Hairstyles At Any Age!

hairstyles for women over the age of 50Todays post is about honoring women of all ages!!  It’s no longer the rule to choose a certain hairstyle because of your age.  What holds true with my clients is when choosing your haircut or color, base your decision on what is best for your hair texture and skin tone.  So many of my clients are choosing to grow out there natural gray hair and are nervous because they worry it’s going to make them look older or unrefined.  I am here to tell you that this is just not true!!  These days there are no rules when choosing a hairstyle for women over the ages of 40, 50, 60 and beyond.  It is proven time and time again that as long as it’s flattering on you, that’s all that matters.  Below I have listed a few tips on what to think about when choosing your perfect haircut or color.

1.  THE CONDITION OF YOUR HAIR IS KEY!

The condition of your hair is vital to how it looks regardless of its length or color.  If your hair is healthy and shiny that is what will stand out.  Having a strong regiment is important to keeping your hair healthy.  Back in July I wrote a post called “HOW TO GET AND KEEP HEALTHY HAIR”.  I talk about four simple step you can take on how to get the healthy hair you’ve always wanted.  The first step is to always condition your hair after you shampoo it.  Next, is to apply a leave-in conditioner once you are out of the shower and have gently towel dried your hair.  I recommend using a hair mask or treatment at least once a month or as much as once a week (consult your stylist).  And finally one of the most important steps is to reduce stress, get enough sleep and to eat healthy.  If you are not getting the nutrition you need then it won’t matter what is done with your hair.  It just won’t be at its best.

2.  BASE YOUR HAIRCUT ON YOUR HAIR TEXTURE AND FACE SHAPE.

Your age should not be the deciding factor of a haircut, the deciding factor should be your hair type.  If you have fine hair that tends to fall flat then maybe its best to keep your hair chin or shoulder length.  The same holds true to those of you who have thick hair.  Keeping it longer with a strong shape can help make room for the hair so that it doesn’t take over your face.

3.  BE REALISTIC IN HOW MUCH TIME YOU CAN COMMIT TO YOUR HAIR.

The best way to find a haircut or color that works for you is to be honest with your stylist on how much time you are willing to spend on your hair.  If you look at most celebrity photos you can assume that they had someone style their hair for them or took at least 15 to 30 minutes doing it themselves.  If you choose a hairstyle that takes 20 minutes to style but you are only willing to spend 5 minutes on it, then it may not be the right look for you.  Same goes for hair color.  If your stylist explains that the color you want needs to be refreshed every 6 weeks but you only go every 3 months then it is best to choose a color based on what you are able to commit to.  Schedule a consolation with your stylist to go over what your desired look is and then discuss what the maintenance and up keep will be for that look.

Remember ladies that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside its whats inside that is truly beautiful!!!  Your hair is just an added bonus to your inner beauty.  Contact me or comment below if you have any questions or wish to share your favorite hairstyle.  Have a wonderful week!!!

Managing Your Morning Routine!!

Woman-Drying-hair-in-towelEven if you’re not a morning person, managing your routine can be much easier with these simple six steps!!

1.Dry Shampoo: 

It is not necessary to wash your hair everyday, in fact doing so may damage and dry out your hair.  A dry shampoo protects your hair and will save time in the morning.  Apply dry shampoo to your scalp (After your shower) to the first inch or two of hair.  Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes to absorb any oils and then brush it out.  If you want to keep a bit of your natural wave, flip your hair over and rough dry.

2.  Flyaways: 

Everyone gets ”flyaways” and they can be very frustrating.  Simply using a toothbrush and spraying it with hairspray can tame any flyaways without overloading your hair with product.  Just spray a toothbrush with 2 to 3 pumps and lightly brush over flyaways and repeat until those pesky strays are gone.  

3.  10 Minute Product Rule:  

To get the most out of your product, it’s best to apply and let sit for 10 minutes before moving on to your next step.  I always suggest applying and then moving on to your makeup or a short task and then finish up with your hair. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!

4.  Natural Wave: 

To get that natural wave look, I suggest doing a loose braid or a loose bun before going to bed.  In the morning you can take down the braid or bun and apply some dry shampoo, flip your head over and do a light rough dry by using your fingers to tousle your hair.  You will end up with a nice wave and some great volume!  I recommend braids for thick hair and a bun for fine hair, so you don’t end up with a crimped look.

5.  Blast of cold water:

A blast of cold water on your hair at the end of a shower may be unpleasant, but it will close down the outer layer of your hair strand and make your hair look shiny and smooth. It also naturally protects itself from harmful heat and environment.  

6. Bobbi Pins:

Finally, for those of you who don’t like to pin your hair back with bobby pins because you’re afraid they are going to slip, the secret to this is to spray your bobby pin with some dry shampoo.  This will give them a grip so you can quickly and easily pin back a few pieces for a pretty style that is locked into place.

What’s your  favorite tip for managing your morning routine!  Leave a comment and have a great week!!