Long Hairstyles Ideas for Senior Women
Long hair can be easier to manage and style with a few layers. Slightly flipped-up curls create a fresh, pretty look for everyday that is appropriate for mature women but still has a touch of modern style. Use a round brush while blow drying the ends of damp hair to create this type of style. Make sure to use a heat-protecting spray before blow-drying. If your hair is dry or coarse, use a leave-in conditioner as well.
Whether your hair is straight, wavy, or curly, you can embrace the natural texture of your long hair by styling it with a side part. Some women feel the nose looks more prominent as they age, but a side part takes the emphasis off the nose and is universally flattering. Side bangs can also enhance the look of a side part and draw attention to the eyes.
Long Hair and Full Bangs
Full bangs can work well with longer hair, and they have the advantage of hiding lines on the forehead. If your hair is very thin or fine, you'll probably want to avoid this type of style, but for women with thick or more coarse hair, it can help make long hair more maneageable. Blunt, full bangs about eyebrow level will be more flattering than short, severe bangs.
Long Straight Hair
Simple, straight styles can look beautiful for older women. Light bangs can work with this look if your hair is thin. For a straight style like this, avoid heavy styling products so the look isn't too severe.
Fine hair also looks great straight and wispy. Angled bangs draw attention to lovely eyes and youthful skin.
Curls can be very flattering to senior women because they soften the face. A long perm can make styling very simple - you can wash and go, pull the hair back with a simple barette, or pull it back in a ponytail or bun.
A low ponytail is simple and sophisticated. For a soft, flattering look, wear a low pony with bangs and soft waves. Use a large-barreled curling iron or jumbo rollers to get the soft waves, then simply fasten the hair back in an elastic band and use a light-hold styling spray to keep the hair in place. Avoid stiff sprays and gel; a slicked-back ponytail will look too severe and draw attention to fine lines.
Long Hair with Volume
Sometimes long hair can be limp and lack body. Senior ladies who have this problem can add volume to longer hairstyles without bangs by using a root lifting spray. Then blow dry the roots of the hair up and away from the face. Curl or blow dry the ends for extra body and movement.