by Dawnielle Frontiera, Hairdresser
As we enter a new year, some of us are beginning a new season in life. We’ve reached the golden years and all the challenges and possibilities that come with them. Do you find yourself asking the questions, “Does my hairstyle make me look old? Is it dated? Is it time to make a change?”
Because our hair is part of each morning routine, these are some of the most frequently asked questions women pose when looking to make changes.
“How old is too old for long hair?”
This is a common question and the answer is surprising to most women. Age is just a number, so if your hair is healthy, wear it as long or as short as you want. Short is fun but age doesn’t require it. Your hair is an extension of your style and style is personal.
“How can I manage the changing texture of my hair?”
Embrace it! It’s easier and far less stressful to enjoy what the good Lord gave you. If your hair is curly and messy, go for an undone style. If your hair is fine and straight, embrace your inner hippie! You know you’ve always wanted to anyway!
“What should I do to ease the grow-out process?”
Sometimes, because of changing budgetary priorities or because we simply want to try it, people decide to discontinue the coloring process. Remember, the keyword is process. It will NOT happen overnight, so make sure to camouflage by gradually going natural and starting to blend your color each visit. Blended is better but it happens over a period of time, not all at once.
“How do I remain trendy without looking like I’m trying to look younger?”
We’ve all seen those who, while trying to be trendy, end up looking a bit out of place. As mentioned earlier, style is personal and age is just a number. However, there is something to “age appropriate” style. Unnatural, dark color can sometimes be harsh, lighter color is a great way to keep softness to your look. The same rule applies for your cut with too many heavy and harsh lines. If you’re going for a certain look, make sure to take a picture to your hairdresser with the same texture, type and thickness as your hair. Keeping these simple rules in mind will go a long way in helping you to achieve the trendy you’re looking for.
Changing your hairstyle and color can be difficult at any age and sometimes, be more overwhelming than it should. Remember, make your changes slowly and under the guidance of your hairdresser who will help you navigate through the process. Most of all, embrace the new changes with optimism and enjoy your next chapter of life!
Dawnielle Frontiera is a talented hairdresser with over a decade of experience. To schedule your consult, call Mouton’s Salon today!
2021 Hall Johnson Road
You can also visit their website, moutonsalon.com.