never decide if it wanted to be straight or curly… blah.

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    Jenn says

    Wow I think you hijacked my old photos & put your face on them lol! And yes since children its way too long and about 6 different colors(including gray). I will be entering this contest for sure!!

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    Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom says

    I’m hoping the 80s were good for you and your hair?! My hair is wavy-esque but unless I upload a picture of my permed ‘do from 1989 I don’t think it’s wavy enough to win. But, go curly hair ladies, go!

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    Loukia says


    What a fabulous contest… I am entering FOR SURE! xoxo

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    Amanda says

    I’m jealous of those curls! My hair is straight and will not hold a curl. It doesn’t matter how much product or heat I use, the curl will not stay for more than half an hour. Do you know how frustrating it is to spend an hour or two curling your hair only to have the curl fall completely out within an hour? Congrats on the book and book tour!

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    Marta says

    Weirdly my hair lost its curly after I dyed it blonde. Was it the chemicals? Some lingering hormones from my baby? Who knows but magically it tamed the frizz but sadly lost its ringlets.

    Otherwise I would have LOVED to enter!

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    Chardale irvine says


    I was finally kinda getting a handle on the waves and then the gray started coming in. The gray has a different texture, wave and doesn’t hold color very long. I need lots of help in figuring out what to do when the humidity goes up. I start out looking like this and end up with poofs that made my niece ask me why I looked like a lion in the morning.

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