You’ve decided that you’re going gray and staying that way. And maybe you think that you should look at hairstyles for gray hair. After all, a 40+ year old woman should not choose a hairstyle that a 20 year old would have, right? No, wrong!
And just because we get older does that necessarily mean there are less hairstyle choices that would be appropriate for a 40+ woman? No,of course not! You just don’t want to get carried away by wearing pig tails or side pony tails for instance.
Your age has very little to do with a hair style that would be right for you. In fact, there are lots of hairstyles that are classics and if you think about it, you’ve seen them yourself. Think Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” and what about the infamous Peggy Lee with her “platinum” hair?
Think about other classic hairstyles worn by the famous. Princess Diana’s short full cut or Barbara Streisand’s chic, long bob. How about those not so famous, striking, sexy gray haired women that you know. They have a few things in common. They have done their homework and found a style that was flattering for their face, not their age. So, like any big decision that you make:
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
1. If you don’t have a good hair stylist, you need to find one. No,not one who specializes in hairstyles for gray hair – just a good stylist. Be bold and ask a stranger; “who does your hair?” Who wouldn’t want to hear such a flattering question? And you get some good guidance. Win, Win!
2. On your first visit to the stylist don’t get shampooed right away. Discuss options while your hair is dry so that the stylist can see your hair in its natural state.
3. Be receptive to new ideas when talking with your hairstylist. A good stylist can give you sound advice on what might work best for you.
4. Bring along a few pictures of hairstyles that you like. It can help the hairstylist create something flattering that you will like.
5. Be realistic with what the stylist has to work with. For instance, if you have lines and creases on your forehead, you may want to detract from them with feathered bangs or bangs swept to the side. Maybe you have crow’s feet. Conceal them softly fringed sides that frame your face.
6. Flatter your new hairstyle by amping up your make up, standing up straight and make sure that you have a white, bright smile.
So, go for it! Forget about looking for hairstyles for gray hair. Your age has nothing to do with choosing a new hairstyle. Choose something that’s right for you.
Copyright (c) 2008 Lynne Hagan