National Examiner September 21, 2011

National Examiner

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall hair tips - hint: Bobby pins are big

The weather, the fashion, and oh, the HAIR! Stylist Dani Haulflaire from Chicago-based Maxine Salon has some tips on fall's hottest styles from baby bangs to beehives to the one accessory you should never leave home without.


Start Fall Off with a Bang!
One of the best things about fall weather? No more having to mess around with keeping your hair off your face—yes, the end of the oh-so-dreaded sticky bangs. For Haulflaire, that means trying out a light fringe. Perhaps something parted and soft, a la Bridgitte Bardot, or the somewhat more daring (yet oddly demure) baby bangs.

They come in pretty much every era and style, so take your pick: the Audrey Hepburn, the Amelie, etc. While lovely in stylized, retro cuts, Haulflaire also loves them in the more “distressed but elegant” looks she’s been seeing lately. A bit disheveled, a bit layered, a la AllSaints, for example.

The Luxe Beehive
As far as styles and textures go, this fall we’re really running the gamut. According to Haulflaire, one done-up look worth reinventing is the beehive. It’s a classic that's easily modernized with some texture and accessories, and/or bringing down the height a bit from what you might be picturing now.

Don’t Leave Home Without: Bobby Pins
“For fall, you need bobby pins,” says Haulflaire. “Never go anywhere without bobby pins in your pocket!” They’re a must-have whether you’re securing your hair into a low, horizontal updo, or pinning in a little bling: “Try adding jewels and brooches onto your actual bun,” says Haulflaire.

From soft crimping and retro waves to a bit of braiding (which is, yes, still going very strong), even the most subtle details can make a look, especially when teamed with varying levels of volume.

That said, “Nothing needs to be super-tight, especially when it comes to headbands and scarves,” says Haulflaire. Some teasing and a headband, in any width, is still an amazing look this fall, according to Haulflaire—and is perfect for the day before you shampoo!

Maxine offers expert haircutting and the latest color techniques. The Chicago Flagship L’Oréal Professionnel Haircolor Center at Maxine demystifies and enriches the color experience. Kérastase, L'Oréal's luxury professional hair care treatment line from France and Shu Uemura Art of Hair, are available at Maxine. These services – offered by cutting-edge, accessible stylists – along with premium customer service, makes Maxine a most coveted beauty destination. Maxine is open Monday through Saturday with evening hours. Valet parking is available.