When choosing a hairstyle for women forty years of age and over, we must first consider what the factors will be that has lead to the consideration of changing a hair style. Throughout a woman’s life, she has travelled through her teenage years, young adult years to her mature years. I would like to refer these years as chapters in a woman’s life.
A young teenage girl will have vibrant healthy hair that holds its natural color and wave. As we get older cell re-generation slows causing the hair to become dull and lifeless, even the pigment whitens leading to grey hair. When we hit forty years of age there will be several other factors such as, greying and hair thinning.
If it does not get any worse we will also have to consider why we want to change our hair style and where in our life will the hair style fit in. Is the hair cut because we have had enough of the same style or is it because we are re-entering the workforce after we have raised our family.
Just like looking in the wardrobe where we will see the chapters in our lives on full display. We will see our house clothes, our party clothes, maternity wear and our corporate clothes. Well once the children are out of the way, we will no longer need our maternity clothes as that chapter has ended in our lives.
The same with our hair. For a woman over forty to change her hairstyle she will need to consider why. Is the reason just for change, to cut away long time consuming hair or does your hair make you look older then you really are? No matter what the reason, changing your hair style is a major decision and one not to be taken lightly.
I have always advised clients that whenever they are contemplating change, to visualize that change and to see if it will meet their expectations and fit in with their lifestyle. Gather all the information you can such as photos from magazines, hair styling products and if they will suit your hair. This point is very important as some hair styles require different product to maintain, so you will need to know if the product will suit your hair or is there an alternative.
Talking with friends, family and your hair stylist will help you to make the correct choice, and remember, hair styles for women in their forties and over, still look great and making a change is making a change to build your self esteem and self confidence.
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