Valerie Martin

To Gray or not to Gray?

To Gray or not to Gray?

To gray or not to gray that is the question. Many people start to panic when they see those first signs of grey hair, which is totally understandable. We have been hard wired from an early age, grey hair means old.  Whether we want to admit it or not, when we see gray...
Don’t forget to care for your hair.

Don’t forget to care for your hair.

As we get older oil production of our scalps lessens so be careful of over washing, harsh products, and to many chemicals services. You don’t want your hair looking split & dry.  Remember longer hair is like fine fabric. It needs more care, so keep hair well...
Add a ponytail!

Add a ponytail!

Never underestimate the power of a ponytail. Stylists love this look for women over 40 because it pulls your hair back and up, creating the illusion of an instant face-lift. To give the classic ponytail a modern touch, it’s recommended to get creative, especially if...
Ask for Fringe.

Ask for Fringe.

When 62-year-old actress Jane Seymour wanted to look younger, she chose bangs over Botox. Unlike sideswept bangs, a full fringe will hide all those pesky lines on your forehead THAT you may not want to show with ease. Plus, stylists say it has the ability to make...
Vamp it up!

Vamp it up!

Seeking an effortless cut that works for nearly anyone without compromising length? Keep your hair at shoulder length or even a few inches past it. Contrary to popular belief, anyone over 40 can rock a long mane-as long as they experiment with different styles. “A...
Warm it up.

Warm it up.

For​ women with longer hair, the key is to give your tresses a deep, rich color to brighten your face without piling on the cosmetics. “As women get older they tend to wear more makeup to mask aging,” says Ruiz. “I recommend my clients instead to warm up with their...
Pin it to the side.

Pin it to the side.

Every one has a favorite side they like to show off in photos and a side swept gives you the freedom to flaunt your favorite features. Simply part the other side back with a few bobby pins in the same color as your hair. You can also try a jeweled pin for a romantic,...
Rapunzel! Let Down your Hair.

Rapunzel! Let Down your Hair.

There seems to be this old thought that once you turn 40 you should cut your hair short. As if turning forty your best & good looking years are behind you. Where did that even come from? So different from the thoughts of the 1920’s when the big change came when...

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