What’s the right time in our lives to change our hair style? What styles age us vs. what looks say, ” No way! You’re not possibly that age!”
Having just turned 50 and having long-time clients who are aging with me, has made this issue a hot topic of concern. Remember, we want Father Time to be very, very kind!
Here are 3 tips that I share with my clients:
1. Your hair cut should reflect your lifestyle. Are you a retired, empty nester who is expanding her yogic training, pruning the Community Garden or volunteering at the local shelter? A former polished Corporate ‘do’ will no longer work for new found endeavors on the mat, pulling weeds or walking the pups. Switch out the polished put-together style with something more textured and less structured. Most times, long locks, though easy to throw in a pony tail, signify youth and everything that goes with it!
2. Calm down your color. If you were a ‘dye’ hard highlighter, try softening your look with an all over softer blonde adding just a few highlights. Dark raven locks are too harsh and it makes it very hard to go too long between root touch-ups. The skunk stripe down your part is not an ageless look. Start transitioning to a medium or lighter brown and switching to a demi-permanant dye which will add dimension. Bold reds will now look fake and take on a garish tone. Redheads should consider adding a touch of golden brown to achieve a much more realistic look.
3. Show off your gray. There are a few lucky ladies with the perfect, enviable silver. Talk to your stylist about how you can show off your gray with panache. Silver glosses, adding ‘pepper’ lowlights, wearing a cut that accentuates the grey will move you into the Silver Fox category.