Short Hair For Mature Women: Why Try It and How to Choose a Style
Donna is a stylish 50-something woman who has always worn her hair shoulder-length or longer. She recently moved from the cool northern climes to the hot, humid south and suddenly found her long hair very hard to manage and just too much for the heat.
After many months of procrastinating, she finally found a stylist she trusted, took the plunge and got a short, sporty style. When she saw her new look in the mirror for the first time, Donna burst into an amazed grin.
She said, "All these years I was afraid to see my whole face... I never knew that short hair actually suits me."
Is Short Hair Right For You?
There are plenty of good reasons for the mature woman to consider short hair:
- It can be easier to take care of, depending on the style.
- It looks smart and professional.
- It can give your face a lift instead of dragging down your features as long hair can do.
But possibly the best reason to consider going short is the boost it will give your confidence. After all, wearing a hairstyle that's flattering to your face, appropriate to your lifestyle, and easy to care for just has to feel good!
Short Hair Options
Now the hard part: which short hairstyle is the one for you? Above the ears and sleek? Fluffed around the ears and nape, with a soft curl?
A blunt bob? Or a razor-cut spiky look?
Here some suggested options for youthful styles.
If you've never gone short before, it can be hard to decide. The best starting point is to peruse lots of hairstyle magazines or look at our celebrity inspired popular hairstyles for ideas.
Then look at pictures of yourself over the years. Which haircuts looked best on you? Which ones do your friends and family say suited you best? When did you feel the most comfortable and confident with your appearance?
Photo: David Gabber
Your Hairstyle Help
There are some great tools available online that can help you, like
Hair Consultation. It will help you pick the style and hair color
that suits you best based on things like your face shape, skin tone,
age, eye color, hair thickness, etc.
There are also hair visualization tools that allow you to try out different hairstyles and colors on a photo of your own face. If you're really nervous about making a change in your looks, some good disaster-prevention software can ease your fears: See this demo and try some styles.
Now take all this research to your favorite, most trusted stylist and make your final selection together. Then hop into that hair chair like the fearless, confident woman you are. You're about to do something that will make you feel 10 years younger and will re-acquaint you with your face again. Enjoy the transformation!