About 65 percent of my clients are over the age of 50 and I really do believe that 50 is the new 30.
We’re all aging much more gracefully and gently than the generation before us, but I don’t think this means embrace aging. I think we should look like we feel or want to feel.
Outdated haircuts and color can make us look older. This doesn’t mean that your hair needs to be spiked, shaved or fuchsia. Everything in moderation and with grace. There’s a fine line in trying to stay younger looking and looking ridiculous.
Jane Fonda, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters are striking, beautiful, older women with great haircuts and color. I’m sure they wouldn’t look as beautiful if their hair was not maintained to suit them. Too short, unstylish, faded color or washed-out white are all DONT’S!
Instead of looking old or older, why not get a cut and/or color that can take years off?
As I’ve previously written, the basic rules are:
1) A cut should bring focus to the eyes and cheeks, not the jaw or chin, and
2) Color should be lighter around the face to soften the wrinkles.
Both of these can be achieved with the right stylist and the look doesn’t have to be high maintenance.
Our hair is lightening as “nature’s blonde” – better known as gray – begins rearing its ugly head. That starkness can be softened easily and without being a slave to your hair, I promise.
All over, one-color, no dimension color is not the answer either. That just makes it more obvious.
The gray can be softened to look like a natural color with shine and dimension that just wears off with time. You won’t have to have the salon on speed dial to cover the roots. Again, I promise.
As far as the cut, the upside-down triangle shape is the most youthful shaped cut for everyone. It draws the eye up and brings focus to where we want the focus to be.
It doesn’t have to be short. It can be a layered bob, ( bottom layers are a must.) Many versions of the old shag are extremely flattering on all ages. Texture and products can make a boring haircut come to life. Layers are also very flattering and helpful in achieving volume with little effort.
Before doing anything, the stylist should take the time to consult with you. Your lifestyle and routine are of utmost importance when creating a style that suits you.
You should be given instructions during the styling so you can recreate it at home with no problem. I tell all my clients two very important things: I cannot read their mind, so they must tell me if something is bothering them so I can’t fix it and if it isn’t working for them come back and I’ll show you again. There is nothing good about having a style that you can’t do yourself.
With that in mind, make an appointment for a new, more youthful look. It will be the least expensive and easiest way to take off ten years and ten pounds!
Remember those things and make an appointment for a new, more youthful look. It will be the least expensive and easiest ten pounds and ten years!