Yes, men too might need to rethink their haircut style as they pass 40.
Often for obvious reasons, like a receding hairline or thinning at the crown of the head.
Gray hair is more accepted for men, but it still needs some particular attention. And your haircut may be a bit outdated for your age.
Bette Jordan, stylist at De Berardinis Salon in Chelsea, NYC has a few tips for getting a great style for men over 40.
- "If you're beginning to bald, go for a traditional scissor cut. (As opposed to a razor or buzz cut.)
- For a full head of hair, a razor can be incorporated to maximize texture.
- Texture is necessary for men over 40 – the cut should have movement and flow.
- Men should be able to run their fingers through their hair to create a slightly disheveled (yet office-appropriate) look."
Amanda Renda, colorist at De Berardinis Salon has a few guidelines to follow for haircolor:
- Capitalize on the salt & pepper look.
- Refine the grays to take the yellow tones out.
- Do not touch the scalp with color, only the root.
- Keep the tips gray to avoid the 'shoe polish' effect.
- Hair should be artfully shiny, not dull. Opt for a low volume, semi-permanent color in order to camouflage gray for a natural-looking finish."
These stylists cited Dermot Mulroney as an ideal example of their style and color cues. The 47-year-old actor had an oft-copied hairstyle after starring in My Best Friend's Wedding, but he looks even better now that he's gone salt and pepper. But then, men usually do.
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