Hairstyles for Older Women

Hair Ideas for Older Women at SJ Forbes Hair Salons in Egham & Windsor

They say that 50 is the new 35! Older women are giving their younger counterparts a run for their money when it comes to looking stunning these days, but if you feel you’re stuck in a time warp with your hairstyle, don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Although some hairstyles have stood the test of time, if you’re still wearing the 80s perm you’ve had since you were 25, it may be time for an update!  Pop into our hair salons in Egham & Windsor and let us modernise your look.  We can give you a hairstyle that is flattering plus a hair colour that suits your skin tone.  You don’t need a fountain of youth at SJ Forbes – we can find a hairstyle that will make you look stunning and years younger!

Below you will find some of the top hairstyles that many older women ask for.  Who says there are rules about hairstyles for older women?  At our hair salons, we’re committed to helping you carry yourself with confidence with gorgeous hair, no matter what age you are.

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Mid-Length Hair Suits Older Women

Mid-length (hanging somewhere between your chin and your shoulders) is a fantastic cut that looks good on everyone.  It’s both beautiful and practical because this style can really help with hiding an aging neck!  We think Dianne Keaton gets this look absolutely spot on.

Side-Sweeping Fringes & Layers Make You Look Younger

A side-sweeping fringe will make you look like the years have dropped away because it focuses attention on your eyes and it can also cover any wrinkles that may be appearing on your forehead.  Add a few layers to your hair as well and you’ll suddenly begin to look more youthful – it certainly gives Jane Fonda a timeless look!

Long Hair For Older Women (Gasp!)

Can older women really wear their hair long?  Of course they can.  Just look at the fantastic Michelle Pfeiffer, Andi Macdowell and Sofia Loren!  Forget the unwritten rule that once you hit 40 you have to cut your hair.  If you feel good with long hair, there’s absolutely no need for you to chop it back.  All you have to do to keep it looking fabulous is make sure you have regular trims and conditioning treatments at your local SJ Forbes Salon. 

Disguise Fine & Thinning Hair – Top Tips for More Mature Women

Most women do see changes in their hair once they go into the menopause.  It often becomes finer, thinner, more coarse or a tad ‘fluffy’ (grey hair can have a life of its own!)   Shorter hairstyles, as showcased by Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren, can take away the problem of fine hair – all you need is the right cut, some great hair products and an expert hairdresser.

Talk to your S J Forbes stylist who can help with your hair issues.  We’ll recommend the right hair care and styling products for grey hair, fine hair, thinning hair, hair breakage and hair loss.  We may recommend a specialist treatment to strengthen or to improve the density of your hair, such as Concentre Densifique from Kérastase.

Grey Hair?  Don’t Care!

Silver-grey hair is the hair colour trend that’s taking the world by storm right now so if your hair is a heavenly silvery colour, why not keep it and show those millennials a thing or two?   Your stylist can recommend the best hair care products to tame your grey hair and keep it looking vibrant. Even if you’re not a fan of your grey hair, we can also adjust the tone to give you a silver-grey that suits you.  We think Dame Judi Dench’s hair colour is just fabulous.

Hair Colour For The Over 50s

At SJ Forbes, we think that Dame Helen Mirren is simply inspiring when it comes to having a bit of fun with hair colour – remember her pink hair at the 2013 BAFTAS when she was a sprightly 67 years old?  Today, older women can rock just about any hair colour but, rest assured, your colour specialist at our salons in Egham & Windsor will help you find the perfect tone to suit you.   Find out more about our hair colour services here.

Hair Cuts & Colours for Stylish Over 50s at SJ Forbes Salons in Egham & Windsor

Don’t let getting older drag you down – we truly believe that your hair can still put a spring in your step whatever your age!  Simply call our salons on 01753 853388. (Windsor), 01784 430444 (Egham) or book online here for your step towards stylish hair.


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