A quick and easy way for women of every age to update their look is with a new cut and color. An afternoon at the salon can bring your style into 2013 and take the years off.
Talk to your stylist to find a great cut that flatters your features, works with your hair texture, and fits into your lifestyle. Bring some photos for inspiration, like one of these 5 gorgeous ways to rock hair color and short hairstyles for women over 50!
When done right, going grey is gorgeous. Hair does change in texture, becoming more coarse and prone to frizz, so many women opt to cut hair short for a more manageable look. Embrace the color and phase of your life with a bold cut that’s on trend right now. This is the perfect cut for keeping hair grey. Follow these tips to maintain healthy, shiny grey hair.
The ultra short pixie cuts are everywhere right now, on fresh-faced celebrities like Carey Milligan, Anne Hathaway, and Beyoncé. And of coarse, one of the prime examples of aging gracefully, always elegant Jamie Lee Curtis. Of course, going this short isn’t for everyone but if you want to show off the angle of your jaw, slender neck, or delicate features, it will work for you.
A common way to hide grey hair is color it a darker shade of blonde. While this works for some women, ashy tones can appear grey and washout many skin tones. Instead, a bold and youthful option is to go dark. The best option is two-process color with a darker base and highlights around the face. Single-process color lacks the variation of natural hair color and can appear harsh.
The warm highlights around the face give the complexion a vibrant and youthful appearance, with and without makeup. The rounded bob is a lovely and low maintenance cut that can be styled with just a quick blow dry or none at all. Add a touch of mousse for volume on special occasions and you’re all set!
The bob is the go to hairstyle for women of all ages – from that gorgeous little girl cut with bangs to this sophisticated bob that is all angles and volume. This heavy on the highlights color is a great way to make blonde work over 50. The base color is darker than the skin tone, as it should be, with lighter color around the face.
There isn’t a warmer shade out there than red! If you’re a natural redhead, keep it up with a copper-toned hues – just be sure to get brows dyed as well. This layered short hairstyle for older women is perfect for hair that tends to be fine or have some natural curl. Layers all around boost volume and give curls an outlet.
A shorter version with the same moxie as Meryl Streep’s wavy bob in the Devil Wears Prada. The looseness of the cut is a departure from the overly structured cuts that add age. Heavy side swept bangs worn with a deep part is hip and modern without trying to feign youth. The rich chestnut color flatter skin tones without being overwhelming.
Protect hair and maintain that gorgeous hue by using one of these best shampoos for color-treated hair:
Redken Color Extend gets the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
There is some debate about whether or not color-specific shampoos are effective. Redken All Soft does the trick by protecting hair from environmental damage, which fades color, and tames manageable hair. This is also a great shampoo option for coarse grey hair.