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What's a good haircut for a still young looking 48 year old woman? Age is mainly just showing up in a softening jawline but no facial wrinkles. Her hair is now a little past chin length and maybe dragging her face down and she's considering going shorter but worried it will emphasize her jawline. Would a short cut with a fringe be out of the question. We thought a fringe might emphasize her lovely green eyes.

by Anonymousreply 2201/07/2013

The 'Mamie' is really the only choice for a woman of that age group.

by Anonymousreply 101/06/2013

OP, the shape of her face would make a big diffence in the style of the cut. Round face? Oval? Heart shaped? Sometimes too short hair only makes a woman look older. Does she have a center part or side part? Sometimes changing to a side part from a center part will give a younger look. It's hard to give suggestions without seeing the shape of her face.

by Anonymousreply 201/06/2013

Also, what is her lifestyle, her willingness to maintain, and professional industry? These things all matter.

How does she style her hair now? That would give some clues.

by Anonymousreply 301/06/2013

Her face is oval. Hair is now in an angled bob with the front slightly below her chin and stacked in the back and a side part. She wants something very low maintenance but not masculine looking.

by Anonymousreply 401/06/2013

Get her a facial flex, OP. It will firm that jawline right up.

by Anonymousreply 501/06/2013

Go long.

by Anonymousreply 601/07/2013

I think something like this would look good on a woman in her late 40's/early 50's.

by Anonymousreply 701/07/2013

Is that monster the former Pete Burns R7? Tragic.

by Anonymousreply 801/07/2013

pageboy!

by Anonymousreply 901/07/2013

Too close to what she has now R9. She likes this cut but is worried about it not being flattering. She has very straight hair.

by Anonymousreply 1001/07/2013

Sorry here is the pic.

by Anonymousreply 1101/07/2013

You omitted the most important detail, OP. How fat is she?

by Anonymousreply 1201/07/2013

Could lose 10-15 but not fat.

by Anonymousreply 1301/07/2013

OP, is this what she has now?

Also, what are her features like? Strong? Gamine? It makes a difference.

by Anonymousreply 1401/07/2013

Shorten up the front length, it only draws attention to the chin and jowl area. If the cut is very structured, make it a lttle "messsier". Use texturizing creme or gel to give it some volume. A short fringe (particularly with a side part) can be versatile.

This is not a great photo, but illustrates what I am talking about. Low-maintenance, doesn't require a hair dryer - just scrunch with some gel and let air-dry.

by Anonymousreply 1501/07/2013

Sort of R14. No bangs though and a little longer in front. I'd say her features are delicate with a strong nose but not big. It looks like Princess Di's nose. She's petite for the most part.

by Anonymousreply 1601/07/2013

Does she have fine, thin hair, or voluminous? If fine / thin, her hair roughly as long as she should ever go, and the two shorter pics are great styles for that hair. If hair is thick or at least has somebody, 2-3 inches longer can be nice too.

by Anonymousreply 1701/07/2013

Sorry for all my typos. Hopefully you figured out what I meant.

by Anonymousreply 1801/07/2013

No one can properly assess this without seeing you in person.

by Anonymousreply 1901/07/2013

She has fine hair but not necessarily thin. She can get a lot of body in it by blow drying but she is tired of having to do that.

by Anonymousreply 2001/07/2013

Post a photo of her here, but blur the face so we can at least see what her hair looks like.

by Anonymousreply 2101/07/2013

R20, with fine, straight hair, shorter is always better, particularly with a person who prefers low maintenance. Really, her current cut is best for low maintenance, but a shorter one is the way to go if she needs a change. She just has to commit to getting cuts more often. She can get away with longer gaps between cuts with her current chin length.

Pay more to get a really good cut with nicely done layers, and everything will lay well without much daily effort.

by Anonymousreply 2201/07/2013
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