Boy, what a difference a hairstyle can make. A couple years ago I got a haircut that was a hair "don't" instead of "do". In the first photo my color was too dark and the short poufy style wasn't flattering on me. The photo next to it shows the difference when I grew it an inch longer and added highlights - much better. The third photo is how I wear my hair now - shoulder grazing with highlights around my face....what a difference! If you've been thinking about getting a new do, I picked some flattering hairstyles for woman over 40. If you're stuck in a hair rut (if you haven't changed your hair style in over 5 years) it might be time to try something new...
Super short: Halle Barry & Lisa Rinna
If you're looking to perk up your face with easy, low maintenance hair, you can go super short and get a pixie like Hallie's for a look that puts your beautiful face on display. Her cut is boyish, modern and easy care. You could also go short with a modern shag that is a tad bit longer and styled away from the face like Lisa's. Her choppy layers really flatter her bone structure. Short cuts like these call for Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Pudding - perfect for keeping your short tyle in place.
Short Bob: Cameron Diaz & Diane Sawyer
A short bob defies age! This is a great cut for those with fine hair as there aren't as many layers so the hair looks fuller. Short bobs are great worn toussled for a sexy bed head look like Cameron's or soft and elegant like Diane's (stunning at age 67). As with any good hair cut, keeping your hair in tip top shape is key. GLOSS Moderne Luxury Hair Care 4-Piece Set will help transform your hair into a healthy, shiny mane with its sulfate-free formula that is infused with keratin to make your hair reflect how beautiful you feel!
Long Bob with Bangs: Michelle Obama & Heidi Klum
Bangs or Botox? This is a question many women ask themselves when they hit a certain age. I choose bangs! Many of you have heard me say I'm afraid of needles so injectables aren't an option for me. This hair cut has movement and face framing fringe that can be styled in several different ways. My best styling tip: Use Amika Clip-Free Curling Iron with Travel Set for your curls and the Amika Obliphica Ceramic Styler with Travel Case for your sleek style! Whether you wear your hair piecey like Michelle's or sleek like Heidi's - forget the botox and try an ultra flattering Bob with bangs!
Shoulder Grazer with Side Bang: Tina Fey & Kate Capshaw
To flatter your bone structure and to give your hair some texture, try a shoulder grazing length with a side sweep. This style can be loose and free like Tina's or more seductive like Kate's! Since faces are not completely symmetrical, a side swept bang is very flattering on pretty much everyone! David Evangelista Styling Duo has a leave-in conditioner to detangle knots and a texturizing cream to add texture and volume to your do!
Long & Straight: Jennifer Aniston & Christie Brinkley
Hair tends to thin as we age. If you have full, healthy hair - don't be afraid to flaunt it! Long, straight, sleek, and shiny are all adjectives for dream hair. Jennifer and Christie (Christie Brinkley is age 59 - wow!!!) prove that you can still look incredible with longer lengths past forty, The key to wearing your hair long and straight is having your hair in tip top condition. To get this look, try Salon by Sally Hershberger Keratin Fix which infuses your hair with keratin to keep in strong, super shiny, and feeling like pure silk!
Long, Layered & Wavy: Jaclyn Smith & Nicole Kidman
When you see long, layered, and wavy hair your mind can immediately think "goddess"! Long waves and highlights are very flattering and at age 67, Jaclyn Smith still looks amazing. She curls hair away from her face to open it up for a soft, youthful look. Nicole embraces her natural curls with loose waves that start by her cheekbones. The key is to this look is to have healthy, strong hair. Start your beauty routine from the inside out with Andrew Lessman Healthy, Hair, Skin & Nails. These vitamins help boost your hair and nail growth and make your skin glow - what more can a girl ask for?
So are you feeling inspired to try something new? What hair "Do" is right for you?