Hairstyles for the mature woman

Written by rochelle connery
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If you're a mature woman, don't let your grey or thinning hair define who you are. You have lots of options when it comes to getting a new hairstyle, cut, or colour. That doesn't mean you have to get a perm every week or put your hair in curlers; perky hairstyles in various textures are often popular choices for maturing women.

Short Hairstyles

Many women want to trim their locks when their hair begins to silver. But you needn't make it frumpy; there are many short cuts available for maturing women. One of the most popular ways to shorten hair is with short fringe across the forehead and feathery, almost-spiked hair on top of the head. Some women give the hair around the back of the neck a flip upward, combining a sort of pixie cut on top with flips on the bottom. You can achieve this look using pomade to feather sections of hair. Other short haircuts involve sweeping short fringe and top pieces to one side and cropping hair below the crown very close to the head. This cut is not only attractive on older women, it's also low-maintenance.

Medium Hairstyles

According to, the dimensional shag haircut is a medium-length option you should consider. Its defining feature is versatility; you can wear it a number of ways depending on how much time and effort you want to put into your hair on any given day. With the dimensional shag, the ends of your hair are cut in a number of layers to accommodate different fringe textures. Edgy bangs and fringed sides can be styled with a blow dryer when wet to flip the edges out or under. A variety of colour and highlights in this cut will keep people guessing as to how old you really are.

Long Hairstyles

Just because your hair might be turning grey doesn't mean you have to chop it off. Instead of cropping your hair to one length, style it with long layers beginning at your chin and extending to your shoulder or below. Using a blow dryer, flatiron, or large-barrelled curling iron, you can train the edges of your hair to turn over or under, depending on the look you want to achieve. This haircut can be paired with a side part and no fringe, or thin, wispy fringe extending evenly or at a gentle angle across the forehead.

Colour Ideas

If you want to disguise your hair colour, opt for platinum blonde or something in the dark reddish or brown category. Always consult with a trusted beautician before committing to a new hair colour to determine how it will work with your unique skin tone. If your hair is still somewhat dark and you want to achieve a platinum blonde look, it might take several colouring sessions to lighten your hair to this extent. If you don't want to commit to fully changing your hair colour, consider adding gentle highlights to your cut to distract the eye from greying hair.

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