What hairstyles should women over 60 avoid?
Bad hairstyles for seniors are usually the ones that age their faces. So stay away from these hairstyles, which will high likely make you look older:
1. Bob with bangs
2. Baby bangs
3. Pin-up curls
4. Spiky layers
5. Feathered cuts
Remember that this is only subjective, and some people may look good with these styles because they have the skin tone, hair colour, and the right shape of the face. Some also say that long straight hair will make seniors look older, but I don’t believe that’s always the case.
It’s not that women should avoid certain hairstyles after reaching a certain age. It’s more about popularity. In general, very long hairstyles are not that prevalent among women over 60. In addition to that, fewer women are going for lengthy layered haircuts. It’s because both very long hairstyles and long layered cuts magnify eye-bags. Shorter haircuts excel at creating the illusion of fuller hair without its negative effect on older faces. It’s also better to avoid dark dyes. Due to their opaqueness, they make gray roots more noticeable.
What you asked is subjective. No one can tell you which hairstyle you should avoid or wear. You’ve to decide on what you like to do with your hair. Others can help you, but, in the end, you’re the one that must make the final decision.
After all, you’ll be the one who has to wear it all the time. So, whether you like it or not, it’s yours to find out. I’m not fond of hairstyles that make you look too young or immature, like braids, pigtails, and relatively short hair. I don’t mean that an older lady can’t carry off these styles. I’m sure some women would appreciate those hairstyles. I’d also avoid those old-schoolmarm hairstyles like a firmly tied-back bun. Like clothing, hairstyles should fit the age, too.
The Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett’s signature hairstyle was a popular look for many women coming of age after the ’70s, and so many of them haven’t quite been able to let it go. Unfortunately, this cut will make people look older. “An old-fashioned hairstyle can age women—like feathered bangs from the ’80s,” says master stylist Shreeda Tailor.
The traditional Chelsea cut is shaved in the back with bangs in the front, but a slightly less extreme version has become increasingly popular in recent years, whether we like it or not. Unfortunately, a Chelsea cut can make you seem older. It brings attention to your neck, which tends to reveal early signs of ageing, and the longer parts in the front hit areas that show your age, like the forehead, eyes, and lower jaw.
A closely-short cut may indeed seem like a low-maintenance option, but it can also dramatically highlight the signs of ageing. A close crop cut can instantly age you with practically no hair to divert eyes from skin discoloration or wrinkles. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you must avoid all shortcuts just to avoid looking older. According to stylist Marc Zelno of Delilah Salon in Brooklyn, “If you don’t have the time or the skill to do your hair, you must consider going a little shorter so there would be a minimal amount of work to do.”
Long Straight Hair
Even though many people link long hair with youth, keeping your hair too long and straight will make you look older sometimes. Pin-straight hair places your face front and in focus, which will include all those tiny lines you’re trying to hide. Straight hair also seems less voluminous, mimicking the natural hair loss that co-occurs with the ageing process. But all of this does not mean long hair is out of the question. “Women can start wearing hairpieces,” says Zelno. “Wearing hairpieces, wigs or extensions is not just for young women anymore.”
Short Spiky Layers
A little volume can be perfect for looking younger, but going for a short, spiky cut won’t do you any favours. It can make you look older than you are. “For older women loosing volume, the layering should be held to a minimum, especially if they have fine hair,” says Zelno.
Eye-length bangs can be perfect for framing your face when you’re younger, but if you’re hoping to cut a few years off your appearance, this look will not work for you. “For women with pronounced lines around their eyes, bangs are not a smart way to go since they draw attention to the eyes,” says Tailor. Sure, this might be a never-changing look for Anna Wintour, editor-in-Chief of Vogue, but the Eye-length bangs are not doing any favours for most women. This sharp style highlights your eyes, and jaw which is usually most affected by age.
While Bouffants may have been fashionable half a century ago, if you’re still trying to make this fashion work, you’re only ageing yourself. Teasing and spraying, which is needed for anyone keen to master this look, are methods as old as the bouffant itself.
If you’re considering getting bangs to cover some of the lines on your forehead, go for it but make sure they’re not the wispy kind. Not only will these thin bangs bring more attention to your increasing hair volume, but they’re also not even hiding those fine lines thick bangs typically cover.