Q & A with Rachel Hayes, Editorial Director at Dailymakeover.com
Hot hairstyles for fall 2008 seem to be going short and sassy for the most part. Beauty expert Rachel Hayes, editorial director at Dailymakeover.com, suggests the hottest hairstyle trends for mature women this fall, as well as plenty of tips to achieve them at home.
Fall hairstyles often invoke new hair dye jobs or highlights, but for fall 2008, the trends don’t necessarily need to involve new color. Changing the shape and length of one’s hair for fall and winter is the way things seem to be going. Finding hot fall hairstyles especially suited for mature women can be easy with a good stylist, the right tools, and research on hairstyles that would look nice with your face shape.
Mature women can take notes from some of our favorite older and younger celebrities who have always rocked great hairstyles. Check out these trendy hairstyles for fall 2008 – they offer flirtatious style with functionality and enough class to be professional at a moment’s notice.
Q. Life Love Beauty – What direction styles do you see styles going this fall for mature women… updos, down, half-and-half, etc.?
A. Rachel Hayes – The biggest trend by far this fall is the new bob, and while we’ve seen lots of younger celebrities wearing it, mature stars are going for it too. Sally Field, Diane Keaton, and Mariska Hargitay are great examples. The bob gained popularity during the summer and will continue to go into winter, and this look is amazing for mature women for many reasons.
First, the bob gives more definition and shape to the face because it frames your face from temples down to your neckline. This will give your cheeks and neckline a more defined appearance. Second, it’s ideal for women whose hair may be dry and brittle because you have less length to worry about (and regular trims will ensure you have no dead ends). Third, it’s easy to style, so it’s not a big time commitment and great for women who are really on the go.
The bob looks fresh this fall because it is sleek, layered, textured and more defined—not poufy and perfectly rolled under like soccer mom bobs of the past. Whether you want lots of layers like Diane Keaton, more volume like Sally Field, or pin straight like Mariska Hargitay, talk to your stylist about what kind of bob is right for you.
Q. Life Love Beauty – Can you recommend a few tips for mature women on how to achieve these styles in terms of step by step instructions?
A. Rachel Hayes – The key to making a bob look modern is to reduce any frizz. Apply an anti-frizz styling cream or serum on damp hair, then blow dry using a round brush. Be sure the nozzle of the blow dryer is always above the brush and pointing downward to prevent frizz. You can roll the ends under if you want some bend at the ends, but don’t overdo it.
Q. Life Love Beauty – What kind of style can you offer women with lots of class but little time to spare?
A. Rachel Hayes – The bob works great in all occasions, from casual Sunday brunch to a black tie affair.