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  1. dewdropinn2003 dewdropinn2003 says

    I am 60 and have had a short spike for the past several years.  It seems to work well with my silver hair and I don’t think I could do any other hair style now.

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  2. Generic Image ruthannhayes says

    I am 62 and have a very short punk style cut, it is very easy and flattering to my face shape. All you do is wash it and comb it with your hair product and your fingers.

    From a Wyoming lady

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  3. Generic Image Madolyn says

    Pixie styles or spiky stiles are my favorites.  After a bi-lateral mastectomy, I was bald. That’s when you learn ‘your hair is not your life’.  However, it can be a fun extension of who you are.  Go for playful.  My hair came back in white/gray, a real surprise to me as I had colored it for years and years.  I love wash ‘n wear hair, but I did get some blonde highlights in it, that gave me a lift.  My big complaint is the lack of products for gray haired women, when will these companies figure out that we are here – in great numbers!

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  4. Generic Image Dls57 says

    I went to a hairstylist today. She saved my hair from an horridous at home dye job. She also perked up my hair style  which is a pageboy, longer in front, with bangs. It is versatile so I can have  dress it up or not. The thing about it, this was a twenty year old girl. She achieved what many others haven’t, a hair style I love. She made my hair fresh and hip, but remembered I am 57, and she was sooo young. So don’t dismiss the young stylists.

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  5. gwhatley gwhatley says

    I’m 56 and have had grey hair for several years.  It is a pretty white color that people love…..I get compliments on both color and cut all of the time.  I found several pictures of Sharon Stone (who is the pixie/spiky queen to me) and took it to my stylist.  She will not cut my hair in a style that is not flattering to my face, however, she agreed with me that I could pull it off.  I just dry and finger comb with some pomade.  I use a root lifter by Paul Mitchell before drying.  She toldl me when drying, rub my hair in circular motions to give it volume.  I don’t like flat, I like poofy but not spikey.  I want volume with softness and this works for me.  I recently went to New York City on a visit and was stopped on the street my many, who told me that they loved my hair.  If you are getting compliments….stay with it!

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  6. Generic Image AK60 says

    I like my hair medium lenght put back,away from my face. It is so easy for me,

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  7. Sandy Dumont Sandy Dumont says

    Hi Cheryl,

    Did you see Meryl Streep’s hairdo in “The Devil Wears Prada”? It’s sohisticated, sexy, feminine and very fashionable. All you need to do is make sure you get a good cut so it falls into place easily. Google the name of the movie and you’ll see photos of Meryl.

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  8. Sandy Dumont Sandy Dumont says

    Hi Cheryl,

    If you can’t find a photo, let me know and I’ll email you one.

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  9. Generic Image carrotsoup says

    I am 64 and spunky and fiesty as well.  I have a really short and spikey hairdo and love it.  My granddaughter thinks I have a boy haircut, but her hair is long.  I love the ease of the short cuts and don’t care what anyone else thinks. I think I look soooo good!  I would look around and if I see someone that has a cut you would like, go up to them and ask where they get their hair cut.  That’s how I found mine hairdresser! 

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  10. Generic Image vnguest123 says

    Totally dependent on your type of hair, ie, 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!

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  11. Generic Image Maryalice says

    Well, I am pushing 60 and looked like a hag with long hair at 20, so I’ve worn my hair very short (Jaimie Lee Curtis short).  It’s easy, it’s me. That’s what the key is.  I also have a great hair stylist who is very honest with me!

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  12. lindawalter1941@gmail.com lindawalter1941@gmail.com says

    i feel the same way. i am 68.but i dont oke, feel,or act like a 68 year young person.  actually i love Kate +8 ‘s haircut. stipped a gal in the store the other day, and asked where and who did her hair. i loved the cut. i am actually thinking i will go get it cut that way, today i wear a victoria posh haircut.

    should i ?? hmmm

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  13. Generic Image CliffandNinafan says

    I am 51 and I have the haircut that is shorter in the back and longer in the front. I love it, and I don’t see why you couldn’t have it; you are not much older than me.

    Take care,

    Catherine

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  14. Generic Image CheriR says

    I AM 56 AND JUST RECENTLY LOST 100. THROUGH THE PROCESS, MY BEAUTIFUL, THICK, WAVY HAIR STARTED TO FALL OUT IN HANDFULLS.  I HAD BEEN ADVISED THAT THIS WOULD PROBABLY HAPPEN SO IT WASN’T A TOTAL SURPRISE.  BUT REGARDLESS, IT SURE WAS A SHOCK TO SEE MY CROWNING GLORY A MESS OF DAMAGED, LIMP HAIR.  I WENT TO “A” STYLIST (NO ONE I HAD EVER BEEN TOO…, MY DAUGHTER’S PERSON)AND TALKED W/HER ABOUT MY OPTIONS. AS MUCH AS SHE HATED TO SAY SO, SHE RECOMMENDED I PRETTY MUCH CUT IT ALL OFF…VERY SHORT …IF I WANTED TO GET BACK TO THE HEALTHY GROWTH.

    I FOLLOWED HER ADVICE AND GOT IT CUT TO ABOUT 1″ LONG IN MOST PLACES AND SHORTER AGAINST MY NECK AND WISPY IN THE BACK.  ON TOP OF THE HAIR LOSS ISSUE, I WAS AFRAID TO HAVE IT COLORED FOR FEAR MORE WOULD FALL OUT SO IT ALSO HAS GRAY IN IT NOW.  THE JURY IS STILL OUT ON THAT BUT I WILL PROBABLY HAVE IT COLORED WHEN SHE TELLS ME IT IS HEALTHY ENOUGH.

    ANYWAY, FOR THE FIRST MONTH, I HATED IT!!!!  AND I MEAN H A T E D IT.  I CRIED EVERY MORNING BEFORE I LEFT FOR WORK; FELT SO SELF-CONCIOUS. SHE ALSO ADVISED THAT SHE RAZOR CUT IT TO ADD SOME TEXTURE WHICH I ALSO HATED!!!!  BUT… THAT WAS A MONTH AGO AND NOW IT HAS GROWN IN JUST ENOUGH THAT IT LOOKS SPUNKY AND FIESTY AND KIND OF PUNKY.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!  I FEEL DARING AND SASSY MUSSING IT UP W/SOME WATER AND PRODUCT IN THE MORNING AND HEADING OUT THE DOOR.  AND…THE LITTLE STRANDS OF GRAY LOOK LIKE HIGHLIGHTING MORE SO THAN GRAY. 

    I FIND THE PUNKIER I “FIX” IT, THE BETTER I FEEL.  I AM NOT SURE I WILL EVER GROW IT LONG AGAIN…LOL

    SHORT HAIR ROCKS!!!!

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  15. Generic Image Susan Dere says

    Why should we wear short hair after 50??? Now,  since I do not have kids around, I have more time to take care of  my hair. I do not want to cut it. I wear it a little long. Besides most women around 50′s and 60′s cut their hair and they look less femenine and old.  

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    • Generic Image kimberly says

      well it may be just me but i like short hair never could stand having long hair felt like birds were nesting in

      it!!!!

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    • Generic Image foliofiend says

      Long hair. Short hair. I recently let my hair grow long. Everybody I know loved it. I just cut it short again because that’s what I like.

      Who cares how this person or that person thinks you should wear your hair. I think that includes husbands, but again, that’s just me.

      What makes you feel good? Wear it. If you make a mistake, change it. It’s hair. It grows.

       

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  16. Seawriter Seawriter says

    I found a fabulous new stylist about a year ago who transformed my style. My hair is thick and fine and she now cuts and colors it for me in such a way that I can easily manage it myself with a blow dryer and a straightening iron (which takes longer to type than it does to do). I’ve never had so many compliments on my hair as I have in the past year, and frankly, I’ve always had compliments. They’ve just ratcheted way up since I found this new stylist.

    I can’t sing her praises loudly enough. I think that’s the ticket whether you want long, short or in-between: put yourself in the capable hands of an expert, and stay with her as long as the compliments keep coming in!

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  17. Generic Image kimberly says

    look up your face shape they give some ideas for short, medium, and long hairstyles on the internet. i looked up short hairstyles

    and went from there!!!!!!

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  18. Generic Image Lin says

    My hair in the front has become very thin (nearly bald) and the short punky wig I wear now has dropped years from my appearance. I only wear it when I leave my house or someone’s coming to visit and don’t give it a thought. Incidentally, I cut my real hair off very short and frosted it pale pink with some stuff called Manic Panic. I smile at myself whenever I see my hair in the mirror and no longer care if it’s thin. It amuses me to see purple-tressed goth kids at the grocery store and wonder what they would think if they knew what was under my short auburn wig. Maybe I’ll try green on St.Patrick’s Day.

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    • Generic Image duckyone59 says

      I say we spend too much money and energy on our hair.  I have always had good hair but when I was in high school I got sick of people saying how they liked my hair.  So I cut it short.

       I don’t know what happened to that confident girl because when I started working I became obsessed with looking a certain way.

      I have  invested so much money in perms and color so I would look ”good” in my working life.  It was such a hassle, perming, then coloring, then cutting and starting all over again.

       When I had cancer I will never forget a lady that was getting radiation treatments the same time I was.  She had very short hair all dyed different colors.  Everyone who came in laughed and commented on her hair and she said ” might as well have fun”  She was dying. 

      I have short  straight hair cut to fall as it grows ,oh yes  I still color it.  I’m not that brave to let the color go, but

       I have given up the perms and working so hard to look a certain way when I leave the house.  The older I get the more natural I want to be. 

      If I needed a wig I would wear on in a flash.  very practical.  I bet you look fabulous

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    • Generic Image deanna2 says

      I find that every year i have less and less hair. My hair is so thin and yes balding in the front as you say. I have been considering going to a wig store and getting myself a wig because I am so self concious about the thinning hair. I have it short and it looks okay and my husband says it isnt so noticeable..but you know how it is, we see it so it is noticeable.

      I think this being a new year and all, I am going to do just that,,,I worked a ton of overtime this last week and maybe I will take some of that money and go get myself a nice wig. the other problem I will have is that people will know for sure its a wig because it will be different than my own hair..ugggh

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      • Generic Image Lin says

        Deanna, I looked soooo much better with my wig that everyone who knows me (not family, but everyone else) said that I looked really rested and wondered if I’d “had something done” to my face. They actually didn’t realize that it was my hair that was different. Lol! My wig is synthetic and all I have to do is shake it a little and put it on and go. I love it and have saved a fortune in hair product. If it’s good enough for Dolly Parton, it’s good enough for me. ((hugs)) Lin

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      • Generic Image deanna2 says

        Thank you Lin. I think I will bite the bullet and do this also. It is probably my own self that thinks that people notice things..how vain am I lol…I bet if I get a wig similar to my style and maybe a tad longer…nobody will notice and if they do, eventually they will have forgotten. I wanted to go grey naturally also and stop with the hair dye since apparently it causes hair loss..this will be the ideal way to go!

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  19. discoveritall discoveritall says

    I’ve found that spikey, uneven works best for me - It’s unexpected on someone my age (60) and I get tons of compliments but my problem isn’t the style – it’s the stylist! First I have to convince them I can wear this – they are always surprised afterwards that it looks so great. Unfortunately, consistency is the issue I have to deal with. Getting them to cut it the same way in subsequent visits is difficult – they want to go back to a more – in their minds – age appropriate style and I end up looking like Aunt Matilda. I love my short spikey hair but keeping it cut that way is difficult. I’m about ready to take the scissors to it myself after my most recent inconsistent cut. What can I say to the stylist to get her cooperation? She’s always so busy talking that she’s not listening! And yes, I’ve already changed stylists – 3 in the past 2 years and I tip VERY well LOL.

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  20. sunflower1912 sunflower1912 says

    Hi Cheryl….Whatever you do, you need to go with the shape of your face.  If you’re thinking of going short, take a picture of what you would like.  I think the big mistake that women make is what they “think” they’re describing to their stylist isn’t always what the stylist “hears”.  You have to be realistic.  Your hair type, texture, your face all have to come into the equation so that picture may not be exactly what you get.  I personally think as we age long hair drags your face down and makes you look older, but that’s just me.  Color is also another way to make the change.  HIghlights, lowlights are a great change.  And EYEBROWS!!  They frame your face and make you look younger (another big mistake that older women make).  Try to do the same shade as your base color.  Good luck…Hope you find a fabulous cut!!……K

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  21. Generic Image beastiesfirst says

    Find a gay hairstylist!

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    • Rozz Rozz says

      Not always the best choice, and a stereotypical response!

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      • Generic Image scorpio1979 says

        true-from a hairstylist

        shorter hair has the advantage of pulling the facial line and your observant eye; up. Short but featherey for softness is great-ifyou have the face for it, spikey is fun-sometimes you can get the same effect from the same haircut-with a good haircut and alot of product!

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      • Irishgirl7 Irishgirl7 says

        Totally agree!

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    • Generic Image Corkey says

      sad,  but so true   

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  22. Generic Image hawaiijude says

    Check out Kris Kardashian(Jenner) or Meryl Streep’s hair in “It’s Complicated.” Both look great on women our age!

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  23. pgels pgels says

    LOL….I am 65 this year (OMG!) and my hair is long and straight, light reddish blonde.  I have worn it this way most of my life ~ EASY maintenance ~ trim occasionally, keep it squeaky clean, conditioned ~ people NEVER guess my age ~ and I am often taken for late 40′s ~ but NEVER does anyone think I am 65.  Oh ~ and my boyfriend is 42………lol……yep, I am lucky I guess….but that is what works for me!

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    • Generic Image vivere says

      I saw one of your posts, and looked you up.  I am 59 and have very long dark hair – but I am going for a cut and color today.  You look absolutely wonderful and I am happy about your relationship with a younger man!  I really had not considered a younger man, due to “society” but maybe I should take a second look at this whole thing!  Many blessings to you.
      vivere

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  24. Generic Image Rebecca Tracy says

    I wear my hair short (I am 55) and I was told by a hair stylist that the older you get, the younger your stylist should be…..

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    • Angel Grace Angel Grace says

      That is my stylist thought on hair.  I just got mine cut again today by a really neat young man.  It is really cute and spiked with it kind of down on sides and bangs swept to the right side.  I love it.  I have worn a spike for most of the time since 1985 and got more compliments on it than I ever have any other style.  I was blessed with the silver platinum hair like my Mom but without make up on I look all washed out.  Of course my latest pics on my web site, I have auburn hair.  Oh well, that’s how I am.  Always changing the color but pretty much stay with the style. 

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  25. Generic Image escarpment fairy says

    Hi There,

    I have a hairdresser that I trust and she knows my hair and my lifestyle.  I look to her for trendsetting styles and her professional opinion.  I have driven out of town to have her cut my hair for the past 15 years.  I get a few different styles a year based on the length I want and ease of maintaining the style from home.   I let her do her thing because she is the expert!  I have never been disappointed. My hair has great colour and shine, usually a trendy or classic bob cut.   I am always complemented on my hair ..a testiment to her abilities.  A good hairdresser is a just a necessity and they don’t have to give $300.00 haircuts…I have many friends that are getting $300.00 haircuts and colours and my hair quite frankly looks better and is better cut for a fraction of the money.  There are lots of great hairdressers out there!  Find one that loves to cut hair..that is the basis for a great look…

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  26. LDvolunteer LDvolunteer says

    I’m with you – keep going back to one that looks good and feels comfortable but feels dated. What to do?

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    • Generic Image Keep Learnin' says

      I am 62 and have kept my salt-and-pepper hair fairly short for years. This winter I decided to let it grow to help keep my neck warm — and just for the heck of it. I found that I love the feeling of my hair swinging when I move my head and blowing when I’m outside in a breeze. That makes me feel young! And I think my hair looks pretty good too. I think I’ll keep it longish for awhile. Variety is the spice of life!

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  27. Jagbiz Jagbiz says

    The secret is really find a good hair stylist….I live in Los Angeles and once went to a very high fasion salon and the hair cut was $300 – can you believe it…I looked great but cannot afford that – but went back to my old stylist and asked him if he could follow the lines – he can but it was never the same…a good cut and good color….

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  28. Jagbiz Jagbiz says

    The secret is really find a good hair stylist….I live in Los Angeles and once went to a very high fasion salon and the hair cut was $300 – can you believe it…I looked great but cannot afford that – but went back to my old stylist and asked him if he could follow the lines – he can but it was never the same…a good cut and good color….

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