Trending: Women with Short Hair

Of course there have always been women in the limelight who wear their hair short (and pull it off very well) such as Halle Berry or Keira Knightly, but I’ve been seeing a lot more celebrities taking the leap. When I say “short” I mean anything from a Pixie hair cut to a bob. Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker cut their hair into a bob, Hayden Panetierre and Kate Winslet went shorter than that, and Emma Watson went as short as a Pixie cut. Browse their pictures as well as some tips to make the most of each look.

Bobbed Cut

Brooklyn Decker

Jennifer Aniston

If you’re wearing a bob, you want it to be soft and natural looking at the same time as it continues to look as you hope. Use Short Sexy Hair Shatter, Separate & Hold, $12.95 before you blow-dry your hair to get a controlled look that stays put.

In-Between

Hayden Panetierre

Kate Winslet

For short looks like these, the best way to go is piecey, textured styles. Slightly wild but still under your control. Short Sexy Hair Slept In Texture Cream, $13.99 and some Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty Hairspray, $14.99 will do just the trick.

Pixie Cut

Emma Watson

Control every hair on your head when you have a pixie cut. Manipulate it to do exactly as you please. For such a feat, use Short Sexy Hair Hard Up Gel, $23.95.

Hair Styles for Middle Aged Women

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The ideal hairstyles for middle-aged women have little to do with age, and more to do with the condition of her hair, her face shape or the kind of lifestyle she leads. Long hairstyles are not only reserved for young women. Learn how to wear your favorite hairstyles in an age-appropriate way.

Hair Type:
Brittle Betty:
If you have brittle hair, you will want a cut that minimizes the brittle appearance as well as style that does not require maintenance with several styling products.

Slightly thinning:
Choose a cut that adds body to your hair and use hair products that assist with hair thinning. Nioxin is a popular brand that has several different systems so that you may customize your hair care to your hair type.

Make sure that you choose a hairstyle that you have the time to maintain for it to look its best. For example, if you are an on-the-go woman who always has somewhere to be and someone to meet, an easy-to-maintain hairstyle would suit you best. On the other hand, if you’re the type who can always be found browsing the cosmetics aisle or getting your hair done, you can pull off a hairstyle that requires more attention.

Hairstyle Types:
If you know what style you want to wear but just want to know the best way to pull it off, below are a few popular hairstyles for middle aged women:

Long Hairstyles with Highlights
If you have your heart set on wearing your hair long and highlighted, you don’t have a problem. The trick to pulling off this look in an age-appropriate way is to maintain your highlights just one to two shades lighter than the base color.

Bob Hairstyles
Bobs are a great example of a classic look that never goes out of style. Another benefit of the bob hairstyle is that it doesn’t require much maintenance. All it needs is some simple blow-drying. You can choose to have a one-length bob or one that is shorter in the back.

Curly Hairstyles
Curly hairstyles immediately soften the face and can be worn short or long. The key to pulling off this style is to make sure that the curls are soft and not tight. You can get soft curls using products like one of the many TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock hair products.

Super Short Hairstyles
If you have naturally delicate features, you should be able to carry a pixie haircut just fine.  You can wear it slicked back with Paul Brown Stay Straight Smoothing Balm, messy, decorated with headbands and hair accessories or with a side part. Its not as limited as one might think.

Don’t feel like you are too old to wear your favorite hairstyles. Make them work for you.

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