Tips for older curlies looking for the right hairstyle

Before you can decide on a hair style, you need to think about a few things first:

  1. Would you like to draw attention to or disguise certain facial features?

    Perhaps you want to hide the fact that you have wrinkles on your forehead or you don't like the way your ears look if your hair is pulled back away from your face. If you have a strong jaw line, you may not want your choice of hair style to draw someone's attention to this fact.

  2. Do you have the time to look after a complicated hair style?

    If you are a busy person who is involved in a number of activities, choosing a style that requires a lot of upkeep may not be the right choice. Go with a hairdo that is easy for a mature woman, like a wash-and-go style, which only requires some styling product and a blow dry before you go out.

  3. Is styling your hair something that you are skilled at, or are you all thumbs?

    Not everyone can make a complicated hair style work for them. If you are someone who is not comfortable styling hair, let your stylist know so that he or she can suggest something that you will be able to maintain on your own.

  4. Do you have trouble reaching up over your head or any other limitations that would make it difficult for your to curl or style your hair?

    If you can't deal with a complicated hair style, this is something your stylist should know. There are several options available that don't require you to spend a lot of time fussing with your crowning glory.


Maybe I've been brain washed by 50-some years of Madison Ave and Hollywood images of beauty. I can't seem to find a curly hairdo that I think is becoming. I love everything else about my curls, but I'm still having trouble owning the look, because of my age. Could you suggest a web site with some mature hair do pictures? Maybe that will inspire me. And could you suggest how to frame your face with a curly hair do? And any other suggestions for a DIYer would be helpful!!

I am 51 and just went natural and I have my hair dyed reddish blonde. I do the 2 strand twist and I wear it w/a head band, but I have colors to match everything I wear. I am will probably wear it short for a while since it is the summer in HOT-Lanta. I have said all this to say, YOU GO GIRL!!! Wear it if it feels right for you. I am on the conservative side but hey at our age, we look good because we do it tastefully.

I just turned 50 this year and I would like to know if wearing twists is only for younger women. I always wear my hair pulled back with a headband but I would love a new hair do. Any suggestions?