Just because you’re 65, you don’t have to get a helmet hairstyle with your Senior’s Card. In fact, a younger look and lighter colour can take years off your face. If you’re blonde, try highlights. If you have dark hair, go for caramel highlights or go a shade or two lighter all over. There are two things to consider for a great hairstyle at any age. First, you must find a hairstyle that flatters your face shape, then you must consider your hair texture. Coarse hair usually needs to be worn longer and fine hair should be worn shorter and layered if you want any sort of body.
Here are several different styles that work with your age rather than against.
Classic Bob: Why It’s Flattering
It gives the face an instant lift by drawing onlookers eyes up the diagonal from the nape of the neck to the chin. The angle creates the illusion of lifted cheekbones and a higher jaw, making the bob a great choice if your face is showing the effects of gravity and your skin is starting to sag.
Choppy Layers: Why It’s Flattering
Multiple short layers create fullness and volume, making this a good cut for those whose hair is a bit thinner on the sides or on top. Long hair lies flat and can show the scalp, but short, shaggy layers throughout help hide thinness. They also add breadth to your face, counteracting gauntness.
Long Layers: Why It’s Flattering
Long hair is youthful, but this tasteful length doesn’t come across as wannabe 20-something. It draws attention to and highlights the collarbone, a flattering area on women of any age. The soft layers in the front open up your face and make the style more modern than a blunt cut.
Soft Side Sweeping Fringes: Why It’s Flattering
Not only do fringes help hide forehead wrinkles, but sweeping them to the side draws attention to the outsides of your cheekbones, visually widening the face and creating the illusion of youthful fullness. As a bonus, this type of fringe can be incorporated into any of the other three styles.