LITTLE OLD LADIES

Hello friends. In my last post, I asked you to consider coloring your hair instead of going gray. I feel sure that I offended quite a few people, and if so, I apologize, but one of the cool things about blogging is that you get to express your opinion. My opinion is that women look younger if their hair is not gray, but if you have a different opinion, I respect that.

I know that some women are proud of their age and their gray hair, and have no desire to look younger than they are. I respect that also. There is no “right or wrong” in this area. Your hair is one of the things that portrays on the outside how you perceive yourself on the inside, and how you want others to see you. If you want to be perceived as a wise older woman, then your look should reflect that.

Most of my friends are over 50, and we have had some interesting conversations over a glass or two of wine. I can truly say that no one in my circle of friends and family feels like a little old lady, or even a wise old woman. We all feel young on the inside, and don’t want to be stereotyped as anything like a “senior citizen.”

In response to the last post, my grandchildren’s other favorite grandmother, made an interesting comment, and even sent these photos.

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Now you have to understand that Judy is one of the most stylish and put-together people I know. She is one of my biggest inspirations.  She always looks beautiful, and is very energetic, active and creative. She is one of those people who acts her “inside age”–about 30.   And I have to admit that she looked beautiful with gray hair.  LOOKED–as in past tense. The picture on the right is the most recent one. Here is what she said about why she decided to go back to coloring her hair:

“I decided to color because strangers were literally treating me like an old woman, complete with “little lady” comments. It didn’t fit how I felt.”

So really, that is the point of this post. Just make sure your hair reflects how you feel.

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HAIR’S THE THING Part Two

In my last post, I encouraged you to make sure your hairstyle is updated, and is a flattering look for you. If you are afraid to try something new, one of the easiest ways to get an idea of what style and color looks good on you is to try an online virtual hairstyle site.

I found a site that is a lot of fun and easy to use.  You just have to sign up and upload a headshot of yourself. One of the cool things about it is that if you find a style you like, you can print it out and take it to your stylist. Here is the one I found:

http://www.thehairstyler.com/virtual-hairstyler

Here are some of my looks from yesterday, and from a couple of years ago on a different site:

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I long ago decided that I want hairstyle that is quick and easy, so that limits me to something that I can wash and blowdry with a minimum of styling. That also means that I have to get it cut about once a month. Not to mention that I would probably be completely gray if I did not get my hair colored.  I say “probably” because I have not seen the natural color of my hair since about 1984!

And speaking of completely gray, I know that there are those of you who are proud of all the gray hairs you have earned, and don’t see why you should have to pay someone to give you a different color. If that is you, go for it.  Just make sure that you have a modern, pretty style. Personally, I believe that gray hair will ALWAYS make you look older. If you don’t agree, that’s fine. But at least try out the virtual hair colors and see what you think; in fact, ask a good friend for a second opinion.

I would LOVE to hear from you if you get a hair makeover using the virtual styler. It would be great to see before-and-after pictures, so send me some at Blog5020@aol.com and I will post them.

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