Short hairstyles can be very flattering for women over 50, especially if your hair is fine, because they s remove the weight of long hair. When your hair is cut shorter, it’s lighter, and has more movement and volume when styled.
Below are three tips from Vibrant Nation members who went short and never looked back.
1. Take your time.
“Don’t do anything rash right away—you could end up crying for two weeks! Not every face is meant for uber short hair. It may look fantastic on Jamie Lee Curtis, but it’s not for all of us! That said, there are plenty of short styles to go with and I’m sure you’ll find one that works best for you. Ask a hairstylist who can suggest the correct cut to go with the shape of your face. (I had short-short hair for many years … loved it for the most part, then I grew tired of it.” ~ Tamara
2. Pay attention to your hair type.
“[Whether a short cut will work for you is] totally dependent on your hair type —thick, coarse, thin or fine. My hair is thick and I prefer it short. This short layered cut is awesome. I turn my head upside down and dry for the most part. Back up and it’s a few quick flips on the back with my round brush and I go! Easy. I’m 54 and still enjoy looking young. Even my 13-year-old says this is the way to go! LOVING life!” ~ Ardelle Kanode
3. Let your face and body shape be your guide.
|“Short cuts can be very chic, and in general, women over 50 should keep their hair chin length or above, as longer can drag the face down (unless you’ve had it lifted, of course). I had super long as a young woman (’60s era), and have had every length since then, mostly short the last few years. Your face and body shape will dictate the type of style you should go for, i.e., a head that looks tiny on a plus-sized body, is usually not a good look.” ~ FancyFrancie
For eleven more tips on achieving the right hip, short hairstyle for you (and many photos of inspiring short hairstyles shared by your fellow VNers!) download Vibrant Nation’s report, Hip, Short Hair After 50: When to cut and how to do it right. The report is completely FREE to all Vibrant Nation members!
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