All you need is a ruler and a pencil ~ By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)
It is a question hairstylists and reliable friends are often asked; “do you think short hair would look good on me?” Thanks to celebrities recently liberating their locks with crops, bobs and lobs, that question gets asked more often than not.
Well the question of flattery has a short answer: The 2.25″ (5.5cm) rule.
The magic measurement was discovered by hairstylist, John Frieda and it is all about the angles. The angle of the jaw bone determines whether or not someone would look best with short hair or long hair. It is said the result is a trusted, easy and exact measurement that can indicated whether a face (any face) is suited to short or long hair.
To try it, position a pencil or pen under your chin horizontally and then place a ruler under your ear, vertically. Take your measurement from the intersection of the pencil and ruler. Less than 2.25″ and you could look amazing with short hair, and if it’s anything more long locks will be the most flattering choice for you.
This example works well well with Michelle Williams and Kim Kardashian (pictured), and when you think of other examples such as Audrey Hepburn next to Sarah Jessica Parker it becomes very clear.
This is a great time of the year to rejuvenate you and your look. Contact me to help you in your choice of a new style to help you look and feel the best you can! ~ Denise Zingale Travis (216) 292-HAIR (4247).
By: Denise Zingale Travis, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)
Looking to switch up your look with a new haircut? The hottest cut still going strong is the “Swag”, which is short for Swingy-Shag. This is a fun take on the 70’s shag cut, and is a very versatile trend on any age. The Swag cut embraces natural texture while being fun & playful & “choppy” layers through the crown, and a more heavy weight line on the perimeter. This cut also plays well with fringe, and you can see from these pictures that the length of the cut can vary from shoulder length down to mid-chest.
You can opt to wear a center part with “curtain bangs” that frame the face nicely, or opt for a deep side parting and a side-swept bang. Either way the cut is youthful and a perfect transformation on any age.
To achieve this look, depending on your hair texture, a razor may be used or a slithering technique with scissors to cut the layers and fringe, for a more textured appearance, and to lighten the hair so it has that swingy bounce we are looking for. Once you have the Swag cut, keep your styling loose looking by prepping your hair with professional only hair products specifically recommended for your hair type & texture and then wrapping large sections of hair around a curling wand, for the perfect loose waves.
The “SWAG” is a versatile and hair color enhances this style. Rejuvenate you and your look. Don’t let your age to be the factor in your hairstyle choice ~ it is all about you and how you feel! Contact me now to help you in your choice of a new style and color to help you look and feel the best you can! ~ Denise Zingale Travis, Call:tel: (216) 292-4247
The lob. When it comes to all of the words out there, it’s not exactly the prettiest one on the planet. But if you know someone who happens to have a lob (a long bob) hairstyle, you can vouch for the fact that the ‘do makes you more than willing to overlook its awkward name. If you’ve been contemplating getting this hairstyle but you’re wondering if basically all lobs look alike, below you’ll find many different looks that are easy on the eyes and pretty simple when it comes to the upkeep too.
Loose waves It’s a great option if your hair is naturally wavy or you can set the tresses that frame your face with some large rollers and still end up with the same results.
Layered lob Layers are used to add some texture to any hairstyle. This particular layered bob is simply beautiful. Plus, it’s long enough that you can put it into a ponytail or a low messy bun if you’d like.
Angled lob Would you prefer a lob with some edge? This angled bob will give you just what you’re looking for.
Great look for thick hair Although there are some hairstyles that are better for some textures than others, that’s not the case with the lob. This particular lob provides amazing results for women with thick hair.
Great look for thin hair If your hair is thin, you can still sport the lob look. Consider adding some bangs for a bit of texture and depth.
Simple but beautiful This lob does have a few layers but they’re subtle enough to wear the style does not require a ton of maintenance. You can curl it, roll it or flat-iron it. It truly is simple but beautiful.
Bed head/Textured lob Can you roll out of bed and still look amazing? Take one look at this lob and you’ve got your answer.
Side-swept bang This lob is timeless. If you’re a college student, it adds a bit of sophistication. If you’re a professional, it’s perfect for the office and then for drinks with friends once you get off of work.
Bold color When it comes to achieving the perfect hairstyle, sometimes it’s not about the cut so much as it is about the color. These bob lobs illustrates that point beautifully.
Blunt bob Blunt long bobs are both alluring and appealing. And so long as you keep the ends trimmed, there’s not much more that you need to do. Other than look magnificent, of course
Touch of funky bob Adding some hair color doesn’t mean you have to color your entire head. You can always pick a section and color it instead. It’s just as funky without being quite so drastic
There are many lob & bob cuts, lengths, styles & colors to choose from so let me help you find the right one for you. Don’t let your age to be the factor in your choice. It is all about you and how you feel. Contact me now to help you in your choice of a new style and color to help you look and feel the best you can! ~ Denise Zingale Travis, tel: (216) 292-4247
Majority think the rule for the best haircuts for women over 50 is short. This was correct until the early 20th century, but now, there are no more rules. Let your hair grow or cut it very short; it is now all up to you and working with a creative and experienced hairstylist. One major factor to consider with any style is color (dimensional color preferably) usually within a shade or two of your natural color will help make you look more youthful!
A woman’s age will never have her stop wishing to be beautiful and stylish. Even if you are in your 50s, you are still interested in the last trends and styles. When most women get older, their hair does become thinner. This is the reason why many mature women prefer to cut their hair shorter and the medium haircuts for women over 50 with fine hair have become really popular. So to help you decide what you may want or need, I have gathered some haircuts and styles in various hair colors for women over 50, so you can get inspired!
Short and sexy – Some of the haircuts & styles for women over 50 are short; most everybody agrees but this is not a must. These haircuts are very sexy and have a lot of potential. Add asymmetrical layers, bangs, or choppy layers for interest. The pixie haircut has become even more of a favorite haircut for many women over 50 especially with fine hair. These haircuts don’t need much maintenance or time to style; they look great in the morning and can be styled seductively for evening.
Medium and classic – The layered bob with natural looking dimensional hair color is one of the best and most popular haircut styles for women over 50. Customized layering gives each woman an individual fresh and modern look. It works with many textures of hair, and suits most any face shape from jaw line to the shoulders. It can be styled fun & flirty to classy & elegant. Having a layered bob hairstyle means you will need to take care of your hair maintenance a little more – but this style is worth it!
Long and elegant – There are long haircuts for older women that will make you look really stylish, but you have to pay attention when choosing them. Haircuts & styles for women over 50 with long hair can give you a sophisticated look depending on the length of it. A long-layered or “Shag” haircut looks good on most all face shapes and works on most any hair texture. Adding dimensional highlighting and low-lights to a layered style gives it body, volume and interest. It can be worn down casual and wavy. Body waving your hair can give you a “beach” look or you can blow your hair out straight – but not stick straight (which can be aging!) You will need to take care of your hair more at home using a professional conditioner daily and hair mask every week.
There are many haircuts & styles for women over 50 that will rejuvenate you and your look, so let me help you to find it. Don’t let your age to be the factor in your hairstyle choice. It is all about you and how you feel. Contact me to help you in your choice of a new style to help you look and feel the best you can! ~ Denise Zingale Travis tel: (216) 292-4247
View more inspirational hairstyles for women over 50 here!
When a trend pops up in New York, London and Milan during Fashion Month, it’s safe to say it’s going to be a hit. Fringe is a huge trend that is gearing up now for a run that will extend into Fall. For as many fringe looks that are being seen on the runways, just as many are already being seen on the streets in every major city. Old West inspired looks, vests, jackets & more. Here are a few inspirational styles to rock your own fringe look!
Street Style: Milan
If you’re going to go boho with your fringe, go all the way and make it glam!
A fabulous fringe dress, platforms and a burgundy hat.
A fanciful blue fringe skirt is paired with a graphic tee.
Street Style: Paris
Fringe on outerwear will be huge this fall. A plaid fringe coat on a chic Paris Fashion Week attendee.
This look is from Michael Kors’ Spring runway show. A long, chunky knit over a fringe skirt for Fall.
To polish off the new fringe style fashion looks, here are some inspirational hairstyles on how to wear fringe/bangs this season. Professionally targeted dimensional hair coloring greatly enhances any fringed hairstyle at any length this year! ENJOY!
August – September 2013 – Cleveland Woman’s Journal, East Edition
By Denise Zingale Travis
Hair changes every 5 to 7 years. As our body ages, we see changes in our hair texture. The hair of a newborn is very soft & fine. The diameter of the hair thickens as we enter childhood and early adolescence. As we age and move into adulthood and older, usually beginning in our 40’s and 50’s, the hair begins to change again, becoming “finer” or “thinner” and/or “wiry” or “frizzy”. Add to the causes of your hair texture changing, hormonal imbalances, medications, diet, and genetics. So what can you do? (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)