A generation ago women were advised that long hairstyles were not attractive on women over 50. They believed it then and some still do. Is this a timeless piece of advice, or an old-fashioned sentiment? Should women over 50 wear long hairstyles? Here are some thoughts from Hier and Haines Salon, McLean VA.
Timeless or Old-Fashioned
Some things never change, and will never change. For instance, a perfectly tailored black dress will always be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. But what about hair length? Is short hair on mature women a classic look, or was it just a means to an end in an era when women had no other choice?
Decades ago, the technology of hair care treatments was vastly different. A woman over 50 didn’t have the choices she has today – conditioning treatments, for example – when it comes to maintaining healthy and vibrant hair. The best and most used solution of that era was to switch to shorter hairstyles. This old-fashioned remedy is outdated now. Hairstyles and color treatments for long hair are enjoyed by women of all ages today.
Better Hair, Longer Hair
Now that we have the capability to maintain long hair into our 50s, it makes perfect sense that we should go for it! There is nothing about the nuances of a mature face that conflict with long hairstyles. If you have a face shape that can support long hair, there are many hairstyles that will flatter at any age.
One method for determining your best long hairstyle is to consider your hairline, eyebrow height and where to place your part. Once you master this simple formula, you and your stylist will be able to create a multitude of style combinations for every occasion.
Some long hairstyles for women over 50 include:
* For a high hairline and low brow height – a side part, wispy bangs and long tresses with soft waves lounging on both shoulders.
* For a low hairline and high brow height, a middle part with lots and lots of tight curls.
* For any face shape, a bed-head tousled style of curls and no part is another option.
Hopefully, this advice brought a smile to your face. Here at Hier and Haines in McLean VA, hairstyles for mature women are determined by hair texture, face shape, lifestyle and what looks best – anything but age. We think that long hairstyles can be just right for mature women. When you schedule your next appointment, plan to ask your stylist about going or staying gracefully long. We’re here to help.
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