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  • Trendy Hairstyles for 40+ Women (part. 1)

    3 posts, 3 voices, 1793 views, started Nov 10, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 by Ms-kay


    • Carnelian

      If you think that, because you're - pick one - 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+year old woman, you can't wear the new hairstyles modeled by 20+ women, here's a newsflash for you: YOU'RE WRONG!  

      Age has very little to do with a good hairstyle. Many hairstyles are classics; look at Queen Elizabeth, for instance. She's been wearing her regal style for years, and it suits her.  

      Those of us over 40 can honestly say that we've seen hairstyles come and go, and have also seen styles of our youth repeated years later. The new hair products alone make some of the styling we enjoy today possible.  

      You can see wonderful styles everywhere—on magazine covers, newspapers, talk shows, soaps, TV sitcoms, etc. But the disturbing truth is that you mainly see these fabulous styles on young women. Does this mean that, after 30, our hair choices go in the proverbial dustbin? Absolutely not!  

      A good hairstyle lends itself to many variations, and is not limited to certain ages. Yes, of course there are some styles that are definitely too young—for example, girly little ponytails high on either side of the head, secured with pink plastic bows probably aren't going to work for someone over the age of 9.

      So, what does the smart, good-looking, stylish woman in her 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and up do to get a trendy new style? Simple: choose a style that you like, and one that you think will work well with your type of hair. As always, do your homework before you see your stylist:  

      Keep your mind open to the possibilities. Get a good idea of what you want, but keep your stylist's advice in mind on what might work well for you.

      Bring some pictures with you of the kinds of styles you like. With these in mind, your stylist can better create your own style.

      Don't let yourself be shampooed right away. Talk over what you want while your hair is dry so that your stylist can see your hair in its natural state.

      Once you have your new style, give it some time before you make your final decision; it takes a while to get used to something new. But if after a few days you are still not sure, go right back to your stylist to get help on how to make the style work better for you.


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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Last February I was in New York and treated myself to a style in the Ouidad salon. I have curly hair that can either be worn as such or flat ironed. Ouidad is a women who developed a cutting technique to bring out a woman’s curl while minimizing frizz. Well, I walked out of that shop on a cloud my hair looked so good.

          When I returned from my trip I promptly went into my stylist so she could see the way it had just been cut. She’s been able to follow the line and keep the same cut pretty fresh for all these months.

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          Ms-kay wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • That’s fabulous!

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