Is your hair aging you?

Ming Matthews - Bob Steele - Perfect Day PhotosOver 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board Hair Expert: Ming Matthews

Bob Steele Salon, BobSteele.com

Try these five tips from Ming Matthews of Bob Steele Salon for haute tresses that stand the test of time.

1. Let it Grow

Women often think that once they hit 40, it’s time to go short. Some women can pull it off, but the majority can’t. Look at the overwhelming number of Hollywood stars who are over 40, most have long to mid-length hair. If you want a new style, add color or bangs.

2. Say No to Structure

Super structured updos are a big no-no. This can create an old-fashioned look.

3. Don’t Keep Your Cool

Ashy hair color has a cool undertone that often appears gray. Sometimes, this cool tone makes skin look pale and sickly.

4. Add Moisture 

Healthy hair should routinely include products like the Kérastase Densifique Densimorphose Thickening Treatment Mousse, which creates density without weight. Products like these allow moisture to be held in the hair, making it look plump and hydrated.

5. Talk it Out
If there is a look you desire, talk about it with your stylist. Discuss the length in detail—an inch is always an inch but show the stylist what you think an inch will be. As far as color, bring photos. Be open to discussing the possibility that your hair may or may not be able to change on the first try. Often, we can achieve your goal, but it may take a few months as not to damage your hair.

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