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Split Ends: Sometimes the End is Really the Beginning

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  995 Ratings  ·  78 Reviews
She's armed--with hot irons, sharp shears, and a flair for color.

She's dangerous--truly bad news for bad hair.

And she's going to do whatever it takes to make a place for herself in the exclusive Beverly Hills salon.

Even if that means sweeping hair, emptying trash, scrubbing dummy heads, and making soy lattes for the stars that come to Yoshi's salon.

Even if it means hiding
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 15th 2007 by Thomas Nelson (first published April 1st 2007)
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Mar 26, 2012 Erika rated it did not like it
Ugh. The best part of this book was that each chapter had a quote from a Hollywood legend: Sofia Loren, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, etc.

I wasn't loving the book at first, but decided to continue on. Not sure that was the best course of action. In addition to having a main character that seemed to be a contradiction in terms, to put it nicely, no character in this book was anyone I would want to spend time with. Plus, and this is a bad one, the editing off the book was poor. Most of the errors w
Um, this book was amazing. Seriously. It's my favorite book...yes, I know I have at least three *cough, cough, ten*. This book made me read others by Kristen but none of them has surpassed Split Ends. I love the quotes before each chapter, Dane-I really love Dane-, and Sarah-Claire should be real so I can be her best friend.
Dawn Turner
Jul 16, 2012 Dawn Turner rated it really liked it
I cracked up off and on through this whole book. Not an unusual experience for me with Kristin's work. Such a sweet story, with those humorous moments that had me laughing so hard I got cramps in my side. And SO relieved to know I'm not the only who noticed the "plastic". LOL
Heidi Petterson
Apr 07, 2011 Heidi Petterson rated it really liked it
Definitely my favorite of this author that I have read. It is her funniest one and the character is not annoying like Ashley Stockingdale (I'm sorry but could she be whinier?). Read this one first which is why I read the A.S. series.
Dec 17, 2008 Hanna rated it really liked it
I had read a book by Ms Billerbeck before and had been seriously underwhelmed. I decided to give her a second chance and I'm glad I did. Split Ends is cute and romantic and just what I was in the mood for.
Rachel Sevillano
Jul 19, 2016 Rachel Sevillano rated it it was ok
I liked this book at times because some things the main character said were pretty funny but overall it wasn't my favorite read. I found a lot of the characters annoying and not relatable due to the fact that they were extreme stereotypes of the kinds of people you MIGHT meet when living in LA. I hated her best friend the most I found her to be rude, annoying, and mean to the main character and the main character just batted it off as if oh that's just how she is. So that really annoyed me too. ...more
Mar 16, 2009 Gwyn rated it liked it
This picked up speed as it went along, and then it was pretty entertaining. I'd give it a 3.5 if I knew how!
Feb 11, 2015 Becki rated it did not like it
Shelves: book-collector
Contains excerpt from: What a girl wants, an Ashley Stockingdale novel.\n\nSarah Claire is an up-and-coming hairstylist from Wyoming. That is until she moves to LA and is relegated to chief hair sweeper and coffee maker. Sarah Claire is determined to make a name for herself in this market and break the Winowski curse when it comes to love. She has talent. She has grit. But will her past keep her from success in the future?\nBetter than the last Billerbeck book that I read. But I was still disapp ...more
Jun 21, 2013 Kandra rated it really liked it
Shelves: beloved
I just finished this book, and it reminded me that I really need to reread the first Kristin Billerbeck title I read last year...A Billion Reasons Why. I know I liked it then, but I think I would love to take another look. Another taste. That's what books are to me!
Anyway, back to Split Ends...when I received it, I thought I would probably coast through it and then pass it on to someone else. But I find myself savoring it, knowing I will want to enjoy it again sometime down the road, so I am giv
Jul 05, 2015 Penney rated it did not like it
My mom passed this on to me. Warning #1. The cover inside read thanks to Christian Fiction Writers. Warning #2. Hunky romantic love interest vows chastity, as does every man she meets in LA. Warning #3 noted and heeded. Gave this book away with 0 regrets.
Nancy Roever
Jan 24, 2016 Nancy Roever rated it it was ok
Never really got into it. Most character's weren't likeable, story was weak, and there never was really any closure to any of the storylines. Not Billerbeck's best. I did like the main love interest though he never really said much of anything!
Jul 23, 2015 Julie rated it it was ok
I definitely enjoyed this author's other books more. I realize it's chick lit, but it's supposed to be Christian chick lit, and many of the characters were just too shallow. There were also a lot of typos, which doesn't enhance my opinion of this book.
Jun 23, 2015 Jerry rated it it was ok
Definitely not the best Christian romance I've read. A decent story ruined by unlikable characters and suggestive dialogue; seriously, did there have to be that many references to "boobs"? Discerning readers can do much better than this.
May 25, 2015 Mary rated it liked it
I love all things Hollywood, so Kristin Billerbeck's stories are fun and engaging for me. This is the second book I've read by her and I plan to read more.
Lainie MacDonald
Very slow starter, did not get into the book until almost half way through. Not my favorite - spa girls series much better.
Feb 11, 2016 Carman rated it it was amazing
I liked this book alot. It's my second book to read by her and I thought it was great.
Nicole Alder
Jul 12, 2011 Nicole Alder rated it liked it
I liked the plot line in this book. Who can resist the girl from the wrong side of the tracks having her dreams come true. That being said there were a few time that I felt the emotional responses of the characters were lacking. Sarah Claire's mother comes to L.A., gets in trouble at the airport, crashes a mentor meeting that Sarah is at, and is hauled away by the police, and Sarah goes home and cuts her roommates hair?! I felt that this particular part of the book could have been more realistic ...more
Sep 06, 2008 Jane rated it really liked it
I liked the prologue; short with a hint of what's to come but not necessarily how you expect it, and you recognize read it again near the end in context.
Interesting story about a girl trying to make it in the hair business after moving away from her small hometown and her alcoholic mother.
I liked this story more than three stars, but not necessarily as much as a full four. Since I have to choose and it was quite good, it gets four. Can't quite put my finger on why other than I want to say it w
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Apr 22, 2009 Shellys♥ Journal rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2009
It's kind of a trite little Christian romance novel set in Hollywood. I think I'm a little too old for this book, but really wanted something lighter after my last read. It had some humorous characters and situations, and also some sadness. Lots of cliches, but surprisingly no gay hairdressers. (Or not, after all it is a Christian book. I was so waiting for that shoe to fall.)

It kind of went out there with a few things, but it did have that pull to get me to the end to see what was going to happ
Nov 22, 2008 Lindsey rated it really liked it
Split Ends is a fun-filled trip to Beverly Hills through the eyes of Sarah Claire, an extremely likeable character with a terrific sense of humor. As someone who thought she didn't like chick lit, I found myself pleasantly surprised. I will never be able to say again that I don't enjoy this genre – Kristin Billerbeck has changed my mind. I highly recommend this humorous and inspiring story!

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Bonnie Rose
Sep 20, 2007 Bonnie Rose rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Girls
Shelves: christian, fiction
It was a good book. My complaint is that near the end after the climatic portion, it seemd as if the author was strapped down to finish the book and really skimmed over some very important scenes. It did end on a good note as the last couple pages were up to par with the rest of the book. A good read. I also enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of every chapter and how it had an old hollywood and hairstylist theme. I probably would not read it again though.
Jun 25, 2008 Collette rated it really liked it
I am definitely in summer reading mode, and this book was a fun one. Billerbeck is a Christian writer who doesn't beat you over the head with her religion. Her characters are very much a part of the current world. I think this is her best. I loved the Spa Girls series, but I don't remember much about them a month or so later. This one is more memorable. These will never be classics, but a great light read! My High School girls would love her.
Jul 10, 2015 Genya rated it liked it
at first it seemed kind of slow an I wasn't sure about it,but as I read it got interesting... wasn't bad at all...was really hoping for it to be a series though
Idawati Wiguno
Jun 16, 2008 Idawati Wiguno rated it did not like it
A friend of mine lend me this one. After "The Trophy Wives Club", I think I'll just give it another chance. After all, the author IS known as best-selling author. And I admire her (come one, it's not easy to write a novel!!)
But the result is the same. Nope, didn't like it. Same feeling I got. The character, the plot, everything is too shallow.
I guess Kristin Billerbeck's is just not for me. =P
Feb 23, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
Love this book. It's a quick read and fun. The author has a talent for moving plot forward, likable characters, and good dialogue. In some ways it's mildly unrealistic, but no more so than any chick flick. I enjoy the movie references and the subtle Christian perspective, as well as the encouraging truths Sarah learns. Overall, I recommend as great Christian chick lit and will likely read again.
Feb 02, 2008 Erin rated it liked it
Not as good as other Billerbeck books I've read. I am so glad I live where inner beauty is cultivated, and I never feel that more than when I read a book where people have to have the latest hair style and color, designer clothes, and plastic skin. Eeks!

This was fun, but also contained some "mild" words, especially at the beginning, which are not considered appropriate at my house.
Sep 27, 2010 Lisa rated it really liked it
Love this author... her books are fun, light hearted Christian fiction... all the chick-lit rage and they never fail to deliver.

Main character Sarah Clarie leaves Wyoming for LA to become a star hair stylist. Lots of drama from her past follows her and of course there may be love on the horizon. I found myself laughing out load as I read through the story.

I'd recommend it...
Jun 20, 2008 Dovie rated it liked it
This book was really just ok. I was tempted to give it 2 stars, actually...but think that's a touch harsh.

Biggest complaint is that it felt like too much and not enough all at the same time. Bizarre.

A quick read, not totally a waste of time. I did laugh a few times out loud, and know i cracked a smile a few times on the train as I was reading it.
Apr 22, 2015 Alisia rated it liked it
I did like it, but sometimes Sarah got kind of annoying at times. I liked that she stuck to her beliefs, but she seem to quick to judge.
Mar 23, 2012 Katrina rated it it was ok
The main character was super annoying for most of the book. She acted VERY strange towards the main guy in the book, with her whole "Hollywood moments" and stealing his fedora. I normally like Kristin Billerbeck (Trophy Wives Club was great!), but this book didn't do it for me.
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I grew up with a strong sense of justice. I simply knew the way things should be. And since I’m not smart enough to be a district attorney, I am a novelist. My childhood was slightly confusing. I blame my parents for this. Oh heck, I’m going to blame them for everything. I think I would have turned out normal if it weren’t for them.
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