|Gorgeous. Just messy, nonchalant, dare one say “young” enough to make a woman reconsider the grey question.|
We’ve discussed the subject several times, but I don’t know about you, I think it can always be revisited to see if we’ve evolved, radically changed or decided we’ve been right all along. When it comes to a woman’s hair, we know instinctively that if we don’t get it right, we don’t feel quite right.
|This one”s for you Lisa. xo|
But then comes the inevitable question: What’s right for me?
Professionals can help and I think it behooves us to consult the best ones we can find and afford, but still. . . it’s ultimately how we feel when we look in the mirror and see that frame around our faces, in the first moments of the morning and again after we’ve applied our makeup.
|These styles could change anyone’s opinion about how long is too long.|
I have always been “against” (where do I get the right?) long, long hair on women of a certain age. Then, I see women of a certain age with ultra long hair and I think: “You look gorgeous!”
In the interviews for my book stylists told me that somewhere around 45 to 50, about 80 percent of their clients ask for shorter hair. That does not mean short, they are asking that it not break at the shoulders. That’s basically my request — still long enough for a pony tail while I work or a chignon if I feel so inclined and of course down and swingy.
|More and more possibilities.|
Now the grey conundrum, after interviewing the rock stars of colorists in Paris who actually count actresses and rock stars among their clients, I came away with a couple of important opinions:
- “It takes guts (actually he said “balls” but I umm translated it to “guts” for propriety) to go grey,” Christophe Robin said.
- “I think grey hair is beautiful and I love taking women completely grey and then helping them keep it healthy,” Rodolphe said.
|A “before” and “after” that I’m assuming addresses the “modern” edict.|
On one point they both agree: The style should be “modern.”
|Ali MacGraw — her hair is in either a chignon or a French twist.|
|Dame Helen Mirren.|
Tomorrow I’ll show you some of my favorite cuts irrespective of color and a few outstanding products to make hair shine and, one hopes, behave. Until then, do go here for an interesting makeover story on fresh ways to style grey locks.