Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Age-Defying Hair Tips from Pat Alessi – Salon 1580

Age-Defying Hair Tips 

For age-defying hair styles, your best friends are bangs, layers and highlights. Tousled pieces hide regrowth, so you won’t need frequent touch-ups. 

A choppy cut with long bangs and bold, sunny streaks are immediate de-agers.

If you’re thinking red, go blonde; red hair, unless it’s natural, is tough on mature skin tones. It will expose and exaggerate blotchiness, brown spots or sallow undertones, but a honey blond with golden tones works every time. 

In your 40s and beyond, TLC is key. Heat styling and chemical processing make hair porous and prone to breakage. Keratin treatments are ideal. Smoother, straighter hair reflects light, de-emphasizing lines and creases in your face. Spend on moisturizing and hair-taming treatments as you would on wrinkle creams.

Your 20-something brunette shade won’t work when you’re 50. Extremely dark hair can look harsh and fake next to mature skin. Erase years by shifting from espresso brown to a softer shade, like maple or chestnut. 

If you want to show off your gray, remember that your best gray may not be your natural gray. Adding cool, ashy highlights can improve the color and is one of the best-kept secrets of stylish gray-haired women. 

Classic shoulder length, long and straight, or long waves are great for a more youthful look in your 40s. Avoid hair longer than shoulder-length 50+. For short hair, choose a short shag, layered bob, or long bob with bangs.

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