As one ages their hair texture and color often change leaving them feeling as though they do not have the same hairstyling options they may have had in their younger years. While the styles may change there are still many attractive hairstyles seniors can try on their own hair that look modern and flattering. Here is a look at 5 perfect hairstyles for seniors to consider.
The first style is perfect for those seniors who want to continue having some length to their hair. This style is fairly easy to maintain and looks very soft and whimsical. This style works great for those who have chin length or shoulder length hair. To get this look, one should part their hair in the middle and aim for soft, waves. For women with fine, straight hair they will want to wash and condition their hair first, using shampoo and conditioner. Next one should towel dry their hair or blow dry their hair using a low setting. Once it is is dry they should use a larger-barrel curling iron to obtain soft waves. For those who have particularly wiry or curly hair a straight iron can be used. For special occasions one could leave soft tendrils towards the front of the face.
The next look involves the popular “pixie cut”. This style is very short and involves cutting the hair into different dimensions. While some can manage this look by cutting their own hair at home, most will fare better by visiting their local beauty salon. Once they have the initial cut they can change it to look fun and carefree to sophisticated sleek just by combing it certain ways. For special occasions one can curl the ends of the different sections of hair and put in small combs. To keep this style looking fresh throughout the day all one needs to do is run their fingers through it and use a strong hairspray or gel to keep it in place.
One look that is also great for people who want to keep some length to their hair and that never goes out of style is the “bob”. The bob involves cutting ones hair all to one length, usually to their chin. To get this look, seniors should ask for a “bob” specifically. Taking care of this look at home is very easy and the best part about this style is there are so many different things one can do with it. For formal occasions one can put it up in a twist or add some body to it by using a large barrel curling iron. Many seniors enjoy this look because they are still able to pull it back if they want it out of their face. For casual days most can simply get a sleek look by washing and conditioning and adding a light hairspray.
For those seniors who have already made the plunge into the shorter look but want to add some spice to it, a great way to do this is to curl and frost. To get this look one can look into using an at-home frosting kit or go to their local beauty salon and request to get it frosted. If one decides to use the at-home kit they will probably want to have someone be there to assist them to ensure they get the right look. Once the hair has been frosted next one will want to curl it. Because of the short length curling is fairly easy and can be done with the help of hot curlers or even a small barrel curling iron. To keep this look in place, one should use a strong hairspray.
Lastly, a simple short tousled look can go a long way and bring a lot of attention to ones facial features. To get this look one can opt for a short or medium length hairstyle, although shorter is easier to maintain. In this look their are longer bangs that are often curled up with soft pieces of hair around the face. To get this look one should wash and dry their hair using a volumizing conditioner. While one can always blow dry their hair they are likely to get a better result by towel drying and putting some gel, just a small amount on their fingers, and putting it their hair and letting it dry naturally. A comb can be used for stubborn pieces along with some hairspray to keep the bangs in place.