When the cameras are off, Tim serves as fashion chair at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. He visits The Oprah Show to share the six things that no woman over 40 should ever wear.
Although it's not a long list, Tim says it's an important one. Women in their 40s should always try to avoid horizontal stripes, jackets that hit at mid-thigh, pleated pants, double-breasted blazers, Capri-length pants and low-rise jeans.
"I'm so happy," she says. "I'm ready to be who I am. I'm ready to be the best I can be."
Bobbi says the key to looking beautiful at her age isn't what she puts on her face—it's how she cares for her body. "It's about [how you're] eating," she says. "It's about exercise more than anything else."
Skincare is also key for older women, she says. Remember that as you age, your skin gets drier. When this happens, Bobbi suggests that women switch from powder blush to cream rouge.
First up is Kim, an elementary school lunch lady and mother of twins. Kim says she spends just 15 minutes a day getting ready for work and wears her hair in a bun almost every day. For years, she says she's been telling people that she's in her 40s so they think she looks good for her age.
Kim is actually 39.
Then, Tim put Kim in black Christian Louboutin pumps to accentuate her gorgeous legs. "This is chic sophisticated," he tells Kim. "There's sexiness, [but] it's not remotely vulgar."
Chloe Holguin, creative director at the Ken Paves Salon in Beverly Hills, says they cut Kim's hair to elongate her neck and expose her jawline. Rita Hazan, owner of the Rita Hazan Salon in New York City, added highlights to create multidimensional color and brighten Kim's face.
Tim says the whole idea behind these makeovers is to show women their true potential. "It's really about discovering what was there to begin with," he says. "We're helping to pull it out and accentuate it."
"What are your pores saying to you?" Oprah asks.
Tim thinks it's time for the real Cindy to shine through her foundation. "I saw you yesterday without any makeup, and you looked fabulous," he tells her. "[You're] naturally gorgeous."
Dressed in an Ellen Tracy suede blazer, a Dana Buchman shell top, Ellen Tracy denim jeans and Manolo Blahnik pumps, Cindy looks like a modern woman!
Next, Bobbi revamps Cindy's makeup routine. "She was wearing so much eyeliner, we didn't see her eyes," Bobbi says.
In the salon, Ken and his stylists got rid of the French hair roll and gave Cindy a cut that flatters her fine features. Rita also softened her hair color by three shades.
For years, Hillary says her friends have been begging her to try out a new look. Can Oprah's style experts resuscitate her fashion sense?
To complete the look, Rita warmed up Hillary's hair color with caramel highlights, and Bobbi used concealer to hide the darkness under Hillary's eyes.
Now, Tim says Hillary could pass for her teenage daughter!
For women like Marlene, it's never too late to try something different. "It's so fantastic that we're celebrating maturity and experience," Tim says.
The most dramatic transformation took place in the salon, where Rita took 20 years off Marlene's look by getting rid of the gray and adding chestnut color to her hair. "The first thing you see in a woman's face is her hair color," Rita says. "People skimp out on their hair color, and it's the most important thing."
Bobbi accentuates Marlene's blue eyes with a cobalt gel liner, and gives her skin a youthful glow with Extra SPF 25 Moisturizing Balm and Sand Pink Blush.
Sheila is a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl who curls her bangs under like a jelly roll. Oprah says she used to wear her bangs like that…in high school!
Wearing a Theory trench coat, a Rebecca Taylor dress and Michael Kors suede boots, Sheila looks years younger. Tim says this outfit is both stylish and versatile. "She could go day into evening quite simply," he says.
Gone are the scrunchies and the jelly roll bangs. Ken showed Sheila how getting her bangs off her face made her look more youthful. Then, Rita gave her hair a warm honey-blonde color to complete the look.
Bobbi says she evened out Sheila's skin with a yellow-toned foundation. "Makeup foundation should look like skin," she says. "It shouldn't look like foundation."