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 Anonymous||reply 22||01/07/2013|
The 'Mamie' is really the only choice for a woman of that age group.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||01/06/2013|
Get her a facial flex, OP. It will firm that jawline right up.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/07/2013|
I think something like this would look good on a woman in her late 40's/early 50's.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/07/2013|
Is that monster the former Pete Burns R7? Tragic.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/07/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||01/07/2013|
Sorry here is the pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/07/2013|
You omitted the most important detail, OP. How fat is she?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/07/2013|
Could lose 10-15 but not fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/07/2013|
OP, is this what she has now?
Also, what are her features like? Strong? Gamine? It makes a difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||01/07/2013|
Sorry for all my typos. Hopefully you figured out what I meant.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/07/2013|
No one can properly assess this without seeing you in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||01/07/2013|
Post a photo of her here, but blur the face so we can at least see what her hair looks like.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||01/07/2013|