Some Good Rules For Aging Gracefully
1. You can ease up on the hair color. Just because you have some grey hairs doesn't mean you have to have an all over dye job. If your hair is 50% or less grey, it is better to have highlights, which add dimension to your hair and brighten your complexion. All over color does not reflect light the way highlights do. Also, you can stretch the times between appointments. I know this is a big decision for anyone to make since we don't like having grey hair necessarily. But if you choose to keep the grey (which, surprisingly many women do). then opt for highlights. To dye or not to dye is totally up to how you feel about yourself.
2. Pony Tails Can Be Sophisticated. Wearing your hair off your face in a pony tail, bun, or a twist, gives light a chance to reflect off your skin. Aim for a flattering look, not like a schoolmarm. When pulling hair back into a ponytail, instead of brushing hair tightly into an elastic, first add texture with a volumizer. Adding accessories are a nice, youthful touch, like a pretty headband. Try a jeweled comb into the side of a french twist.
3.Your lips are better off red. Lips tend to get thinner as we age, unfortunately, and you would probably steer clear of bright colors. Like the matadors know, red can actually distract. Pick the right shade, and people notice a beautiful color, not puny lips. I always wear a brighter lipstick because it makes my face look alive. That's why I have a hard time with pale lip glosses. I need the color on my lips to look alive, especially since I am blonde. (I choose to hide any grey.)
4. Long hair is hip at any age. Nothing is more aging than a Golden Girls puff. Visualize that style vs. pretty, long hair, which can be worn in a myriad of becoming styles that are anti-aging. Be sure to keep your long hair clean and conditioned and stylishly cut. A celebrity stylist, Chris McMillan of Beverly Hills, said to keep the length right above the clasp of your bra. Longer hair tends to drag down your features. Also, try for layering in your haircuts to have graduated layers that frame your face and neck, not "just a mass of grown out hair.
I hope you enjoyed this information as much as I did. Carole Von Allten
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