What's Cindy McCain's Best Hair?

07/14/2008 at 11:39 AM ET

Paul Drinkwater/NBC; Virginia Sherwood/NBC

While Barack Obama and John McCain hit the campaign trail to discuss the economy and the war in Iraq, their stylish wives stick close to their side — and get a little scrutiny of their own. While Michelle Obama sticks to her fun flipped hairdo, Cindy McCain changes it up a little more — appearing both with a classic French twist or a half-up, half-down shoulder-length do. We want to know which hairstyle you prefer on Mrs. Mcain. Up or down? Take our poll below to vote.

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andre on

i really don’t care about her hair… her face… man she looks evil!

Socialite Dreams on

i agree with andre….Down is better and softer, but holy cow, is she scary looking


Gen on

How is she scarey, She is beautiful.

EChizzle on

Yeah she looks kind of hard around the face.

Elda on

I think she looks beautiful either way, McCain 2008!!!

Maggie on

The hair doesn’t worry me; it’s the make-up. Has anyone else noticed that her face and neck are two completely different colors?

Gen on

I would like to see a picture of her 20 yrs. ago. She is stunning.

Tracy on

Actually, I think she looked better during the 2000 election campaign. She had a very sophisticated pixie cut and the color was salty grey. Don’t care for this soft platinum look.

jessica on

i’m not so concerned about her hair, and i don’t think her face looks scary, but i do think it looks a bit…altered. she is stunning, and she probably always has been, but i doubt at this point that it is all because she has aged so gracefully.

susan on

i like her hair the best when it was short. she can wear her hair very short and she looks good.

Yumi on

I too agree with Andre. OBAMA 2008

Red Sky on

She looks like a man with long hair.

Obama 2008 on

There aint nothing beautiful about this woman. Thats a man baby! And like Andre said – she looks terribly evil. Theres just something not right about her.

Stephany on

she totally needs to tone down the colour…wayyyy down…its way to brassy for her age…that would make a world of a difference

amy on

She is a very beautiful lady. I believe her and her husband would make the next best First Couple. Hope her husband wins and not Obama. Mcain for PRESIDENT!

Diane on

What an evil looking lady, if you could even call her that. I would be terrified to have her as “FIRST LADY”. She is brutally ugly. She needs some facial work done immediately – like yesterday.

thomas on

there’s not a whole lot you can do with hair when you are a Stepford Wife. She is scarier than her husband!

Mary on

For her age she is very stunning and beautiful, but I guess for some of you, you would rather her get a bunch of plastic surgery then age gracefully.

Nickster on

I really don’t like either of those hair styles – they are not flattering to Mrs. McCain in any way. The 80’s do has got to go. The updo would not be so bad had her makeup artist mixed the colours on her face and neck correctly. She looks like a hard woman (one who would not take any crap – THANK YOU MA’M MAY I HAVE ANOTHER)she also needs to change the blonde thing she needs some low light put in there and maybe a bob would be nice.

LJ on

Political observations aside.The photo with her hair down looks much more appealing. Her make-up looks better the whole picture looks warmer. She looks like an uptight librarian in the phone with her hair up.

Linda on

I don’t think it looks good either way.She needs a whole different style. Maybe a blunt cut. Her hair looks thin and too much hair color. She was probably very pretty in her day.(It’s passed)

Samantha on

Being that she’s a older woman…long hair does NOT look good on her…she needs to cut it short..like she had it once a while ago…updo’s make her look too severe and evil..for sure..

AJ on

mcain 08!!
lol…for now… i might change my mind…

Jules on

Neither she looks like an alien

Evie on

I liked her hairstyle today during the First Lady’s speech. I liked the wispy bangs and her hair down. She needs to soften her makeup.

Mary H on

Cindy McCain’s hair is the strangest hair I have ever seen. Can she not find a decent hair dresser? Surely somebody could do something with it.

Julie on

Can you stop picking the woman apart? She looks wonderful for her age and that cannot ALL be due to plastic surgery. Her hair looks wonderful either way – wear the updo for a big event. Wear the down and more casual look for any time. I have natural hair like hers and am 53 and I love being blond – I was a redhead. Get compliments all the time. She is very striking!

And fashionable. Just wish I had $300,000 to spend on clothes for the rest of my life!

Anyway, issues matter in politics – NOT LOOKS OF A POLITICAL SPOUSE – MAN OR WOMAN!

Carmine Henniger on

John McCain is also a very good politician. he did not win because the people are not satisfied on the Republicans.-“.

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