How Should a Woman's Hairstyle Change As She Ages?


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As she ages, a woman's hairstyle is updated to suit changes in texture, color and thickness, such as cutting thinning hair shorter for volume or adding blond highlights to graying hair. One of the most flattering hairstyles is a long bob that falls between 1 and 2 inches past the chin without hitting the shoulders.

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A long bob hides signs of aging on the face and hides a weak chin, double chins or necks with loose skin. Round and square faces look balanced, while long faces appear shorter. This style is also flattering for all hair textures, making styling low maintenance. This is helpful for women whose hair has changed texture because of graying and who may not know how to style the new texture.

Women with curly hair or hair that has maintained thickness as they aged are better suited for long hairstyles. Length is broken up by layers to prevent heaviness at the ends. Long hair requires upkeep to prevent or eliminate split ends that can cause frizziness.

The best hairstyles highlight a woman's best features or hide trouble spots. Side swept bangs or layers that begin at eye level emphasize eyes. Bangs also hide a large forehead or one that is very wrinkled. A strong jaw or angled chin are flattered by a textured bob.

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