For the most part, everyone tries to maintain their appearance throughout the inevitable process of aging. Women especially are met with an often toxic societal culture surrounding this natural experience. Maturing women are constantly pressured by society to “age gracefully” and are encouraged to buy any product that minimizes wrinkles or stops time in one way or another.
There are however many great ways to keep your youthfulness and still feel beautiful with every change. Hair color is one of those things that is often seen as a giveaway of age, but with the right hair dye, it doesn’t have to be. You can still take risks and switch up your look in whatever way best suits you. The most important thing to remember when choosing a new look is that you are comfortable Here are some tips for getting the most out of a new look as you get older.
Match Your Skin Tone
Your favorite color on paper or even on other people may not be the favorite color on you. As we age our skin tone changes too so a style you may have rocked in your twenties may look quite a bit different now, and that’s okay. You want to look for a shade that accentuates your current skin tone as well as brings out your eyes. For instance, if you have a cool or light skin tone, you will want a hair dye that won’t leave your skin looking dull or washed out. Leave the warmer colors like deep auburn and coppers for those with warm and/or olive undertones. Look through as many inspirational styles as you can so you can openly discuss your options and expectations with a stylist.
Embrace and Emphasize Your Gray
If you are already noticing gray hairs peeking through, don’t worry, the silver fox look isn’t just for men and it’s most definitely trending. Instead of coloring to hide your grey hair, you can choose to embrace it. Choosing a more modern gray or silver balayage, will blend in with your natural grays as well as unify the highlights. Cool silvers, ashy blondes, and even platinum are popular choices for women over 50 because they can all effectively transition to or from your natural color as well as brighten up and frame your face.
Don’t Forget Upkeep
Keeping your look fresh will depend on where you started and where you’re going. Short chops are a fan favorite when women mature, mainly for maintenance reasons. Short or long, it’s important to not neglect your hair especially after it’s been treated with color. If you’re trying something drastically different from your natural color, keeping up the look can be a bit of a hassle.
Hair dyes with red hues often fade quickly because they are made of the largest molecules which means the color can’t penetrate as deep into your hair. You’ll want to make sure you have a stylist that prepares you for the level of upkeep needed to maximize a vibrant color without excess damage to your hair.
This guest post was graciously written by make-up professional, Cassie Brewer. Cassie lives in Southern California and, in her free time, enjoys writing about her passion (make-up of course!) and everything beauty related. Nothing makes her happier than helping others be the best version of themselves they can be. You can read more at cassiebrewer.weebly.com and follow her on twitter @Cassiembrewer