Are you 50 and still wearing your hair exactly the same as you did when you were 20? Conversely, have you gone the super-short route because someone told you you couldn't have long hair after a certain age?
Beauty expert Julyne Derrick has some great hair tips for mature women in this article Among other things, she attacks the myth that long hair is only for the young:
"It is a myth that the moment you turn a certain age (some "experts" say 40, some say 50, some say 55 just to be different) that you have to lop your hair off. There are plenty of women over age 60 who look gorgeous with hair that's to their shoulders or longer...No matter your age, your hairstyle should flatter your face and your figure.
"Long hair on older women can look amazing. The secret to long hair is proper upkeep and a good haircut. Split, frizzy ends on anyone of any age looks bad. Long hair looks best when it's not too heavy on the bottom, creating a 'Christmas tree' shape from behind. A few layers will lighten up your hair and make it appear more modern and healthy.
Says Derrick, "If you don't have bangs, consider getting them. Long, side-swept bangs such as these can visually take years off your look. They bring attention to your eyes and keep attention off your neckline, which tends to get saggy and wrinkly even on women with the best plastic surgery.
Derrick goes on to say that the most flattering hair for just about anyone is shoulder length hair. She talks about this at length (no pun intended) here.
Here are some other photos of long, short and medium styles:
Fors myself? I usually vary between a shortish bob to a shoulder-length style. I prefer my hair medium-length or longer, because I just feel more comfortable with longer hair.
|A bob last year (left) and how I'm wearing it now (right)|
How are you handling...or do you think you'll handle...the hair question? Long, short, or medium? Any styling suggestions that have worked for you? Let me know in my comments section!
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