Hairstyles for Older Women

Hair Ideas for Older Women at Fresh Lifestyle Salons & Spas in Fitzrovia, Islington and Blackheath

Have you heard that 50 is the new 35?  Older women are now just as stylish their younger counterparts, but if you feel your hair is trapping you in an unfashionable time-warp, don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Although some classic styles have stood the test of time, if you’re still wearing that 80s perm you’ve had since you were 25, then maybe it’s time to consider a change.  Pop into your local Fresh Lifestyle hair salon in Islington, Blackheath & Fitzrovia and let us refresh your look.   We’ll find a style that suits you, your personality, lifestyle and hair type – everything you need to give you a confidence boost and go out and have some fun!

In this article you will find some of the top hairstyles that many older women request.  It’s time to throw out the hair rule book and get a haircut and colour that is perfect for you, whatever your age!

Mid-Length Hair Suits Older Women

Mid-length hair looks good on everyone – no matter what your age or face shape!   Hair length that’s just below the chin and hovering anywhere between there and your shoulders is defined as mid-length.  The extra benefit of mid-length hair as you get older is that it can help with hiding an aging neck!  We think Dianne Keaton gets this look absolutely spot on.

Side-Sweeping Fringes & Layers Make You Look Younger

People will think that the years have rolled back when they see you with a side-sweeping fringe because it will draw attention to your eyes and not the wrinkles that might have appeared on your forehead.  Just add a few layers to your hair and all of a sudden it will look like new – thick, bouncy and revitalised.  A soft fringe definitely gives Jane Fonda and ageless look.

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Long Hair For Older Women (Really!)

We know what you’re thinking: “Can older women really wear their hair long?”  Of course they can – look at the brilliant Michelle Pfeiffer, Andi Macdowell and Sofia Loren!  You can forget that unwritten rule that once you hit 40 you have to chop away your beautiful long locks.  If your long hair makes you feel great, there’s absolutely no need for you to cut it shorter.  Keeping your long hair looking gorgeous can be easy.  Simply visit Fresh Lifestyle to have regular trims and conditioning treatments.

Disguise Fine & Thinning Hair – Top Tips for More Mature Women

Most women do experience changes in their hair when they hit the menopause.  It can become finer, thinner, coarser or a bit ‘fluffy’ (grey hair can have a life of its own!).   To put this problem behind you, why not try out a shorter hairstyle?  Short styles are anything but boring – just look at Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren!  All that’s needed for hair that’s just as stylish is a good cut, some great hair products and an expert hair stylist.

If you have issues with fine or thinning hair, talk to your stylist at Fresh Lifestyle Salon in Blackheath, Fitzrovia and Islington.  We’ll recommend hair care and styling products that will help you solve every problem your hair throws at you, from grey hair, to fine hair, to thinning hair, to hair breakage and even hair loss.  We may suggest that you try a specialist treatment to thicken such as Aveda’s Thickening Tonic or something from Aveda’s Invati Advanced™ System, which gives you fuller, healthier looking hair from roots to tips.

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Grey Hair?  Don’t Care!

Silver-grey hair is on-trend right now so why not keep your naturally stylish hair colour?   One of our expert stylists can recommend the best hair care products to tame your grey hair and bring out its vibrant tones. Even if you’re not a fan of your grey hair, we can adjust the colour to create a shimmering silver that suits you.

Hair Colour For The Over 50s

If you aren’t convinced that silvery grey hair is for you, why not have some fun with your hair colour instead?  At Fresh Lifestyle, we think that Dame Helen Mirren is simply inspiring when it comes to having fun with your hair as you get older – just think back to her amazing pink hair at the 2013 BAFTAS when she was a sprightly 67 years old!  As an older woman today, you can wear any hairstyle or colour you choose but, rest assured, your Fresh Lifestyle hair colour specialist will help you find a tone to make you look fabulous and help you maintain your new look.

Hair Cuts & Colours for Stylish Over 50s at Fresh Lifestyle Salon & Spa in Fitzrovia, Islington and Blackheath

You don’t have to let having grey or white hair drag you down – we truly believe that fabulous hair can still put a spring in your step as you get older!  For hair that’s beautifully rejuvenated, call your local Fresh Lifestyle salon using the links below or book online.


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