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Hair Styles for Best Agers

Styles that Work: Hair Styles for Mature People
Mature women know what they want. Their hair just wants more, more care that is
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There are older people in movies and they also walk the red carpets of the entertainment business. We like to show you how mature stars like Madonna and Meryl Streep style their hair to their best advantage and how the needs of hair change with age

  • As women age their hair needs more tender loving care. Now is the time to pamper hair with the best and smartest of ingredients. Around the middle of our lives, hair starts to need more care. Therefore, doing some ground work is in order before the styling can begin. The keywords are 'care and more care'.

  • Hair Styles and Hair Care for Mature People

    With age the hormone metabolism changes and with it the cells are slower to turn over and grow. The hair gets thinner and dries out much easier. Growth-stimulating active ingredients in conditioning rinses and hair treatments stall this process in a natural way.

  • Hair Styles for Mature People: Spoilt for Colour Choices

    Most of us discover the first grey hairs around our 30th birthdays. Heredity determines whether and when hair turns grey. The genes inside our cells program the timing of the different aging processes and also how fast the pigments disappear from our hair. It is your choice what you want to do about it, live with grey hair or use different methods to colour it. Whatever you decide, hair needs more and different care as we age.

    Hair turns white because the natural pigments are no longer there. With the pigments most of the UV protection disappears. You should therefore use hair care products, which provide UV protection. Grey hair also looks better after a gentle rinse to enhance the lustre and bring out the hair’s natural shading. Dull hair without lustre never looks attractive. This particularly applies to grey hair because lifeless grey hair causes the complexion to appear pale or worse, yellowish.

    Colouring your grey hair is an option. Smart colour choices are very important for mature people. In general, soft colours close to your natural hair colour work best. The hair colour should also suit your now also lighter complexion. Most brunettes for example look good colouring their hair chocolate brown. Grading the colour and carefully setting highlights avoids the dreaded 'fake' look.

  • Hair Styles for Mature Women

    Now that your hair received all the necessary care and the colour is just right you need to decide on the best suited style. As a general rule, a perfect haircut is a necessity for mature women. You should therefore trim your hair at least once every eight weeks. Ideally, the hair of best agers should be trimmed to chin- or shoulder-length. A softly layered classic bob works very well for thinning hair and also softens the facial lines. You may also style shoulder-length hair into festive updos. Fringes (bangs) are also very flattering especially when they are styled asymmetrically. Fringes can also hide forehead wrinkles.

    You may prefer long hair. In this case you should make sure to create enough volume. This is best done by blow-drying the hair while hanging the head upside down. Then style your hair as usual. Using high-quality styling products becomes more important as we age. First rate hair powder or hair spray with keratin provides hold. Short hair styles are thought to give older people a more youthful look. However, the lines should stay soft at an advanced age.

    In our gallery below we show you some beautiful hair styles of stars beyond middle age. Whether you like to wear your hair short, long, blonde, brown or grey, we are sure you can find a few useful ideas for your hair style.

  • Hair Styles of Stars beyond Middle Age

    Hair Styles for Mature Women: Meryl Streep

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    Meryl Streep: All-time Favourite Updo

    Meryl Streep shows off her updo. Shoulder-length hair can be styled in many different ways. With a little bit of experience you can create very festive updos in a few seconds. It is important to allow some strands of hair to hang loose. That avoids the schoolmarm look. Styling mousse and hair spray build up sufficient volume

    Hair Styles for Mature Women: Michelle Pfeiffer

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    Michelle Pfeiffer: Long Hair Beyond Middle Age

    Michelle Pfeiffer kept her lion's mane after her 50th birthday. If you like to follow her example you must diligently tend to your hair. Use conditioners and hair treatments to provide your hair with the desired moisture and lustre. After styling, treat curls to curl balsam to make sure that they maintain their shape

    Hair Styles for Mature Women: Kim Cattrall

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    Kim Cattrall: Hair Styles for Mature Blondes

    Kim Cattrall selected blonde shades for her once naturally blonde hair. The shading enhances the natural look. The soft chin-long waves create a playful impression. Use conditioning hair wax to accentuate individual strands of hair and nourish the hair ends

    Hair Styles for Mature Women: Sigourney Weaver

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    Sigourney Weaver: Highlights Work

    Sigourney Weaver shows style on and off the red carpet. The warm brown hair and her complexion combine to a beautiful image. Muted lighter strands of hair and the emphasised volume create the perfect best-ager look. High gloss hair spray with conditioners provides the masterful final touch