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Is my hairstyle age appropriate? Should I care?

How do you determine what hair style is best for your age? Here are some quick tips for these questions and more from professional and local salon owner/stylist, Joi Rooks, fresche salon in Decatur.

I was chatting with a client today while colouring her hair and she had a question for me about her hair being age appropriate.  She has been wearing her hair shorter, and is now trying to grow it out a bit for a change.  She told me that her friends have told her that as she ages, she has to keep her hair short, and asked me if this was true?

As I was answering her, I decided this was a great blog topic.  So, here is my humble opinion as a professional.

Does your hair have to be short or blonde as you age?  No.

Is there a length that can look too long and not age appropriate?  Yes.

How do you decide what is too long and what is best for you?  As we age, not only does grey become the enemy of colour and looking youthful, but so does your texture of your hair change.

Hairstylist hear it everyday when their clients tell them "my hair colour use to be...." and you are correct, but the key words are "it use to be".  Unfortunately, we no longer have the same body or hair that we did in our twenties, but we have the same mind right?

Aging is brutal but necessary so how can we look our best & feel good about it?So, the questions must be answered about your style & maintenance.  Are you a high-maintenance hair person, or low?  What is your face shape?  What type of texture is your hair?  How often are you going to go in for colour or cut?

What do you want your hair to say about your personality?

These are all part of what determines the best cut and/or colour for you.  In my opinion, it has less to do with your age, and more to do with your individuality.  After all, age really is a mindset and we just want to keep you feeling a lot younger!

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