Flattering Hairstyles for Mature Women

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If you are old enough to qualify for AARP, you might want to have your hairdresser reevaluate your style. What worked in your 20s, 30s, and 40s may not be the most flattering for your more mature face. You need to consider several things including your hair type, the shape of your face, and your lifestyle. Remember that it isn't necessary to have every hair in place and heavily sprayed or gelled. In fact, it's better to have movement so you don't appear to have helmet-hair, which adds years to your appearance.

Short Pixie Cut

Women with fine hair may want to consider going short with a pixie cut that is easy to maintain, and depending on how you wear it, flatters most faces. If you have a round face, you can add more volume to the top. Those with long foreheads can add bangs. High cheekbones stand out when you add wispiness around the face.

Shag Cut

Some people say that the shag has returned, but many hairstylists claim it never left. The beauty of the shag is that it works for most hair types, and it adds movement to hair that keeps you young looking and fresh. If you prefer your hair above your shoulders, go for the short shag. A shoulder length shag style gives you more flexibility to pull your hair back or let it fall naturally around your face. A good shag haircut can be wash-and-wear, saving you time when you're in a hurry.

Classic Bob

The bob cut can be any length, starting at slightly above the chin to shoulder length. The hair is cut straight across and has the movement you need to keep your look natural and healthy. The bob can be worn sleek and chic, blown dry and curled, or tousled and sporty.

Cascading Layers

Women who still love long hair may choose to have cascading layers that look fabulous coming and going. This style has a youthful look because it moves as you do. Just make sure to have it trimmed frequently so it doesn't look fried. Have your hair feathered around the face to soften your lines and give you a fun, flirty look that softens the angles and takes the eye away from whatever lines you may have accumulated around your face. Try one of the shine serums to help reflect light and enhance to the healthy appearance of your style.

Blunt-Cut or Bangs

Women with a high forehead often choose to wear bangs that end anywhere from mid-forehead to their eyebrows. This style puts emphasis on the eyes and frames the face, while it covers wrinkles on the top half of your face.

Side-Swept Bangs

There's no reason a woman of age can't wear the flirty side-swept bangs. Wherever the bangs end emphasizes that part of the face. Medium-length hair looks great with bangs that drop to the cheekbones, and longer hair with bangs that end at the chin can soften strong features. With either of these lengths, you can flip your bangs up for extra movement that adds an extra feminine touch to your style.

Gone are the days when women feel that they have to go shorter with their hair at every new decade. With these timeless styles, you'll keep people guessing your age--and they'll probably be off by a few years on the young side.

Autor: Debby Mayne
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