How To Choose Hair Styles for Older Women

Younger women are more experimental with their hairstyles. When it comes to their hair, they can be liberal and will try anything. Older women, on the contrary, are more cautious, trying to match their hairstyle with their age. The danger, however, is that the more conservative they are with their hairstyles, the older they look. The truth is, older women also have a lot of hairstyle options. In fact, if you are not-so-young and want to wear a new hairstyle, you can do so without resorting to the dull, very long or very short hair. But how can you know which is the best hairstyle for you? Read the following tips.

  1. Consider the shape of your face. Break away from the said two hairstyle extremes by having a haircut that complements the shape of your face. If you have a small, round face, crop your hair short just below the ears. Match it with side-swept bangs. If you have a heart-shaped face, grow your hair down to the shoulder. Then have the ends either curled or layered. A full, short bob will go well with you if you have an oblong face. If you have a square face, you can wear big, soft waves. But you can sport practically any hairstyle that matches the texture of your hair if you have an oval face.
  2. Consider the length of your neck. Aside from the shape of your face, you can also consider the length of your neck. If your neck is long, you can opt for a longer hairstyle. But sport a shorter hair if you have short neck.
  3. Consider your lifestyle. If you are a very busy woman, a wear-and-go look might be appropriate for you, something that doesn’t require hours of laborious preparation. Try wearing a short bob then. Straight from the shower, just blow it dry, do a few brush strokes, and you are ready to go. But if you are in an environment that puts a premium on looks, go for a chic hairstyle. Grow it long and wear big curls. Or cut it very short to expose your perfect facial bone structure.
  4. Consider your activities. This goes hand in hand with No. 3. If your day is full of rigorous activities, go for a hairstyle that requires little maintenance. Avoid growing your hair too long; otherwise, you might be forced to just pull your hair back into a bun, which, if done almost everyday, can damage the hair. Whatever your everyday activities are, remember to wear a manageable hairstyle.

Do not forget to try a new hair color, especially if gray hair is starting to show. If you have been sporting dark hair, try to go for lighter color like ash brown, red brown, and golden brown. If you have been on the lighter shade, try a darker color. Chocolate brown or black, for instance. Also, have a regular hair treatment. This helps you avoid dry, damaged hair. And remember, because hair is the crowning glory, always wear the most flattering hairstyle for you.


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