At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 223
BEAUT Y ▲
pointing to singer Jennifer Lopez,
48, and actress Kate Beckinsale, 44,
as perfect examples of women over
40 who look great with one.
As for hair accessories, jazzing up
your hair with added extras can work,
provided your make-up is not too
harsh. ut you need con dence i you
are going to carry off such a ook.
Frankie suggests adding some
accessories to your hair for a night
out - provided you can hold your
head u high and be con dent
enough to show the off.
The same goes for an up-do. Errol
hether you wear flowers in
your hair, a bun or a top-knot, make
sure it looks tasteful and trendy rather
than child-like. Being in your 40s is
a about ooking re ned.
atwa k ode s o en g ide down the
runway with short bobs and very
textured hairstyles, but how easy is
it in rea ity to carry off such a strong
look when you are in your 40s?
Pretty easy, it seems - in fact,
Richard believes a short, choppy bob
is the way forward for older women.
'This kind of hairstyle is usually
the best one to wear in your 40s, as it
gives you a youthful appearance and
enough body and bounce to frame
your eatures nice y he ex ains.
'The style I
have now is
the best I've
ever had. I've
hair but it
me. I get my
hour I have
- a chance
up with the
So if a short, choppy style is all the
rage at present, what about the other
extreme - hair extensions?
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EIGHT WEEKS FOR
Extensions aren t ust or ength
they re a so antastic or adding bu k
and volume, and can be worn at any
age ex ains ichard. he key to
successful extensions is personalisation.
Your stylist can assess your scalp and
hair to determine whether extensions
wou d be the right o tion or you.
Frankie also advises not ruling
the out. your hair is thinning its
de nite y worth adding extensions to
give a u er ook she says.
DYE HARD FANS
Grey hair aside, when it comes to
colouring your hair, knowing how
to ook a er your crowning g ory as
you get older can be confusing.
t needn t be! says rankie who
suggests you can even experiment
with di -dying your hair. on t go
overboard on co our but try a so er
subtler version like balayage to create
a ore natura ook.
Richard insists you should never
shy away from colouring your hair,
rovided its not too extre e and is
done in a so histicated way.
Pigtails, bunches, ponytails... if you
have ong hair you know ust how
nice it ee s to have it swe t off your
ace. Many wo en can carry off a s eek
ponytail well, but beware of bunches,
which can make you look ridiculous.
unches are traditiona y a chi drens
hairsty e so d suggest avoiding the
says Richard. Instead, slick your hair
back with some gel or hairspray,
es ecia y i you re sun-kissed and
looking for a casual summer style.
ow o en shou d you get your hair
cut to keep it in tip-top condition?
'Regular trims are essential for
keeping your hair looking and feeling
hea thy regard ess o age says ichard.
its e too ong s it ends can trave
urther u the hair sha resu ting in
breakages. A trim every eight weeks
is a good goa to ai or.
With a long list of older female
clients, Errol is used to working with
hair that has seen much change
over the decades.
'My main advice is to be careful
with your hair as you age, including
the products you use and the way
you wash it says Erro . ou ay
feel like a teenager at heart, but your
hair needs a lot of tender loving care
so be kind to it!
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