I’m Over 40 – Do I Have to Cut My Hair Short?
To cut, or not to cut, that is the question!
When you're over 40, choosing the right hair style can be difficult. You don't want to look like you're trying to look young, and you definitely don't want to look like an old lady! So, what's a girl to do?
This girl called in the experts!
Style experts, Austin Kyle and Gia Comfort share their hair and beauty tips on the great, 40 and over haircut debate:
Tip #1: Consider Style First – Not Age
Is 40 the magic number for this trend?
As a professional hairstylist I advise older women to take into consideration their own personal appearance. They must ask themselves, "Will a shorter hairstyle enhance or take away from my personal style?"
They should also ask, "Can I maintain the style of the haircut whether it is long or short?" Some hairstyles don't maintain their integrity once the client steps outside of the salon. So it's important to take into consideration the hairs texture, health and volume.
Lastly, the chosen length must complement their professional image and personal life in order to truly be satisfied with the end results.
Tip #2: Extend Your Youth With Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are very easy to apply and just as easy to maintain as the client’s normal hair, with minor adjustment to the styling techniques the client is already using. Hair extensions can give women the added boost in their confidence because they are able to do so much more with their hair once they have the extensions applied. Try to keep the hair color in a natural color range that will match your skin tones and have the extensions ordered in a medium length that will not make you look like you are “trying to be younger.”
I think that those are pretty good tips! I like to hear that there's no "one" rule to follow – giving us all the opportunity to create our own personal style.
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