There are a lot of not-so-awesome changes that come with getting older. Wrinkles, a slower metabolism, and health problems don’t exactly sound like things to look forward to. However, there’s one department that doesn’t have to change as you age. Regardless of your age, a gorgeous, vibrant haircut is your right as a strong, sexy woman. Don’t think you have to kiss your long hair goodbye or give in to the gray hairs taking over. We talked with some of our favorite hairstylists about their tips for the most beautiful styles for their maturing clients.
Change it up
All of the stylists I spoke with agreed that the key to a great cut is being brave enough to try something new. One of the fastest ways to look older is keeping the same haircut for decades. As the times and styles change, don’t be afraid to update your look. Hairstylist Jenna Mast has seen clients age themselves by hanging onto the same style for way too long. She recommends talking with your stylist about how to update your look.
Our stylists could not stop raving about a clean, classic bob. It’s simple, low maintenance, and always in style. According to celebrity stylist Mitch Stone, anyone can rock a long bob, regardless of your age. “A cut like this adds instant style and sexy sophistication,” he told us. “You can’t go wrong.”
Hairstylist, Jenna Mast recommends a modern bob with long layers for her mature clients. “This will give you more movement and an updated look,” she told The List. “There is nothing more dating and high maintenance than a stacked bob that needs to be cut every few weeks to keep it’s shape.”
Go For Bangs
Celebrity stylist Mitch Stone recommends bangs for any age, but especially for his more mature clients. Bangs are always in style and can complement any face shape – but make sure your stylist understands your face shape first. Stone explains that bangs can immediately change the look of your face, so it gets a little dangerous if your stylist isn’t experienced. “They (bangs) can make you look really young and sexy or make your nose or forehead look twice the size,” he explains. “It’s important to make sure you trust your hairstylist before going for it.”
Stylist Ruth Roche often suggests her mature clients go for bangs that are long and wispy. “Have them trimmed often rather than cutting them shorter so they last longer,” she told The List. “Fringes that are too short can look utilitarian and boring.”