Age Appropriate Hairstyles (2)

Woman with short hair - Pixie cut
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Punk doesn't even look good on Billy Idol anymore. The tendency of some of us to keep going with the funky, punky 80's looks until they almost reach that decade in their own life is perhaps not the best idea. Wispy and expressive is good, but avoid the sharpened, needle-stiff spikes.
Hair Color
Perhaps an even bigger question, whether to wear the hair short or long after our college days have become a distant memory, is about the hair color. First of all, relax. No decision regarding hair color is irreversible, so have fun with it! If your hair is turning gray and you are not ready to go all natural, then there are many color options and products available to help you out.
Talk to your stylist about the perfect color that matches your skin tone and expresses your personality. Now here you may enter perilous terrain. Expressiveness is good, intensity can work well too, but there are a few things to consider when choosing your hair color.
• Avoid very dark and harsh colors such as black, blue-black, and very dark browns. These colors will not look natural and will emphasize any potential skin issues you may have.
• By all means, avoid any shades of purple, pink, or light blue. No need to elaborate on this one.
• Neon hair colors, extreme shades of red, and anything that looks more like candy than hair should be left to a new generation.
• Stick with a warm, natural tone that matches your skin tone and brings out the colors of your eyes. In case of doubt, go lighter rather than darker, since darker hair can add harshness and age.
• Highlights are a wonderful way to look fresh and attractive. They soften the colors and add flattering dimension to your hair.
• Gray is the new blonde. It is sophisticated, chic, and sexy. Consider this before you pour on the pigments. If you don't like the exact shade that comes to you naturally, try a precious silver or platinum color.
As a summary, there is no such thing as specific haircuts that are appropriate for a certain age group only. The lines are much less distinct than they ever were, and we have a wide range of choices for beautiful hairstyles at any age.
The only things to keep in mind are the basic rules for finding a cut that works for you and brings attention to your best features while distracting from any flaws. Keep it soft and flowing, fun in long or short, but most of all keep it uniquely yours.
See also:
Hairstyles to look younger
Look younger with short hair
Over 40 hair and hairstyles
Hairstyle lengths that will work for you