“What haircut will suit me now that I am over 50?”
“Do I have to have short hair now?”
“Can I have long hair now that I am over 50?”
As a hair stylist I get asked these questions a lot, I think there is a lot of stigma over having short/long hair when you are over a certain age.
My answer is always, as long as you look after your hair and go with your hair type, you really can’t go wrong...
When we talk about ageing hair, this isn’t just about our age. Hair can age through pollution, sun exposure, heat styling and stresses of daily life.
The great news is there are ways of enhancing your hair through cutting, as well as improving the condition through your home care routine.
As a whole the haircuts should be soft meaning you should avoid heavy lines and fringes. If your hair is on the finer side, you should go with shorter cuts as they tend to make the hair feel fuller with more volume. Thicker hair sits better in a mid-length to long haircut with layers as these will remove some of the weight in the hair.
This haircut is timeless & definitely one of my favourites for any age group.
Here are some reasons why:
I really think this a beautiful haircut, and again is fairly timeless, although it has been adapted overtime.
This haircut is perfect for anyone not wanting to take the leap and go short.
This haircut is amongst the most popular haircuts in the salon at the minute.
Finishing with a soft fringe can also hide any lines that you may feel conscious about.
Long, straggly hair with fine, split ends can be very ageing.
The key to keeping your long hair is to simply, look after it...
You can do this by:
This haircut is great as you can:
Longer lengths with layers also help to remove unwanted weight from the hair and will give the hair a soft feel.
The key with this is; do not go to short! Going to short with the layers will push all the weight up to the top of the head and can you will end up with thickness at the roots and fine ends.
Looking after your hair is crucial at any age, however there are some beautiful product ranges out now that are specifically for ageing hair.
My favourite is the Kerastase Chronologiste, this range consists of Pre-cleanse Regenerant, Bain Regenerant (shampoo), Masque and Thermique Blow-dry Cream.
It has some amazing benefits:
The home care routine, for this range, is as followed:
These products are salon exclusive so head on to your local salon to get yours!
Also relevant - Best short haircuts for women over 60.
There really are some beautiful haircuts around to suit every age group, just because you are a certain age doesn’t mean you have to completely change your identity.
Keep things soft and go with your hair texture!