10 Beauty Tips From Hairstylists Who Work With Women Over 45

As we age, our hair changes. Everything from the texture, thickness, style and of course colour ages with us, meaning by the time you hit your early 40s, you could be battling a completely different hair type than what you had in your 20s.

From split ends, frizziness, dryness, thinning and (the most obvious one) grey strands, ageing hair can be confusing and frustrating. So we turned to the experts to find out their best anti-ageing hair tips.

From haircare and styling to cuts and colours, see the ultimate anti-ageing hair tips hairdressers are revealing.

Now more than ever, you can find inspiration for hairstyles for every age online. There are so many older celebrities—from Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren to younger women like Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz—that you are sure to find a style that will suit you and your lifestyle,” says Adam Reed, co-founder of Percy & Reed and GHD global brand ambassador.

“The key to getting the style you want is to bring pictures to your appointment—both what you like and what you don’t like. This way, you can be really clear about what you want. Don’t concentrate on the technical names for things. Instead, describe your lifestyle and desired look.

Go to a good salon and listen to their advice around your hair type. Go in with an idea of a look but also with an open mind. The style you want to achieve may not work with your hair and lifestyle, but they could suggest something that will,” says Reed.

1-Don’t Be Afraid of Going Shorter

People often worry about going shorter feeling like they want to stay away from the ‘set’ look of their parents’ generation. Pixie cuts, shorter bobs and fringes can be really flattering framing the face, enhancing bone structure and drawing attention to your best features says Paul Percival, co-founder of Percy & Reed.

“If you invest in a good haircut, you will really see the difference. Dry shampoos are essential for shorter styles, as you don’t need to wash hair as much.”